Oct 09, 2014 - Sale 2359

Sale 2359 - Lot 110

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
BETYE SAAR (1926 - )
Hand Book.

Original illustrated ochre wrappers, with a relief print and a hand carved bookmark, 1967. 279x210 mm; 11x8 1/4 inches (sheet).

101 out of an edition of 300. Signed and titled in pencil on the relief print, lower margin. Numbered in ink on the dedication page. Printed and published at Ace Letter Shop, Los Angeles.

With the printed announcement for the publication, and an invitation to the preview reception.

In 1967, Betye Saar created Hand Book, in which hand symbols interpreted through her drawings and etchings are combined with the poetry of Beverly Gleaves and David Ossman. Palms and palmistry charts would go on to be a common subject in Saar's work throughtout her career. We believe this is the first time that Hand Book has come to auction.