Wien 160 iii/iii. Wood engraving printed on wove japanese paper, full margins.
One of 54 in the rare first edition (there were also 10 signed and 12 unsigned impressions in a second edition). Rare.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
4 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 11.75 x 20 cm.
Shell is an exceptional example of Landacre’s technical virtuosity in wood engraving. The organic, sensual forms and dramatic contrast of dark and light attest to the mutual influence of the photographer Edward Weston and the painter Henrietta Shore, all three part of an artistic and literary circle in Los Angeles in the 1930s.
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