Lot 100

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Description:

Mildred Thompson
(American, 1936-2003)
Variations of Mulbris III: From 'Death and Orgasm' Series
Mixed intaglio on paper, 1978; a very good impression of this scarce print. Framed.*
Signed Mildred Thompson and dated 1978 in graphite l.r., titled in graphite l.c. and inscribed 'Artist's Proof' in graphite l.l., from an edition of 25

    Provenance:
  • Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection, Potomac, MD

    Note:
    The print was made when the artist lived and studied in Germany between 1964-1974. She began her artistic training in 1953 under the iconic James A. Porter- artist, art historian, instructor of painting and drawing and Chairman of the Art Department and Director of Howard University Gallery of Art. Porter continued to advise Thompson during her years in Germany, where she studied various printmaking techniques. She later lived and worked in the farming village of Düren, where she mastered her skills in etching and lithography.

    This print has been exhibited at the Bobo Glaub Gallery, Germany and Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC, among others, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum has acquired five prints from the "Death and Orgasm Series" for its permanent collection.
  • Dimensions:
  • Sight size: 660 x 502 mm (26 x 19-3/4 in); Sheet size: 762 x 568 mm (30 x 22-3/8 in)
  • Artist Name:
  • Mildred Thompson
  • Medium:
  • Mixed intaglio on paper, 1978; a very good impression of this scarce print. Framed.*
  • Condition:
  • Note: this work was not removed from the frame. The artist matted this work herself as she was very particular about how she wanted her prints presented; the print was framed by owners to museum standards, including UV glass

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