Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 87

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
JACK SMITH (1932-1989)

The Beautiful Book.

With 19 original photographs of Warhol superstars Francis Francine and Mario Montez in addition to Smith and other avant-garde performers; the final print is a portrait of Smith (who is dressed in a jacket and tie) by Ken Jacobs. Silver prints, the images measuring 2 1/4 inches, 5.7 cm. square. 4to, original stiff wrappers with the rare variant yellow silkscreen and lettering cover design by Marian Zazeela. New York: Dead Language Press [Piero Heliczer], 1960-62.

Additional Details

first edition, one of a planned edition of 200 copies, of which only 60 were apparently produced.