This is a suite of three pieces on World Cup Nordic Skiing. Your bid is for all three pieces. Because I scanned these pictures from a magazine ad, they show some of the offset litho pattern which is not present in the actual pieces.
“NORDIC CHALLENGE” – Dynamically translates the power and speed of these athletes who are considered the finest in the world.
“AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER” – World Cup Marathon Cross Country Ski Race, held on a 52 km course in Wisconsin every year, is like the Olympics in one sport.
“SETTING THE PACE” – World Cup marathon cross country ski racing against the beautiful setting of European mountains and Tyrollean villages.
A magnificent set of extraordinary quality prints on hand made paper by internationally famous artist Mikulas Kravjansky. (formerly a Czechoslovakian ski jumper himself)
You are bidding for all three pieces shown, unframed and in mint condition. Pieces are also available individually upon request.
The image and sheet size of each is 30″ X 22″. The edition size was to have been 150, plus 5 HC Roman Numbered and a few Artist’s Proofs. However, only 60 sets of the numbered edition were printed; plus only 5 sets of H.C. and 5 Artist’s Proofs for a total of 70 sets. The artist subsequently retired and canceled the plates.
The beautiful high quality prints of Mikulas Kravjansky are created by the old master technique of Intaglio on hand made paper with heavy embossing. Each piece is pencil signed and numbered by the artist.