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Riva Helfond (b. 1910 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American painter, graphic designer, educator, lithographer and serigraph artist. She studied at the School of Industrial art and Art Students League in New York City, and became one of the innovators in silkscreen serigraphs and screenprints. Her works often represent stark imagery of the Great Depression years, along with abstract forms inspired by her travels to Europe later on in her career. Helfond has taught printmaking at New York University and is currently a professor at Union College. Her works have been purchased by a countless number of private collectors and museums, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She was most recently awarded with the Society of American Graphic Artists Award for Outstanding Collograph and Monotype (1986; 1991).

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Area: Image
Location: Upper right
Notes: Some very minor surface scratches visible in raking light only
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: Louisiana, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 8.75 in. (38.1 x 22.22 cm.)

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