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Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941) Pi

Auction:
2977B
Lot:
472
Sold for:
$67,650$55,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2977B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 27, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941)

Pi
Signed, titled, and dated "Benglis/... '73" u.c.
Acrylic paint and glitter on cotton bunting and plaster over an aluminum screen, 31 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 11 in. (80.0 x 29.2 x 27.9 cm).
Condition: Surface grime and dust, small area of wear and tearing to cloth at u.l., unraveling of cloth at l.c., several small cracks in paint.

Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, 1974.

N.B. This work is from the artist's Sparkle Knot series. The lot includes the original bill of sale from Hansen Fuller Gallery and a handwritten letter from the artist outlining her recommendations for the care of the work.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Condition: Surface grime and dust, small area of wear and tearing to cloth at u.l. near the hanging wire, unravelling of cloth at l.c., small cracks in paint at c.l. and on the reverse at l.r., c.r., and u.c.


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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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