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MARY RYAN GALLERY

INVENTORY HIGHLIGHTS SPRING 2014

RICHARD DIEBENKORN, “Green”, 1986

515 W 26TH ST, 3RD FL l NEW YORK NY 10001 l HOURS TUES-SAT 10-6 l INFO@MARYRYANGALLERY.COM l 212 397 0669


ALEXANDER CALDER “Blue” 1969 Edition of 125 Color lithograph 21 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches $4500.00


WILLEM DE KOONING “Wah Kee Spare Ribs” 1971 Edition of 57 Lithograph 42 x 31 inches POR


RICHARD DIEBENKORN “Green” 1986 Edition of 60 Color spitbite and soap ground aquatint with drypoint 53 3/4 x 41 1/2 inches POR


NICOLE EISENMAN “Watermark” 2012 Edition of 25 Etching and aquatint 24 x 29 1/8 inches $2250.00


RICHARD HAMILTON “Mother and Child” 1984 Edition of 98 Collotype in six colors with silkscreen 24 x 22 3/8 inches $7200.00


DAVID HOCKNEY “Lithographic Water Made of Lines and Crayon” 1978-1980 Edition of 42 Color lithograph 29 1/4 x 34 inches POR


YVONNE JACQUETTE “Boston Harbor Curve (D)” 2013 Unique pastel hand-colored inkjet print 20 x 16 1/2 inches $3500.00


LEE KRASNER “Free Space (Pink)” 1975 Edition of 50 Screen print with collage 19 1/2 x 26 inches $7000.00


MARTIN LEWIS “Rain on Murray Hill” 1928 Edition of 100 Drypoint 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches POR


ROBERT LONGO “Jonathan & Gretchen” 1985-1988 Edition of 38 Pair of lithographs 72 x 36 inches (each) POR


ETHEL MARS “Untitled (Woman with dog; GERMAN LAGER BEER sign}” c. 1903-1907 Rare, just a few known impressions Color woodcut 6 1/2 x 7 inches $7500.00


JOAN MITCHELL “Sunflower III” 1972 Edition of 75 Color etching and aquatint 26 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches POR


WAYNE THIEBAUD “Gumball Machine” 1970 Edition of 50 Color linocut 30 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches POR


LILL TSCHUDI “Sailor’s Holiday (USA Edition)” 1930 Edition of 50 Color linocut 10 1/8 x 12 inches POR


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This screen print, inspired by Deborah Kass’ painting “Gold Barbra (The Jewish Jackie Series)” from 1992, is her most recent print. Kass, who employs appropriation to challenge ideas of gender and culture in art, renders an image of Barbra Streisand in the same style as Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn.

DEBORAH KASS “Gold Barbra” 2013 Edition of 75 9-color screen print 24 x 20 inches $1800.00


Donald Sultan’s iconic red poppy flowers are inspired by the paper poppies seen on the wreathes and lapels that emerged after World War I to commemorate soldiers lost in battle. In “Red Poppies, March 21 2012,” these synthetic blooms are enlarged and emboldened in an image that is both sumptuous and spare. The black centers are flocked and add texture to the eight layers of red inks to create a lush, rich screen print. It can be paired with “Yellow Poppies, September 12, 2013.”

DONALD SULTAN “Red Poppies, March 21, 2012” 2012 Edition of 80 8-color screen print with flocking 19 x 20 inches $3000.00


Donald Sultan’s “Yellow Poppies, September 12, 2013” is a natural pair to “Red Poppies, March 21, 2012,” as it is similarly inspired by remembrance poppies to commemorate fallen soldiers. The multi-layered cropped poppies bleed to the paper edge and mimic the surface of Sultan’s conte crayon drawings. With eight layers of ink and velvety black flocking, this print highlights Sultan’s sense of materiality and fresh approach to the traditional still life.

DONALD SULTAN “Yellow Poppies, September 12, 2013” 2013 Edition of 80 8-color screen print with flocking 19 x 20 inches $2400.00


Donald Sultan’s “Blue Poppy Yellow Poppy, Nov 4 2013” is a double-sided sculpture, hand painted on aluminum. Made to the highest standards, it can be placed indoors or outdoors and looks well at ground level or elevated on a base. As you approach this sculpture from one side, it is predominantly blue, while the other side is predominantly yellow. The metal center and edges are exposed to reveal the sculpture’s materiality.

DONALD SULTAN “Blue Poppy, Yellow Poppy, November 4, 2013” 2013 Edition of 12 Car paint on aluminum on aluminum and steel base 46 x 47 1/2 x 14 inches 200 lbs POR


Martin Luther King, Jr. is an important figure for John Wilson and the subject of two of his major public commissions: one on permanent display in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC, and the other, an 8-foot tall commission in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park (1982) in Buffalo, New York for which this maquette (or model) was created. Wilson was selected during national competitions to create both portraits. Coretta Scott King, who served on the advisory committee for the Capitol Building commission, said that Wilson’s design was chosen because it captured the striking qualities of her late husband’s character and physical expression. There are only two monumental Wilson sculptures available for sale— this Martin Luther King, Jr. bronze head and “Eternal Presence” (1987)— as most of his sculptures have been commissioned for public collections. In his own words, Wilson described that his intent was not to execute “a photographic likeness, but rather a universal significance. I wanted people to be moved by the sense of this man’s connection to humanity.” The work references Buddhist, Olmec, and Easter Island colossal heads, as well as the bold, graphic compositions of Mexican muralists.

JOHN WILSON “Martin Luther King, Jr.” 1982/2013 Proposed edition of 12; 4 cast Bronze and dark brown patina 30 x 23 x 23 inches POR


JEAN DE BRUNHOFF “Arthur and Zephir are Mischievous” 1935 Watercolor over blackline proof of ink drawing with collage 15 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches Original published illustration in Babar the King, 1935 POR


For further inquiries, please contact Mary Ryan Gallery via email at info@maryryangallery.com or phone at 212-397-0669.

Please note all work is subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice.

Inventory Highlights, Spring 2014  

Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Deborah Kass, Lee Krasner, Robert Longo, Joan Mitchell, Donald Sultan, and more.

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