05-10-2019 05-10-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3248B Boston
May 10, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Various Artists: Eight Plates from A Portfolio of Thirteen Photographs to Commemorate...the New Home of the Anthology Film Archives...

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3248B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2019 10:00AM


Various Artists:

Eight Plates from A Portfolio of Thirteen Photographs to Commemorate...the New Home of the Anthology Film Archives..., 1981-82, edition of 75 plus proofs: Rudy Burckhardt (American, 1914–1999), New York, 1940 (Eagle Barber Shop), numbered, titled, and signed "...Rudy Burckhardt" in pencil on verso, gelatin silver print; Willard van Dyke (American, 1906-1986), Ireland 1979 #8, signed "Willard VanDyke" in ink l.r., titled in ink l.l., dye-transfer print; Hollis Frampton (American, c. 1936-after 1984), Untitled (Nude and Chocolate Busts), signed, dated, and numbered "Hollis Frampton 1982 8/75" in red ink on verso, dye-transfer print on 3M paper; Lois Greenfield (American, b. 1949), Andrew de Groat's "Rope Dance Translations" #4, 1974, printed in 1979, signed, dated, and titled "Lois Greenfield 1979..." in pencil on verso, gelatin silver print; Elaine Mayes (American, b. 1938) NYC 1978 4th July, signed, titled, and annotated "Elaine Mayes...1-8" in pencil on verso, gelatin silver print; Joel Meyerowitz (American, b. 1938), France, 1968, titled, signed, dated, and numbered "...Joel Meyerowitz 1982..." in pencil on verso, dye-transfer print; Michael James Aleck Snow (Canadian/American, 1929-2011), Still Living, 4 Acts, Scene 1, 1982, signed, dated, and numbered "SNOW '82..." in ink l.r., dye-transfer print from Polaroids; and Ralph Steiner (American, 1899-1986), Untitled (Park Avenue Garage), 1965, signed and dated "Ralph Steiner 1965/1981" in ink on verso, gelatin silver print. Most numbered "8/75" in pencil on the mat or on the sheet. Sheet sizes to 20 x 15 5/8 in. (50.6 x 39.5 cm), framed (Snow unglazed).
Condition: Many corners with minor wear, all dye-transfer prints with colors gently faded, sheets gently curled, mold/water damage to Meyerowitz, minute surface losses to edges of Snow.
Estimate $800-1,200

The Frampton with color faded, mold/water damage to mat (not effecting sheet/image). The Meyerowitz with extensive water damage and mold growth to mat and sheet, dramatically effecting the lower margin and lower edge of the image (including color wash-out and flaking to paper/emulsion surface), also with subtle surface rubs/abrasions to image. Steiner with mold/water damage to mat but not effecting sheet. Snow with two minute surface accretions and surface losses to edges of margins near corners.

The remaining with no additional issues to report.

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Lois Greenfield, Ralph Steiner, Rudy Burckhardt, Elaine Mayes, Joel Meyerowitz, Andrew de Groat, France