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"The Little 500" by Seong Moy, Chinese-Amer., (1921-2013)
Color Woodcut, 1954, Ed. of 26, 23 x 31, signed, titled and numbered by Moy in pencil, on thin cream wove japan, with small top and bottom margins as issued, toning to the right side of the sheet, and traces of old hinges at top margin edge. Seong Moy was commissioned to create this print which commemorates the annual Little 500 Bicycle Race held in Indiana. It is one of his largest prints, and one of his best known. Seong Moy's major achievments as print maker and teaching mentor were the subject of a recent retrospective at Syracuse University, but the significance and beauty of his rich body of work is still under appreciated.