Rain of Ashes by Rico Lebrun

Rain of Ashes by Rico Lebrun

Rain of Ashes

Rico Lebrun

Title

Rain of Ashes

 
Artist

Rico Lebrun

  1900 - 1964 (biography)
Year
1945  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
13 3/8 x 17" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
30 of 60  
Annotations
editioned in pencil 
Reference
Feinblatt and Davis, cat. no. 55; illustrated on page 59 in Los Angeles Prints, 1883-1980 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20065 
Price
$750.00 
Description

This image, done in 1945, probably refers to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Two figures are caught in a maelstrom of fire and ash. An umbrella-like structure offers little protection from the inferno.

"Rain of Ashes" was printed both in black and white and with a red tint stone. It was one of three Lebrun images selected for the Los Angeles exhibition "Los Angeles Prints 1883-1980" in 1980 - 1981. It is illustrated on page 59 of Ebria Feinblatt and Bruce Davis' catalogue of the same title.