Grant Wood “January” Lithograph at Michaan’s Auctions

Grant Wood “January” Lithograph at Michaan’s Auctions


This intriguing lithograph, titled “January,”
is by Grant Wood, painter of “American Gothic,” the portrait of a midwestern farm couple that
ranks among the world’s most famous paintings. This lithograph, which is estimated at $3000-$5000,
incorporates all facets of Grant Wood’s genius. Sly humor and a sense of mystery infuse his
brilliant compositions with layers of meaning, and his impeccable technique was unmatched
by any other American artist of his time. When these elements are considered together,
it is clear that each of Grant Wood’s works is a quiet masterpiece. In this piece, infinite rows of jaunty snow-capped
haystacks form a pattern reminiscent of an M.C. Escher painting. A trail of curious footprints warms the frozen
landscape with signs of life.  “January” is one of two excellent Grant
Wood lithographs in the April 7th sale.

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