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Spiegelman, Art (Artist) & Mouly, Francoise (Art Director/New Yorker Magazine). ART SPIEGELMAN AND THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE: "GROUND ZERO" 9/11 ORIGINAL PRINT. New York City, NY: The New Yorker Magazine, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine.

Rare Art Spiegelman and New Yorker Magazine collectible piece. A pristine copy of the "Ground Zero" 9/11 Memorial Art, issued as a framed Limited Edition Print, and signed by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. Limited Tenth-Anniversary Edition of 250 numbered, stamped, and signed copies. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition Print sold out before publication and is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly: Art by Art Spiegelman. Full frame size is 22 X 27 inches. Adapted by Francoise Mouly, The New Yorker Magazine's Art Director and Spiegelman's wife. Pristine-white borders. Plexiglas and black wood frame. Brown cardboard box. Without DJ, as issued. Issued on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 on September 11, 2011. Presents, in its collectible Limited Edition format, Art Spiegelman's "Ground Zero". The single greatest work of art on 9/11 thus far, a Minimalist masterpiece. Spiegelman's somber and reflective "black-on-black" piece is simplicity itself: The Twin Towers can only be seen clearly against the light and at a certain angle. When the piece is viewed at eye level, the towers are invisible, which is, of course, Spiegelman's eloquent point: To remember is to mourn what has been taken away from us; to mourn is to remember that it is somehow still with us. The act of mourning and remembering, art as elegy, is the most difficult art of all. Aside from the fact that we are afraid to die, we expect our artists (and ourselves) to be heroes rather than victims, and so they (and we) fail miserably when the time comes to mourn. Yet elegy is the one necessary art, all other art is superfluous. Because we're not very good at it, elegy can easily descend into bathos and sentimentality. Despite the small consolation that 9/11's evil perpetrator is dead and gone, remembering and "never forgetting" matter, and always will. An absolute "must-have" piece for Art Spiegelman and 9/11 collectors. This is one of the framed Limited Edition Print, and it is very discreetly and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on recto by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. Instead of being glaringly prominent, their signatures are visible only from a certain angle, "black-on-black-on-black". This print is a great work of art. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Guggenheim Grant and the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for "Maus". The greatest American graphic artist of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO NEW YORKER MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 ISSUE AND OTHER ART SPIEGELMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $1500.00

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