Louis Icart Best Friends

His etchings epitomize the depiction of women during the art deco period.
He created in excess of 500 etchings using a combination techniques including
etchings and dry point with hand coloring as characterized in the book
"Buying Works by Icart." He created full sized etchings, erotic illustrated books,
beautiful pastel enhanced lithographs, menu covers, posters, postcards, advertising
prints, and oils on canvas.

The Lockport Street Gallery at www.lockportstreetgallery.com, actually carries this etching in stock available for sale. You are viewing an image of the actual etching.

Louis Icart Best Friends etching


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Best Friends, actual artist proof, 1923

Best Friends (actual artist proof)

Image Size: 20 3/4 x 15 1/2" (oval)
Paper Size: 22 1/2 x 18" (rectangular)
This is a loose sheet with a RIVES watermark. The etching has not been conserved.
There are smudgemarks from printing in the margin and up to the image. There are 3 1" repaired tears (tape) from the margin none going into the image. There is a 9" mark (it is an area where there is no ink) extending on the left arm, and two other areas in the images where it appears that there was a hair on the plate and ink is missing on the image.
The signature (lr) is strong.
All of the coloring in the image is very strong hand coloring. This is a strong impression. but is an actual rough proof.
No rating. I think the sheet can be cleaned up and the areas that are missing ink inpainted and the work will look very good.

Price $1,000.00 (unframed) Framing in the style of Icart is available.

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