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Fine Art, Prints, Posters - Premier

by Stanford Auctioneers


998 lots with images

September 28, 2013

Live Auction

530 E. McDowell Rd.

Phoenix, AZ, 85004 USA

Phone: 602-266-8482

Fax: 602-266-8459

Email: info@stanfordauctioneers.com

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AFRO [AFRO BASALDELLA] - Mixed media on paper

Lot 1: AFRO [AFRO BASALDELLA] - Mixed media on paper

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Description: Afro [Afro Basaldella] (Italian/American, 1912-1976). "Bicicletta". Mixed media on paper. c1957. Signed lower right. Very good to fine condition. Afro was a member of the expressionist school of artists, Scuola Romana. He was generally known by the single name Afro. Image size: 7 x 10 3/4 in. (178 x 273 mm). [26757] |7000| {R100}

Condition Report: Very good to fine condition.

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AFRO [AFRO BASALDELLA] [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil with gouache on paper

Lot 2: AFRO [AFRO BASALDELLA] [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil with gouache on paper

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Description: Afro [Afro Basaldella] [by or attrib] (Italian/American, 1912-1976). "Composition". Oil with gouache on paper. c1962. Signed lower right. Good condition. Afro was a member of the expressionist school of artists, Scuola Romana. He was generally known by the single name Afro. Image size: 11 x 15 7/8 in. (279 x 403 mm). [26877] |8000| {R100}

Condition Report: Good condition

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AFRO [AFRO BASALDELLA] [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil with gouache on paper on board

Lot 3: AFRO [AFRO BASALDELLA] [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil with gouache on paper on board

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Description: Afro [Afro Basaldella] [by or attrib] (Italian/American, 1912-1976). "Composizione". Oil with gouache on paper on board. c1960. Signed lower right. Good condition. Afro was a member of the expressionist school of artists, Scuola Romana. He was generally known by the single name Afro. Image size: 11 1/16 x 13 1/8 in. (281 x 333 mm). [26753] |7000| {R100}

Condition Report: Good condition

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IVAN AIVAZOVSKY - Oil on board

Lot 4: IVAN AIVAZOVSKY - Oil on board

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Description: Ivan Aivazovsky (Armenian/Russian, 1817-1900). "Survivors in a Stormy Sea". Oil on board. c1885-1892. Signed lower right. Good condition. Aivazovsky was a world-renowned painter living and working in Crimea, most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings. He is widely considered as one of the greatest seascape painters of all time. Image size: 18 3/4 x 27 3/8 in. (476 x 695 mm). Frame size: 23 5/8 x 32 1/4 in. (600 x 819 mm). [27864] |75000| {R100}

Condition Report: Good condition

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PIERRE ALECHINSKY - Pen and ink drawing on paper

Lot 5: PIERRE ALECHINSKY - Pen and ink drawing on paper

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Description: Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian, b.1927). "Composition". Pen and ink drawing on paper. 1970s. `. Signed lower right. Pale cream wove paper. Fine condition. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (295 x 210 mm). [28190] |3000| {R100} (TL2)

Condition Report: Fine condition

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PIERRE ALECHINSKY - Original watercolor and pencil drawing

Lot 6: PIERRE ALECHINSKY - Original watercolor and pencil drawing

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Description: Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian, b.1927). "Femme precieux". Original watercolor and pencil drawing. 1966. Signed lower right. Pale cream wove paper. Overall very good to fine condition. Provenance: Estate of a private collector, Brussels, Belgium. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 9 13/16 x 7 in. (249 x 178 mm). Image size: 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. (210 x 156 mm). [26422] |1500| {R100}

Condition Report: Overall very good to fine condition

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ANHEUSER-BUSCH - Original color chromolithograph

Lot 7: ANHEUSER-BUSCH - Original color chromolithograph

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Description: Anheuser-Busch (American, 19th-20th Century). "Custer's Last Fight". Original color chromolithograph. 1896. Printed 1952. Signed by the painter, O. Becker, in the stone, lower right. Very good impression with very good color. In the original frame with the original plaque. Overall size with frame: 28 1/2 x 42 5/8 inches. This iconic, legendary print has sold as high as $3,585 at auction (Freeman's [Fine Books, Prints & Posters, #1256] 09/14/2006 - lot #711). Image size: 24 x 38 in. (610 x 965 mm). [23587] |1200| {R100}

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YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV - Mixed Media on paper, mounted on board

Lot 8: YURI PAVLOVICH ANNENKOV - Mixed Media on paper, mounted on board

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Description: Yuri Pavlovich Annenkov (Russian, 1889-1974). "Constructivist Composition (Reklame-Verkauf)". Mixed Media on paper, mounted on board. 1921. Signed and dated in pen in the image, lower right. Composed with oil, watercolor, gouache, and crayon, painted on a single sheet of newspaper ("Le Nouveau Journal de Strasbourg" October 1920 issue). The sheet is mounted to a firm but flexible contemporary board. Provenance: Private collection, Kentfield, California; formerly collection George Wittenborn, Wittenborn Art Books, New York City, sold in the 1950s; acquired by Wittenborn during or shortly after the second of the Adolfo Muller-Ury estate sales at the Plaza Art Galleries in New York City in December, 1947. The second sale included material from consignors in addition to the Muller-Ury estate. It is doubtful that the picture was owned by Muller-Ury; rather, a different consignor in the second Plaza sale. As the noted art historian Stephen Conrad has indicated about this painting, "The fact that it [our example] appeared in the second of his [Muller-Ury's] estate sales at the Plaza Art Galleries in New York in December 1947 is not proof of his ownership, the reason being that many lots in these sales were from other vendors...It remains highly unlikely that he [Muller-Ury] would have owned anything as modern as this constructivist work, as he is on record in the 1940s as saying, 'The saddest thing on God's earth is modern art?'". While Annenkov is best known for his portraits, like other Russian artists of his time he was influenced by the Constructivist movement, the artistic and architectural force that originated in Russia in 1919. Our rare and superb example of Annenkov?s Constructivist oeuvre was painted at the froth of that movement. Overall size: (board) 17 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (448 x 349 mm). Image size: 17 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (448 x 321 mm). [24951] |35000| {R100}

Condition Report: Composed with oil, watercolor, gouache, and crayon, painted on a single sheet of newspaper ("Le Nouveau Journal de Strasbourg" October 1920 issue). The sheet is mounted to a firm but flexible contemporary board.

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KAREL APPEL - Color lithograph

Lot 9: KAREL APPEL - Color lithograph

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Description: Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006). "Composition (128)". Color lithograph. 1963. Signed in the plate, lower left. Edition of 2,000. White wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression with fresh colors. Fine condition. For Walasse Ting's "1¢ Life." Prints from the One Cent Life portfolio are in most major and public collections worldwide including MOMA (New York), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal) and the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg). Text and/or image may be on verso. Overall size: 16 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. (410 x 289 mm). Image size: 14 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. (368 x 276 mm). [26828] |250| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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KAREL APPEL - Color lithograph

Lot 10: KAREL APPEL - Color lithograph

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Description: Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006). "Composition (129)". Color lithograph. 1963. Signed in the plate, lower left. Edition of 2,000. White wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression with fresh colors. Fine condition. For Walasse Ting's "1¢ Life." Prints from the One Cent Life portfolio are in most major and public collections worldwide including MOMA (New York), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal) and the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg). Text and/or image may be on verso. Overall size: 16 1/8 x 11 5/16 in. (410 x 287 mm). Image size: 15 5/8 x 11 11/16 in. (397 x 297 mm). [26829] |250| {R100}

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KAREL APPEL - Color lithograph

Lot 11: KAREL APPEL - Color lithograph

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Description: Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006). "Private Parts". Color lithograph. 1963. Signed in the plate, lower left. Edition of 2,000. White wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression with fresh colors. Fine condition. For Walasse Ting's "1¢ Life." Prints from the One Cent Life portfolio are in most major and public collections worldwide including MOMA (New York), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal) and the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburg). Text and/or image may be on verso. Overall size: 16 1/8 x 11 5/16 in. (410 x 287 mm). Image size: 14 5/8 x 10 in. (371 x 254 mm). [26831] |250| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO - Original color lithograph

Lot 12: ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO - Original color lithograph

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Description: Alexander Archipenko (Ukranian-Russian-American, 1887 - 1964). "Bathers". Original color lithograph. 1950. Signed in red crayon, lower right. Edition c100. Cream wove paper. Wide margins. A very good impression of this scarce print. Condition: overall very good to fine; no holes, tears, foxing, staining, etc. A few very minor handling marks upper right margin. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Karshan 32. Published by Associated American Artists (AAA). The original AAA label accompanies the lot. Printed by George Miller. Image copyright © 2001 Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (413 x 311 mm). Image size: 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (324 x 222 mm). [24976] |1600| {R100}

Condition Report: Condition: overall very good to fine; no holes, tears, foxing, staining, etc. A few very minor handling marks upper right margin.

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ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO - Original drypoint

Lot 13: ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO - Original drypoint

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Description: Alexander Archipenko (Ukranian-Russian-American, 1887 - 1964). "Kneeling [unrecorded signed lifetime impression]". Original drypoint. 1920. Signed in pencil, lower right. Not editioned in Archipenko's lifetime. Cream wove paper. Full margins (deckle edges all four sides). Fine impression; printed in brown ink. Very good condition. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Karshan 4. Provenance: The estate of John and Valere Butterwick, Kewanee, Illinois. Exceedingly rare, perhaps unique, proof. Unknown to Karshan. As he states,"Kneeling is the second drypoint of only three that the artist executed ["Kneeling," "Bending," "Angelica"]. The original copper plates [of these three] were discovered by the artist's widow in 1966 at his atelier in Woodstock, New York. These plates were in sufficiently good condition to permit posthumous editions to be printed, since only one life-time proof was known of "Bending," two of "Angelica," and none of "Kneeling." These three editions were printed in New York by Miss Judith Foster in 1967, under the supervision of the artist's estate." Donald Karshan, "Archipenko: The Sculpture and Graphic Art." Tubingen: Ernst Wasmuth, 1974, pg. 75. Image copyright © 2001 Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 15 x 10 11/16 in. (381 x 271 mm). Image size: 7 x 5 in. (178 x 127 mm). [25193] |5000| {R100}

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO - Original lithograph

Lot 14: ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO - Original lithograph

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Description: Alexander Archipenko (Ukranian-Russian-American, 1887 - 1964). "Reclining Female Nude". Original lithograph. 1920. Signed in pencil, lower left. Edition size unknown, presumed very small. Cream laid watermarked paper. Wide margins. Fine impression. Literature/catalogue raisonne: Karshan 7. Provenance: Through E. Weyhe, New York City. A rare and large Archipenko print. We could locate only two sales in the past 25 years, the most recent selling at $3,220 (Swann Galleries, NYC, 11/5/2001, lot 427). Image copyright © 2001 Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 24 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (625 x 464 mm). Image size: 17 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (451 x 324 mm). [25192] |2000| {R100}

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JAVIER AREVALO - Color etching and aquatint

Lot 15: JAVIER AREVALO - Color etching and aquatint

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Description: Javier Arevalo (Mexican, b.1937). "Centauro". Color etching and aquatint. 1979. Signed, dated, titled, and annotated in pencil, upper margin. An artist's proof. Cream wove paper. Deckle edges four sides. Fine impression with bright colors. Fine condition. Overall size: 11 1/16 x 15 1/4 in. (281 x 387 mm). Image size: 9 1/2 x 11 11/16 in. (241 x 297 mm). [27388] |400| {K50} <+>

Condition Report: Fine condition

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JOHN JAMES AUDUBON [AFTER] - Oil on canvas

Lot 16: JOHN JAMES AUDUBON [AFTER] - Oil on canvas

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Description: John James Audubon [after] (American, 1785 - 1851). "Trumpeter Swan". Oil on canvas. 1827-1838. Painted c1960s?. Good condition; unframed and unstretched, formerly stretched but removed from stretcher for shipping; rippling undoubtedly should disappear when restretched. A huge, beautiful, and impressive decorative object, based on Audubon's image from "The Birds of America.". Overall size: 50 3/4 x 80 1/2 in. (1289 x 2045 mm). Image size: 48 x 77 1/8 in. (1219 x 1959 mm). [27874] |800| {R100}

Condition Report: Good condition; unframed and unstretched, formerly stretched but removed from stretcher for shipping; rippling undoubtedly should disappear when restretched

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RICHARD AVEDON - Color offset lithograph poster

Lot 17: RICHARD AVEDON - Color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004). "Lauren Hutton". Color offset lithograph poster. 1968. Signed with marker in the image. White wove paper. Good condition save for rippling overall, probably could be pressed out, no broken paper fibers. Overall size: 25 7/8 x 29 1/8 in. (657 x 740 mm). [27743] |400| {R100}

Condition Report: Good condition save for rippling overall, probably could be pressed out, no broken paper fibers

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MILTON AVERY [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil on canvas

Lot 18: MILTON AVERY [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil on canvas

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Description: Milton Avery [by or attrib] (American, 1885-1965). "Mountain Trees". Oil on canvas. 1960. Signed and dated, lower left. Very good condition. Provenance: Through Mark Rothko; Private collection, New Canaan, Connecticut. An impressive example of Avery's landscape oeuvre. For a similar composition (1962) by Avery, please see "Mountain Landscape," sale at Bonhams & Butterfields New York, December 2, 2009, lot passed on presale estimates of $125,000/150,000. Avery's work is seminal to American abstract painting?while his images are clearly representational, they focus on color relations and are not concerned with creating the illusion of depth as most conventional Western painting since the Renaissance has. Avery was often thought of as an American Matisse, especially because of his colorful and innovative landscape paintings. His poetic, bold, and creative use of drawing and color set him apart from the more conventional painting of his era. Early in his career his work was considered too radical for being too abstract; when Abstract Expressionism became dominant his work sometimes was overlooked as being too representational. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image size: 18 x 24 in. (457 x 610 mm). Frame size: 21 1/4 x 27 1/4 in. (540 x 692 mm). [25238] |8000| {R100}

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

Lot 19: FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Francis Bacon (Irish/British, 1909 - 1992). "Francis Bacon at Galerie Lelong #1". Original color offset lithograph poster. 1987. Signed in blue crayon, lower right. Edition size unknown but presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired directly from the artist shortly before his death. A very scarce poster. We have not found it at auction in the past 25 years. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 26 3/8 x 19 3/4 in. (670 x 502 mm). Image size: 26 3/8 x 19 3/4 in. (670 x 502 mm). [27507] |500| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

Lot 20: FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Francis Bacon (Irish/British, 1909 - 1992). "Francis Bacon at Galerie Lelong #2". Original color offset lithograph poster. 1987. Signed in green crayon, lower right. Edition size unknown but presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired directly from the artist shortly before his death. A very scarce poster. We have not found it at auction in the past 25 years. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 26 3/8 x 19 3/4 in. (670 x 502 mm). Image size: 26 3/8 x 19 3/4 in. (670 x 502 mm). [27508] |500| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

Lot 21: FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Francis Bacon (Irish/British, 1909 - 1992). "Le Boeuf". Original color offset lithograph poster. 1986. Signed in purple crayon, lower right. Edition size unknown but presumed small. White wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired directly from the artist shortly before his death. A very scarce poster. We have not found it at auction in the past 25 years. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 30 5/8 x 18 in. (778 x 457 mm). Image size: 24 1/4 x 18 in. (616 x 457 mm). [27506] |600| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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FRANCIS BACON - Original color lithograph poster

Lot 22: FRANCIS BACON - Original color lithograph poster

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Description: Francis Bacon (Irish/British, 1909 - 1992). "Personnage couche". Original color lithograph poster. c1975. Signed in red crayon, lower right. Edition size unknown but presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired directly from the artist shortly before his death. A scarce poster. We have found only four other examples at auction in the past 25 years. Copyright Maeght Editeur, Arte Paris, lower left. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 27 3/4 x 17 9/16 in. (705 x 446 mm). Image size: 27 3/4 x 17 9/16 in. (705 x 446 mm). [27504] |600| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

Lot 23: FRANCIS BACON - Original color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Francis Bacon (Irish/British, 1909 - 1992). "Study after Velasquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X". Original color offset lithograph poster. 1980. Signed in yellow crayon, lower right. Edition size unknown but presumed small. White wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Provenance: Private collection, London, acquired directly from the artist shortly before his death. A very scarce poster. We have not found it at auction in the past 25 years. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 35 x 24 3/8 in. (889 x 619 mm). Image size: 29 x 22 1/2 in. (737 x 571 mm). [27505] |800| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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FRANCIS BACON [BY OR ATTRIB] - Pen and ink drawing

Lot 24: FRANCIS BACON [BY OR ATTRIB] - Pen and ink drawing

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Description: Francis Bacon [by or attrib] (Irish/British, 1909-1992). "Self-portrait". Pen and ink drawing. c1970s. Signed lower center. Very good to fine condition. Provenance: Estate of a collector, London. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 9 9/16 x 6 in. (243 x 152 mm). [27375] |2000| {R100}

Condition Report: Very good to fine condition

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GIACOMO BALLA - Watercolor and pencil drawing on paper

Lot 25: GIACOMO BALLA - Watercolor and pencil drawing on paper

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Description: Giacomo Balla (Italian, 1871-1958). "Composizione Futurista". Watercolor and pencil drawing on paper. 1914. Signed in pencil, lower center; dated upper right. Light cream wove paper. Very good condition; pencil drawings on verso; left edge serrated; a few scattered paint marks outside of image. Provenance: Estate of a private collector, Rome. Balla was a highly important and accomplished artist. In his early 30's he taught Divisionist techniques to Umberto Boccioni and Gino Severini. Influenced by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Balla adopted the Futurism style, creating a pictorial depiction of light, movement, and speed. He was signatory to the Futurist Manifesto in 1910, and began designing and painting Futurist furniture, also creating Futurist "anti-neutral" clothing. Overall size: 9 x 12 1/8 in. (229 x 308 mm). [28189] |7000| {R100} (TL2)

Condition Report: Very good condition; pencil drawings on verso; left edge serrated; a few scattered paint marks outside of image

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GIACOMO BALLA - Original color pencil drawing

Lot 26: GIACOMO BALLA - Original color pencil drawing

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Description: Giacomo Balla (Italian, 1871-1958). "Vortice Futurista Blu II". Original color pencil drawing. c1930s. Signed in pencil, lower right. Cream laid watermarked paper. Very good condition. Provenance: Estate of a private collector, Rome. Balla was a highly important and accomplished artist. In his early 30's he taught Divisionist techniques to Umberto Boccioni and Gino Severini. Influenced by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Balla adopted the Futurism style, creating a pictorial depiction of light, movement, and speed. He was signatory to the Futurist Manifesto in 1910, and began designing and painting Futurist furniture, also creating Futurist "anti-neutral" clothing. Overall size: 5 3/4 x 9 in. (146 x 229 mm). Image size: 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (133 x 210 mm). [26504] |4000| {R100}

Condition Report: Very good condition.

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SANTOS BALMORI - Charcoal drawing

Lot 27: SANTOS BALMORI - Charcoal drawing

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Description: Santos Balmori (Mexican, 1898 - 1992). "Composicion". Charcoal drawing. 1964. Signed and dated, lower left. Cream wove paper. Fair condition. Image size: 14 1/8 x 10 in. (359 x 254 mm). [26882] |400| {K90} <+>

Condition Report: Fair condition

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BALTHUS - Pencil drawing

Lot 28: BALTHUS - Pencil drawing

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Description: Balthus (French, 1908-2001). "Nu debout". Pencil drawing. c1960s. Signed in pencil, lower center. Thin cream wove paper. Condition: overall good, the image fine; unobtrusive horizontal centerfold crease, no broken paper fibers, could be pressed out; tack holes upper left and right; paper loss lower left corner; 3/4" tear in lower left edge, well away from image. Provenance: By repute, through Renato Guttuso; private collection, Rome. Undoubtedly a studio drawing - note the small head of a woman in profile, upper right, as well as the presence of tack holes. Balthus was born Balthasar Klossowski de Rola. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 24 1/16 x 17 in. (611 x 432 mm). Image size: 20 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (527 x 302 mm). [27390] |15000| {R100}

Condition Report: Condition: overall good, the image fine; unobtrusive horizontal centerfold crease, no broken paper fibers, could be pressed out; tack holes upper left and right; paper loss lower left corner; 3/4" tear in lower left edge, well away from image

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ADRIEN BARRERE - Original vintage color lithograph poster

Lot 29: ADRIEN BARRERE - Original vintage color lithograph poster

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Description: Adrien Barrere (French, 1877-1931). "Dranem/Ambassadeurs [Charle Verneau, Paris - proof before letters]". Original vintage color lithograph poster. c1905. Signed in the stone, lower right. Unique proof?. Buff wove paper. Probably the full sheet. Very good impression. Republique Francaise Seine stamp, lower center. Linen backed. Provenance: Jack Williams, Phoenix, Arizona. A rare proof before letters. Overall size: 46 1/2 x 31 1/16 in. (1181 x 789 mm). [25014] |1000| {R100}

Condition Report: Republique Francaise Seine stamp, lower center. Linen backed.

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ADRIEN BARRERE - Original color lithograph poster

Lot 30: ADRIEN BARRERE - Original color lithograph poster

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Description: Adrien Barrere (French, 1877-1931). "Surgeons/Doctors/Faculte de Medicine". Original color lithograph poster. c1905. Signed in the stone, lower right. Small edition?. Cream wove paper. Full margins. Very good impression. Barrere's work, here satirizing leaders of the day, has been described as "pathological humoresque.' A scarce poster. Overall size: 20 x 35 7/8 in. (508 x 911 mm). Image size: 16 x 35 in. (406 x 889 mm). [23511] |400| {R100}

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ADRIEN BARRERE - Original vintage color lithograph poster

Lot 31: ADRIEN BARRERE - Original vintage color lithograph poster

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Description: Adrien Barrere (French, 1877-1931). "Tournee Mayol/Le Mariage d'Hakouma [Robert & Cie., Paris]". Original vintage color lithograph poster. c1910?. Signed in the stone, lower left. Edition unknown, presumed very small. Cream wove paper. Very good impression. Provenance: Jack Williams, Phoenix, Arizona. With the Republique Francaise Seine stamp to the left of the letter "A" in "Mayol." We have not found this poster at auction. We find two sales of a related poster, "Chez Mayol," in the past 25 years. Overall size: 47 1/8 x 30 3/4 in. (1197 x 781 mm). [25015] |1000| {R100}

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color offset lithograph

Lot 32: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color offset lithograph

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988). "Basquiat @ Gagosian [poster]". Color offset lithograph. 1986. Signed in black marker. Edition unknown, presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Condition: folds (as issued?), toning verso, else very good. A rare poster. No auction records located. For the exhibition entitled "Jean-Michel Basquiat" at the Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, January - February, 1986. This was Basquiat's last show at Gagosian and his last on the West Coast. Image copyright © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York, 2013. Overall size: 39 3/8 x 26 1/2 in. (1000 x 673 mm). [28126] |3000| {R100}

Condition Report: Condition: folds (as issued?), toning verso, else very good

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color lithograph

Lot 33: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color lithograph

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988). "Jean-Michel Basquiat [invitation]". Color lithograph. 1986. Signed in black marker. Edition unknown, presumed small. Wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. Invitation card for the exhibition entitled "Jean-Michel Basquiat" at the Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, January - February, 1986. This was Basquiat's last show at Gagosian and his last on the West Coast. Overall size: 7 x 5 in. (178 x 127 mm). [28125] |400| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color silkscreen (?) front and back covers

Lot 34: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color silkscreen (?) front and back covers

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988). "Quetzalcoatl [autographed and annotated exhibition catalogue]". Color silkscreen (?) front and back covers. 1984. Signed in black marker on the inside front cover. Condition: the catalogue cover is creased upper and lower right corners, contents very good. A scarce catalogue and rare when signed, especially annotated. Basquiat's annotation clearly means that one should look at the image on the back cover of the catalogue to see the entire composition. As is, it is split in two (see the color lithograph issued in 1985 by the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, for its exhibition of the same show which ran from February 9 to March 31, 1985, to view the entire image). This catalogue was issued for the traveling exhibition entitled "Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings, 1981-1984" initiating at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, August 11 to September 23, 1984. Numerous color illustrations, approximately 40 pages, published by The Fruitmarket Gallery. Images copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 11 11/16 x 8 5/8 in. (297 x 219 mm). [28123] |2000| {R100}

Condition Report: Condition: the catalogue cover is creased upper and lower right corners, contents very good

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Original offset lithograph record jacket & record

Lot 35: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Original offset lithograph record jacket & record

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988). "Rammellzee vs. K-Rob [first edition, first printing]". Original offset lithograph record jacket & record. 1983. Signed in black marker in Basquiat's crown logo, upper center recto. Edition of 500 (original pressing). Thick jacket paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Jacket in very good condition; some minor creasing lower right and upper right; vinyl and sleeve in fine condition. Please note that our example is from the original first edition, first printing/pressing produced during Basquiat's lifetime. The album was later reprinted after his lifetime. Rare and highly sought after. Due to the rarity of its original pressing, this album has been called the Holy Grail of rap records. A search of auction records going back 28 years yields no signed versions. The album contains "Beat Bop," a hip hop single by American rappers Rammellzee and K-Rob, produced by Basquiat and originally released in 1983 by record label Tartown. Initially distributed merely as a test pressing, it is notable for being featured in the hip-hop documentary film "Style Wars" and having the cover, as well as the record label (both sides), designed by Basquiat. The result of a disagreement between Rammellzee and Basquiat, the track has been cited as having an influence on artists such as the Beastie Boys and many experimental hip hop artists due to its chaotic, abstract sound. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (311 x 311 mm). Image size: 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (311 x 311 mm). [28038] |3000| {R100}

Condition Report: Jacket in very good condition; some minor creasing lower right and upper right; vinyl and sleeve in fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Original offset lithograph record jacket & record

Lot 36: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Original offset lithograph record jacket & record

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988). "The Offs: First Record [first edition, first printing]". Original offset lithograph record jacket & record. 1984. Signed and with the monogram in black marker, upper center verso. Small edition. Stiff album cover stock paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Good to very good condition. Literature/catalogue raisonne: See articles by Glenn O'Brien in "Interview Magazine" May, 1985, Angela Holm in "NY Arts Magazine" March/April, 2008, and Angela Holm & Wu Ziru in "Art Today" February, 2008. Provenance: Estate of a private collector, Manhattan. Please note that our example is from the original first edition, first printing/pressing produced during Basquiat's lifetime. The album was later reprinted after his lifetime in a large edition. The most recent auction sale we could find was for $1,397 at Wright, Chicago, July 13, 2013, lot #144 (an unsigned example). The auction record for an unsigned example of this album cover appears to be $2,914 (?1,850) at Kapandji Morhange, Paris, April 15, 2008, Lot 102. The mixed media drawing of this image sold at Sotheby's, New York, 11/10/2011, for $302,500. Our example is the black vinyl (also issued with clear and white vinyl) with the original liner and accompanied by a C.D. Presents form, included with each impression. The cover was a part of the exhibitions "LP Show" 2003, New York, NY - MOMA / Exit Art; "Vinyl - Records and Covers by Artists" in 2005 in Bremen, Germany at Neues Museum Weserburg; in 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, and 2007 in Porto, Portugal. Pressing by Bill Smith Custom Records, El Segundo, California. Published by David Ferguson, C.D. Presents. Includes vinyl record. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 12 3/16 x 12 5/16 in. (310 x 313 mm). Image size: 12 3/16 x 12 5/16 in. (310 x 313 mm). [26505] |2000| {R100}

Condition Report: Good to very good condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color offset lithograph front cover

Lot 37: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Color offset lithograph front cover

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988). "To Repel Ghosts [autographed and annotated exhibition catalogue]". Color offset lithograph front cover. 1986. Signed in black marker on the inside front cover. Fine condition. A rare catalogue when signed, especially annotated. Basquiat's annotation seems obvious (?). This catalogue was issued for the highly important exhibition entitled "Jean-Michel Basquiat" at Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, November 28, 1986 to January 25, 1987. Numerous color illustrations, 105 pages, published by Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover. Images copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 8 1/8 x 8 1/16 in. (206 x 205 mm). [28124] |2000| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL - Original color offset lithograph poster

Lot 38: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL - Original color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol (Americans, 20th Century). "Warhol * Basquiat Paintings [original first printing]". Original color offset lithograph poster. 1985. Signed by both artists in ink, lower left and lower right. Edition unknown, presumed small. Smooth cream medium weight wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Good condition; colors very good; some creasing in the image; one tack hole top margin and one bottom margin. The legendary, iconic, and famous poster of two of the greatest artists of the latter part of the 20th Century, perhaps the most poignant and enduring image of the 1980's NYC art scene. We could locate only 11 sales of this poster in the past 28 years, with only five of these being signed. The auction record for a signed example is $6,600 at Christie's New York, May 1, 2007, lot #839. The image is by Michael Halsband. The show displayed the collaborative paintings that Warhol and Basquiat worked on from 1984-1985. These works were the culmination of their friendship, one which began in the late 70's. Eventually, the two began work on the paintings that would constitute the bulk of this exhibition. But the process was not without conflict. Warhol, whose work ethic was legendary, grew frustrated with Basquiat's erratic appearances and the two worked very little on the paintings at the same time. The show was a financial and critical failure and marked the end of their friendship. The full title of the poster is: Tony Shafrazi * Bruno Bischofberger Present: Warhol * Basquiat Paintings, September 14 through October 19, 1985, 163 Mercer Street New York;. Overall size: 19 x 12 in. (483 x 305 mm). Image size: 19 x 12 in. (483 x 305 mm). [27961] |5000| {R100}

Condition Report: Good condition; colors very good; some creasing in the image; one tack hole top margin and one bottom margin.

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL - Color offset lithograph poster

Lot 39: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL - Color offset lithograph poster

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol (Americans, 20th Century). "Warhol * Basquiat Paintings [second printing]". Color offset lithograph poster. 1999. Edition unknown. Smooth white wove paper. The full sheet. Fine impression. Fine condition. The legendary, iconic, and famous poster of two of the greatest artists of the latter part of the 20th Century, perhaps the most poignant and enduring image of the 1980's NYC art scene. The poster was reissued by Tony Shafrazi in 1999. The image is by Michael Halsband. The show displayed the collaborative paintings that Warhol and Basquiat worked on from 1984-1985. These works were the culmination of their friendship, one which began in the late 70's. Eventually, the two began work on the paintings that would constitute the bulk of this exhibition. But the process was not without conflict. Warhol, whose work ethic was legendary, grew frustrated with Basquiat's erratic appearances and the two worked very little on the paintings at the same time. The show was a financial and critical failure and marked the end of their friendship. The full title of the poster is: Tony Shafrazi * Bruno Bischofberger Present: Warhol * Basquiat Paintings © 1999 Tony Shafrazi Gallery 119 Wooster Street New York September 14 through October 19, 1985, 163 Mercer Street New York . Overall size: 27 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (692 x 489 mm). Image size: 26 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (664 x 419 mm). [27963] |600| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL & FRANCESCO CLEMENTE - Black marker drawing

Lot 40: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT & ANDY WARHOL & FRANCESCO CLEMENTE - Black marker drawing

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol & Francesco Clemente (20th Century). "Collaborations [with small drawing and annotation signed by Basquiat and signed by Warhol and Clemente]". Black marker drawing. 1984. Signed in black marker. Very good to fine condition. Very rare. We have not seen or heard of another example signed by all three collaborators. Basquiat's drawing and annotation and Warhol's and Clemente's signatures are contained in the (rare itself) hardcover exhibition catalogue entitled "Collaboratons: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Andy Warhol" for the show at the Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, September 15th to October 13th, 1984. The show was a critical and financial failure, which perhaps led to Basquiat's inscription in the catalogue. A highly detailed and complete rendition of the events leading up to the exhibition, the exhibition itself, and the aftermath can be found at Gallery Bruno Bischofberger's website. The catalogue and the dust jacket are both in very good to fine condition, unpaginated (approximately 30 pages), with color illustrations throughout, published by Edition Gallery Bruno Bischofberger. Overall size: 11 11/16 x 8 1/4 in. (297 x 210 mm). [28122] |5000| {R100}

Condition Report: Very good to fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT [AFTER] - Colored pencils on paper

Lot 41: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT [AFTER] - Colored pencils on paper

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat [after] (American, 1960-1988). "Untitled". Colored pencils on paper. 1981. Signed lower right. Light cream wove paper. Fine condition. After the work "Untitled," 1981, crayon on paper, 24" x 18", sale at Christie's New York, June 17, 2007, lot 414, sold at $240,000. Overall size: 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (292 x 222 mm). [27931] |600| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil on paper

Lot 42: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil on paper

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat [by or attrib] (American, 1960-1988). "Asbestos". Oil on paper. 1982-1983. Signed on the verso. Textured tan paper. Fine condition. Provenance: Estate of a private collector, Long Island, New York, acquired directly from the artist, with the monogram signature verso as requested. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 9 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (238 x 273 mm). [27933] |16000| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil on paper

Lot 43: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT [BY OR ATTRIB] - Oil on paper

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Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat [by or attrib] (American, 1960-1988). "King of the Mountain". Oil on paper. 1982-1983. Signed on the verso. Smooth off-white paper. Fine condition. Provenance: Estate of a private collector, Long Island, New York, acquired directly from the artist, with the monogram signature verso as requested. Image copyright © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Overall size: 13 x 8 3/8 in. (330 x 213 mm). [27934] |16000| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition

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SOFIA BASSI - Monoprint

Lot 44: SOFIA BASSI - Monoprint

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Description: Sofia Bassi (Mexican, 1913-1997). "Untitled". Monoprint. 1970. Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower left. Edition of 1. Fine impression. From the collection of Estela Ogazon. Overall size: 10 13/16 x 8 3/4 in. (275 x 222 mm). Image size: 10 x 7 1/8 in. (254 x 181 mm). [22114] |600| {K90} <+>

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CHARLES BAUDELAIRE - Original pen and ink drawing

Lot 45: CHARLES BAUDELAIRE - Original pen and ink drawing

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Description: Charles Baudelaire (French, 1821-1867). "Study for 'Portrait de Jeanne Duval'". Original pen and ink drawing. c1846. Signed upper left, annotated upper right. Light cream laid watermarked paper. Overall good condition; a few fox marks; minor discoloration and edge fading. Provenance: Ex-collection a member of the Feau family, Paris, France; Private collector, Paris. Baudelaire, the celebrated poet, is generally regarded as the father of modern art criticism. His artistic output was extremely small; we have located only nine sales (seven different images) of his work at auction in the past 21 years, all drawings. The finished drawing of Baudelaire's lover Jeanne Duval, of which our example is the preliminary study, was offered at Claude Aguttes, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on 09/19/2007 (see attached image - #4). Overall size: 7 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. (181 x 235 mm). Image size: 7 x 8 in. (178 x 203 mm). [26411] |8000| {R100}

Condition Report: Overall good condition; a few fox marks; minor discoloration and edge fading

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RUDOLF BAUER - Lithograph

Lot 46: RUDOLF BAUER - Lithograph

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Description: Rudolf Bauer (German, 1881 - 1953). "Circle of Life". Lithograph. c1910s. Signed in pencil, lower right; annotated in pencil. Signed in the stone, lower right. Wide margins. Fine impression. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. Image size: 11 7/8 x 17 3/8 in. (302 x 441 mm). [3482] |250| {R100}

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RUDOLF BAUER - Pencil drawing on paper

Lot 47: RUDOLF BAUER - Pencil drawing on paper

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Description: Rudolf Bauer (German, 1881 - 1953). "Non-Objective Solitary Confinement Prison Drawing [No.8]". Pencil drawing on paper. 1938. Signed with the initial in pencil, lower right. Drawn on "brown paper bag" paper. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. A highly important example of Bauer?s rare ?prison drawings.? Among them, the ?solitary confinement prison drawings? are of the utmost rarity. As Wikipedia states, ?during his time in prison [1938], he created dozens of non-objective drawings on scavenged scraps of paper.? Bauer was in prison for several months. Initially he was held in solitary confinement. He created the present drawing, our example, during the solitary confinement period. He then was moved to the general prison population and allowed to perform office clerking functions. During this time he created yet more drawings, generally more refined and on office stationery, many with typewriter type on the verso. These drawings, while still rare, are obtainable, whereas the ?solitary confinement? drawings are virtually unobtainable. The complete text of the Wikipedia article dealing with this period: ?In 1938, upon his return from an exhibition of his work in Paris, Bauer was arrested by the Nazis for his "degenerate" art and for speculating on the black market ? meaning selling his work to [Solomon] Guggenheim. The previous year Bauer?s work had been included in the infamous Degenerate Art show in Munich, organized by the Nazis to show all the deviant, abstract art. In spite of this Bauer had refused to move from his home country. Upon his arrest Bauer was held in a Gestapo prison for several months, as [Hilla] Rebay and Guggenheim worked to free him. After several false starts, he was finally released unconditionally in August 1938. During his time in prison, he created dozens of non-objective drawings on scavenged scraps of paper. He spent the next months getting his paperwork in order and made the difficult decision to leave his homeland, emigrating to the United States in July 1939, just months before the beginning of World War II.?. Overall size: 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (168 x 140 mm). Image size: 6 7/16 x 4 3/8 in. (164 x 111 mm). [25004] |1200| {R100}

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RUDOLF BAUER - Pencil drawing on paper

Lot 48: RUDOLF BAUER - Pencil drawing on paper

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Description: Rudolf Bauer (German, 1881 - 1953). "Non-Objective Solitary Confinement Prison Drawing [No.9] [a double-sided drawing]". Pencil drawing on paper. 1938. Signed with the initial in pencil, lower right, on each drawing. Drawn on "brown paper bag" paper. Provenance: Estate of the Artist. A highly important example of Bauer?s rare ?prison drawings.? Among them, the ?solitary confinement prison drawings? are of the utmost rarity. As Wikipedia states, ?during his time in prison [1938], he created dozens of non-objective drawings on scavenged scraps of paper.? Bauer was in prison for several months. Initially he was held in solitary confinement. He created the present drawing, our example, during the solitary confinement period. He then was moved to the general prison population and allowed to perform office clerking functions. During this time he created yet more drawings, generally more refined and on office stationery, many with typewriter type on the verso. These drawings, while still rare, are obtainable, whereas the ?solitary confinement? drawings are virtually unobtainable. The complete text of the Wikipedia article dealing with this period: ?In 1938, upon his return from an exhibition of his work in Paris, Bauer was arrested by the Nazis for his "degenerate" art and for speculating on the black market ? meaning selling his work to [Solomon] Guggenheim. The previous year Bauer?s work had been included in the infamous Degenerate Art show in Munich, organized by the Nazis to show all the deviant, abstract art. In spite of this Bauer had refused to move from his home country. Upon his arrest Bauer was held in a Gestapo prison for several months, as [Hilla] Rebay and Guggenheim worked to free him. After several false starts, he was finally released unconditionally in August 1938. During his time in prison, he created dozens of non-objective drawings on scavenged scraps of paper. He spent the next months getting his paperwork in order and made the difficult decision to leave his homeland, emigrating to the United States in July 1939, just months before the beginning of World War II.?. Overall size: 5 x 6 3/16 in. (127 x 157 mm). Image size: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (114 x 146 mm). [25005] |1600| {R100}

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GUSTAVE BAUMANN - Color woodcut

Lot 49: GUSTAVE BAUMANN - Color woodcut

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Description: Gustave Baumann (German/American, 1881 - 1971). "Eagle Ceremony at Tesuque Pueblo". Color woodcut. 1932. Bears initials in pencil, lower right; monogrammed in the block, lower left. Cream wove paper. Very wide margins; deckled bottom edge. Fine impression. Fine condition. Provenance: Private collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Overall size: 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (267 x 216 mm). Image size: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (165 x 165 mm). [21787] |800| {R100}

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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FREDERIC BAZILLE - Original pencil drawing

Lot 50: FREDERIC BAZILLE - Original pencil drawing

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Description: Frederic Bazille (French, 1841-1870). "La Brodeuse". Original pencil drawing. c1867-1868. Signed lower right. Dark pink laid watermarked paper. Condition: staining; foxing; some losses. Provenance: Private collection, Paris, France. Works by Bazille are rare in any medium. Overall size: 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (181 x 114 mm). Image size: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (124 x 98 mm). [26421] |1500| {R100}

Condition Report: Condition: staining; foxing; some losses

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