Kay Rosen - Editions New York Monday, June 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Kay Rosen might be described as a writer's sculptor. While strictly two-dimensional, her crisp sign-painter-style drawings and wall paintings cleave and reassemble words: highlighting, deleting or showving together their letters and syllables to make them new in ways variously phonetic, typographic, visual and linguistic.
    She perpetuates a tradition of reading-seeing that includes Stuart Davis, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner and Mel Mochner, as well as her contemporaries Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer. But Ms. Rosen's legibility arrives in separate stages, like a will-timed joke, which sets off a surpringly physiological experience: your eyes widen, your gut tightens and your mind changes gears.
    Roberta Smith, New York Times, Art In Review; Kay Rosen - Wall Painting and Drawings, 2002-2006, October 13, 2006

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The ED Prints portfolio

1992
The complete set of six lithographs with screenprint, on Magnani Pescia paper, the full sheets,
14 x 10 1/4 in. (35.6 x 26 cm)
all signed, titled, dated `1992' and annotated 'publisher's proof I/II' in pencil on the reverse (the edition was 30), published by Volatile Editions and Mark Patsfall Graphics, Cincinnati (with their inkstamp on the reverse), the silver print with a scuff at lower left, otherwise all in very good condition, contained in original folder, made of Daniel Smith Archival paper, imprinted with the title, artist's name and colophon information.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $1,375

Editions

8 June 2010
New York