Lot 60: VICTOR VASARELY, (HUNGARIAN, 1906-1997), "PLANETARY FOLKLORE PARTICIPATIONS NO. 1"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"PLANETARY FOLKLORE PARTICIPATIONS NO. 1"
1969, signed in pen and numbered 232 (from the edition of 3000) on a plaque on the reverse of the original metal box, William Wise and Éditions Pyra, Switzerland in collaboration with Éditions Denise René, Paris, publishers. Multiple made of plastic, metal and paper parts in its original metal box with its original paper instructions.
portfolio: 20 x 20 in. (50 x 50cm)
The top of the box has various areas of tape and sticky residue present on all four sides, as well as on the various vertical edges of the box top. This includes 2 inch areas of tape running across its length at both the top and bottom, with attendant thinner (approx. 1/4 inch) bands of tape in each of these areas. Much of this is evident in the catalogue illustration. The vertical edges of the box top also have what appear to be original stickers related to the work of art, but these are peeling and/or scratched. The bottom of the box also has tape and sticky residue present. The box itself also exhibits scratches and has surface soiling, moisture drops/staining and discoloration of the metal, possibly due to rusting or other chemical changes. The colorful Vasarely label on the box top is faded and exhibits wear - scratches, surface soiling, moisture drops/stains etc. The various plastic playing pieces exhibit varying degrees of scratches and surface soiling. There are 9 game pieces missing from the second/lower tray.
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