Lot 345: PORTFOLIO | Leo Castelli's 90th Birthday
October 28, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: The portfolio comprising nine prints in various media, 1997, each signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'P.P. 4/10' (printer's proofs aside from the edition of 90), also inscribed on the justification, on various papers, published by Jean-Yves Noblet, framed, together with the original gray linen-covered portfolio case (9 prints)
Jasper Johns, Leo
Ellsworth Kelly, Blue (for Leo)
Joseph Kosuth, Titled Quoatation (for L.C.)
Roy Lichtenstein, Interior with Chair
Bruce Nauman, Life Fly Life Flies
Robert Rauschenberg, Caucus
James Rosenquist, Flame Still Dances on Leo's Book
Edward Ruscha, L.C.
Richard Serra, Leo
The prints are in good condition overall. Individual condition reports are below. Lichtenstein- Two hinges pressing through, extremely slightly, in margin at upper right, visible only under raking light. Kelly- Very light scuff in the blue at left Nauman- Thumb sized handling crease at upper sheet edge. Ruscha- Sheet curling ever so slightly at the edges between the hinges. Rosenquist- Hinges pressing through very slightly at upper sheet corners. Johns- Hinges pressing through very, very slightly at sheet corners visible only in raking light.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Dimensions: each sheet approx.: 940 by 685 mm 37 by 27 in