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This inviting signed limited edition art print is by Lowell Nesbitt (United States, 1933 - 1993). Generally better known for his larger-than-life paintings of flowers - "I've been trying to treat the flower monumentally, to get beyond its prettiness" - he once remarked, his drawings and prints of the male nude figure are avidly collected and appreciated. The entire edition of this print was stored by the publisher since the early 1980s. The image will be familiar to Nesbitt collectors as "Untitled Nude 4" seen here on smaller sheets than the more widely distributed edition of 175 (which generally are priced bwtween $500 and $800 at online galleries):
  • Hand signed by the artist in pencil LR
  • Numbered from a limited edition of 900
  • Sheet size: 19 × 24
  • Lithography on fine art paper (unwatermarked)
  • Very slight edge soil and creasing; readily matted out
  • Certificate of Authenticity issued by Midwest Estate Buyers
Nesbitt graduated from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, and the Royal College of Art in London, where he majored in stained glass and etching.
During his career he had more than 130 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the Stable Gallery, Andrew Crispo Gallery, Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer, Brooke Alexander, Inc., Stafanotty Gallery in New York; the Baltimore Museum of Art; Galerie M.E. Thelen in Cologne; Gimpel and Hanover Galerie in Zurich; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Museo de Bellas Artes in San Juan Puerto Rico; Hester Van Royen Gallery in London; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Henri Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and the Gertrude Kasle Gallery in Detroit. His work is included in the collections of more than 100 museums, government institutions, and corporations, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. the Yale University Art Gallery; the Worcester Museum in Massachusetts; the Renwick Gallery and the National Collection of Fine Arts of the Smithsonian Institution; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Fogg Art Museum; the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art in Wellington, New Zealand; the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; the Plateau Beaubourg of the Pompidou Center and Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France.
A very affordable signed print by a well-known contemporary gay artist.

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Male Nude Gay Signed Art Print Lowell Nesbitt Rare

Auction ended on Thu, Jun 10, 2010
Estimate $300 - $400
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