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Auction Description for Swann: CONTEMPORARY ART
Viewing Notes:
Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2315 - Contemporary Art - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Thurs, May 16. All material in Sale 2315 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, May 11: Noon to 5pm - Mon, May 13: 10am to 6pm - Tues, May 14: 10am to 6pm - Wed, May 15: 10am to 6pm - Thurs, May 16: 10am to Noon.

CONTEMPORARY ART

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

217 lots with images

May 16, 2013

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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RICHARD DIEBENKORN 41 Etchings and Drypoints: #20.

Lot 1: RICHARD DIEBENKORN 41 Etchings and Drypoints: #20.

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Description: RICHARD DIEBENKORN 41 Etchings and Drypoints: #20. Etching, 1965. 115x120 mm; 4 1/2x4 3/4 inches, full margins. Initialed, dated, titled and numbered 10/25 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Kathan Brown. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. From the same-titled portfolio. A very good impression of this early etching.

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RICHARD DIEBENKORN Seated Woman Drinking From a Cup.

Lot 2: RICHARD DIEBENKORN Seated Woman Drinking From a Cup.

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Description: RICHARD DIEBENKORN Seated Woman Drinking From a Cup. Lithograph, 1965. 700x520 mm; 27 1/8x20 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 62/100 in ink, lower margin. Published by Original Press, San Francisco. A very good impression of this early lithograph.

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RICHARD DIEBENKORN Untitled.

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Description: RICHARD DIEBENKORN Untitled. Lithograph, 1991. 455x385 mm; 17 3/4x15 inches (sheet), full margins. Initialed, dated and numbered 48/75 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower right. A very good impression.

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RICHARD DIEBENKORN Untitled.

Lot 4: RICHARD DIEBENKORN Untitled.

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Description: RICHARD DIEBENKORN Untitled. Lithograph, 1991. 410x360 mm; 16x14 inches (sheet), full margins. Initialed, dated and numbered 47/75 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower right. A very good impression.

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WILLEM DE KOONING High School Desk.

Lot 5: WILLEM DE KOONING High School Desk.

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING High School Desk. Lithograph on Italia paper, 1970. 1016x713 mm; 40x28 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 55/57 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Hollanders Workshop, Inc., New York. A superb impression of this large, scarce lithograph. Graham 15.

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WILLEM DE KOONING Untitled.

Lot 6: WILLEM DE KOONING Untitled.

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING Untitled. Lithograph, circa 1975. 480x640 mm; 19x25 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 2/60 in pencil, lower margin. A very good, dark impression of this scarce lithograph.

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WILLEM DE KOONING Clam Digger.

Lot 7: WILLEM DE KOONING Clam Digger.

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING Clam Digger. Lithograph, 1966. 410x310 mm; 16 1/8x12 1/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 100. Signed and numbered XIII/XX in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Hollanders Workshop, Inc., New York, with the blind stamp lower right. From Portfolio 9. A very good impression. Graham 4.

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WILLEM DE KOONING Figures in Landscape VI.

Lot 8: WILLEM DE KOONING Figures in Landscape VI.

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING Figures in Landscape VI. Color offset lithograph, 1980. 790x712 mm; 31 1/8x28 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 25/100 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Litho-Craft of New England, Inc. Published by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. A very good impression of this scarce print with strong colors.

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WILLEM DE KOONING For Lisa.

Lot 9: WILLEM DE KOONING For Lisa.

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING For Lisa. Color lithograph, 1984. 450x590 mm; 17 5/8x23 1/4 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed in black crayon and numbered 32/250 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Brand X Editions, Ltd., New York, to benefit the Children's Museum, Los Angeles. A very good impression with strong colors.

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WILLEM DE KOONING The Devil at the Keyboard.

Lot 10: WILLEM DE KOONING The Devil at the Keyboard.

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING The Devil at the Keyboard. Color lithograph on cream wove Beckett paper, 1976. 906x620 mm; 35 5/8x24 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Edition of 125. Signed in blue crayon, lower right. A very good impression with strong colors. Published by the Rainbow Foundation, New York.

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WILLEM DE KOONING (after) De A à Z 1963, 31 Peintres Americains

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Description: WILLEM DE KOONING (after) De A à Z 1963, 31 Peintres Americains. Color lithograph poster, 1963. 930x670 mm; 36 1/2x26 1/4 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right. Lithographed by Charles Sorlier, Paris. Printed by Mourlot, Paris. Published by the Centre Culturel Américain, Paris. A very good impression of this scarce, early lithograph poster with fresh colors.

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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB Pink High.

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Description: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB Pink High. Color screenprint on smooth, heavy white wove paper, 1969. 600x473 mm; 23 1/2x18 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 85/95 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Marlborough Graphics, New York. A very good impression with strong colors. Associated American Artists 63.

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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB Black Ground--Red Disc.

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Description: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB Black Ground--Red Disc. Color lithograph, 1966. 728x510 mm; 28 1/2x20 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 39/50 in white pencil, lower margin. Published by Marlborough Graphics, New York. A superb impression. Associated American Artists 34.

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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB Black Field.

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Description: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB Black Field. Color screenprint on white wove paper, 1972. 605x445 mm; 23 3/4x17 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 43/150 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Marlborough Graphics, New York. A very good, richly-inked impression. Associated American Artists 74.

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PHILIP GUSTON Summer.

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Description: PHILIP GUSTON Summer. Lithograph, 1980. 464x734 mm; 18 1/4x28 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 9/50 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower right. A superb, dark impression. Gemini 874.

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PHILIP GUSTON East Side.

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Description: PHILIP GUSTON East Side. Lithograph, 1980. 780x1100 mm; 30 3/4x39 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 2/50 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower right. A very good impression. Gemini 872.

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ROBERT MOTHERWELL Red Sea I.

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Description: ROBERT MOTHERWELL Red Sea I. Color aquatint and lift-ground etching and aquatint on Arches Cover paper, 1976. 609x508 mm; 24x20 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 92/100 in pencil, lower margin. Printed in the artist's studio. Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. A superb impression with strong colors. Belknap 158.

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ROBERT MOTHERWELL The Robinson Jeffers Print.

Lot 18: ROBERT MOTHERWELL The Robinson Jeffers Print.

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Description: ROBERT MOTHERWELL The Robinson Jeffers Print. Lithograph on Kitikata handmade paper, 1981. 296x245 mm; 11 5/8x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 100/100 in pencil, lower right. Printed at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford. Published by The Art Museum and Galleries, California State University at Long Beach. A superb impression. With--Two volume set Apropros by Robinson Jeffers with complete text and numerous illustrations. Belknap 250.

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ROBERT MOTHERWELL Untitled.

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Description: ROBERT MOTHERWELL Untitled. Color etching and aquatint on German etching paper, 1991. 285x360 mm; 11 1/4x14 1/4 inches, full margins. Initialed and numbered 2/40 in pencil, lower right. With the artist's blind stamp, lower right. A very good impression.

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER Spoleto.

Lot 20: HELEN FRANKENTHALER Spoleto.

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Description: HELEN FRANKENTHALER Spoleto. Color screenprint on Arches, 1972. 1003x750 mm; 39 1/2x29 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 50/100 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Patricia Yamashiro, New York. Published by the Spoleto Festival Foundation, New York. A very good impression of this early screenprint, with fresh colors. Harrison 37.

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER Solar Imp.

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Description: HELEN FRANKENTHALER Solar Imp. Color screenprint, 2001. 1000x760 mm; 39 3/8x29 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed twice and numbered 49/126 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Brand X Editions, Ltd, New York. Published by the List Art Posters and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York. A very good impression with vibrant colors.

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER A Page from a Book I.

Lot 22: HELEN FRANKENTHALER A Page from a Book I.

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Description: HELEN FRANKENTHALER A Page from a Book I. Color etching and aquatint on TGL handmade paper, 1997. 120x460 mm; 4 3/4x18 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 18/60 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mt. Kisco, with the blind stamp lower right. A superb impression with fresh colors.

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JOAN MITCHELL Bedford II.

Lot 23: JOAN MITCHELL Bedford II.

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Description: JOAN MITCHELL Bedford II. Color lithograph on Arches 88, 1981. 1010x760 mm; 39 3/4x29 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 39/70 in pencil, lower right. Printed and published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mt. Kisco, with the blind stamp lower right and the workshop number in pencil, lower left verso. From the Bedford Series. A brilliant impression with fresh colors. Tyler 364.

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JOAN MITCHELL Arbres (Black and Red).

Lot 24: JOAN MITCHELL Arbres (Black and Red).

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Description: JOAN MITCHELL Arbres (Black and Red). Color lithograph, 1991-92. 770x562 mm; 30 1/4x22 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 55/125 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Editions Jean Fournier and Editions de la Différence, Paris. A very good impression.

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JOAN MITCHELL Arbres (Black and Yellow).

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Description: JOAN MITCHELL Arbres (Black and Yellow). Color lithograph, 1991-92. 770x562 mm; 30 1/4x22 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 89/125 in pencil, lower margin. Published by Editions Jean Fournier and Editions de la Différence, Paris. A very good impression.

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JOAN MITCHELL Sunflower VI.

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Description: JOAN MITCHELL Sunflower VI. Color aquatint and etching, 1972. 592x495 mm; 23 3/8x19 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 16/75 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Maeght, Paris. A superb impression of this very scarce print with strong colors.

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JAMES BROOKS Concord.

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Description: JAMES BROOKS Concord. Color screenprint, 1975. 720x524 mm; 28 3/8x20 5/8 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 6/200 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Styria Studio, New York, with the blind stamp lower right. A superb impression with strong colors.

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SAM FRANCIS Firework.

Lot 29: SAM FRANCIS Firework.

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Description: SAM FRANCIS Firework. Color lithograph, 1963. 343x260 mm; 13 1/2x10 1/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 40. Signed and inscribed "artist proof" in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Joseph Press, Los Angeles, with the blind stamps lower margin. A very good impression with fresh colors. Lembark 41.

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SAM FRANCIS Untitled.

Lot 30: SAM FRANCIS Untitled.

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Description: SAM FRANCIS Untitled. Color aquatint and monoprint on Kozo Chine collé on Twinrocker, 1990. 600x450 mm; 23 1/2x17 3/4 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 22. Signed and inscribed "AP1" in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by The Litho Shop, Inc., Santa Monica, with the blind stamp lower right. A very good impression. Lembark 114.

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SAM FRANCIS Untitled.

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Description: SAM FRANCIS Untitled. Color screenprint on PTI #120 Waterleaf, 1988. 755x550 mm; 29 3/4x21 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 61/114 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by La Paloma, Tujunga. Published by Sam Francis, Santa Monica, with the blind stamp lower right. A very good impression with vibrant colors. Lembark 18.

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SAM FRANCIS Two color lithographs.

Lot 32: SAM FRANCIS Two color lithographs.

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Description: SAM FRANCIS Two color lithographs. Untitled * Untitled. Both 1986. Both 759x559 mm; 29 7/8x22 inches, full margins. Both signed and numbered 2/100 in pencil, lower margin. Both printed by Desjobert, Paris. Both published by Philosphie des Arts, Paris. Both from Michel Waldberg: Poèmes dans le Ciel. Very good impressions. Lembark 268 and 273.

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SAM FRANCIS Untitled (Ten Puffs).

Lot 33: SAM FRANCIS Untitled (Ten Puffs).

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Description: SAM FRANCIS Untitled (Ten Puffs). Gouache, watercolor and ink on handmade, embossed paper, 1981. 780x645 mm; 30 1/2x25 1/4 inches. Signed in pencil, upper right recto. From the Ten Puffs series. Ex-collection Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, with the original label on the frame back.

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RAY PARKER Untitled.

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Description: RAY PARKER Untitled. Acrylic, oil and watercolor on paper, 1979. 760x560 mm; 30x22 inches. Initialed and dated in pencil, lower left recto.

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RAY PARKER Untitled.

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Description: RAY PARKER Untitled. Acrylic, wash and watercolor on paper, 1979. 560x760 mm; 22x30 inches. Initialed and dated in pencil, lower left recto.

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ASGER JORN Ohne Titel.

Lot 36: ASGER JORN Ohne Titel.

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Description: ASGER JORN Ohne Titel. Color lithograph, 1969. 565x445 mm; 22 1/4x17 1/2 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 28/125 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Clot Bramsen et Georges, Paris. Published by Grafica Uno, Mailand. A very good impression. Galerie van de Loo 353.

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KAREL APPEL Composition.

Lot 37: KAREL APPEL Composition.

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Description: KAREL APPEL Composition. Color lithograph, 1959. 490x630 mm; 19 1/4x24 7/8 inches, full margins. Artist's proof. Signed, dated and inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors.

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KAREL APPEL Collection of 13 color lithographs and screenprints.

Lot 38: KAREL APPEL Collection of 13 color lithographs and screenprints.

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Description: KAREL APPEL Collection of 13 color lithographs and screenprints. Including 4 impressions in different colors of Floating Passion Flower; 4 impressions in different colors of Singing Hands; 5 impressions in different colors of The Kiss. Some with silver foil collage. Each 755x1040 mm; 29 3/4x41 inches (sheets), full margins. Each signed, two dated, one numbered 3/60 and one inscribed "Trial Proof" in pencil, lower margin. Most published by London Arts, Detroit and London, some with the red ink stamp, verso. Two published by Editions Press, San Francisco, with the blind stamp lower left. With the cover sheet for The Sunshine People, 1974; and the portfolio cover for Golden Gate, 1975. Very good impressions with vibrant colors.

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ANTONI TÀPIES Panier et Signes Noirs.

Lot 39: ANTONI TÀPIES Panier et Signes Noirs.

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Description: ANTONI TÀPIES Panier et Signes Noirs. Color lithograph on cream wove paper, 1980. 520x670 mm; 20 1/2x26 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 56/75 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Maeght, Paris. A very good impression. Galfetti 741.

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ANTONI TÀPIES Aparicions 5.

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Description: ANTONI TÀPIES Aparicions 5. Color etching and carborundum on Guarro, 1982. 490x660 mm; 19 1/4x26 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 39/99 in pencil, lower margin. A superb impression of this large etching. Galfetti 891.

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ZAO WOU-KI Sans titre.

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Description: ZAO WOU-KI Sans titre. Color etching and aquatint, 1967. 268x538 mm; 10 5/8x21 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 49/90 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by Lacourière and Frélaut, Paris. A very good impression. Ågerup 171.

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ZAO WOU-KI Sans titre.

Lot 42: ZAO WOU-KI Sans titre.

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Description: ZAO WOU-KI Sans titre. Color aquatint and etching on Arches, 1969.565x405 mm; 22x15 7/8 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 28/95 in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Lacourière and Frélaut, Paris. Published by London Graphic Ltd., London. A very good impression with fresh colors. Ågerup 204.

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MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN Untitled (Horse).

Lot 43: MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN Untitled (Horse).

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Description: MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN Untitled (Horse). Oil on canvas, late 1960s. 760x610 mm; 30x24 inches. Signed in Hindi in oil, upper left recto, and counter signed and inscribed "D 22" in black on the verso. Ex-collection private collection, Michigan. Primarily a self-taught artist, Husain (1915-2011) is among the most important Indian painters of the 20th century. In the 1940s he joined the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group which had been founded by another pillar of 20th century Indian painting, Francis Newton Souza. By the 1950s, Husain had become one of the first modern Indian artists to break with nationalist traditions and adopt various influences from post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and the international avant-garde into his work. From the time of his first solo exhibition in 1952 in Zurich onward, his paintings--usually thematic works on topics ranging from Mohandas K. Ghandi to religion to rural Indian life and his stellar horse subjects--became increasingly popular and more expressive due in part to the influence of Abstract Expressionism via the New York School of the 1940s/1950s. He also imbued his work with characteristics from earlier European modernists like Cézanne and Matisse, as well as Picasso, with whom he shared the prestigious special invitee status to the São Paulo Biennial in 1971. Though his works were seemingly indifferent to any religious or political leanings (Husain's upbringing was Muslim), he came into conflict with Hindu nationalist groups through his continued depiction of Hindu deities in unclothed and sexually suggestive poses. Owing to mounting threats in the 1990s, his house was attacked and vandalized in 1998, he lived in self-imposed exile, mainly in London and Dubai, for much of the remainder of his career until his death in London. Husain's recognition as one of India's top artists owes significantly to his horse paintings. He pursued this theme, from the late 1950s onward, with more vigor and expressiveness than any others in his oeuvre. Like Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec--late 19th century predecessors famous for their depictions of horses--Husain painted horses in various motions in order to represent their grace and strength, usually in bold color palettes as well. The current work, which has not been on the market in decades, exhibits the finest qualities of Husain's horse paintings--sweeping, bold brushstrokes, a chiseled, white horse with rich black contours brilliantly set against a muted, greenish, tan background. Taken as a whole, the expressive lines betray the influence of Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, while parts--notably the yellowish orange head--evoke Picass's own equestrian portraits. The horse is at once grand and powerful, sculptural and agitated in expressive movement.

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JOSÉ GUERRERO Untitled (Madrid).

Lot 44: JOSÉ GUERRERO Untitled (Madrid).

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Description: JOSÉ GUERRERO Untitled (Madrid). Watercolor and brush and wash on heavy cream laid paper, 1967. 505x645 mm; 20x25 1/2 inches. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower right recto.

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THEODOROS STAMOS Wild Strawberries.

Lot 45: THEODOROS STAMOS Wild Strawberries.

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Description: THEODOROS STAMOS Wild Strawberries. Brush and black ink on paper, 1952. 110x430 mm; 4 1/2x17 inches. Signed in pencil, lower left recto. Ex-collection Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, with the label on the frame back.

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MARK TOBEY Two Figures.

Lot 46: MARK TOBEY Two Figures.

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Description: MARK TOBEY Two Figures. Gouache and pastel on paper, 1964. 320x230 mm; 12 5/8x9 1/8 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "A18" in ink, lower right recto. Ex-collection the artist; Charles Craig; by descent to Craig Henricks, heir to the Charles Craig collection; thence to the current owner. Selections from the Charles Craig collection were exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1987-1988.

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MARK TOBEY Untitled.

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Description: MARK TOBEY Untitled. Gouache on paper, 1972. 155x115 mm; 6 1/8x4 1/2 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto. Ex-collection the artist; Charles Craig; by descent to Craig Henricks, heir to the Charles Craig collection; thence to the current owner. Selections from the Charles Craig collection were exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1987-1988.

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MARK TOBEY Untitled.

Lot 48: MARK TOBEY Untitled.

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Description: MARK TOBEY Untitled. Watercolor on paper, 1965. 100x145 mm; 4x5 3/4 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto. Ex-collection the artist; Charles Craig; by descent to Craig Henricks, heir to the Charles Craig collection; thence to the current owner. Selections from the Charles Craig collection were exhibited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1987-1988.

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MARK TOBEY Untitled.

Lot 49: MARK TOBEY Untitled.

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Description: MARK TOBEY Untitled. Gouache and watercolor on cream wove paper, 1958. 300x185 mm; 11 7/8x7 3/8 inches. Signed and dated in watercolor, lower right recto. Ex-collection private collection, Cupertino, CA.

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MARK TOBEY Two color lithographs.

Lot 50: MARK TOBEY Two color lithographs.

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Description: MARK TOBEY Two color lithographs. October, 1970. 430x670 mm; 17x26 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 39/200 in pencil, lower margin * The Passing, 1970. 670x480 mm; 26 1/4x18 3/4 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 51/200 in pencil, lower margin. Both very good impressions.

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ROBERT GOODNOUGH Shapes Group.

Lot 51: ROBERT GOODNOUGH Shapes Group.

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Description: ROBERT GOODNOUGH Shapes Group. Acrylic and collage with pencil on canvas, 1987. 915x715 mm; 36x28 1/8 inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto, signed, titled and dated in ink, verso. Gift from the artist, thence by descent to the current owner.

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