Up for sale is a beautiful lithograph from the extraordinary artist Earl Linderman. This 1981 work of art is entitled "Slow Kiss" and is unframed. It portrays the main character of his art, Doktor Thrill (Linderman's alter ego), in a tantalizing slow kiss with the voluptuous blond-haired Snake Lady. 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".
Per Earl's bio: "As the artist of this fantasy drama, I see Doktor Thrill as one who plays out the dreams that most men entertain, and I create this on going story in all my paintings. Doktor Thrill becomes the metaphor by which the game of love is undertaken, night after night in all the racy clubs of the world, especially New York, Paris, and all the islands. The 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 lithograph 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 been damaged & needed replacing. I removed it from the frame & mat several months ago and it still has the archival mounting tape on 2 spots on the top of the reverse side. The print is done on an Arches 100% rag content print paper which resists aging and deterioration, paper size is 22" x 30" and the edition size is only 50 pieces which is a fairly small run. This one is #16 out of 50 and still in beautiful condition!
The process in producing this image is called lithography. A lithograph is a print made from a drawing or painting applied to a flat surface such as stone or metal. The drawing is made with an oily substance, which the ink will cling to. It is then pressed on paper. In a lithograph, the ink is thin, it sinks into the paper so that it cannot be felt with a finger.
Gallery appraisal prices on Linderman lithographs of this size (unframed) and low number of pieces produced average around $950-$1000. Asking $350 for this beautiful limited edition lithograph. 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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