Auction 140, Lot 872

"Ars Anatomica A Medical Fantasia Thirteen Drawings",

Subject: Prints

Period: 1972 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.5 x 22.5 inches
39.4 x 57.2 cm

This intriguing set of 13 plates of medical art were drawn by Leonard Baskin, an American sculptor, graphic artist and printmaker. Baskin's other works include a bas-relief for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. and a bronze statue for the Holocaust Memorial in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These drawings were commissioned by Editions Medicina Rara, and were intended as anatomical illustrations without "the concern for scientific accuracy and logical sequence." The set includes an introduction by John E. Marqusee. Tall folio, loose as issued in a rust colored board portfolio and slipcase. This is number 677 of 2800 copies, numbered and signed by the author on the colophon, and printed for the members of Editions Medicina Rara, Ltd.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012

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