Oct 04, 2018 - Sale 2487

Sale 2487 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 42,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
BETYE SAAR (1926 - )

Mixed media assemblage box, 1973. 340x283x25 mm; 13 3/8x11 1/8x1 inches. Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower right verso.

Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, New York.

Adori is a very good, early example of the artist's work in assemblage. The artist created a hinged shadow box reliquary full of symbolism in its many collaged details, including beaded roses, plastic red lobsters and a brightly colored painted rainbow. This collage was also the basis for the same-titled 1973 lithograph.