Phillips de Pury Editions Auction Features Warhol, Bearden, Artschwager and Beuys

NEW YORK—Phillips de Pury will auction 20th century prints and limited-edition sculpture today. Its “Evening Editions” sale includes a series of “Jazz” editions by Romare Bearden and Henri Matisse; an Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe and a quartet of Queen Elizabeth II images by the Pop artist; and an intriguing wool suit and sled by German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-86). The sale also includes a rare selection of Picasso ceramics.

The “Evening Editions” sale is this evening at Phillips de Pury’s Park Avenue location.

All photos by Arts Observer

“Jazz,” 1947 (the complete set of 20 pochoirs in colors, on Arches paper) by Henri Matisse, the full sheets (15 double page, five single page), with center fold (as issued), title, text and justification, signed in pencil on the justification, copy number 194 of 250 (there were also 20 hors commerce copies and a portfolio edition of 100). Top of page, In background, from left, “Estoril Five II,” from the “Circuits series,” 1982 (engraving and relief printed etching in colors on handmade and hand-colored TGL rag paper) by Frank Stella, full sheet signed, dated ’82’ and numbered ‘A.P.X.’ in pencil) and “Internal and External Values,” 1996 (aquatint in blue on Arches En Tout Cas paper) by Terry Winters, full margins, signed, dated ‘1998’ and numbered 29/35 in pencil (there were also nine artist’s proofs).

“Chair,” 1987-90 (chair comprised of oak, cowhide, formica and painted steel) by Richard Artschwager, signed, dated and numbered 68/100 in black ink on the underside. In background, from left, “Blue Nudes series,” 2000-02 (five screen prints in colors on 100% cotton two-ply Museum Board) by Tom Wesselmann, full margins all signed, numbered ‘PP 2/6′ in pencil; “Book of Love portfolio,” 1997 (complete set of 12 screen prints i colors on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper) by Robert Indiana, full margins with accompanying 12 poems all signed, dated ’96’ and numbered 176/200 in pencil.

From top, “Introduction for a Blues Queen” and “Brass Section” from “Jazz Series,” 1979 (six lithographs, in color on wove paper) by Romare Bearden, all signed and number 93/75 (there were also 30 artist’s proofs) and unframed.

“Felt Suit,” 1970 (felt, sewn and stamped in blue) by Joseph Beuys, numbered 89 in blue ink on a label affixed to the inside jacket (the edition was 100 and 10 hors commerce). In foreground, “Sled,” 1969 (wood sled, felt, belts, flashlight, fat and rope) by Joseph Beuys, stamp numbered 31 on a plaque affixed to the side of the sled (the edition was 50 and 5 hors commerce).

“Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn),” 1967 (screen print in colors on wove paper) by Andy Warhol, full sheet signed in pencil and stamp numbered 163/250 on the reverse. In background, Four screen prints: “Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom suite,” from “Reigning Queens,” by Andy Warhol.

“Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom suite,” from “Reigning Queens,” 1985 (complete set of four screen prints in colors on Lenox Museum Board paper) by Andy Warhol, the full sheets all signed and numbered 40/40 in pencil.

“Book,” 1987 (formica and wood) by Richard Artschwager, signed and numbered 12 in black ink on a label affixed to the underside (from an edition of 40). In backgroud, “Untitled,” one plate 1961-63/1968-69 (wood cut in cadmium red on Cartridge paper) by Donald Judd, signed, dated ‘Res 61-69,’ annotated ‘1-R’ and numbered #1/12 in pencil.

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