1938 Grant Wood "July 15th" Lithograph
My husband found this print that is called "July Fifteenth," and that happens to be our wedding anniversary. So he said, "I have to get you this print as a present." So he was checking lots of auctions, and every time he tried to bid, he was outbid.
When he was bidding and not getting the print, can I ask what he was bidding?
He bid, like, $3,000, $4,000, $5,000.
And he was overbid. Okay. And then finally, in this last auction, he only bid $1,000, and we got it.
Well, this is, as you know, a lithograph by Grant Wood named "July Fifteenth."
This was actually printed in '38. Now, Grant Wood was an American Regionalist, and he was known for scenes of Iowa-- although he did study abroad, he spent most of his career in Iowa--and creating these wonderful landscapes that, on the one hand, were carefully observed and accurate, and on the other hand, have this sort of surging, undulating sort of style. And we get a sense of nature that's been made to look energized and alive. If we were to put this into auction today, we would put it into an American print sale, and the estimate would be $5,000 to $7,000 in the current market.
Okay, that's good, that's good, thank you.
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