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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) Twelve Works from XXXIV DRAWINGS FOR DANTE'S INFERNO

Auction:
2673B
Lot:
133
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$5,100$4,250

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2673B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 20, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008)

Twelve Works from XXXIV DRAWINGS FOR DANTE'S INFERNO: Plank, plus eleven of the thirty-four reproductions, 1964, total edition of 300. Plank titled, numbered, signed, and dated "...34/43 RAUSCHENBERG 1964" in pencil within the image l.r. and with ULAE dry stamp, the set signed "RAUSCHENBERG" and numbered "34" on the colophon. Plank an original lithograph, the rest color offsets, sheet sizes to 17 x 17 in. (43.2 x 43.2 cm), presented in the original clamshell box (wear).
Condition: Good.

Provenance: From the estate of Joan Sonnabend, Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate $500-700

The included offsets are numbers II, III, IX, XIX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXVII, XXX, XXXIII, and XXXIV.
The color offsets are in good condition. Hinged at top and bottom, but attached loosely to the mount. The lithograph is slightly rippled. Portfolio case is soiled with stains at left edge and u.r. corner of cover and on bottom, especially at the top half. The binding is ripped at center left with a piece of tape attached and associated residue.


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Robert Rauschenberg, INFERNO, Joan Sonnabend, Massachusetts

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