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Willem de Kooning (Dutch/American, 1904-1997) The Man and the Big Blond

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
58
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Willem de Kooning (Dutch/American, 1904-1997)

The Man and the Big Blond, 1982, from the edition of 150 plus 15 artist's proofs, published by The Rainbow Art Foundation, New York. Signed within the matrix, numbered "XXXI/CL" in pencil within the image l.l., dry stamp l.l. Color lithograph on paper, image size 21 1/4 x 27 in. (53.9 x 68.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.

N.B. There was also a signed edition of 150 numbered with arabic numerals.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Out of the frame the sheet is a heavy wove paper with a deckled lower edge, and measures 26 5/8 x 36 1/8 inches. The sheet is not hinged but is held to the backing mat with photo corners. The is extremely subtle toning and minor handling creases at the upper edges. There is a publisher's dry stamp l.l. and publication information explaining the edition stamped on the verso (see images).


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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Artists, Artist's proof, Edition, Printmaking, Visual arts, Willem

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