Blue Gem, from The Turquoise Suite (77/100), 1999
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Lithograph in colors on wove paper
29.50 x 23.75 in
'The Turquoise Suite' is a portfolio of three original color lithograph by the renown printmaker R.C. Gorman. From Arizona, the artist's later works focus almost entirely on the female figure and take Native American and Southwestern imagery as a source of inspiration. In each print, a single woman sits in a colorful yet undefined space that suggests the sandy desert and blue skies of the American Southwest. Each of the prints bears the name of a different turquoise mine, including 'Morenci', 'Blue Gem' and 'Cerillos', and each of the three women wears a beautifully rendered piece of turquoise jewelry. This portfolio likewise includes the original portfolio cover, which is constructed of turquoise-blue silk-lined paper and repeats the image of 'Cerillos' tipped to its exterior. This artwork is being offered as part of the complete portfolio. If you would like to purchase one of the prints from this portfolio individually, please contact us. Set of three lithographs in colors on wove paper, with portfolio cover Edition 77/100 29.5 x 23.75 inches, each lithograph 41 x 35 inches, each lithograph frame 35 x 29 inches, portfolio cover frame Published by Huston Fine Art Press Each lithograph: Signed and dated in pencil, lower left. Edition in pencil, lower right. Artist's blindstamp, lower left. Publisher blindstamp, lower right. Overall excellent condition with bright colors and no noted creases or tears. Frames in good condition. Each lithograph and cover presented in a custom frame with a gold-finish wood moulding, linen liners, and red silk-lined mats, and protected behind Conservation Clear glass.