John A. Currie Monoprint with Mixed Media of Three Figures in White

Regular price $60.00

 It seems likely that this haunting work is a Holocaust portrayal, with these three  emaciated-looking figures emerging from a dense crowd shrouded in darkness, though it certainly speaks poignantly to existential themes and persecution more broadly.  I have searched but not found anything about John. A Currie, who signed the mat to which the piece is taped from behind. It appears to be a mono print--with details of hair, hands and faces are intensely scratched into the black ink--with what seems to be black and white conte/crayon on top, and I would assume mid-40s or not too long after. 

While I've held on to the mat because it is signed, it is quite irregularly cut and I would probably replace it with a new one. The piece is taped around the edges to the mat on the back side which should be fairly easy to carefully peel or cut away. Sold in the original old black painted wood frame unless otherwise requested. Image size: 7 1/2 x 9 5/8; paper: 8 1/2"x 10 1/2"; framed: 10 3/4" x 12 3/4".