This is an example of one of the finely printed serigraphs on quality paper, featuring the classic Navajo textiles, issued in a series in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the 1980's by noted artist, scholar and collector JACK SILVERMAN (1940-). It is titled "Classic Navajo Transitional Second Phase Chief Blanket". Silverman issued the print in 1984 at a time when collector interest in fine Navajo textiles was reaching new heights. He is known worldwide as an authority on Native American textiles, history and culture. High quality inks and paper result in the fine detail and life-like appearance of the blanket. This framed example, despite having no glass at present, has survived in excellent condition. It appears that the mat is foam board that has been laid over it---might be difficult to remove. It is water stained at right and will need to be replaced or covered over---most likely the latter. A new mat over this, and new glass or Plexi and this will look very good. The wood veneer frame has some scuffs and scratches that could probably be minimized or removed entirely. The artist sells the prints currently (presumably, unsigned) for $2,500 or $3,000 on his website. Measurements are 21 3/4" by 34 1/4" inside the mat and 29 1/2" by 41 1/4" framed.
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