Claes Oldenburg - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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    Richard Axsom and David Platzker 71; Gemini G.E.L. 257 and 258; Margo Leavin Gallery 27


Double-Nose/Purse/Punching Bag/Ashtray; and A History of the Double-Nose/Purse/Punching Bag/Ashtray Multiple book

Leather, bronze and wood multiple, and deerskin leather-covered book with letterpress text and one reproductive image,
box: 8 3/8 x 21 x 11 in. (21.3 x 53.3 x 27.9 cm);
book: 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (11.4 x 8.3 cm)

the multiple stamp numbered 51/75 (there were also 3 artist's copies), the book signed and numbered 51/200A in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their stamps), the multiple with a few areas of minor soiling on the leather bag, occasional scuffs and abrasions on the wood box, a nick at the upper left box edge, adhesive and label remains on the underside of the box, the book with a small accretion on the leather bookmark, the pages slightly curved, otherwise both in very good condition.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York