Ralston Crawford prints for sale

American, 1906-1978

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Crack-Up -  CRAWFORD

Lithograph, 1949, Freeman L49.1, edition 30. 10 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. There are remains of two tiny hinges on the top corners, verso, otherwise this print is in fine condition. This powerful, early lithograph was printed by George Miller in New York. This work symbolized in black and white the emotions engendered by his four years of war experiences and the shock he had felt when he was stationed at the Bikini Atoll in 1946. (Crawford had been appointed artist-correspondent by Fortune magazine to work with meteorologists on visual charts pertaining to the atomic testing at this remote location.) (See Freeman, page 4, The Lithographs of Ralston Crawford, 1992, published by the University of Kentucky Press.) Ex-collection: Lois Torf, Boston.

Third Avenue Elevated #2 -  CRAWFORD

Third Avenue Elevated #2
Lithograph printed in colors, 1951, Freeman L51.6, edition 24. 17 x 10 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with extremely fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This stellar work was printed by Desjobert in Paris. Five impressions are cited in the Freeman catalogue as belonging to museum collections. Crawford produced seven variations of the "Third Avenue El" title including a horizontal version in black and yellow.

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