Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 207

Price Realized: $ 5,250
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
SEX OR ART? (CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN)
Book maquette entitled Meat Joy: A Happening by Carolee Schneemann, A Photographic Appreciation by Harvey S. Zucker.
With 22 photographs and 4 color chromes on 12 boards, and a printed text by art critic Jill Johnson on 3 boards. Silver prints, the images measuring 4 1/2x6 1/2 to 6 1/2x9 1/2 to 13 1/2x9 inches (11.4x16.5 to 16.5x24.1 to 34.2x22.9 cm.), and the reverse, the mounts 18x14 inches (45.7x35.6 cm.), mounted one to 4 per board; with a title sheet and 2 of Zucker's business cards. 1964

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The artist Carolee Schneemann, who identified heself as a "painter-sculptor," conducted her performance at the Judson Church in November 1964. She described a happening as "a way of dramatizing a sensation or experience in which painters and sculptors use human beings instead of objects." Zucker, a lifelong photographer, was also the founder and proprietor of the legendary bookshop A Photographer's Place, in Soho.