1928 - 1987
SANTA CLAUS (SEE F. & S. IIB.266)
Screenprint in a unique color combination with diamond dust, 1981, signed in pencil and inscribed 'T.P. 26/30', a trial proof aside from the numbered edition of 250 plus 30 artist's proofs, from Myths, on Lenox Museum Board, with the blindstamp of the printer, Rupert Jasen Smith, published by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., and with their inkstamp on the verso, New York
sheet: 963 by 963 mm 37⅞ by 37⅞ in
The print is in good condition, the full sheet printed to the edges. A handling crease in the upper sheet edge, approx 85 mm, with some ink cracking. A few tiny spots of ink loss along the sheet edges throughout. (Some pin holes in the right and left extreme sheet edges.) The verso with a small spot of skinning in the right sheet edge.
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