May 16, 2019 - Sale 2509

Sale 2509 - Lot 153

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Turf, Stake and String.

Self-adhesive vinyl sheet with drawing, 1968. 158x219 mm; 6 1/4x8 5/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 40. Published by The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. From S.M.S. No. 5.

Founded by William Copley, S.M.S. was a subscription-based series that intended to bypass the contemporary art market to make art accessible to anyone. Each portfolio contained approximately a dozen works of art and was mailed bi-monthly for about one year. S.M.S.'s six issues consisted of "original reproductions" by artists from Man Ray to Bruce Nauman, and gave collectors affordable access to art for $125 per subscription.