Bathers by Alexander Archipenko

Bathers by Alexander Archipenko

Bathers

Alexander Archipenko

Title

Bathers

 
Artist
Year
1950 / 1954 
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
12 1/2 x 8 5/8" image 
Signature
red crayon, lower left 
Edition Size
trial proof, aside from the edition of 250; no more than 100 printed 
Annotations
 
Reference
Karshan 32; AAA 1221 
Paper
cream wove 
State
color trial proof 
Publisher
AAA - Associated American Artists 
Inventory ID
11578 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description

Though normally printed in a red ink, Sylvan Cole, who published 'Bathers' at Associated American Artists (AAA) said Archipenko experimented with a number of color proofs, in varying colors, before settling on the brick red for the edition. This is one of those color trial proofs.

Though done in 1950 the print was not sold until 1954. An edition of 250 was originally planned but fewer than 100 were printed.