A LOOK AT THE PAST:

American printmakers, painters, and works on paper

Over the last 55 years the gallery has installed exhibitions every month. Thus we begin showing a series works by artists who have had major one-person shows or retrospective exhibitions in the gallery during that time.

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Cigar Box, by Mark Adams, at Jane Haslem Gallery Peaches, by Mark Adams, at Jane Haslem Gallery I-SF, by Josef Albers at Jane Haslem Gallery Homage to the Square, by Josef Albers, at Jane Haslem Gallery Peanuts, by Peggy Bacon, at Jane Haslem Gallery Sloveniness, by Peggy Bacon, at Jane Haslem Gallery Singular Image, by Will Barnet, at Jane Haslem Gallery Waiting, by Will Barnet, at Jane Haslem Gallery The Great Brown Crow, by Leonard Baskin, at Jane Haslem Gallery Man of Peace, by Leonard Baskin, at Jane Haslem Gallery Ram II, by Jacques Hnizdovsky, at Jane Haslem Gallery Field, by Jacques Hnizdovsky, at Jane Haslem Gallery Lamb, by Jacques Hnizdovsky, at Jane Haslem Gallery 3 Visitors with Entourage, by Misch Kohn, at Jane Haslem Gallery Tiger, by Misch Kohn, at Jane Haslem Gallery Wild Remnant, by Karen Kunc, at Jane Haslem Gallery Ancient Geology, by Karen Kunc, at Jane Haslem Gallery The Cat, the Clock, and the Ballerina, by Mauricio Lasansky, at Jane Haslem Gallery Tolstoy, by Mauricio Lasansky at Jane Haslem Gallery Nervous Lobster, by Gabor Peterdi, at Jane Haslem Gallery Red Lanikai, by Gabor Peterdi, at Jane Haslem Gallery Fifth Avenue Critics, by John Sloan, at Jane Haslem Gallery Copyist, by John Sloan, at Jane Haslem Gallery Turning out the Light, by John Sloan, at Jane Haslem Gallery Filtration Eleven, by Julian Stanczak, at Jane Haslem Gallery Filtration Eleven, by Julian Stanczak, at Jane Haslem Gallery Los Volcanes de Dia y Noche, by Carol Summers, at Jane Haslem Gallery The Dream of Constantine, by Carol Summers, at Jane Haslem Gallery Giant, by Lynd Ward, at Jane Haslem Gallery Ritual, by Lynd Ward, at Jane Haslem Gallery Deep Woods, by Lynd Ward, at Jane Haslem Gallery
     
Mark Adams
Cigar Box, 1983
color etching and aquatint, edition 75
13 1/4 x 14 3/4",
$3500.






Mark Adams
Three Peaches, 1983
lithograph
21 3/4 x 2 1/2"

Sold in 1984 for $950.






Josef Albers
I-S f, 1970
screenprint, edition 67/125
21 1/2 x 21 1/2"
$8000.






Josef Albers
Homage to the Square, 1972
screenprint. edition 100
17 1/4 x 17 1/4"

Three other galleries, one in Los Angeles, the other in Chicago and Haslem in Washington opened the same exhibition of Albers' work in the fall of 1973. This was the beginning of a period of heightened print collecting world wide. Albers' screenprints were then $500.






Peggy Bacon
Peanuts, 1930
lithograph
10 x 13"
$1000.






Peggy Bacon
Sloveniness, 1930
etching
7 x 5 1/16"
sold in 1971 from her show for $37.50


Will Barnet
Singular Image, 1964
c. woodcut, 1 of 12 Aps
31 5/8 x 22"
$10,000.

Will Barnet
Waiting, 1976
c. lithograph and screenprint, edition 125
34 x 33"

In 1978 Barnet had a major retrospective in the Haslem Gallery. Seventy-eight prints dating from 1932-1977 were included. Waiting was priced by Barnet at $125. This image is now available for sale for $9500.

Leonard Baskin
The Great Brown Crow
watercolor
22 x 30"
$12,000.


Leonard Baskin
Man of Peace, 1952
woodcut, 1st ed. 150
59 1/2 x 30 7/8"
included in the 1962 show, was $150.
plus printed by Baskin

Baskin was one of the first to show at Haslem in the early 1960s. He was teaching at Smith College and producing his oversize wood cut prints. Among many small wood engravings in that first show he also included several of the large woodcuts.


Jacques Hnizdovsky
Ram II, 1961
woodcut numbered 4/30 in the second state
22 1/2 x 17 1/2"
$5000.


Jacques Hnizdovsky
Field, 1962
woodcut, edition 50
14 x 38"
$6000.


Jacques Hnizdovsky
Lamb, 1974
woodcut, edition 150

Haslem Gallery has been showing Hnizdovsky's work for over 40 years. He priced his print, Lamb at $100. in 1974. Over the years there were exhibitions of both his prints and his paintings. Today almost all of his editions are completely sold out.

Misch Kohn
Three Visitors with Entourage, 1952
wood engraving, edition 30 - 2 states
13 3/4 x 17 1/2"
$3000.


Misch Kohn
Tiger, 1949
wood engraving
16 3/8 x 23 5/8"

Kohn's Tiger sold for $450. in 1973. This image sold for $12,000. recently. Known for expanding the art of wood engraving by greatly enlarging the images. He had a major retrospective exhibition at Haslem Gallery in 1974. In connection with this exhibition of 117 prints was a catalogue raisonnè listing all of his prints from the past 25 years.

Karen Kunc
Wild Remnant, 2008
c. woodcut, edition 18
18 x 18"
$1000.


Karen Kunc
Ancient Geology, 1987
c. woodcut, edition 30
24 x 39"

Ancient Geology, Sold in 1989 for $650. Kunc's first exhibition in the gallery was in 1986. It is from these exhibitions, showing at Haslem's booths at art fairs and her hard work she got her start.

Mauricio Lasansky
The Cat the Clock and Ballerina, 1991
intaglio, edition 70
75 1/2 x 35 1/2"
$5000.


Mauricio Lasansky
Tolstoy, 1986
intaglio, edition 70
31 3/4 x 25 1/3"

The gallery has been exhibiting Lasansky's work since 1975. In those 40 years Haslem Gallery has been his only art dealer.

Tolstoy is one of a series of Great Thinkers that sold for $450. in his 1986 exhibition. The series is long since gone however this one is back in the gallery for resale for $5000. (framed with gold leaf $6000.)


Gabor Peterdi
Nervous Lobster, 1947
etching and engraving on zinc, edition 30
14 5/8 x 17 5/8"
$2750.


Gabor Peterdi
Red Lanikai, 1969
relief etching, edition 75
19 1/2 x 23 1/2"

In 1969 this print was priced at $150. Today the price is $4000.


John Sloan
Fifth Avenue Critics, 1905
etching, edition 100
4 1/2 x 6 3/4"
$4200.


John Sloan
Copyist at the Metropolitan Museum, 1908
etching
7 1/2 x 9"
$5750.


John Sloan
Turning Out the Light, 1905
etching, 5 x 7"

Since 1977 etchings by John Sloan have become very rare and increasingly more expensive. This image was sold then for $875.

Julian Stanczak
Filtration Eleven, 1979
silk screen, edition 40
32 1/8 x 32 1/8"
$3500.


Julian Stanczak
Filtration Eleven, 1979
silk screen, edition 40
32 1/8 x 32 1/8"

The term "Pop Art" came about when an art critic looked at Stanczak's work in the window of Martha Jackson Gallery, NYC. Louis Zonna said, "the art of Julian Stanczak is an exploration of what it is to see. It is a journey into the miracle of sight and an amplification of discoveries in that journey. Stanczak remained at Yale after graduation to work with Josef Albers. In 1970 Stanczak priced this image at $350. It is available now but at $3500.

Carol Summers
Los Volcanes de Dia y Noche, 2005
c. woodcut, 35/40
30 x 37"
$1200.


Carol Summers
The Dream of Constantine, 1969
color woodcut, edition 75
37 x 36 1/2"
sold for $250. at the time of those shows

Summers' work was exhibited from1964 through 1973 in both Haslem's Galleries in Chapel Hill, NC and Madison WI . In 1969 Haslem opened another gallery in Washington DC and could not show his work in DC because he was represented by another dealer. However, Dream of Constantine, 1969 was in several Haslem shows.

Lynd Ward
Giant, 1955
wood engraving
15 3/4 x 6 1/4"
$850.


Lynd Ward
Ritual
wood engraving
11 3/4 x 6 7/8"
$750.


Lynd Ward
Deep Woods
wood engraving
15 x 11"
$850.