Lot 81: ALEX KATZ, (AMERICAN, B. 1927), "BIRCH 2"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1927)
2004, pencil signed and numbered 1/45 (there were also 10 artist''s proofs), the full sheet, published by the artist. Linoleum cut on Iyo Glazed paper.
image: 12 x 8 3/16 in. (30.4 x 20.7cm)
sheet: 17 5/8 x 13 1/4 in. (44.7 x 33.5cm)
The sheet with slightly irregular edges, most likely inherent to the paper. With faint light staining, the paper is everso slightly toned where its been exposed through the mat. With occasional very faint surface soiling in the margins. With approx 5 tiny fox marks in the bottom of the right vertical margin. With a pin prick fox mark in the left vertical margin below center. With a pin prick fox mark in the upper right margin quadrant. The sheet is hinged to the support at left and right top sheet edges verso. The hinges show through to the front slightly in approx 1 1/4 inch vertical bands. Generally in good condition.
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