Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 400

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
KOLÁR, JIRÍ / TYPEWRITER ART. J: Kolar 67. 9 pages of graphic typewriter-lettered compositions, each with various cut-outs and perforations to reveal successive pages, the first page initialled and dated [19]67 in pen, lower right. Sheets measure 293x210 mm; 11 1/2x8 inches. 4to, bound by pella erskine-tulloch in solid black calf with mounted typewriter keys on cover spelling out J:KOLAR67, few light scuffs; custom green velvet-lined plain black clamshell box with cover label, some surface marks. (SA) Prague, 1967

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unique copy of this book of Kolár's "typings." While his early career in 1940s and '50s focused on collage work, mostly through the Czech artistic group, Skupina 42, he fell heavily into visual art forms and experimental poetry, culminating in projects such as these typewriter and "letter picture" works.