Lowell Nesbitt - Editions New York Monday, June 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Both including: Panorama; Spacesuit Checkout; Antenna; Working Platforms; Stage I and II of Saturn; Lunar Module; Simulator and Firing Room

  • Artist Biography

    Lowell Nesbitt

    American • 1933 - 1993

    Lowell Nesbitt is best known for his depictions of large-scale flowers, including gargantuan iris, rose and lily petals. The Maryland-born artist studied at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and then the Royal College of Art in London before moving to New York.

    Even though Nesbitt was frequently grouped with the Photorealists of his generation, his images were more interpretively distorted, somewhat loosely painted and boldly abbreviated. 1962 marked a transition point in Nesbitt's work when fellow artist Robert Indiana suggested that Nesbitt convert from abstraction to a style of realism. His subjects ranged from studio interiors, articles of clothing, piles of shoes and groups of fruits and vegetables to the neo-classical building façades of his surrounding SoHo neighborhood.

    Nesbitt experimented with printmaking in the 1960s, producing a mixture of silkscreens, dry point engravings as well as stained glass and etchings while in London.

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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK

222

Cape Kennedy portfolio: two portfolios

1969
Two complete portfolios each comprising eight screenprints in colors, on mylar, acetate and various papers, the full sheets,
all S. 22 1/8 x 29 1/2 in. (56.2 x 74.9 cm).
all signed, dated `69' and numbered XVI/XX and XIV/XX in pencil, published by Edition Galerie M.E. Thelen, Köln, occasional scuffing (particularly the mylar sheets), a few with minor creasing, the layered sheets with some bubbles, otherwise all generally in good condition, contained in original paper folders (wear, scuffing and tears).

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $150

Editions

8 June 2010
New York