"A Cigarette that Bears a Lipstick Trace" Original Serigraph by Richard Merkin, 1980
An original signed serigraph on Arches paper by American artist Richard Merkin (1938-2009) titled "A Cigarette that Bears a Lipstick Trace", c. 1980. Hand pencil signed and numbered by Merkin: Limited Edition: 126/260. Sheet size: 29" x 37.5".
Richard Merkin’s (1938 – September 5, 2009) work conjures up scenes that evoke the raucous spirit of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. In his witty, often eccentric illustrations, Merkin depicts movie stars, jazz musicians, sports heroes and literary impresarios co-mingling with more personal references. In his highly stylized approach to the figure, Merkin privileges color relationships, balance and juxtaposition over strictly literal descriptions of his subjects. And humor; there’s always humor.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 29 in | WIDTH: 37½ in
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