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Richard Lindner 1969 Signed Artist’s Proof “The Heart” Abstract Lithograph


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A 1969 abstract artist's proof lithograph by the German-American artist Richard Lindner (1901-1978). The work, titled The Heart, uses richly colored purple, green, yellow, red and blue shapes to comprise the shape of a man. The man wears blue sunglasses and holds a cane in one hand. The right shoulder of the man opens to reveal the back of a female figure in latex and fishnets with her hands against the wall. Signed and marked AP to the lower edge of the lithograph. Displayed behind a white mat in a white wooden frame.

Richard Lindner was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1901. Lindner studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Arts and Crafts School), now the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg in Germany. He worked as an art director until the outbreak of World War II, when he was forced to flee to Paris. In 1941, Lindner moved to the United States and worked in New York City as an illustrator. In New York, he worked with artists and German emigrants such as Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and Saul Steinberg. In 1952, Lindner started teaching at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. In 1965, he became a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. His paintings often used the sexual symbolism of advertising and investigated gender roles.



27.5” x 32.5” x .75” (frame); 20.25” x 25.25” (sight).

Condition notes:

Some scratches, scuffs and loss of color to the frame. Minor toning to the paper.

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