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Dancer (Indian Dancer) by Louis Schanker

Dancer (Indian Dancer) by Louis Schanker

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Color Woodcut


Edition Size: 11/25

Image Size: 12 x 19-9/16 inches

Sheet Size: 13-1/2 x 21-1/4 inches

Reference: Brooklyn Museum 62


Condition: Excellent

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Unique variant impression; pencil signed, titled, and editioned 11/25 by the artist in the lower margin, artist’s ‘S’ monogram in the lower left corner of the image. Printed by the artist by hand using a printing tool in a variant edition on a thin, cream wove paper that measures 13-1/2 x 21-1/4″. A reference for this image is Brooklyn Museum 62.

This remarkable woodcut by Louis Schanker is titled “Indian Dance” in the Brooklyn Museum catalogue of his prints, but this impression is simply titled “Dance.” Schanker was known for his unorthodox and creative approach to the color woodcut. Printing with oil-based inks he would often print a second, third or fourth color before the previous ones had dried, creating a merging of the color on the paper and making each impression unique, a monoprint. This impression has rich color, printed on a thin wove paper, which has become acidic but the oil base image remains unaffected by what is happening in the margins.



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