Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 168

Price Realized: $ 3,900
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


At the Track Emanuel Pancake recalled...
Photocopy. 280x215 mm; 11x8 1/2 inches. Signed and dedicated in ink. 1977.

Only one other copy traced, at New York University.

Provenance: From the Estate of Brian Butterick.

Additional Details

Emanuel Pancake was "an alter ego David experimented with. Briefly. The "PANCAKE" piece consists of unpunctuated uppercase type whose lower lines dip and bend at the bottom into a photo of two unsmiling men who could be French race car drivers from the 1920s, or a couple of scrappy surrealists. David went through a little surrealist phase at Court street. Entrusted wit ha stuffed dog's head that belonged to Brian Butterick, David and Steve Lackow began taking it out on a leash, draggin it behind them down Montague Street or the Promenade. They'd heard about Gerard de Nerval taking a lobster for walks along the Seine. "We were into outraging people," Lacklow said." (Fire In the Belly, by Cynthia Carr, 2012, chapter 5, np)