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Lot 618 / Important International PrintsNovember 21, 2017 18:30

Lot 618

Rauschenberg Robert, 1925-2008 (USA)

Spot, 1964

Lithograph on Rives BFK paper.
H 1050 mm W 758 mm.

(Frame). 2/37. Signed and dated lower right:
Rauschenberg, 1964.

CHF15'000 / 20'000
EUR13'000 / 18'000
USD16'000 / 21'000

Hammer Price: CHF 30'000

Blindstamp lower left:
ULAE: Universal Limited Art Editions.

In good condition, sheet not examined out of frame, margins visible.
Sheet fixed on support.

Provenance:
Galerie Beyeler, Basel;
Swiss private property.

Exhibition:
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, April - May 1985.

Literature: Foster 24;
Exhibition catalog. Schwarz auf Weiss.
Von Manet bis Kiefer.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, 1984.
No. 117, full page black-white illustration.

Printer: Universal Limited Art Editions,
West Islip/New York.

Annotation:
The present work is a rare, very early work by Robert Rauschenberg, printed in a small edition. The lithograph «Spot» is in the the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where the biggest retrospective since the exhibition in 1998 at the Guggenheim Bilbao, titled "Among Frineds" recently ended.

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