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Larry Rivers (American, 1923 - 2002)
For the Pleasure of Fashion (Summer Unit)
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)

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.


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).


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