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Joel-Peter Witkin (American, b. 1939) La Serpentine, Marseilles

Auction:
3100B
Lot:
136
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3100B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 11, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Joel-Peter Witkin (American, b. 1939)

La Serpentine, Marseilles, 1992. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered "5/12" in pencil on the verso, identified and dated on labels from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, affixed to the backing, . Toned gelatin silver print, sight size 31 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (79.8 x 69.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Slipped hinge u.r., not examined out of frame.

Provenance: Purchased from the artist, 2002.

Exhibitions: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1995-1996; Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, 1999.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by a copy of Germano Celant's book Joel-Peter Witkin (Zurich, Berlin, and New York: Scalo, 1995) in which La Serpentine is reproduced as plate 101.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sheet measures 36 5/8 x 30 1/2 in. (93.0 x 77.5 cm) and is held to backing board with photo corners. No additional issues to report.


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Keywords

Germano Celant, Arts, Guggenheim Fellows, Joel-Peter Witkin, Nude photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Visual arts, Witkin, Zurich

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