Ibram Lassaw

IBRAM LASSAW "PEACE PORTFOLIO" SILKSCREEN, 1970

Ibram Lassaw (1913-2003) is a renowned Russian-American artist best known for his abstract, welded sculptures completed in bronze, silver, copper, and steel.

A pioneer of abstract sculpture, Lassaw is celebrated for his distinct use of negative space, creating intricate maze-like compositions that seemingly defy gravity. 

This work, a paradigm of¬†Lassaw's¬†signature aesthetic, was published in 1970 by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress. It was included¬†in the ‚ÄúPeace Portfolio I‚Ä̬†a fundraiser for ‚Äúthe politics of peace‚ÄĚ.

Some of the most high-profile American artists of the 1960s lent their voices and artwork to opposing the Vietnam War.  Other contributing artists included in this legendary portfolio include Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others.  

Today, Lassaw's work is enjoyed in numerous international collections including The Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice), The Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington), and the MoMA, among others. 

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"Peace" (from the Peace Portfolio I)

1970

Silkscreen

Signed and numbered by artist

From an edition of 175

21"H 26"W (work)

Very good condition.

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