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Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) Photographs /A Portfolio of Twelve Works

Auction:
3072B
Lot:
139
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3072B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 26, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008)

Photographs/A Portfolio of Twelve Works, 1949-61, printed 1979, published by Sonnabend Editions, New York, 1980, in an edition of 50 plus 10 proofs. Each signed, numbered, and dated "RAUSCHENBERG 22/50 79" in black ink in the margin l.l., the portfolio numbered "22" on the colophon page. Gelatin silver prints, image sizes to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 29.8 cm), matted, housed in a beige clothbound portfolio box.
Condition: Prints good; box with minor soiling.

N.B. There is a gelatin silver print, a portrait of the artist by Cy Twombly, affixed to the cover of the portfolio box. The twelve portfolio prints include: Tangier, 1952; Ceiling with Light Bulb, c. 1952; Central Park, 1950; Untitled (Inside of an Old Carriage), c. 1949; Quiet House (Black Mountain College), c. 1949; Sneakers, 1950; Bathroom Window (Broadway Studio), c. 1961; Car and Cover, c. 1951; Billboard (Stalin), 1953; Car with Tarpaulin, 1951; and Stop, 1951.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

The print on the portfolio cover is lifting slightly at the edges, and has minor scratches and emulsion cracks (to right of subject's head). The portfolio box measures 18 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches and weighs approximately 10 pounds. No additional issues to report.


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Keywords

Stalin, American people of German descent, Bisexual men, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Visual arts

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