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ONE OF ONLY 2 KNOWN PROOFS. DOX THRASH
Afternoon Chat.
Color carborundum relief etching on cream wove paper, circa 1939-40. 253x203 mm; 9 7/8x8 inches, wide margins, with the tackholes at the sheet edges. Artist's proof, one of only 2 known impressions; Ittmann lists one other known impression and the copper plate in the collection of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1-inch edge tear lower left, outside the platemark. A superb impression of this very scarce print, with the relief from the copper plate showing clearly on the verso.
Dox Thrash is credited for inventing the process of carborundum printing with Hugh Mesibov and Michael Gallagher; together they perfected the process in Earl Horter's print class at the Philadelphia Graphic-sketch club in the 1930s. Ittmann 140.

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2036686: DOX THRASH Afternoon Chat.

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Mar 10, 2005
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