Squid Under Pier
Etching and engraving printed in color, 1949, edition 50. 15 x 17 7/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and with the following inscription, "2 color plates etch & engr, ed. 50." This is a very fine impression of this large and important work which Citron produced at Atelier 17. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (There's a faint suggestion of toning within on old mat opening and soiling here in there in the margins and on the verso.) This print was included in Pursuit of Abstraction, American Prints 1930-1950, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1986); is illustrated and discussed in, A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960, pp. 182-183, by David Acton (1990); and was exhibited at the Susan Teller Gallery (this impression) in their exhibition, Sue Fuller and the New York Atelier 17, in 2004. Impressions are found in the Art Institute of Chicago, MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Fogg Art Museum, among others.