Lot 38: ROMARE BEARDEN, (AMERICAN, 1911-1988), "FALL OF TROY" FROM "THE ODYSSEUS SUITE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"FALL OF TROY"
from "the odysseus suite"
1979, pencil signed and annotated H.C. (an hors commerce proof, aside from the regular edition of 125), with wide margins, HMK Fine Arts, New York, publisher. Color screenprint on Lana.
image: 17 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (45.4 x 60.3cm)
sheet: 21 11/16 x 29 1/16 in. (55 x 73.8cm)
[Gelburd & Rosenberg, 45]
With occasional soft handling creases and faint surface soiling evident in the margins. With scratches and nicks in the ink (with attendant ink loss) variously, but concentrated within the area at the right of the print. For example, a concentration of scratches with attendant ink loss in an approx. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch area where the blue and brown inks meet in the central area of the right of the print, as well as in the two teal towers at right and in the green and gray areas between and around them. Attendant ink loss associated with these scratches. There is an approx. 3/8 inch area where the gray ink is scratched and lifting off the paper above and to the right of the teal tower second from right. With other areas or rubbing without ink loss evidnet, for example in the blue water at the bottom of the print, in the purple area at bottom center and in some of the black inks. Hinged to the overmat at the reverse of the upper sheet edges in two places.
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