Lawrence Kupferman drypoints for sale

American, 1909-1982

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Marlborough Street Mansion (Boston) -  KUPFERMAN

Marlborough Street Mansion (Boston)
Drypoint, 1938, edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Dated in the lower margin, "July 8, 1938." This is a superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. This work was done while the artist was employed by the WPA. His associates included Karl Knaths, Jack Levine and Hyman Bloom.
$850

Saratoga Springs Victorian -  KUPFERMAN

Saratoga Springs Victorian
Drypoint, 1940, edition 100 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A superb, early impression in very good condition. Minor stains in the margins. This is a fine example of Kupferman's early architectural work.
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Saratoga Springs Victorian (New York) -  KUPFERMAN

Saratoga Springs Victorian (New York)
Drypoint, 1940, edition unknown. 14 x 10 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a cream-colored Japan paper. The margins are full. Good condition apart from toning within an earlier mat opening. Kupferman's work is discussed at length in The American Scene, Prints from Hopper to Pollack by Stephen Coppel (2008), pages 108-109. In fact, one of the first American prints purchased by the British Museum was an early drypoint similar to this one.
$850

Vertigo, New York -  KUPFERMAN

Vertigo, New York
Drypoint, 1943, edition 100. 8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression rich with burr. The margins are full and the condition is also fine. This potent, wartime image is among his finest prints and the influence of German expressionism is readily evident. Kupferman was a Boston contemporary of Karl Knaths, Jack Levine, Hyman Bloom and Carl Zerbe. During the years 1937-1940, they were all employed by the WPA program. Kupferman was teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art when this print was done.
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Victorian Mansion (Boston) -  KUPFERMAN

Victorian Mansion (Boston)
Drypoint, 1938, edition unknown. 14 x 13 in. Signed and titled in pencil; also inscribed "early proof." This is a superb impression with full and slightly irregular margins. The condition is very good. Kupferman's first drypoints were of Boston area buildings and mostly Victorian subjects. These outstanding early WPA prints have a Hopperesque quality.
$900


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