SOLD Edward McCluney etching Neighbors Rare Artist Proof Original 1974 Signed
RARE Orginal artist proof titled "Neighbors" California listed artist Edward McCluney black artist.
This listing if for an Original etching - Artist Proof by a California listed Black Artist Edward McCluney titled “Neighbors”.
It is signed “Artist Proof ” on the left bottom: “Neighbors”in the center and signed in pencil McCluney 1974 the lower right corner.
As I understand – an “Artist Proof” print is not numbered.
I purchased this in the 1980s in Los Angeles, CA and has been in a frame since the 70s and removed by me a couple years ago to photograph it. When I purchased it I did not know anything about the artist but purchased due the uniqueness of it. and so interesting.
It Hung for many years in my stairway and just l recently I decided to see what I could find about the artist. I had never been able to decipher the name until recently. .
The artist is an African American - Edward McCluney – a listed artist and has had many showings. I could not find any information regarding this particular one titled “Neighbors” and never have found one on the internet in all the since then I purchsed it and at this time when presenting if for salae December 2016 , I still have not found it on the net. . .
But, I recently found a website / gallery showing some of his works. I contacted the gallery (Washington printmakers.dot )which contacted for information regarding Edward McCluney and the gallery contacted Mr. McCluney's representative. .
I received an email then from that person . See email next:
This is what Ed sent me, there's only 30-35 prints out of that series, his explanation is below.Let me know if you need anything else!
Wow! “Neighbors” is quite an old, but good print and was curious where I had purchased it. Also he explained his edition technique.
That during the 70s and 80s often he did not print the full 125 editions and this particular print he only printed 30 – 35 of the 125. He sold most of them – some were lost to theft. Mc McCluney also stated he did not print anymore and will not print anymore of “Neighbors” Mr. McCluney states there are at the most 35 originals out . He has kept one artist proof for himself. end
This etching will be shipped unframed.
The full size is: 19 3/4 X 19 inches
The actual image size is:13 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches
The condition is my opinion is in mint. I am not an art expert and this print is described by me as accurately as possible.
His etchings are represented in numerous private and public collections: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has exhibited his prints.
Edward McCluney has been an artist and educator for over twenty years. He was the long-time Director of the Student Art Association and Head of Art Classes at MIT. His work has been exhibited across the nation, including multiple shows at the National Center for Afro-American Artists in Boston, MA. His "Nine American Masters" suite of prints is in their permanent collection; other works of Mr. McCluney are in the permanent collections of MIT, Harvard University, and private collections nation-wide.
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