Up for sale is a wonderful monotype print from the extraordinary artist Earl Linderman. This 1982 work of art is entitled "42nd Street Snake Lady" and is unframed. It portrays one of the lady loves of his main character Doktor Thrill (Linderman's alter ego), the voluptuous blonde "Snake Lady", in a seductive pose. Most of his settings are somewhere in the thirties and the forties, but the era is more like that from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel like "The Great Gatsby" or "Tender Is The Night". Linderman's message is eternal: man and woman seeking romance.
Earl Linderman earned a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University and is a former professor of painting and drawing at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he taught for 27 years. He's known internationally, his art is held in many museums and private collections and has had numerous one person exhibitions of his art in major museums and commercial galleries.
I purchased this print back in 1982 from the Marilyn Butler Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was framed back in 1982, but after going through several long distance moves over the years, the frame had seen better days. I removed it from the frame & mat several months ago, but left the archival mounting tape on the back along the top edge (3 pcs.). The print is done on an Arches 100% rag content print paper which resists aging and deterioration, paper size is 28.0" x 41.5", image size is 23.75" x 35.25". Overall condition of this beautiful monotype is still excellent after 35-years.
The process used to make the print is called monotyping, which means only one print is produced. This is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The surface can be a copper etching plate, zinc, plate glass or acrylic glass. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing-press, and the result is a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of art!
Gallery appraisal prices on Linderman monotypes of this size (unframed) range from around $2500 to $3000 depending on the subject matter and complexity of the image. Asking $800 for this one of a kind piece. PS--I still have the original receipt from 1982 and can supply it for proof of authenticity if necessary.
Shipping will be a flat fee of $10.00 on this item (sorry, U.S. shipping only). Item will be sent by USPS Priority Mail (2 to 3 business days). Return Policy: 14 days money back, buyer pays return shipping.
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