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Lot 83: ALEX KATZ, (AMERICAN, B. 1927), "UNFAMILIAR IMAGE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1927)
2001, pencil signed and numbered 87/100 (there were also 13 artist''s proofs), the full sheet, Alberico Cetti Serbelloni Editore, Milan, publisher. Color screenprint on heavy wove paper.
sheet: 29 7/8 x 44 in. (75.9 x 111.8cm)
With a deckled edge and some minor wear to the deckle, as is to be expected. The colors slightly faded. There is a 1/8 - 1/4 inch area along the bottom and right extreme sheet edges that is ever so slightly darker than the rest of the print and that exhibits some areas of very faint rubbing, possibly due to previous framing or working method of artist. With an approx. 3 1/2 inch vertical crease at the extreme top of the right vertical sheet edge. Minor ink loss in the area of this crease., though this is rather unobstrusive given its location at the extreme perimeter of the sheet. With an approx. 2 inch diagonal crease at the top left corner. Generally in good, original condition.
Hinged to the support in three places top verso.
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