"Inaugural Impressions," 1976
Each numbered 57/100, including:
"Jimmy Carter", lithograph, signed and numbered lower left
"Presidential Inauguration, 1977", titled in a watermark, signed and numbered lower right, with publisher's blind stamp lower left "ULAE"
"The Swearing Inn" silkscreen, signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left, titled lower center
Untitled, silkscreen on paper, signed, dated and numbered lower right
American (b. 1946)
"Jimmy Carter Inaugural," lithograph, signed and numbered lower right
(a) 23 x 20 inches (b) 30 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches (c) 20 x 30 inches (d) 19 3/4 x 30 inches (e) 28 x 20 3/4 inches (sheet, each)
Provenance: By subscription from the Inaugural Committee, 1976; Private Collection, Virginia.
Other Notes: Preserved in pristine condition with edges intact in the original folio.
In 1976 the Jimmy Carter campaign Inaugural Committee needed $150,000 to pay for cultural events and late museum hours during Inaugural Week. Tom Beard, aide to the Carter administration, commissioned the four artists included here to each produce a print based on the Inauguration. Each artist was paid $10,000 and the edition of 100 (originally sold for $2,500 each) sold out in advance, raising well over the needed funds.
tags: fine prints, presidential, modern / contemporary, Pop Art
Condition: Canvas: Not Applicable
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