Lot 85: JIM DINE, (AMERICAN, B. 1935), “DOUBLE VENUS IN THE SKY AT NIGHT”
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1935)
''DOUBLE VENUS IN THE SKY AT NIGHT''
1984, pencil signed and dated, numbered 6/50 (there were also 6 artist''s proofs), with wide margins, Pace Editions, Inc., New York, publisher and with their label on the support verso. Color lithograph and screenprint on William Morris Nonesuch.
image: 39 1/8 x 28 1/4 in. (99.4 x 71.8cm)
sheet: 41 1/16 x 30 1/4 in. (104.3 x 76.8cm)
[D''Oench & Feinberg, 166]
D'Oench/Feinberg calls for a sheet size of 41 1/4 x 30 3/8 inches. We observe a sheet size of 41 1/16 x 30 1/4 inches.
With pale time staining and the sheet slightly toned. The sheet is very gently rippled with some soft handling creases evident in a few places throughout. For example, an approx 1 1/4 inch soft handing crease at the upper horizontal margin at the right and two diagonal soft creases at the upper right corner measuring approx 3/4 of an inch and 1 inch respectively. The sheet is hinged to the support in two places at each vertical edge at the top and in three places at the top horizontal edge. The lower hinges have been cut in order to examine the sheet verso. Given the thin nature of the paper, the area where it has been hinged exhibits slight rippling and soft creases occasionally. There is an approx 1 mm vertical tear to the sheet immediately to the right of the signature at the bottom horizontal edge. There is also an approx 1 mm tear with attendant minute paper loss at the center of the upper horizontal edge. There is also light surface soiling evident in the bottom center margin wbelow the signature. There are two pinprick fox mark in the bottom right corner in the margin.
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