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American Centennial 1976 Photorealist Poster by Ben Schonzeit

Titled “Yankee Flame from America: The Third Century”, this poster was from a series commissioned by the Mobil Oil Corporation to commemorate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The original work is a collotype from a portfolio of five lithograph and screenprints, three collotypes, three screenprints and two lithographs. American artist Ben Schonzeit (b. 1942, Brooklyn, New York) is one of the original Photorealist painters and is considered to have pioneered the airbrush technique. His works often depict still life arrangements that are intentionally out of focus. He received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 1964 and has since had over 50 solo exhibitions both in the United States and abroad. His paintings are held in numerous museum collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Price $850
Period 1975
Condition Excellent
Measurements Height: 35.25"
Width: 24.25"
Depth: .75"
Count 1
Material Paper
Creator Ben Schonzeit (Artist)
Country of Origin United States
Reference Number LU82588387083