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Painter, b. 1920 - d. 2003

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) The Table.
      Apr. 04, 2024

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) The Table.

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) The Table. Etching on cream wove paper, 1956. 298x221 mm; 11¾x8⅞ inches, wide margins. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published at the Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, New York. Other impressions are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, Untitled (Nude Sketch)
      Dec. 02, 2023

      Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, Untitled (Nude Sketch)

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Robert Blackburn 1920-2003 Untitled (Nude Sketch) 1955-1960 marker on paper 15 x 10 inches (image) 23-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches (sheet) unsigned Provenance: The Drawing Room, LLC; Adrienne Wheeler Gallery, 40 West 25th St, NY, NY 10040, to a private collection, New York City. This sketch is from a spiral notebook, and is typical of the artist's work. The forms reveal the cubist style for which the artist became known to employ.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Seated Nude.
      Oct. 19, 2023

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Seated Nude.

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Seated Nude. Charcoal on wove paper, circa 1957. 602x455 mm; 23 3/4x18 inches. Signed in pencil, lower left recto. With another figure study in charcoal on the verso. Provenance: Bill Hodges Gallery, New York; private collection, Philadelphia.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Young Girl with Fruit (Girl in Red).
      Oct. 19, 2023

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Young Girl with Fruit (Girl in Red).

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Young Girl with Fruit (Girl in Red). Color lithograph on buff wove paper, 1950. 464x318 mm; 18 1/4x12 1/2 inches, wide margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. This vibrant proof is a scarce impression of one of Bob Blackburn's best known color lithographs. We know of only a handful of impressions in institutional collections today. The Library of Congress prints and photographs collection has two impressions, one dated 1950, and one dated 1951 and the Brooklyn Museum also has a 1950 dated impression. Another impression is in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art. Girl in Red was first exhibited in the National Exhibition of Prints at the Library of Congress in 1951 and more recently in the retrospective Robert Blackburn: Passages, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, September 18 - December 19, 2014.

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    • Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, Untitled (Abstract Still Life With Pitcher)
      May. 20, 2023

      Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, Untitled (Abstract Still Life With Pitcher)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Robert Blackburn 1920-2003 Untitled (Abstract Still Life With Pitcher) 1955-1960 stone lithograph 12 x 15-1/2 inches (image) 16 x 22-1/2 inches (sheet) unsigned Provenance: The Drawing Room, LLC; Adrienne Wheeler Gallery, 40 West 25th St, NY, NY 10040, to a private collection, New York City.

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    • Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, Untitled (Abstract Female Torso)
      May. 20, 2023

      Robert Blackburn, 1920-2003, Untitled (Abstract Female Torso)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Robert Blackburn 1920-2003 Untitled (Abstract Female Torso) 1955-1960 brush and ink wash on paper 23-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches unsigned Provenance: The Drawing Room, LLC; Adrienne Wheeler Gallery, 40 West 25th St, NY, NY 10040, to a private collection, New York City. These sketches are from a spiral notebook, and are typical of the artist's work. The forms reveal the cubist style for which the artist became known to employ.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Summer (Pourquoi).
      Apr. 06, 2023

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Summer (Pourquoi).

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Summer (Pourquoi). Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1964. 495x635 mm; 19 1/2x25 inches, full margins. Proof, aside from an unknown print edition. Signed, dated, and titled in pencil, lower margin. Another proof impression of this print entitled Pourquoi was sold at Swann Galleries, February 19, 2008.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).
      Jan. 22, 2023

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).

      Est: $300 - $500

      "Space Shape". Color woodcut on Japon paper, 1970. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Artist Proof III" in pencil at the lower margin. A label from the 1971 Spring Arts Festival, Flushing NY accompanies this lot. From a Larchmont, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Space Shape.
      Mar. 31, 2022

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Space Shape.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Space Shape. Color lithograph on soft Japan paper, 1972. 560x495 mm; 22x19 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin.

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    • Attributed to Robert Blackburn (1920-2003): Seated Nude
      Mar. 03, 2022

      Attributed to Robert Blackburn (1920-2003): Seated Nude

      Est: $500 - $800

      Ink and wash on paper, unsigned. 24 x 18 in. (sheet), 31 1/2 x 25 in. (frame).

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Man in Top Hat.
      Oct. 07, 2021

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Man in Top Hat.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Man in Top Hat. Color lithograph, circa 1960. 307x225 mm; 12 1/8x8 3/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from an unknown edition. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this scarce print - two other impressions, each printed with different colors, are in the Cochran Collection of Wes and Missy Cochran.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Untitled (14 x 14).
      Oct. 07, 2021

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Untitled (14 x 14).

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Untitled (14 x 14). Etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 1962.. 349x349 mm; 13 3/4x13 3/4 inches, wide margins. Edition of 10, printed in 1979. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "ED/10" in pencil, lower margin. Another impression is in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington DC and the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georiga, Athens.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Color Symphony.
      Oct. 07, 2021

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Color Symphony.

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Color Symphony. Color lithograph, 1960. 400x560 mm; 15 3/4x22 1/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 15. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed. 15" in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this scarce, important print, with vibrant colors. From 1957 to 1963, Blackburn served as the first master printer at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, NY. In most cases, he taught the artists, including Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, how to make lithographs, sharing his sensibility of the medium and his approach to the stone. In 1963, Blackburn began to operate his workshop full time, providing an open studio for artists of diverse social and economic backgrounds, styles, and levels of expertise. Under his direction, the Printmaking Workshop became one of the most vital collaborative art studios in the world.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Color Symphony.
      Dec. 10, 2020

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Color Symphony.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Color Symphony. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, circa 1960. 400x560 mm; 15 3/4x22 1/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 15. Signed, titled, and inscribed "edition of 15" in pencil, lower margin. This bright and richly-inked artist's proof is an excellent impression of this scarce and important print. Color Symphony epitomizes Blackburn's important experimentation work in lithography in the early 1960s. From 1957 to 1963, Blackburn served as the first master printer at Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, NY. In most cases, he taught the artists, including Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg, how to make lithographs, sharing his sensibility of the medium and his approach to the stone. Another artist proof is in the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art; other impressions are in the Wes and Missy Cochran collection, the collection of the estate of Robert Blackburn and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Robert Blackburn NATIVE TONGUE Linocut, Signed Edition
      May. 02, 2020

      Robert Blackburn NATIVE TONGUE Linocut, Signed Edition

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Provenance: Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, New York. Video preview available for all lots in our May 2nd auction. Simply email [email protected] with your request for additional photos or video. Do you have a similar item to sell? Consigning is just as easy and convenient: get started by sending photos and information about your items via email, our website, or snail mail.

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    • Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003), Blue Things
      Mar. 14, 2020

      Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003), Blue Things

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Robert Blackburn (American, 1920–2003), Blue Things woodcut print in colors, circa 1963-1970, pencil signed, titled, and marked as trial proof lower margin, matted and framed. Image Size 20 x 26 in.; DOA 29 x 34 in. Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).
      Sep. 08, 2019

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Lithograph. "Pour Quoi". Signed lower right. Titled lower left. From a Harlem, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).
      Sep. 08, 2019

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).

      Est: $400 - $600

      Color Lithograph. Abstract Composition. Unsigned. From a Harlem, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).
      Sep. 08, 2019

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).

      Est: $400 - $600

      Color Lithograph. Abstract Composition. Unsigned. From a Harlem, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).
      Sep. 08, 2019

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).

      Est: $500 - $700

      Woodcut. Abstract Composition. 2000. Signed and dated lower right. AP no. 5 from an edition of 5. From a Harlem, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).
      Sep. 08, 2019

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (AFRICAN AMERICAN, 1920-2003).

      Est: $500 - $700

      Lithograph on Japon paper. "Kiss Shapes". 1970. Signed and dated lower right. Titled lower left. From a Harlem, NY collection.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • Robert Blackburn Modernist Still Life I
      May. 11, 2019

      Robert Blackburn Modernist Still Life I

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      Blackburn, Robert (American, 1920 - 2003), gouache on paper, untitled (Modernist Still Life I), unsigned, 23.5" x 17.5" in a thin black frame measuring 31.75" x 26.25".

      Concept Art Gallery
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms (Pink).
      Apr. 04, 2019

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms (Pink).

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms (Pink). Color lithograph, 1962. 404x500 mm; 16x19 3/4 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Artist's proof, printed in different colors, aside from the 1962 edition of approximately 10-12. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A very good, richly-inked scarce proof of this very scarce and significant print. According to Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, from 1958 to 1961, Blackburn worked on several variations of the lithograph Heavy Forms. The abstracted imagery derives from Blackburn's earlier tabletop still lifes. Here the image aligns the "tabletop" to the printed surface, tipping it up to mimic the inked edge of the lithographic stone and the print process itself. Blackburn treated the stone with tremendous fluidity, re-orienting the image and frequently signing his work on both top and bottom margins, allowing options for viewing.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Refugees.
      Apr. 05, 2018

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Refugees.

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Refugees. Lithograph on cream wove paper, circa 1938. 286x403 mm; 11 1/4x15 7/8 inches, wide margins. Proof, aside from an edition of 8. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; the estate of Louis Jefferson; private collection, Connecticut. Bob Blackburn printed Refugees, alternately titled People in a Boat, at the Harlem Community Art Center, where he studied lithography with Riva Helfond and Louise Jefferson. This scarce, early print was then illustrated in DeWitt Clinton High School's literary magazine, The Magpie, in June 1938, where Blackburn attended with James Baldwin and Richard Avedon. Other impressions of this print are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Durham, NC. This is the second known impression of this lithograph to appear at auction.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN, (AMERICAN, 1920-2003), "ROOT TOOT #1"
      Nov. 07, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN, (AMERICAN, 1920-2003), "ROOT TOOT #1"

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (american, 1920-2003) "ROOT TOOT #1" 1969, pencil signed and dated, numbered 17/20, with wide margins. Color lithograph on wove paper. image: 22 5/8 x 17 3/16 in. (57.5 x 43.7cm) sheet: 24 3/4 x 19 in. (62.9 x 48.3cm) Unframed

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Root Toot #1.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Root Toot #1.

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Root Toot #1. Color lithograph, 1969. 578x435 mm; 22 3/4x 17 1/8 inches, full margins. Proof, aside from the edition of 20. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to the current owner.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Westport Landscape.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Westport Landscape.

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Westport Landscape. Color lithograph, circa 1960s. 381x508 mm; 15x20 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner. We have not located another impression of this very scarce print.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Strange Objects.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Strange Objects.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Strange Objects. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1959. 406x546 mm; 16x21 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 10. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed-10" in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner. Another impression of this very scarce print is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Girl in Red.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Girl in Red.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Girl in Red. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1950. 464x318 mm; 18 1/4x12 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. We have found no other impression of this scarce print at auction. The Library of Congress prints and photographs collection has two impressions of this print, one dated 1950, and one dated 1951; the Brooklyn Museum also has a 1950 impression. Girl in Red was shown in the National Exhibition of Prints at the Library of Congress in 1951 and in the recent retrospective Robert Blackburn: Passages, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, September 18 - December 19, 2014.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Blue Wine Bottle.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Blue Wine Bottle.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Blue Wine Bottle. Color lithograph, circa 1951-52. 340x410 mm; 13 1/2x16 inches, full margins. Proof, with the registration marks showing in the margins, aside from an edition of an unknown size. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner. By late 1947, Bob Blackburn had acquired his own lithographic press, and a year later, he opened his Printmaking Workshop in Chelsea, printing for artists and encouraging his friends to experiment in lithography. The artist''s interest in abstraction was shared by his fellow printmakers, Will Barnet, Ronald Joseph and John Von Wicht.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Negro Mother.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Negro Mother.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Negro Mother. Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1944. 356x235 mm; 14x9 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. We have located only one other impression of this very scarce print - an impression from the Clark Atlanta University art collection was included in the recent retrospective Robert Blackburn: Passages at the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, September 18 - December 19, 2014.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Black Madonna.
      Apr. 06, 2017

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Black Madonna.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Black Madonna. Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1947. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches, full margins. Signed (twice, once indistincly), titled and dated in pencil, lower margin. A good, dark impression of this early, scarce print. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Windowed Shapes.
      Oct. 06, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Windowed Shapes.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Windowed Shapes. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1963. 445x673 mm; 17 1/2x26 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 1/11 in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Sun-Moon.
      Oct. 06, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Sun-Moon.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Sun-Moon. Color lithograph, 1963. 438x537 mm; 17 1/4x21 1/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 6. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed/6" in pencil, upper margin. A very good impression of this scarce print. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms.
      Oct. 06, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms.

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms. Color lithograph, 1962. 404x500 mm; 16x19 3/4 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of approximately 10-12. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "A/P II" in pencil, lower margin. According to Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, "from 1958 to 1961, Blackburn worked on variations of the lithograph Heavy Forms. The imagery can be seen as deriving from Blackburn's earlier tabletop still lifes. However, here the image matches its 'tabletop' to the printed surface, tipping it up to mimic the inked edge of the lithographic stone and print process itself. Blackburn treated the stone with tremendous fluidity, re-orienting the image and frequently signing his work on both top and bottom margins, allowing options for viewing."

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Fruit, Flowers and Jug.
      Oct. 06, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Fruit, Flowers and Jug.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Fruit, Flowers and Jug. Lithograph on cream wove paper, circa 1947-50. 375x476 mm; 14 3/4x18 3/4inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A good, dark impression of this very scarce print. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Boy with Green Head.
      Oct. 06, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Boy with Green Head.

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Boy with Green Head. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1948. 508x362 mm; 20x14 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. A very good, dark impression of this early, scarce print. Provenance: ex-collection of Will Barnet; thence by descent to current owner. Other impressions are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Mike's Place.
      Oct. 06, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Mike's Place.

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Mike's Place. Lithograph on cream wove paper, 1938. 337x413 mm; 13 1/4x16 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/5 in pencil, lower margin. This lithograph is a rare view of a Harlem Renaissance gathering and one of the earliest lithographs by the artist to come to auction. Robert Blackburn printed Mike's Place, alternately titled Clubroom, at the Harlem Community Art Center, where he studied lithography with artist Riva Helfond. Blackburn was still in high school at DeWitt Clinton in 1938 - his drawings and lithographs illustrated in The Magpie, his high school's literary magazine - graduating in 1939. We have found only one other record of this extremely scarce print, Clubroom. Once owned by Riva Helfond and then in the collection of Reba and Dave Williams before it was donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mustalish, p. 72; Fine, p. 248.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Untitled (Seated Woman and Still Life).
      Apr. 07, 2016

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Untitled (Seated Woman and Still Life).

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Untitled (Seated Woman and Still Life). Pen and ink on cream wove paper, circa 1950. 413x349 mm; 16 1/4x13 3/4 inches. Initialed in ink, lower right. Provenance: private collection, Missouri.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Blue Wine Bottle.
      Dec. 15, 2015

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Blue Wine Bottle.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Blue Wine Bottle. Color lithograph, circa 1951-52. 340x410 mm; 13 1/2x16 inches, full margins. Proof, with the registration marks showing in the margins, aside from an edition of an unknown size. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. By late 1947, Bob Blackburn had acquired his own lithographic press, and a year later, he opened his Printmaking Workshop in Chelsea, printing for artists and encouraging his friends to experiment in lithography. The artist's interest in abstraction was shared by his fellow printmakers, Will Barnet, Ronald Joseph and John Von Wicht.

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    • Robert Blackburn, Pink Nude, Lithograph
      Jun. 24, 2015

      Robert Blackburn, Pink Nude, Lithograph

      Est: $4,000 - $4,500

      Artist: Robert Blackburn, American (1920 - 2003) || Title: Pink Nude || Year: circa 1990 || Medium: Lithograph signed in pencil || Image Size: 24 x 19 inches || Size: 28 x 24 in. (71.12 x 60.96 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Robert Blackburn, Nude Sitting, Charcoal Drawing
      Jun. 24, 2015

      Robert Blackburn, Nude Sitting, Charcoal Drawing

      Est: $3,000 - $3,500

      Artist: Robert Blackburn, American (1920 - 2003) || Title: Nude Sitting || Year: circa 1990 || Medium: Charcoal on paper, signed l.r. || Image Size: 24 x 15.5 inches || Size: 24 x 15.5 in. (60.96 x 39.37 cm)

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    • Robert Blackburn, Untitled 2 , Lithograph
      Jun. 24, 2015

      Robert Blackburn, Untitled 2 , Lithograph

      Est: $4,000 - $4,500

      Artist: Robert Blackburn, American (1920 - 2003) || Title: Untitled 2 || Year: circa 1990 || Medium: Lithograph signed in pencil || Image Size: 23.5 x 19.5 inches || Size: 29.5 x 22.5 in. (74.93 x 57.15 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Robert Blackburn, Pour Quoi, Lithograph
      Jun. 24, 2015

      Robert Blackburn, Pour Quoi, Lithograph

      Est: $4,000 - $4,500

      Artist: Robert Blackburn, American (1920 - 2003) || Title: Pour Quoi || Year: circa 1990 || Medium: Lithograph signed in pencil || Image Size: 18.5 x 24.5 inches || Size: 22.5 x 30 in. (57.15 x 76.2 cm)

      RoGallery
    • ROBERT HAMILTON BLACKBURN (American, 1920-2003), '
      May. 30, 2015

      ROBERT HAMILTON BLACKBURN (American, 1920-2003), '

      Est: $800 - $1,000

      ROBERT HAMILTON BLACKBURN (American, 1920-2003), ''Blue Wine Bottle'', lithograph in colors, pencil signed and titled at bottom. Image 13-1/2''h, 16''w. Light toning, adhesive tape around edges of verso.

      South Bay Auctions Inc
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Sunshapes.
      Apr. 02, 2015

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Sunshapes.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Sunshapes. Etching, aquatint and drypoint on cream wove paper, 1960. 298x248 mm; 11 3/4x9 3/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 10. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed-10" in pencil, lower margin. This is the only example of this wonderful Cubist print by Robert Blackburn we were able to locate.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Upper New York II.
      Apr. 02, 2015

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Upper New York II.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) Upper New York II. Lithograph on cream wove paper, circa 1938. 260x356 mm; 10 1/4x14 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, and numbered 8/9 in pencil, lower margin. This print was likely created when Blackburn was still in high school while studying printmaking at the Harlem Community Arts Center. We have not located any other impressions of this very scarce print.

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    • ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) The Wood.
      Oct. 09, 2014

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) The Wood.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      ROBERT BLACKBURN (1920 - 2003) The Wood. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1953. 441x540 mm; 17 3/8x21 1/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from an edition of unknown size. Signed, titled, dated, numbered 1/2 and inscribed "Artist's Proof" in pencil, lower margin.

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