Lot 72: ANDY WARHOL, (AMERICAN, 1928-1987), "KIKU" THE COMPLETE SET OF THREE COLOR SCREENPRINTS
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
the complete set of three color screenprints
1983, all pencil signed, all numbered 189/300 (there were also 30 artist''s proofs for all), the full sheets, Gendai Hanga Center, Tokyo, Japan, publisher and with their blindstamps, each also ink-stamped with the artist''s name, copyright and date verso. The complete set of three color screenprints on BFK Rives.
all sheets: 16 5/8 x 25 7/8 in. (42.2 x 65.7cm)
[Feldman & Schellmann, II.307-309]
A 1-inch handling crease at upper left sheet corner (with an attendant faint crack in ink). A very faint, soft vertical band along both the left and right located approx. one inch from the sheet edges visible only when viewed at an angle under raking light, a few very soft rub marks under and near the signature, one white-ish rubmark in the lower right background blue (no ink loss), very faintly visible linen hinges at reverse of the sheet edges (lowermost two were cut in order to examine verso). A few very minor nicks to the extreme sheet edges. Overall, in very good, original condition.
The sheet very gently rippled corresponding with areas where hinged. A few shrot 1-3 inch sot rubmarks at the center left sheeet edge with no ink loss, a faint fingerprint at the lower left corner and at the upper left corner edge, an occasional nick to the sheet edges, otherwise overall in very good, original condition.
The sheet very gently rippled corresponding with areas where hinged. Very minor rubbing along the left edge, an occasional mark along the bottom edge, otherwise overall in very good, original condition.
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