Woodblock print on tan paper, measuring 12" x 9", woodblock size 8 3/8" x 5 1/4", mat size 13 1/2 x 11".
White mats with glassine over image, print affixed with small piece of tape.
Signed in lower left, titled "Vorticist Wood Cut" and signed Proof in lower right.
Dramatic image, cubist view of industrial cityscape, all in good condition, no fading or wear to print. Edges very slightly darkened, may have been stored in non archival paper at some time.
PLEASE NOTE: the paper is tan, and is a bit washed out in some of the images.
This is one of nine prints we are in the process of listing in our shop by E. Marshawn Washington, created in the 1990s.
Earl Marshawn Washington, born in 1962, began printing a variety of woodblock prints in the 1990s, attributing them to his grandfather, Earl Mack Washington (1862-1952). Until he was found to be the maker of the prints, many were sold as original art by an unknown and very talented African-American artist. After investigation, Washington admitted that he was the printmaker and his story about his alleged grandfather was a fabrication.
Apparently he used images by early 20th century printmakers, and changed a few details, but apparently he also created some of his own images.
Please see our other listings for more woodblock prints by Washington