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Brice Marden, Portfolio. Etchings to Rexroth

Lot 612

Brice Marden, 1938 (US)

Portfolio. Etchings to Rexroth, 1986

25 etchings and aquatints on BFK Rives paper.
Plate: Each H 203 mm W 178 mm; Sheet: Each H 495 mm W 405 mm.

All sheets: 31/45. All sheets signed and dated lower right: B. Marden, 86. Each consecutively numbered lower center: 1-25. Edition: 45 copies plus 10 artist proofs in Roman numbering.
Peter Blum Edition, New York 1986.
Printer: Jennifer Melby, New York.
In linen cassette, typographically titled: Etchings to Rexroth, Brice Marden.
Produced by Jörg Oberli, Basel.

*CHF40'000 / 60'000
*EUR40'000 / 60'000
*USD40'000 / 60'000

Hammer Price: CHF 100'000

Galerie Stampa, Basel;
Swiss Property.

Jeremy Lewison. Brice Marden: Prints 1961-1991. Tate Gallery London 1992, pages 47-50, No. 145-146;
Exhibition catalogue. Brice Marden: recent paintings & drawings. Anthony d'Offay Gallery. London 1988, pages 14-15;
Susan Tallmann. The Other Biennal, in: Arts Magazine, Vol. 64, February 1990, page 18;
Tu Fu. Thirty-Six Poems with Twenty-Five Etchings by Brice Marden, translated by Kenneth Rexroth, New York 1987 (all 25 etchings are reproduced);
Exhibition catalogue. Projects and Portfolios: The 25th National Print Exhibition. Brooklyn Museum. New York 1989, No. 53.


In the portfolio titled “Etchings to Rexroth” Brice Marden has brought together his fascination for the art of calligraphy as well as his strong interest in poetry. During the period of generating the portfolio Brice Marden read a Chinese poem of the 18th century by the writer Tu Fu. The translation of the poem by the American literary critic and poet Kenneth Rexroth moved Marden eventually to give the title to his portfolio.

The important portfolio "Etchings to Rexroth" is in excellent condition like fresh from the press.