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1960 Print Erich Sokol Nun Children Ball Playground Caricature Church Art XDF7

1960 Print Erich Sokol Nun Children Ball Playground Caricature Church Art XDF7

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This is an original 1960 black and white halftone print of an intimidating, yet kind, nun returning a wayward ball to a young child on the playground of a parochial school.


This 51+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.75 x 11.75 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is excited to offer a humorous collection of book plate halftone prints by Erich Sokol, an Austrian artist who immigrated to America in the late 1950s. Each exceptionally printed image captures the nuance and variation of tone and line, deftly and quickly enumerating both the individualÕs and societyÕs foibles and follies with thoughtful examination, as well as the varied and complex realities of American life during this transformative time. SokolÕs intention with each image was Òto show that normal people, in their normal environment, engaged in the normal routine of their everyday lives, involuntarily are tragically ludicrous and ludicrously tragic. This truth is the simple Ôgag.ÕÓ More than four decades later, SokolÕs images still provide a point of departure from the assumptions we make about ourselves and others, offering a critical, yet sympathetic interpretation of our past, and current, realities.

This piece was illustrated by Sokol, Erich. There is no visible artist signature.

Erich Sokol

Erich Sokol (1933-2009) was a talented Austrian cartoonist best known for his humorous (and often sexist) cartoons, which were published in Playboy. His use of light, atmosphere and color brought to life even the smallest of his works. Other publications his pieces appeared in include the Vienna Arbeiter-Zeitung, Punch, the Zurich Schweitzer Illustrierte and the Stockholm Dagens Nyheter.

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