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Lot 63: TOM WESSELMANN, (AMERICAN, 1931-2004), "SMOKER"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
1976, pencil signed and dated, numbered 2/75 (there were also 12 artist''s proofs), with full margins, Multiples, Inc., New York, publisher and with their blindstamp. Color lithograph with embossing on Arches.
image: 14 5/16 x 23 in. (36.4 x 58.4cm)
sheet: 22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2cm)
The sheet toned and with time and light staining. The colors slightly faded. The sheet is hinged to its support all along top edge verso. The tape shows through on the front of the sheet as a lighter 1 inch band across top sheet edge. With an approx. 1/8 circular area of faint skinning to the paper in the white area to the left of the thumbnail. An approx. 1/4 horizontal area of skinning to the paper in the white bottom right quadrant, with another small area of skinning in this same area. This is rather unobtrusive. With a small foxmark above the Multiples blindstamp at bottom left corner, a pinprick fox mark at bottom right corner, and one small fox mark at the right of the top horizontal sheet edge. With occasional faint surface soiling. With tiny tackholes present in the white areas, for example one at bottom right, two at upper left, approx. 9 at upper right and approx. 12 in bottom left quadrant.
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