Lot 39: ROMARE BEARDEN, (AMERICAN, 1911-1988), "ODYSSEUS LEAVES" FROM "THE ODYSSEUS SUITE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
from "the odysseus suite"
1979, pencil signed and annotated A/P (an artist''s proof, aside from the regular edition of 125), with wide margins, HMK Fine Arts, New York, publisher. Color screenprint on Lana.
image: 18 1/4 x 23 3/4 in. (46.3 x 60.3cm)
sheet: 21 15/16 x 29 7/16 in. (55.7 x 74.7cm)
[Gelburd & Rosenberg, 44]
A quarter inch shallow indendation/pressure mark in the gray sky at upper right. A minute knick to the ink in the gray background at upper left. Very faint cracking of the ink, no attendnt loss, in three palm trees at center. Very minor surface rubbing. The lower right corner with an 8 1/2, 5 1/2 and a 3 inch vertical crease, the first two confined to the margins and the shortest one in the gray and green at lower right of the image with a 1/2 inch faint traces of ink loss. A very soft crease across the lower left margin corner and upper right margin corner. Minor surface soiling and traces of old glue remains at the reverse of the extreme margin edges. Faint traces of residue along the deckle of the upper margin edge, associated with the pritn being framed directly against spacers that may have had adhesive. As such, the print is being sold loose and unframed, but the empty frame is being released along with this lot to the succesful bidder.
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