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Larry Rivers (American, 1923 - 2002)
For the Pleasure of Fashion (Summer Unit)
1967-70
Etching and aquatint
Edition of 18
Signed, dated and annotated in pencil
Sheet: 22 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches (57.1 x 80.6 cm)
$3,000

Etching and aquatint printed in colors from eight plates, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on hand-made England 1964 F/Flax Samuel Flax ivory wove paper, with margins, hand-signed, dated and annotated in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of only 18 (this is the sole Printer's Proof - there were also 4 Artist's Proofs, 3 color proofs, and approximately 6 uncirculated working proofs), printed by Donn Steward at ULAE, published by ULAE, West Islip, with their chop mark, in fine condition, unframed.

Literature:

Sparks, Esther, Universal Limited Art Editions, A History and Catalogue: The First Twenty-Five Years.  1989, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, Harry N. Abrams, p.249, plate 192 (another example), also p.484, no.50, illustrated (another example).

Notes:

Examples from this edition can be found in the following permanent collectons:
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri