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Richard Anuszkiewicz's "Inward Eye" Original Serigraph Collection #109/500

  Lot # 116
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Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz (May 23, 1930 – May 19, 2020) was an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. One of the leading artists of the Op Art movement, in his work "Inward Eye" Anuszkiewicz explores the nature of visual perception. The rhythm that he creates through the use of geometric and linear forms and vibrating colors of equal value has sometimes been compared to the cadence of poetry. Therefore, "Inward Eye" was inspired by the cadence of William Blake's poetry.

This collection was published as a series of 10 limited edition serigraph prints that came inside a special book published by Baltimore Press in 1970. This large book features a protective acrylic case, and inside, each of the prints would have been inside their own numbered and dedicated sleeves, with a poem written by William Blake identifying each piece. There were only 500 examples of this collection ever made, and this lot is number #109. The book is also signed and numbered by Anuszkiewicz himself. The majority of the serigraph collection has been placed in museum quality frames, with only one of the prints still being in its original sleeve inside the book.

The framed pieces measure approximately 24.5" by 30.5", and the book itself in its protective case also measures 24.5" by 30.5". While the protective acrylic case has been damaged, the book, enclosed print, and the framed pieces are all in good condition.

All pieces are in excellent condition. An example recently sold at Christies. The price realized was $8100

Estimated Value
$6000 - $8000

Lot # 116
System ID # 4990333
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