Lot 151
Maud Gatewood (NC, 1934-2004), Absolut: North Carolina
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithograph in colors with elements of offset lithography, two deckle edges, pencil signed and numbered 251/400 lower margin, unframed.
This lot is accompanied by a first edition of Absolut Statehood: 51 Painters (Teaneck, NJ: Carillon Importers, Ltd., 1993), where Gatewood's work is featured on pages 78-79.

Image Size 31 3/8 x 19 in.; Sheet size 38 1/2 x 26 in.

From the Estate of the late H. Lee Fowlkes, Jr., Yanceyville, NC

In 1991, Carillon Importers, Ltd., the sole U.S. distributor of Absolut Vodka, commissioned 51 artists to execute a "state portrait" that incorporated the iconic bottle. The successful campaign featuring regional artists and ran in USA Today throughout 1992 and 1993. Each original painting was made available to collectors as a print in a limited edition run, raising money for AIDS research. Maud chose to portray "that big Carolina moon through the pines."

Some soft creases; poster rolled.

$400 - 800