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BIG NEWS!!

We recently got some astounding news from Jim Bakker, art collector, historian and president of Bakker Gallery in Provincetown, saying he had made an acquisition that would be of interest to us. 

Jane and Jim

 When he sent the photos below, we were, to put it mildly, blown away!

Vegetable Garden BLOCK

A Barn BLOCK

Untitled BLOCK

These are three blocks that Edith made for white line prints, and there are existing prints from two of them:”Vegetable Garden, Provincetown, Mass.” and “A Barn, Provincetown, Mass.” Both prints are dated 1920. The third block is of previously unseen work.

Jim purchased these from art dealers in Ohio who bought them from an antiques dealer in Maryland who had bought them at an uncatalogued auction 3 years previously in eastern Pennsylvania.

In addition to their historical value as art, the fact that these pieces have shown up adds more questions to the puzzle that was Edith’s later life. The blocks would not have been sold by Edith herself, since she would have worked from them to make her prints. They should have ended up in her trunks with the rest of her personal items. So how did they make their way to Pennsylvania? 

As we have always suspected, the story keeps on growing.

vegetable garden PRINT

 

 

 

 

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Comments 2

 
Guest - JeanieCoudriet on Saturday, 05 December 2015 21:38

Wow, these are just amazing works! Congrats to her and the amazing family members who never gave up to putting her works out there for all of us to enjoy! Edith is now happy and content thanks to u all!

Wow, these are just amazing works! Congrats to her and the amazing family members who never gave up to putting her works out there for all of us to enjoy! Edith is now happy and content thanks to u all!
Guest - SueDietterle on Sunday, 06 March 2016 16:35

If you have not watched the Documentary about Edith on HBO, do it now!
The film's should continue wake up the art world (and private collectors) to Edith's amazing body of work. Hopefully, her grand niece Jane Anderson will continue to continue to piece together the puzzle that is Edith's legacy. She's made amazing strides thus far. I wish her continuous clues toward success in fleshing out this important artist's life.

If you have not watched the Documentary about Edith on HBO, do it now! The film's should continue wake up the art world (and private collectors) to Edith's amazing body of work. Hopefully, her grand niece Jane Anderson will continue to continue to piece together the puzzle that is Edith's legacy. She's made amazing strides thus far. I wish her continuous clues toward success in fleshing out this important artist's life.
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