This poster (which doubled as an invitation) was printed on the occasion of Sherman Drexler’s 1968 solo exhibition at Graham Gallery, Madison Avenue. It is hand-addressed (verso) to John Perreault, a poet, critic and key figure in the New York scene at the time. Drexler was known for his Fauve-like paintings and sculptures of female nudes enveloped by flat colour, said to be modeled off his wife Rosalyn Drexler. An accomplished Pop artist, playwright, and gregarious performer herself, Rosalyn notoriously pursued a brief career as a female wrestler. For his 1968 exhibition at Graham, Sherman presented a series of screenprints that featured female figures in isolation or interaction with one another.
Sherman Drexler b. 1925—d. 2014, was an American figure painter who lived and worked in New York.
26 × 18.75 inches framed