Welcome to the Joseph Solman Virtual Gallery Collection
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Seeing the World in Color
Solman loved the simplicity of eye glasses and especially their frames. This is a monotype from 1982. It's also the basis of the Joseph Solman Virtual Gallery logo.
Monotype 1982 (12"x9") $2,100
A masking tape stain, long covered by a mat, suggests the importance of this image to Solman, as he prepared it for framing. The emphasis in this monotype is on the drawing. And the sky, of course.
Monotype 1984 (10"x17") $2,200
Specs in black and white
Solman said he never became a pure abstractionist because of the infinite number of shapes, lines and colors in nature. His variations on the theme of spectacles proves the point.
Monotype 1981 (7x11") $2,000
Bridge of Sighs
Next to New York, Venice was Solman's favorite city for sketches, bringing home the best to put under glass and use as template for paintings, of which he would take a single impression -- a monoprint or "monotype." Most of the Venice monotypes have long since sold. This is from the last batch of private family stock.
Monotype 1977 (11 1/4"x8 3/4") $2,200
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