Spencer Finch - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Back to Kansas is comprised of 70 blocks of brilliant and subtle color gleaned from the artist's own repeated viewing of The Wizard of Oz. Each color in the grid corresponds to a color from the film, such as “Yellow Brick Road” and “Ruby Slippers.” The size and shape of the billboard is a reference to the proportional relationship between the width and height—or aspect ratio—in which the film was originally projected (1.37:1). — University of Houston


Back to Kansas

Aquatint in colors, on Chine collé to Rives BFK paper, with full margins.
I. 39 3/4 x 57 in. (101 x 144.8 cm)
S. 42 1/4 x 59 1/4 in. (107.3 x 150.5 cm)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 17/35 in pencil (there were also some artist's proofs), published by Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, California, framed.

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$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $9,525

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023