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(abstraction) by Unidentified

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Unidentified

Title

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Artist
Year
1962  
Technique
Color mixed technique relief and stencil print, with oil saturated paper. 
Image Size
25 1/2 x 33 1/2" image and paper 
Signature
"David C. Driskell", lower left verso; pencil printed in unknown hand 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
11197 
Price
Price On Request 
Description

This is a large, intricate experimental print that appears to be a combination of color woodcut, screen printing and saturated paper. It was purchased in the 1980s from a dealer who specialized in African-American art as a David C. Driskell. It has a printed signature in pencil. The dealer is no longer alive.

After contacting Mr. Driskell, who loved the work, we determined it is not his. Back to the drawing board. I have a second print done in the same manner, unsigned. This was not done by an amateur, but I have had no luck identifying it. A curator suggested New Mexico artist William Lumpkins and, after speaking with him the result was the same: loved the print, didn't do it. Any help will be appreciated.