Saturday, February 20, 2016

Barney Tobey and the Ashcan School

A rare lithograph by Barney Tobey (1906-1989) from 1933 was offered for sale at Roland New York earlier this month. The Scavenger is a gritty image from the Depression depicting a poor man rummaging through garbage cans. It is numbered 4 of only 8 prints and in style and subject matter belongs quite literally to the Ashcan School. It did not find a buyer.

Barney Tobey, The Scavenger, 1933, #4/8

Barney Tobey, The Scavenger, 1933, #4/8, framed


Barney Tobey's signature

Roland Auctioneers and Valuers, February 6, 2016
The description belongs to the following lot.

Note:  There's more about cartoonist Barney Tobey in the blog's archives.


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