Christopher Williams - New Now New York Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1996

  • Exhibited

    New York, Luhring Augustine, Christopher Williams, January 10–February 7, 1998 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    For Example: Die Welt ist schön (Final Draft), exh. cat., Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam and Kunsthalle Basel, 1997, pp. 107-108 (another example illustrated, pp. 65-68)


"Valentine" typewriter, 1969, plastic (ABS); design Ettore Sottsass jun., Perry King; manufacture Ing. C. Olivetti & Co. S.p.A., Italy; h 11.5 cm, V6.3-393; August 26, 1996 (Nr. 1–4)

each signed, partially titled, respectively numbered and dated "VALENTINE...., 1996 [#1-4] 2/10 c. williams" on the reverse
Ilfochrome print, in 4 parts
each 10 7/8 x 14 in. (27.6 x 35.6 cm)
Executed in 1996, this work is number 2 from an edition of 10 plus 5 artist's proofs.

Another example from this edition is housed in the permanent collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $52,920

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen

Head of Sale, New Now

212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 9 March 2022