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Ulysses portfolio and book

1988
The complete deluxe set of 62 etchings, including the suite of 22 etchings (20 in colors) and the bound set of 40 etchings (comprised of 22 line etchings, 20 in colors, and 18 etched Roman numerals), on Johannot paper, with full margins, with novel by James Joyce, the suite loose and the book bound (as issued),
portfolio: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in (34.9 x 27 cm) book: 13 5/8 x 11 in (34.6 x 27.9 cm)
the loose prints signed with initials and numbered `ap II/V' in pencil, the book signed and numbered 'VII' in pencil on the limitation page (an artist's proof and one of 25 hors commerce copies respectively, the edition was 150), published by Arion Press, San Francisco, all in very good condition, the suite in orginal individual paper folders and containedin original blue silk-covered box with accompanying edition information, the book contained in original blue silk-covered cover with leather trim and matching slipcase (slightly faded).

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

sold for $35,000

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Modern Editions
ktroester@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Contemporary Editions
cleibowitz@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1222

  • Literature

    Siri Engberg and Joan Banach 445.1-22; and 446-467

  • Artist Bio

    Robert Motherwell

    American • 1915 - 1991

    One of the youngest proponents of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Robert Motherwell rose to critical acclaim with his first solo exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in 1944. Not only was Motherwell one of the major practicing Abstract Expressionist artists, he was, in fact, the main intellectual driving force within the movement—corralling fellow New York painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hoffman and William Baziotes into his circle. Motherwell later coined the term the "New York School", a designation synonymous to Abstract Expressionism that loosely refers to a wide variety of non-objective work produced in New York between 1940 and 1960.

    During an over five-decade-long career, Motherwell created a large and powerful body of varied work that includes paintings, drawings, prints and collages. Motherwell's work is most generally characterized by simple shapes, broad color contrasts and a dynamic interplay between restrained and gestural brushstrokes. Above all, it demonstrates his approach to art-making as a response to the complexity of lived, and importantly felt, experience.

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Ulysses portfolio and book

1988
The complete deluxe set of 62 etchings, including the suite of 22 etchings (20 in colors) and the bound set of 40 etchings (comprised of 22 line etchings, 20 in colors, and 18 etched Roman numerals), on Johannot paper, with full margins, with novel by James Joyce, the suite loose and the book bound (as issued),
portfolio: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in (34.9 x 27 cm) book: 13 5/8 x 11 in (34.6 x 27.9 cm)
the loose prints signed with initials and numbered `ap II/V' in pencil, the book signed and numbered 'VII' in pencil on the limitation page (an artist's proof and one of 25 hors commerce copies respectively, the edition was 150), published by Arion Press, San Francisco, all in very good condition, the suite in orginal individual paper folders and containedin original blue silk-covered box with accompanying edition information, the book contained in original blue silk-covered cover with leather trim and matching slipcase (slightly faded).

Estimate
$15,000 - 25,000 

sold for $35,000

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Modern Editions
ktroester@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz
Contemporary Editions
cleibowitz@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1222

Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm

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