It seems nearly as much has been written about the work of New York based artist George Schneeman (1934–2009) posthumously as when he was living—and in my opinion interest in his work, much of it involving collaborations with writers, will only continue to grow; super interesting. This print, which once featured a tear-off monthly calendar on the lower half, dates to the early 1980s and is one of a series of calendars he produced in the 80s (I have found other examples from 1980, 1982 and 1984 examples recently sold at auction), this one I think the best of all. This beautifully delicate, evocative rendering (which looks very much like a graphite drawing) of these two stockings on wire hanger is one he seems especially to have loved, as I have found it as also produced as a larger limited edition lithograph and painted on a vessel he produced during a period of experimenting with ceramics.
Schneeman was part of a circle centered around the St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, and over some 40 years collaborated on hundreds of pieces with poets and writers, including Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, Allen Ginsburg, Larry Fagin, Steve Katz and many others. (See Painter Among Poets: The Collaborative Art of George Schneeman, edited by Ron Padgett, Granary Books, 2004). Schneeman showed at the Holly Solomon Gallery from 1976 through 1982, and at the Donahue / Sosinski in 2002 and 2002. From 1982 till 1996, he mounted his own solo exhibitions every two years at his studio on the Lower East Side.
12 1/2” x 8” overall, printed on cardboard. Image size: 5 7/8” x 6 11/16”. Good overall condition and very lovely, with calendar pages torn off and some scattered smudges and small stains.