Feb 17, 2022 - Sale 2595

Sale 2595 - Lot 254

Price Realized: $ 100,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 75,000 - $ 90,000
INDIANA, ROBERT. The Book of Love: A Portfolio of 12 Original Poems & 12 Original Prints. Poems by Robert Creeley. Title/limitation on parchment signed by the publisher Michael McKenzie (wrinkles to upper left corner); text pages and the complete set of 12 color screenprints (24 x 20 inches; 610 x 510 mm, sheets), each signed, numbered, and dated '96' in pencil, on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition Paper; laid in loose, as issued, in the original black-lettered stiff card 1/4 cloth-backed portfolio (with 'AP 9/15' in manuscript in black ink on front board) with cloth ties. Artist's proof set, numbered 'AP 9/15' (the edition was 200), each poem initialed by Creeley and each print signed by Indiana. Exceedingly scarce, according to ABPC and Rare Book Hub, only the second AP copy to appear at auction; impeccably preserved, with little to no evidence of handling. New York: American Image Editions, 1997