Auction Spotlight: Luis Jimenez “Eagle & Snake”

Now up for silent bidding, Luis Jimenez’s “Eagle & Snake” is a beautiful 32.25 x 43.25″ Lithograph that references archetypal images from Mexican and American history and culture. Bid online thru July 18 and support FREE exhibitions all year-long!

Luis Jimenez (1940-2006) was an American artist of Mexican descent who created monumental sculptures for public spaces in cities including Washington, DC; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; and Lawrence, KS. Born in El Paso, TX, he was also a prolific printmaker drawing images from the broad American experience as well as his Southwestern heritage. His work is in most major museum collections including The Smithsonian, The Library of Congress, Boston Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum, The Spencer Museum of Art and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This piece was donated to the auction by Lawrence Lithography. Michael Sims established The Lawrence Lithography Workshop in 1979 as a contract printing and teaching facility for local and regional artists. Based in Lawrence, it provided a place where artists with little or no printmaking experience could collaborate with a master printer to produce original hand-pulled lithographs. Over time the workshop expanded its operation beyond contract printing, increasing its emphasis on printing and publishing national and regional artists. Today TLLW, now located in Kansas City, MO, is one of the few privately owned, fine art publishing presses in the Midwest.