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Robert Solomon, right holder to the Joseph Stapleton Drawings Collection, and Mika Hornyak of Flatfile, invite the community to an estate sale offering an exclusive selection of never before exhibited prints and drawings by Joseph Stapleton. This will be the first public offering of over 250 recovered drawings of an important second-generation Abstract Expressionist from the artist’s personal portfolio. Dating from the late 1940s and spanning nearly four decades, this selection includes portraits, calligraphic works, and lithographs; a series of exquisite “erasure” drawings; and more than 80 self-portraits infused with text – a technique not found in the work of any other New York School Artist.

In addition to the Stapleton works available for purchase are block prints by Art Students League fellow classmate William Ross Abrams, drawings by Stapleton’s close friend German Expressionist Jochen Seidel, and early paintings by Stapleton friend and former Harper’s Bazaar, Atlantic Records, and Mademoiselle art director and Richard Avedon and Diane Arbus promoter Marvin Israel.

The event will include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP to Mika Hornyak at hornhal@gmail.com.