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Auction Description for Freeman's: Modern & Contemporary Art

Modern & Contemporary Art (141 Lots)

by Freeman's


141 lots with images

December 6, 2016

Live Auction

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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HENRI MATISSE, (FRENCH, 1869-1954),

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Description: HENRI MATISSE (french, 1869-1954) "CORBEILLE DE BEGONIAS I" 1938, pencil signed, dated ''23/8 38,'' inscribed ''Bon á tirer'' and dedicated ''á Jean-Gabriel Daragnès avec mes remerciements cordiaux'' (presumably one of seven trial proofs before the edition of 25 plus 5 artist''s proofs), with wide margins. Linoleum cut on wove paper with partial watermark ''VM France.'' image: 7 13/16 x 9 in. (19.7 x 22.8cm) sheet: 15 1/8 x 15 5/8 in. (38.3 x 39.7cm) [Duthuit, 718] note: We are grateful to Wanda de Guébriant for her assistance in cataloguing this work.

Condition Report: With the palest light-, mat and time staining, a few soft handling creases, a pin-prick rust colored stain verso showing through as a 5mm faint circular stain to the right of the dedication. minor surface soiling in the margins and verso. At the extreme edges of the sheet, each side with four or five minute pinprick holes wtih attendant rust-colored tiny stains (consistent with registration marks). At the left side of the sheet, these are torn-through or are losses each approx. 3-4mm. The right sheet edge shows one of those torn through as a 3mm loss at lower right. The top sheet edge with a 1/4-in. vertical tear at center and a 4mm loss to the right. There is a 1 x 1/4-in. area of uneven paper fibers at the right side of the upper margin edge. This may be rubbing or an old repair. The lower sheet edges with two horizontal losses each approx 5 x 10mm. With a 7mm diagonal cut in the lower right margin corner, a few small foxmarks and soiling verso. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, (FRENCH, 1864-1901),

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Description: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (french, 1864-1901) "BABYLON D''ALLEMAGNE" 1894, pencil signed bottom right and inscribed ''à M. Cheret,'' Wittrock''s state A (of B), with wide margins, Victor Joze, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on wove paper laid down later to linen backing. image: 46 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (118.1 x 81.3cm) sheet: 47 1/8 x 34 5/8 in. (119.7 x 87.9cm) [Delteil, 351; Wittrock, P12; Adriani, 58]

Condition Report: The sheet slightly toned overall, slightly moreso along the top 6 inches. Pale mat staining, mainly along the left margin edge. With a 28 inch vertical tear through the center of the sheet (backed) with associated minor losses in a 1 inch touched-in area in the background. A 17 inch diagonal crease extending from the center to the upper left margin edge with a few other associated creases. Two horizontal brown stains in and above the signature area, extending very faintly intermittently towards the left margin. Intermittent pale brown spots (presumbably glue or foxing) evident mainly in the uninked areas throughout. Several creases, short tears and minor losses evident along the edges of the sheet, sometimes extending into the image area. The upper most approx 6 inch horizontal band of the sheet exhibits darker staining, several 2-5 inch losses, associated creases, tears and touched in areas. An approx. 4 x 3 inch loss to the upper left corner, extending into the image area. The margins unevenly trimmed. Minor surface soiling on the reverse of the linen backing. Stamped verso "Pierre Reneve Cadres Tableuax St. Honore" with the red circular ink stamp. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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WASSILY KANDINSKY, (RUSSIAN, 1866-1944),

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Description: WASSILY KANDINSKY (russian, 1866-1944) "KLEINE WELTEN X" 1922, pencil signed, from the edition of 200 (there were also 30 on Japan), with full margins, Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, publisher. Drypoint on wove paper. image: 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (23.5 x 19.7cm) sheet: 11 7/8 x 10 7/16 in. (30.2 x 26.5cm) [Roethel, 173]

Condition Report: With time, light, and mat staining and with occasional soft handling creases. For example, two at the bottom right corner, measuring approx 1/2 inch and 1 1/2 inches respectively, and one approx 1/2 inch crescent shaped handling crease at the left plate edge just above center in the image area. With occasional fox marks evident. For example, one at the bottom left of the central image and several in the center left of the plate as well as two at the bottom left of the plate. Approx 2 small fox marks also evident in the bottom margin at left. With intermittent wear to the extreme edges and corners, this includes an apparent tiny (approx 1 mm) area of loss to the bottom right corner and an approx 3/4 in. apparent slit in the paper at the upper left corner that appears to have been repaired by the white paper hinging tape verso. Some minor wear and tiny area of loss to the paper in this same area. Verso with traces of faint surface soiling and scattered fox marks. With remnants of previous white paper hinging tape at the upper sheet edge, both the left and right. Hinged to the support in two places at the reverse upper sheet edge. Otherwise in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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DOUBLE-SIDED DRAWING JAMES ENSOR, (BELGIAN, 1860-1949),

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Description: double-sided drawing JAMES ENSOR (belgian, 1860-1949) "LA PARESSE" AND "LA LUXURE" Signed bottom left on each side, inscribed with the name ''Albert Croquez'' upper left on "La Luxure," pencil on paper. Executed circa 1888-1902. 6 11/16 x 8 13/16 in. (17 x 22.4cm) provenance: The Artist. Collection of Albert Croquez, Paris, France. By family descent. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. literature: Albert Croquez, l''Oeuvre Gravé de James Ensor,Geneva/Brussels: Éditions Pierre Cailler, 1947, no. 119 (illustrated). note: This lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity issued by Xavier Tricot and dated 22 October 2016.

Condition Report: The sheet is toned, also with time staining and wear consistent with its age. Faint surface soiling. The bottom sheet edge is uneven and exhibits some nicks and losses, which may have been caused if the drawing was torn from a sketchbook, as seems plausible since this was a prepartory sketch for the print series "The Seven Deadly Sins'". Minor losses at all four corners. With an approx. 1/4 inch horizontal tear at the center of one of the vertical sheet edges, an approx. 1/4 inch vertical tear at one of the horizontal sheet edges, as well as general wear, nicks etc at extreme edges. With foxing and/or brown staining variously. With an approx. 1 x 1/4 inch area of skinning to the paper in the area directly below the man's face in "La Paresse". Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MOÏSE KISLING, (FRENCH/POLISH, 1891-1953),

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Description: MOÏSE KISLING (french/polish, 1891-1953) "LE PORT DE SAINT TROPEZ" Signed bottom left, oil on canvas. Executed in 1918. 9 x 10 3/4 in. (22.9 x 27.3cm) provenance: Collection of Albert Croquez, Paris, France. By family descent. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. note: This lot will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Jean Kisling and Marc Ottavi and will be included in "Volume IV et Additifs aux Tomes I, II et III" of the catalogue raisonné currently in preparation.

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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RAOUL DUFY, (FRENCH, 1877-1953),

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Description: RAOUL DUFY (french, 1877-1953) "CHEZ LE PACHA" Signed bottom right, watercolor on paper. Executed in 1926. 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66cm) provenance: Galerie Jean-Claude Bellier, Paris, France. Collection of Albert Croquez, Paris, France. By family descent. Private Collection, Pennsylvania. literature: Fanny Guillon-Laffaille, Raoul Dufy, Catalogue raisonné des aquarelles, gouaches et pastels, Paris, 1982, vol. II, catalogue no. 340 (illustrated).

Condition Report: With light stainting and the sheet toned and slightly darkenend. The colors slightly faded. The sheet is slightly rippled at upper left corner. With foxing evident on recto and verso variously thoughout, the greatest concentration of which is found in the upper left in the area of the left archway, in the bottom right in the area surrounding the signature and at upper center right. With some minor cracking and flecks of loss in a few of the blue tiles at bottom left and several very small areas of loss to the top layer of the white pigment in the area just above tiles. Also a few minute flecks of loss in the dark blue horizontal lines to left of the central arch at top center and in the mosaic area at right. Sheet is adhered to the overmat with brown paper tape all along the edges verso. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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GUSTAVE DE SMET, (BELGIAN, 1877-1943),

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Description: GUSTAVE DE SMET (belgian, 1877-1943) "PETIT PAYSAGE" Signed bottom left, oil on panel. 10 3/8 x 14 in. (26.4 x 35.6cm) provenance: Walter Schwarzenberg, Brussels, Belgium. Galerie George Giroux, Brussels, Belgium. Collection of Albert Croquez, Paris, France. By family descent. Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

Condition Report: No evidence of restoration or in-painting when viewed under blacklight. With some minor cracking mainly in the green, and two irregular shaped losses in the green at lower right each measuring between 1/4 to 1/2 inches each. These are located approx. four inches from the right canvas edge. An approx. 1/4-in. circular area of loss in the green to the right of the brown horizontal brushstroke at center. This loss appears slightly cream/orange color. There is a smaller area of loss at the lower right corner in the green showing cream/orange color as well. Another loss approx. 1/4 inch irregular vertical line in the green at center left just above the dark green horizontal element. This area appears white in the catalogue illustration. There are other areas of the composition where unpainted/white areas of canvas show including along the tree and house roofline as well as bottom left, but these appear to be intentional by the hand of the artist. General surface soiling in places throughout. Otherwise in good, original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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RAOUL DUFY, (FRENCH, 1877-1953),

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Description: RAOUL DUFY (french, 1877-1953) "LE HAVRE" Circa 1930, pencil signed and numbered 50/170. Color lithograph on thin laid paper. sheet: 19 13/16 x 25 7/8 in. (50.3 x 65.7cm)

Condition Report: With pale time staining and the sheet gently toned. With faint traces of sufrace soiling and occasional soft handling creases, for example several at the center of the left and right sheet edges and adjacent areas. These are more visible when looking at reverse of the sheet than front of the sheet. Several soft handling creases running vertically upward from bottom margin and also with an approx. 2 inch diagonal soft crease at the upper right corner. With scattered foxing verso which shows through occasionally to the front and a few fox marks recto, for example in the area surrounding the larger cloud in the right of the sky. Otherwise in good condition. Hinged to the support in three places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PIERRE LESIEUR, (FRENCH, 1922-2011),

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Description: PIERRE LESIEUR (french, 1922-2011) "LA CHEMINÉE BLANCHE" Signed and dated 56 bottom left, oil on canvas. 46 1/2 x 44 7/8 in. (118.1 x 114cm) provenance: Arthur Lenars & Cie, Paris, France. Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd., London, United Kingdom. Findlay Galleries, New York, New York. Private Collection. exhibited: "The First Exhibition in England of Paintings by Pierre Lesieur," Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd., London, United Kingdom, November 1956, exhibition catalogue no. 14.

Condition Report: The paint is actively cracking and flaking in the yellow rectangle. There are several areas of yellow paint loss were the canvas is visible. These range in size from five 1/8-inch losses, six 1/4 to 1/2 inch losses; and four losses ranging from 1-2 inch square. (The larger of these appear as irregular white areas within the yellow at center left). Some occasional areas of surface soiling including twelve small light-brown spots of staining mainly in the white at the bottom of the canvas. The painting has a wax relining. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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VU CAO DAM, (FRENCH, 1908-2000)MATERNITÉ

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Description: VU CAO DAM (french, 1908-2000) MATERNITÉ Signed and dated 1963 bottom left, oil on canvas. 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.3 x 46.4cm) provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania.

Condition Report: The paint has been very thickly applied to the canvas such that the surface is relatively heavy. There is a also certain sheen to the surface, perhaps because of a particularly thick varnish. There is some wear to the surface in some of the areas where the paint has been heavily applied. For example, in the eyes and foreheads of both faces. There is occasional surface soiling evident in areas as well. There is some shallow cracking present in several areas, for example a shallow crack running along the far right side of the mothers cheek, beginning at her hairline and extending in a curving pattern intermittently down her neck. There is another shallow crack extending from her right eye through her mouth and chin and down into her neck. Another similar crack running from her center hairline down her face and out into the hairline of the child. All of these are rather unobtrusive and mostly visible only when one looks very closely. Some similar areas of shallow intermittent cracking in the clothing of both figures and in the woman's right hand and in a few background areas, again mostly visible only when one looks very closely. Otherwise, in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985),

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Description: MARC CHAGALL (french/russian, 1887-1985) "PHILÉTAS' LESSON" from "daphnis and chloé" 1961, from the unsigned edition of 250 (there was also a signed and numbered edition of 60 with margins), the full sheet, Tériade, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on wove paper. sheet: 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 in. (41.9 x 32.1cm) [Mourlot, 323; see Cramer Books, 46]

Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985),

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Description: MARC CHAGALL (french/russian, 1887-1985) "GREEN AND BLUE COUPLE" 1976, pencil signed and numbered 33/50 (there were also 10 artist''s proofs in Roman numerals), with wide margins, Éditions Maeght, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on wove paper. image: 14 1/2 x 13 in. (36.8 x 33cm) sheet: 25 1/4 x 19 5/16 in. (64.1 x 49.1cm) [Mourlot, 841]

Condition Report: Mourlot calls for sheet size 64 x 49.5cm. With time, light and mat staining, the colors slightly attenuated. WIth an approx 1/4 inch light brown faint stain at the left of the upper horizontal margin. With two very faint almost impercetible stray light blue lines measuring approx 1/4 inch at the bottom left margin. With an approx 1 inch soft handling crease at the upper left corner. Some very faint skinning of the paper at the upper left corner edge. Another soft handling crease approx 1/2 inch just below the bottom of the g in the signature. Verso exhibits a few faint areas of surface soiling and also is inscribed in pencil with the print's title. The sheet is adhered to the support in two places verso at the upper horizontal sheet edge. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985)

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Description: MARC CHAGALL (french/russian, 1887-1985) "THEY WERE IN FORTY PAIRS" PLATE 2 FROM "FOUR TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS" 1948, pencil signed and inscribed ''Pl. 2,'' numbered 69/90 (there was also an edition of 10 in Roman numerals and an edition of 11 lettered A-K), with wide margins, Pantheon Books, New York, publisher. Color lithograph on laid paper. image: 14 1/2 x 11 in. (36.8 x 27.9cm) sheet: 16 7/8 x 12 13/16 in. (45.4 x 32.5cm) [Mourlot, 37; see Cramer Books, 18]

Condition Report: With pale light and mat staining, minor surface soiling. Pinprick foxing mainly evident in the lower left and bottom margins. The top, bottom and left margins straight-edge and the right margin is a torn edge (not to be confused with tears at edges). Hinged to the support in two places at the reverse of the upper margine edge. Otherwise very good original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985),

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Description: MARC CHAGALL (french/russian, 1887-1985) "LOVER''S HEAVEN" from "chagall lithographe 1957-1962" 1963, pencil signed and numbered 24/40 (there was also an edition of 150), with wide margins, André Sauret Éditeur, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on Arches. image: 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (32.4 x 24.8cm) sheet: 18 1/8 x 12 5/8 in. (46 x 32.1cm) [Mourlot, 393; see Cramer books, 53]

Condition Report: The sheet toned, light staining (the colors faded/darkened). Minor surface soiling, some areas of discoloration that manifest as less toned areas unevenly mainly in the upper margin. Verso toned consitent with the corrogated cardboard backing against which the print has been framed. Until our examination, taped with cellophane tape along the reverse of all four margin edges (cut along three edges to allow our examination) Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985),

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Description: MARC CHAGALL (french/russian, 1887-1985) "NOW THE KING LOVED SCIENCE AND GEOMETRY" PLATE 10 FROM "FOUR TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS" 1948, pencil signed and inscribed ''Pl. 10,'' numbered 34/90 (there was also an edition of 10 in Roman numerals and an edition of 11 lettered A-K), with wide margins, Pantheon Books, New York, publisher. Color lithograph on laid paper. image: 14 5/8 x 11 in. (37.1 x 27.8cm) sheet: 16 13/16 x 13 in. (42.6 x 33cm) [Mourlot, 45; see Cramer Books, 24]

Condition Report: With the palest time and mat staining. The colors are fresh. A few pinprick fox marks verso, including one that shows through in the upper center margin just above the figure in white. Other minute light brown flecks of discoloration verso in a vaguely vertical band along the reverse of the left side of the sheet, none showing through. These don't appear to be fox marks. Affixed to the support with two rice paper hinges at the reverse of the upper margin corners, with traces of old linen tape remains beneath. Otherwise in very good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MARC CHAGALL, (FRENCH/RUSSIAN, 1887-1985),

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Description: MARC CHAGALL (french/russian, 1887-1985) "LOVERS IN GREY" 1957, pencil signed and numbered 27/90, with wide margins, Maeght Éditeur, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on Arches. image: 10 5/8 x 8 11/16 in. (27 x 22cm) sheet: 18 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (47 9/16 x 37 7/8cm) [Mourlot, 194]

Condition Report: With light-, mat and time staining. The sheet toned more noticeably recto. Faint surface soiling, scattered foxing present in the margins and into the image. This is more concentrated in the upper quarter of the sheet (inclusive of the upper three inches of the image). Foxing also present verso but more noticeable in the bottom quarter of the sheet. Affixed to the over mat in three places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge (showing through as lighter in tone on recto in these areas). Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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BERNARD BUFFET, (FRENCH, 1928-1999),

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Description: BERNARD BUFFET (french, 1928-1999) "TÊTE DE FEMME" Signed and dated 53 upper right, colored pencil on Arches. 25 x 19 1/2 in. (63.5 x 49.5cm) provenance: Private Collection, Pound Ridge, New York. note: This work is recorded in the Bernard Buffet archives at the Galerie Maurice Garnier.

Condition Report: With pale time, light and mat staining and minor surface soiling. Artist tack holes evident in sheet corners. A few soft handling creases. The outermost 1/2 inch of the left vertical sheet edge previously detached, and subsequently repaired and backed, and attendant approx. 3 inch horizontal splits along the top and bottom edges located approx. 1/2 inch from the top and bottom sheet edges, also backed. Also a 1/2 inch vertical tear on the upper sheet edge located 3 inches from the upper left corner. Also a 3/4 inch crescent shaped tear (backed and repaired) at the upper center located 1/2 inch from top sheet edge. Bottom left has been unevenly trimmed in an approx. 3 inch area. Traces of old glue stains, minor flecks of skinning in places at the extreme sheet edges. Old glue and tape remains evident verso. A Galerie Droualt-David Paris circular ink stamp verso. A few pencil notations and a reinforced ink notation for the number 12 verso. Otherwise generally good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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AFTER PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973), DORA MAAR (FEMME ASSISE)

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Description: AFTER PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) DORA MAAR (FEMME ASSISE) 1955, pencil signed and numbered 12/100, with wide margins, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on BFK Rives (lacking the usual ''MOURLOT LITH'' lettering at lower left. image: 36 x 23 1/2 in. (91.4 x 59.6cm) sheet: 40 5/8 x 27 in. (103.2 x 68.5cm) [Czwiklitzer, 92]

Condition Report: Please note that this print lacks the 'MOURLOT LITH' lettering normally printed in the lower left margin in tiny text just below the bottom left of the image area. Pale mat, light and time staining. The colors slightly darkenend. The numbering gently rubbed. A very faint line or erasure under the underscore of the signature which echoes the underline and is approximately the same length. A few soft crescent shaped creases along the top and right margin edge. A 5 inch soft horizontal crease at the center of the left margin extending to the image area. The bottom vertical edge with a few nicks and losses. The lower left margin corner slightly creased and backed with old tape. A few moisture stains verso (not showing through). Staining consistent with corregated cardboard pattern of the backing. Old paper tape remnants in places along the reverse of the left margin edge and attendant skinning and old glue remains. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "PICADOR ET CHEVAL" 1959, printed in 1960, pencil signed, presumably 1 of 20 artist''s proofs aside from the numbered edition of 50, with wide margins, Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, publisher. Linoleum cut in brown and black on Arches. image: 25 x 21 in. (63.5 x 53.3cm) sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 3/8 in. (74.9 x 61.9cm) [Bloch, 912; Baer, 1237Bb] provenance: Pace Editions Inc., New York, New York. Private Collection, Pound Ridge, New York (acquired directly from the above in 1986).

Condition Report: Pale light and mat staining. With a few soft handling creases and traces of faint surface soiling. The lowermost bottom right vertical edge with a few short creases located 1-2 mm away from the edge. The upper left margin corner with a 1 1/2 inch soft crease and a harder 1 inch diagonal crease located a few mm from the margin corner edge. A 1/2 inch soft crescant shape crease at the center of the right vertical margin edge. Hinged (with adhesive white linen tape) to the overmat in 2 places at the reverse of the upper margin edge. No deckled edges. Overall in very good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "LA DANSE DES FAUNES" 1957, with the artist''s stamp signature (as issued), from the unsigned edition of 1000 (there was also a signed edition of 200), with wide margins, La Patriote, Cannes, publisher. Lithograph on wove paper. image: 16 x 20 7/8 in. (40.6 x 53cm) sheet: 18 x 22 1/8 in. (45.7 x 56.2cm) [Bloch, 830]

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "FEMME NUE AU FAUTEUIL" 1966, pencil signed and numbered 17/50 (there were also 15 artist''s proofs), with full margins, Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, publisher. Aquatint on BFK Rives. image: 14 7/8 x 10 9/16 in. (37.8 x 26.8cm) sheet: 21 x 15 3/4 in. (53.3 x 40cm) [Bloch, 1393; Baer, 1415Bb]

Condition Report: Annotated in pencil verso upper right: "14956/1393B ©" and bottom right "299P". The sheet is slightly toned with pale mat staining. The black is slightly faded. With an occasional soft handling crease, for example an approx. 3/4 diagonal one in bottom margin at right. The sheet is gently rippled at center of both top and bottom margins. With a small circular area, approx. 1/4 diameter, of very faint surface soiling in bottom left margin corner. Hinged to the mat with white paper tape in two places top verso. Generally in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "LE PEINTRE ET SON MODÈLE IMAGINANT UNE ÉTREINTE" 1967, with the artist''s stamp signature, numbered in pencil 43/50 (the total edition was 70), Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, publisher. Etching on wove paper. image: 12 1/2 x 8 11/16 in. (31.8 x 22.1cm) sheet: 19 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (50.2 x 37.5cm) [Bloch, 1450; Baer, 1485Ba]

Condition Report: Verso upper left, the work is inscribed in pencil with three numbers on three separate lines: 1316/ B1450/ 35320 in separate lines at upper right verso ; P1385 / 3736 The sheet ever so slightly rippled. With time light and mat staining, the sheet is slightly toned where it has been exposed. With a soft handling crease approx 1/2 inch at bottom right margin. With a pin-prick sized black dot at the center of the left vertical margin. With two very faint smudge marks at the bottom left margin, possibly finger prints. Hinged to the mat at the top left and right corners verso. Generally in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "AU THÉÂTRE: LE RAPT" 1966, with the artist''s stamp signature, numbered in pencil 42/50 (the total edition was 70), Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, publisher. Etching and aquatint on wove paper. image: 9 11/16 x 14 7/8 in. (24.6 x 37.8cm) sheet: 14 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (37.8 x 50.2cm) [Bloch, 1405; Baer, 1418Ba]

Condition Report: At upper left corner verso the sheet is inscrubed with pencil with three numbers of three lines: 16272/ 1W05/ 32H59 And at upper right at two lines: P1480, 3766A The sheet is ever so slightly rippled, with very faint light staining. WIth occasional soft handling creases, for example, several in the bottom right of the image measuring approx 1/2-1 inch. These are unobtrusive. With an approx 1 inch handling crease in the bottom left margin. With a pin-prick fox mark in the left vertical margin above center. And with another pin-prick fox mark in the top horizontal margin at left. With some soft surface soiling verso (possibly finger print smudges) and a pin prick fox mark verso in the right hand vertical margin below center. Verso, the top horizontal edge has renants of previous hinging at left and right measuring approx 4 inches each. the sheet is presently hinged to the mat with tape at top center verso and at left and right top vertical edges verso. Generally in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "FACE AND OWL" 1958, numbered 12/200, with the ''EDITION PICASSO'' and ''MADOURA PLEIN FEU'' stamps on the underside, white earthenware clay vase with decoration in engobes and knife engraved under partial brushed glaze. height: 9 3/4 in. (24.8cm) width: 8 3/4 in. (22.2cm) [Ramié, 407]

Condition Report: With faint smudges, fingerprints and/or surface soiling visible mainly in the unvarnished areas such as around the rim and a few faint stains including a 1 x 1 inch faint circular stain (possibly a fingerprint or residue from a sticker) in the background to the right of the owl's ear. Also faint surface soiling intermittently along the raised and unglazed areas of the vase overall. There are two approx. 1/4 to 1/2 inch gray scuffs at the rim above the human face. With dust accumulated on the interior. On the interior of the rim, there is a 2 x 1 inch area where the cream and terracotta colors both appear slightly brighter (consistent with a label or adhesive being previously adhered. This may also explain the traces of silver foil that appear in this area). With pieces of green felt adhered to the underside. Otherwise in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973),

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Description: PABLO PICASSO (spanish, 1881-1973) "SPECKLED BLACK FACE" 1948, numbered 181/200, inscribed ''EDITION PICASSO'' and ''MADOURA'' and with the ''EDITION PICASSO'' and ''MADOURA PLEIN FEU'' stamps on the underside, white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes under glaze. height: 12 1/4 in. (31.1cm) width: 15 1/4 in. (38.7cm) [Ramié, 49]

Condition Report: With some faint surface residue present and with a thin one-inch line of slight wear to the glaze at the outermost 1 inch of the perimeter of the plate at upper right, such that some a small amount of gray has been been exposed. There are two 1/2 inch similar areas on the left. Traces of old felt adhesive tape in an oval shape around the inner perimeter of the underside and attendant glue residue. With a 1 1/2 inch horizontal scratch in the glaze on the underside of the plate, such that some gray has been exposed beneath it. Otherwise in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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ZAO WOU-KI, (CHINESE/FRENCH, 1921–2013)

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Description: ZAO WOU-KI (chinese/french, 1921–2013) "SANS TITRE" (ASSISI) Signed and dated ''51, inscribed ''Assisi'' bottom right and in Chinese bottom center, Chinese ink on paper. 12 3/16 x 15 13/16 in. (32.5 x 40.1cm) provenance: Private Collection (acquired early 1950s). By family descent. Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. exhibited: "French Painting at Mid-Century," San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California, May 21 - June 13, 1954. note: This lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity issued by the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki and dated 10 October 2016.

Condition Report: On wove paper watermark repeated across top, 'LANA DOCELLES FRANCE.' Pale light-, mat and time staining, with a few very soft handling creases, the sheet gently rippled. A 2-mm. brown spot at upper left sheet located approximately 1/2-inch from the top edge and 3 3/4 inches from the left sheet corner, a minute trace of stray red ink at the upper center sheet edge just above the 'FRANCE' watermark. A small brown spot in the uninked area of the composition at lower right just located above and to the left of the artist's signature/date. Taped to the overmat with four strip of (now brittle) 4-8 inch strips of brown masking tape which are partially lifting from the sheet and leaving behind pale attendant stains (not showing through to front). The verso corners with triangular 1-in. pieces of old cellophane tape that has discolored, the verso of the upper right sheet corner also with traces of red ink in a small 1-in area. This area also bears a pencil inscription of artist's name and a purple circular stamp 'DOUANE CENTRAL/EXPOSITION PARIS.' Overall, in generally good, original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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BALTASAR LOBO, (SPANISH, 1910-1993),

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Description: BALTASAR LOBO (spanish, 1910-1993) "FEMME ASSISE MAIN CROISÉES GRANDE TAILLE" Signed and numbered 8/8 (there were also 4 artist''s proofs), incised with the foundry mark ''Susse Fondeur Paris'' on the base. Bronze with green patina. Conceived in 1983-1984. Executed in 1987. height: 52 3/4 in. (134cm) width: 34 1/2 in. (87.6cm) depth: 21 1/2 in. (54.6cm) provenance: The Artist, Paris, France. Galería Freites, Caracas, Venezuela. Private Collection, Pound Ridge, New York. literature: Lobo: Skulpturen, Zeichnungen. Galerie Nathan, Zurich, Switzerland, April 23 - July 13, 1985 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated). Lobo. Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris, France, May 27 - July 9, 1988 (exhibition catalogue no. 46, another cast illustrated). Baltasar Lobo: Exposicion. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela, November 1989 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated). Baltasar Lobo Skulpturen. Galerie Nathan, Zurich, Switzerland, 1995-1996 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated). Lobo 1910-1993: Esculturas y Dibujos. Iglesia de la Encarnacion, Zamora, Spain, December 1995 - January 1996 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated). Baltasar Lobo: Esculturas Monumentales. Traveling exhibition: Valladolid, Madrid, Sevilla, Lisboa, Spain, 2007-2010 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated p. 49). Baltasar Lobo: Conmemorando el centenario de su nacimiento. Galería Freites, Caracas, Venezuela, March 14 - May 30, 2010 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated p. 54). Baltasar Lobo. Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain, March 15 - May 1, 2011 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated). Baltasar Lobo, 1910-1993. University of Zaragoza, España, May 18 - July 17, 2011 (exhibition catalogue, another cast illustrated). note: We are grateful to Galería Freites for their assistance in researching and compiling the bibliographic references for this work, which is to be included in the forthcoming Baltasar Lobo catalogue raisonné under reference no. 8408. A certificate of authenticity may be obtained from them by the successful bidder.

Condition Report: This work has been evaluated by a professional conservator. Interested buyers should request a formal condition report from the department so that they are aware of the existing condition issues. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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SALVADOR DALÍ, (SPANISH, 1904-1989),

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Description: SALVADOR DALÍ (spanish, 1904-1989) "PETITS NUS D''APOLLINAIRE" (VIGNETTES) the complete set of eight etchings with hand coloring 1967, all pencil signed and with the artist''s blindstamp signature, all numbered 11/95 (published separately from the "Poèmes Secrets d''Apollinaire" portfolio which was published in a total edition of 525, of which 380 included these same vignettes), all with wide margins, Pierre Argillet, Paris, publisher. The complete set of 8 signed and numbered etchings with drypoint and watercolor on Japan. images: 4 11/16 x 3 1/2 in. (11.9 x 8.9cm) (5 plates); images: 7 1/16 x 3 1/8 in. (17.9 x 7.9cm) (2 plates); images: 5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in. (14.9 x 11cm) (1 plate) all sheets approx.: 15 x 11 1/8 in. (38.1 x 28.3cm) [Michler & Löpsinger, 199-206] (8) note: We are grateful to Frank Hunter of the Salvador Dali Archives Ltd., for confirming the authenticity of these works.

Condition Report: Four examined out of the frame as follows: [Nude with book] Japanese paper seems to be laid over a sheet of wove on front and back. On the verso of the present example, the Japanese deckle ends about a 1/2-inch above the bottom sheet edge exposing the wove paper beneath. With pale time staining, a few soft handling creases. A 1/2 inch diagnoal crease across the lower right margin corner, a vertical 1-in. soft vertical crease at the extreme lower left sheet corner. A diagonal 1-inch verical crease adjacent to the 'D' of the signature which extends upwards from the sheet edge, possibly inherent to paper and/or process. With two pinprick foxmarks in the image at right, other occasional pinprick foxmarks seen in the margins. [Nude with Red Rose & Other tiny Flowers] With pale staining along the uppermost 1/4-sheet edge, occasional pinprick foxing in the margins, ie at the bottom of the 'D'. The bottom 1/4-in. of the sheet edge shows the wove underneath the Japanese paper. A 1/8-inch pressure mark in the center of the lower left central margin. [Nude with Blue, Round Orb at lower right] With time staining, pale old tape/glue stains showing through occasionall, all along th eupper 1/4 in of the upper sheet edge, an occasional pinprick foxmark in the margins, pale time staining along the bottom sheet edge. [Nude with Long Hair, Flower between her feet] With time staining, pale old tape/glue stains showing through occasionall, all along the upper 1/4 in of the upper sheet edge, scattered minor pinprick foxmarks througout, a 1-mm. darker foxmark in the upper center margin (more visible than others), a brown pinprick foxmark below left of this area, a pinprick foxmark in the blue of image at upper left, the Japanese paper peeling very slightly in an approx. 1-in. area at the lower left side of the vertical left margin edge, the lower right sheet corner gently creased. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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SALVADOR DALÍ, (SPANISH, 1904–1989),

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Description: SALVADOR DALÍ (spanish, 1904–1989) "VISIONS OF CHICAGO" the complete set of four color drypoints 1972, all pencil signed and annotated ''EA'' (one of 100 artist''s proofs, aside from the editions of 100 in Arabic numerals on Arches and 50 in Roman numerals on Japan), with wide margins, Merrill Chase Publishing Association, Chicago, publisher. The complete set of four color drypoints with stencil on BFK Rives. images: 19 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (48.6 x 31.4cm) sheets: 25 7/8 x 19 1/2 in. (65.7 x 49.5) [Michler & Löpsinger, 529-532] (4) note: This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Merrill Chase.

Condition Report: ML. 530 With the palest mat staining, occasional pinprick foxmarks, for example one in the figure's left hip and one in her left upper thigh, one in the bottom left margin. There is an approximately 1-inch diagonal tear on the upper sheet edge located approx 1.5 inches from the left corner with some attendant surface soiling, possibly old adhesive from previous hinging/framing. There is a piece of paper tape verso in the corresponding area. AT the upper right sheet edge in approx. same area there is an approx. 1 1/4-in. area of surface soilin, possibly also adhesive from prior hinging/framing. Currently the sheet is hinged to the support in two places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge with white paper tape. There is another foxmark verso in the bottom left area of the plate, this shows through faintly. With occasional surface soiling, the sheet gently rippled. Otherwise generally in good condition. ML. 531 with the palet mat staining, a 7 x 7 inch area at the upper right quadrant of the image area with very pale, irregular liquid staining. With a short 1/2-in. tear near the center of the left margin edge, minor rippling more concentrated along the sheet edges, otherwise generally in good condition. image: 12 1/2 x 19 3/16 in. (___________________) sheet: 19 4/5 x 25 5/16 in. ML 529 With the palest mat staining, the upper margin edge gently rippled, old tape remains at the reverse of the upper margin edge, otherwise generally in good condition. image: 19 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. sheet: 25 3/8 x 19 12 in. ML 531 With the palest mat staining, a few pinprick foxmarks in lower areas of the left and right margins and the bottom margin, old paper tape remains in two places at the reverse of the upper margin edges, a one inch horizontal cut the upper margin edge at right (possibly consistent wtih removal of prior tape/hinges. Otherwise, generally in good condition. image; 12 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. sheet: 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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JOAN MIRÓ, (SPANISH, 1893-1983),

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Description: JOAN MIRÓ (spanish, 1893-1983) "LE COURTISAN GROTESQUE" plate 11 1974, signed in black crayon and pencil numbered 5/12 (the total edition was 110), Iliazd, Paris, publisher. Color etching and aquatint on Japan. sheet: 16 x 22 1/2 in. (40.6 x 57.1cm) [Dupin, 670]

Condition Report: The colors are fresh. The sheet ver gently toned. Soft rippling throughout, although more concentrated along the upper sheet edges. An occasionl fox mark evident in the uninked areas. Minor rubbing and attendant faint soiling along the extreme bottom left sheet edge. The sheet possibly trimmed slightly, for example, the deckled edge possibly trimmed along the right side of the bottom edge (the right-most 9 inches of the bottom sheet lacking deckle). Also, Dupin calls for sheet measuring 17 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. Minor rubbing to the surface in two places in the uninked area at upper center. This is rather unobtrusive. Hinged with linen tabs, each measuring 1 x 1/2 inch in three places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge. The upper edge slightly notched, approx. 2 mm, 8 inches from the upper left sheet corner. Otherwise in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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JOAN MIRÓ, (SPANISH, 1893-1983),

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Description: JOAN MIRÓ (spanish, 1893-1983) "ALBUM 19" plate 17 1961, pencil signed with initial and numbered X/XV (an artist''s proof, aside from the regular edition of 75 in Arabic numerals), the full sheet, Galerie Maeght, Paris, publisher. Color lithograph on BFK Rives. 26 x 20 1/8 in. (66 x 51.1cm) [Mourlot, 328] provenance: note: The main motif for this composition had already been used for the poster of the exhibition, Poets, Painters, Sculptors at the Galerie Maeght.

Condition Report: Paper slightly toned, with time and light staining, colors slightly settled with minor surface soiling. With four torn edges, hinged with tape to its support twice along each edge and once in each corner (12 places in total). There is a faint outline/ crease from the hinging visible in some areas recto. With various minor handling creases, most concentrated to the sheet edges, yet present throughout. For example, there are two one inch long creases running parallel to each other and at a diagonal angle to the right vertical sheet edge- about an inch and a half above the G. There is a crease in the shape of a square from the hinge verso, measuring about an 1 x 1 inch, at the bottom right corner next to the intial M and a soft horizontal crease in the bottom right corner beneath the signature. There is an approx 2 inch diagonal crease at the bottom horizontal edge to the right of the A started at the edge and extending into the black mass. There is an approximately 3 inch curving hard crease at the top left , approx 3 1/2 inches from the corner. the paper ever so gently rippled and the right vertical edge curled upwards slightly. Verso, there is what appears to be a faint ink mark, 1/2 in. in length, at the bottom left corner (not visible recto). Also in bottom left corner, skinning to the paper in the shape of a rectangle, 1 1/2 x 1 inch approx, most likely from previous hinging. Inscription verso: Plate 17/ 657Q1/ Miro Sample #121" Also indistinguishable word, plus date 11/23/83. Overall in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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JOAN MIRÓ, (SPANISH, 1893-1983),

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Description: JOAN MIRÓ (spanish, 1893-1983) "BRONZES" hayward gallery, london exhibition poster 1972, pencil signed and numbered 145/150 (from the edition before lettering), with wide margins, Arts Council, London publisher. Color lithograph on Arches. image: 27 x 20 1/2 in. (68.5 x 52cm) sheet: 34 3/4 x 24 5/16 in. (86.3 x 61.7cm) [Mourlot, 846]

Condition Report: Please note that Mourlot calls for a sheet size of 34 7/8 x 24 7/16 in. The sheet size on the present work falls very slight short of this, although they are no obvious signs of trimming such as nicks or cuts along the edges. Recto: With thin surface abrasions in places generally at the center of the composition including a 5-in. thin, irregularly horizontal line and an irregularly vertical 4-in. line in the red/green/black eye at left (with intermittent areas of black loss), another at the top of the printed 'M' and a few areas of abraded and nicked paper fibers in the uninked areas at lower center and in the open areas of the 'M.' With a pair of approx. 2-in. creases in the yellow at upper center, two on either side of the 'I' and another pair in the uninked area at bottom right of center. Verso: With two approx. 14-in. long strips of thin cellophane tape adhered along the reverse of the upper and right sheet edges. Very minor skinning in places along the upper margin edge, pale surface soiling. Hinged to the overmat in two places at the reverse of the upper sheet edges (two small linen tabs at the bottom of the sheet edge were cut to allow examination of the reverse.) Otherwise, generaly in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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JOAN MIRÓ, (SPANISH, 1893-1983),

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Description: JOAN MIRÓ (spanish, 1893-1983) "L''ÉTUDIANT" 1975, pencil signed and numbered 23/50, with wide margins, published by the artist for the creation of a chair in the History of Art at Columbia University for Professor Meyer Shapiro. Color lithograph on Arches. image: 30 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (77.4 x 54cm) sheet: 33 3/8 x 22 11/16 in. (84.7 x 57.6cm) [Mourlot, 1022]

Condition Report: With pale light- staining, a few soft handling creases, a few surface scuffs with thin ink loss including an irregularly shaped approx. 6-inch arc at center in the black, five or six approx. 1-in. faint scuffs just above and to the right also in the black, a diagonal 4-in scuff at left, two diagonal 1-in scuffs at lower left in the black, a few soft handling creases, two areas of minor skinning at the reverse of the lower sheet corners, two areas of hinge-remains verso at the center of the left and right sheet edges, Otherwise, generally in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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MILTON AVERY, (AMERICAN, 1885-1965),

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Description: MILTON AVERY (american, 1885-1965) "RECLINING NUDE" 1941, pencil signed and dated, numbered 48/100, with wide margins. Drypoint on wove paper. image: 3 9/16 x 7 1/4 in. (9.1 x 18.5cm) sheet: 13 x 14 13/16 in. (33 x 37.6cm) [Lunn, 22]

Condition Report: With significant mat staining and light staining such as the sheet has been exposed through the mat. It is a beige color whereas the rest of the sheet is a creamy white. The sheet slightly rippled, with occasional soft handling creases, for example, an approx 1 inch soft handling crease beginning at upper right above the plate extending up from the letter M. WIth soft skinning and irregularity to the paper variously around the exterior edge of the plate mark. With two small faint fox marks in the bottom horizontal margin at the right. With faint black surface soiling at bottom right corner. Some very faint smudging (possibly finger prints) occassionally in the margins. Hinged to the support verso along the top edge with clear plastic tape. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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LOUISA MATTHÍASDÓTTIR, (AMERICAN, 1917-2000)

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Description: LOUISA MATTHÍASDÓTTIR (american, 1917-2000) "WHITE AND BLACK SHEEP" Signed bottom left, oil on canvas. Executed circa 1982. 13 x 15 in. (33 x 38.1cm) provenance: Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, New York. Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, New Jersey (acquired from the above in 1983). exhibited: "Four Painters/Recent Work," Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 19 - August 5, 1983.

Condition Report: With a few very faint, almost imperceptible minute liquid splatters intermittently. These are more evident against the white sheep but overall, are mostly very difficult to detect. With faint minor surface soiling, some minor dust verso, otherwise, overall in very good, original condition. Please note that according to handwritten notations verso, this work likely also should include mention of the Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, New York. This gallery represented the artist in the early 1980's. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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SALLY AVERY, (AMERICAN, 1902-2003)WATER''S EDGE

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Description: SALLY AVERY (american, 1902-2003) WATER''S EDGE Signed and dated 1987 bottom right, watercolor on paper. 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7cm) provenance: The Artist. Private Collection.

Condition Report: The colors slightly attenuated. With occasional faint surface debris, most likely a result of the black material on the extreme edges of the sheet, which is inherent to the medium. With one pinprick fox mark in the green area at bottom left sheet edge, one where the pink and green areas meet at the bottom of the left vertical edge, one at top horizontal sheet edge at right and another at the top horizontal sheet edge in the brown trees. With an area of soft brown staining (appox. one inch in length and 1 mm in width) at the middle of the extreme right vertical sheet edge. With an appox. 1 inch crescent shaped crease in the middle of the pink at the bottom left sheet edge. Verso the sheet is slightly toned and exhibits some of the aforementioned black surface debris. With very occasional fox marks verso as well. Hinged to the support with white paper tape in two places at top horizontal sheet edge verso. Generally in fine condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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SALLY AVERY, (AMERICAN, 1902-2003), FLORAL STILL LIFE

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Description: SALLY AVERY (american, 1902-2003) FLORAL STILL LIFE Signed and dated 1987 bottom right, watercolor on paper. 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61cm) provenance: The Artist. Private Collection.

Condition Report: The colors slightly attenuated. With some minor wear at the extreme sheet edges. Some minor evidence of faint debris on the sheet surface, possibly from the black material on the extreme perimeter of the sheet, which is inherent to the medium. Verso the sheet is ever so slightly toned with the palest time staining. Adhered to the support with white paper tape in two places at the top edge verso. Also with a hinge at the bottom center edge verso, which was cut to view the back of the sheet. Generally in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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ROMARE BEARDEN, (AMERICAN, 1911-1988),

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Description: ROMARE BEARDEN (american, 1911-1988) "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]

Condition Report: 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. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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ROMARE BEARDEN, (AMERICAN, 1911-1988),

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Description: ROMARE BEARDEN (american, 1911-1988) "ODYSSEUS LEAVES" 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]

Condition Report: 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. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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ROMARE BEARDEN, (AMERICAN, 1911-1988),

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Description: ROMARE BEARDEN (american, 1911-1988) "SIREN''S SONG" from "the odysseus suite" 1979, pencil signed and numbered 123/125, with wide margins, HMK Fine Arts, New York, publisher and with their blindstamp. Color screenprint on Lana. image: 17 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (45.4 x 60.6cm) sheet: 21 11/16 x 29 1/8 in. (55 x 73.9cm) [Gelburd & Rosenberg, 48]

Condition Report: With occasional soft handling creases and faint surface soiling. With an approx. 1/2 horizontal crack (with attendant ink loss) in the darker green ink of the bush at bottom right. With very faint rubbing (no attendant ink loss) in the top green bush at right edge of the inked area, as well as in the upper left corner of the sky. With approx. 5 fox marks in a horizontal line at the center of the top horizontal margin. The print has been framed such that it is sitting within four paper corners secured to the overmat with tape. The tape of the bottom right corner support is affixed to the actual sheet along the bottom right horizontal edge in a 7 inch area. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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ROMARE BEARDEN, (AMERICAN, 1911-1988),

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Description: ROMARE BEARDEN (american, 1911-1988) "FIREBIRDS" 1979, pencil signed and numbered 175/300, with wide margins, Transworld Art, Inc., New York, publisher and with their blindstamp. Color lithograph on Arches. image: 21 11/16 x 15 in. (55 x 38cm) sheet: 28 x 20 7/8 in. (71.3 x 53cm) [Gelburd & Rosenberg, 11] Unframed

Condition Report: With the palest light- and time staining, the upper left margin corner with several soft, diagonal handling creases. A faint small stain at the reverse of the lower righ tmargin corner, some of the deckled edge very slightly creased. No evidence of old tape or hinges verso. Overall, in generally good original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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WALTER H. WILLIAMS, (AMERICAN, 1920-DIED AFTER 1998),

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Description: WALTER H. WILLIAMS (american, 1920-died after 1998) "HARVEST" 1963, pencil signed, titled, dated and inscribed "imp," numbered 174/210. Color woodcut on thin wove paper. image: 11 1/2 x 23 7/8 in. (29.2 x 60.6cm) sheet: 15 1/16 x 27 7/8 in. (38.3 x 70.8cm)

Condition Report: With time, light and mat staining. The paper is very thin and exhibits evidence of previous handling. For example, there are soft handling creases evident in areas throughout. These are most concentrated and evident in veritcal patterns of soft creasing at the upper left and right and again in the upper center. Soft handling creases extend into the upper area of the image, particularly along the upper horizontal area of the image. The sheet is gently rippled. The upper left and right corners have remnants of brown paper tape verso. These extend slightly beyond the sheet edge. Given the thin nature of the paper, these tape remnants show through to the front and give the upper corners a darker appearance. With some stray ink in the margins, likely inherent to the printing process. Hinged to the support in three places verso at the top sheet edge. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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JOHN RHODEN, (AMERICAN, 1918-2001), THE ASTRONOMER

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Description: JOHN RHODEN (american, 1918-2001) THE ASTRONOMER Incised with the artist''s signature at figure''s right ankle, bronze with brown patina. height: 29 1/2 in. (74.9cm) width: 4 3/4 in. (12.1cm) depth: 9 in. (22.9cm) provenance: Private Collection, Missoula, Montana.

Condition Report: The base exhibits staining consistent with moisture droplets. With some accumulated surface residue in the crevices. The surface of the piece is purposely textured (rather than smooth) and in some of these textured/varied areas the patina appears slightly lighter/whiter. This may be wear or it may be original to the working method of the artist. In his torso and chest, the patina varies from black to dark brown to lighter brown. With some areas of speckled verdigris evident in the geometric/twirling elements that the figure is holding. Generally in good, original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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RICHARD POUSETTE-DART, (AMERICAN, 1916-1992), UNTITLED

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Description: RICHARD POUSETTE-DART (american, 1916-1992) UNTITLED Signed, dated 61 and numbered 127 verso, oil on panel. 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (24.2 x 26.7cm) provenance: The Artist. Mr. Israel Katz, Rockland County, New York. Mr. Arthur Joel Katz, New York, New York (gifted from the above).

Condition Report: With minor surface soiling overall (the center area, as intended by the artist, is built up so extensively that it protudes towards the viewer by an inch or so beyond the surrouding rectangular area. The top edge of this and the overall impasto with surface dust accumulated, some of which is evident in the catalogue illustration. Otherwise, overally in very good, original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915-1978), BUSH

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Description: HARRY BERTOIA (american, 1915-1978) BUSH Welded phosphorous bronze with patina. Executed circa 1975. height: 7 1/4 in. (18.4cm) width: 8 1/2 in. (21.6cm) depth: 8 1/2 in. (21.6cm) provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania. note: We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Condition Report: The base with mottled variation in its coloration, ranging from greys to bronze to green. Some accumulated dust throught. Several of the branches and elements apparently bent slightly askew as shown in catalogue illustration. With areas of brighter green patina on the underside of branches in several places. Otherwise, overall in generally good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915-1978), BUSH

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Description: HARRY BERTOIA (american, 1915-1978) BUSH Welded phosphorous bronze with patina. Executed circa 1975. height: 5 1/2 in. (14cm) width: 9 in. (22.9cm) depth: 9 in. (22.9cm) provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania. note: We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Condition Report: The base with mottled variation in its coloration, ranging from an approx. 1-in. greyish area to bronze to green areas. Some accumulated dust throughout. The rounded tips showing as partially golden-colored and partly bronze/brown colored. Otherwise, overall in generally good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915-1978), SEA ANEMONE (BUSH)

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Description: HARRY BERTOIA (american, 1915-1978) SEA ANEMONE (BUSH) Bronze with patina. Executed circa 1970. height: 21 in. (53.3cm) width: 19 1/2 in. (49.5cm) depth: 19 1/2 in. (49.5cm) provenance: Collection of Jim & Nan Morrissey, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. note: We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Condition Report: With accumulated dust and surface debris throughout, and particularly concentrated at the center. The patina of the stem varies in color from a caramel hue to a darker brown hue. There are flecks of green on the upper portion of the stem. The bottom 1/4-1/2 inch of the stem exhibits wear such that spots of a goldish color are visible. Above this, there is an approx. 3/4 inch area of darker coloring which is also slightly rougher in texture than the rest of the smooth base. This may be the finish or it may be something on the surface. The central "hub" of the bush exhibits some discoloration and flecks of green and goldish color. The patina of the branchs varies from brown-ish to a reddish-gold-brown color as you approach the outer perimeter of the bush. The knobs at the ends of the branches are green in some places and brown in others. Overall in good, original condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915–1978), SPRAY

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Description: HARRY BERTOIA (american, 1915–1978) SPRAY Stainless steel. Executed circa 1965. height: 58 in. (147.3cm) base: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5cm) provenance: The Artist. Sandy Sugarman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By family descent. Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. note: We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Condition Report: The base exhibits some discoloration and a few soft scratches and scuffs. It also shows some surface debris and evidence of moisture staining. The rods are not perfectly aligned and several are skewed out of balance. For example, there are approx. 6 rods at the outer perimeter that extend outward from the main grouping by 12-18 inches. There are several others that skew outward in a similar fashion by 6-12 inches. A few of the rods within the main grouping overlap with one another. Many of the rods appear to have a similar very small dark gray/black mark approx. 6 inches from the top. Otherwise in fine condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915-1978)WILLOW TREE

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Description: HARRY BERTOIA (american, 1915-1978) WILLOW TREE Stainless steel wire bundles, stem and base. Executed circa 1960. height: 72 in. (182.9cm) width: 60 in. (152.4cm) depth: 14 in. (35.6cm) provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania. note: We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Condition Report: A little bit of darker gray coloring where the bundles of wires are fused to the base. Overall the individual wires appear to be in good alignment with a few minor exceptions as is to be expected. The lowermost bundle with 2 or 3 wires with kinks. The base showing some very minor light/white flecks and a little bit of discoloration but mostly shiney and good condition. The main rod with a few nicks and scuffs, but overall in good condition. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915-1978), UNTITLED (SONAMBIENT)

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Description: HARRY BERTOIA (american, 1915-1978) UNTITLED (SONAMBIENT) Beryllium copper silvered to brass base. Executed circa 1970. height: 17 in. (43.2cm) width: 6 1/2 in. (16.5cm) depth: 3 3/8 in. (8.6cm) provenance: The Reading Hospital Art Fair. Collection of Jim & Nan Morrissey, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above). note: We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.

Condition Report: A few of the outermost rods are very slightly bent but overall the alignment is good. For example, four out of the six rods on one of the long ends are slightly out of alignment such that the rod at the end of the row overlaps slightly at the top with the second one and the first two rods in the rows adjacent are similarly bent very slightly. The color of the rods in the bottom 2 inches is a slightly more reddish hue than the base and the rest of the rods. Also the uppermost 1/4 inch of the rods show a slight variation in tone from the rest. Five rods near the center with a faint gray smudge presenting in a crescent shape across those rods. The base with six areas where the golden color has been stained to a dark brown. This is mostly near the edges and the edges of where the rods are fused to the base, as evident in the catalogue illustration. Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.

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