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Vintage Mid Century Signed Abstract Religious David Rose Print Ltd Ed 16/50

  • $ 35000


Vintage Mid Century abstract religious print. Signed and titled by the artist David Rose (1910-2006) "The Legend of the Just Men" is a limited edition of 50, this one being number 16. This artwork is fragmented through form and color which further enhances the story and historical context of the figures. Some of these are harrowing depictions of an interpretation of the title throughout history. I believe this to be an interpretation of the book "The Last of the Just" by Andre Schwarz Bart published in 1959. The story follows the "Just Men" of the Levy family over eight centuries. Each Just Man is a Lamed Vav, one of the thirty-six righteous souls whose existence justifies the purpose of humankind to God. Each "bear the world's pains... beginning with the execution of an ancestor in 12th-century York, England and culminating in the story of a schoolboy, Ernie executed at Auschwitz.

David Rose was a successful animation artist being renowned as a gifted cartoonist fro Walt Disney studios and Warner Brothers in his early career. In his later years he was primarily a courtroom artist in the Los Angeles area documenting some very famous criminal defendants with his colored pencils, including Patty Hearst, Timothy McVeigh, Daniel Ellsberg, and "Hillside Strangler" Angelo Buono.

Signed David Rose lower right, 16/50 "The Legend of the Just Men" lower left

A perfect addition to your mid century home decor or a fabulous gift idea for any abstract art collection or as a housewarming gift.


The print measures 24" long by 28" wide by 1.5" deep and weighs 4lb 14oz.


The print is in a perspex frame and is in good condition - please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description.


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