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Flight, a boxed set of 12 lithographs from the International Rescue Committee on the theme of refugees and rescue

Object | Accession Number: 2005.95.1

A portfolio of original art prints, limited edition 73 of 250, published in 1971 by the International Rescue Committee to raise funds for the organization's mission to aid and rescue refugees. In 1964, Varian Fry, IRC's founder, began to assemble a portfolio of works from artists whom he had helped bring to the United States during the Holocaust. The project, themed to reflect the plight of refugees, was completed in 1970, four years after Fry's death. Each work represents the artist's vision of the Greek warrior, Aeneas, as he flees the burning city of Troy, described by T.S. Eliot as: "the original displaced person, the fugitive from an obliterated society."
This complete set consists of 11 lithographs and 1 serigraph. Each print is signed by the artist, except for the Chagall print, and numbered 73/250. All plates, stones, and stencils used to produce the portfolio were destroyed upon completion of the project.
Contents:
1. Rome, 1967, Eugene Berman
2. Paris, 1968, Marc Chagall
3. Paris, 1971, Alexander Calder
4. New York, 1969, Adolph Gottlieb
5. Zurich, 1967, Wilfredo Lam
6. Paris, 1966, Joan Miro
7. New York, 1969, Jacques Lipchitz
8. Paris, 1969, Andre Masson
9. New York, 1970, Robert Motherwell (serigraph)
10. Paris, 1968 Marie Elena Vieira da Silva
11. Zurich, 1969, Fritz Wotruba
12. Paris, 1967, Eduard Pignon

Title
Flight, a portfolio of original prints
Date
1971  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Object Type
Lithographs (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark A. Soltz
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:29
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