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  • Catalogue Essay

    "Anybody who reads up on Audubon is going to have mixed feelings about him," he told me. "He was a braggart, a liar, and just too trigger-happy, even for that time.  He killed hundreds and hundreds of birds he didn't need.  He shot things off the deck of a ship, and just let them fall in the ocean.  As I often say, he was more like a National Rifle Association guy than an Audubon Society guy.  But the paintings are beautiful."
    (Walton Ford quoted in Calvin Tompkins, The New Yorker, January 6, 2009, p. 54)

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New Tricks for Ancient Wings

2001
Lithograph in colors, on Somerset Velvet paper, with full margins,
I. 33 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (85.1 x 62.2 cm);
S. 36 1/4 x 27 3/4 in. (92.1 x 70.5 cm)

signed, dated `2001' and numbered 42/90 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), co-published by the artist, Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts, and Derriere L'Etoile Studios, New York, in excellent condition, unframed.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $3,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York