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Jasper Johns, illustrator (American, b. 1930) Foirades/Fizzles

Auction:
2507
Lot:
81
Sold for:
$20,145$17,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2507
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 21, 2010 12:00PM

Description:

Jasper Johns, illustrator (American, b. 1930)

Foirades/Fizzles, by Samuel Beckett, published in 1976 by Petersburg Press, London & New York, total edition of 300, containing thirty-three etchings. Signed "Samuel Beckett" and "J Johns" in pencil, numbered "175/250" on page before colophon. 13 x 10 in. (33.0 x 25.4 cm), original paper binding and linen case lined with a Johns lithograph.
Condition: Good.

Provenance: Purchased from the publisher, 1977; the estate of Mary Lee Ingbar, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a copy of Christian Geelhaar's Jasper Johns Working Proofs (Petersburg Press: London & New York, 1980), and a copy of Riva Castleman's A Century of Artists Books (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: New York, 1994).
Estimate $12,000-18,000

The pages are a bound leporello format in fresh condition. There is little if any offset staining.

Keywords

Jasper Johns, London, Petersburg Press, Samuel Beckett, Massachusetts, Mary Lee Ingbar, Cambridge, Christian Geelhaar, Riva Castleman, Harry N. Abrams Inc.

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