Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 202

Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000

Group of 6 photographic collages on cardstock, one photographic and screenprint collage on yellow wove paper and one screenprint collage on cream wove paper, 1966. The six collages on cardstock: 760x510 mm; 30x20 1/4 inches; the collage on yellow wove paper: 585x445 mm23x17 1/2 inches; the collage on cream wove paper: 587x480 mm; 23 1/4x19 inches. The collage on cream wove paper with geometric studies in pencil, verso.

The original collage maquettes for 7 (of 12) screenprints for the Facade Portfolio, 1966 (see Baro 73, 74, 76, 78--2 collages, 80, 81 and 82).

According to Baro, "The portfolio of twelve prints entitled Facade were done in homage to Edith Sitwell. The title of each print is the title of one of the poems of the Sitwell suite of the same name . . . Each print is a photographic collage silkscreened on paper, color paper and acetate, with additional collage elements. The portfolio was executed in an edition of 125 signed and numbered copies; four of the prints on colored paper with collage elements were done in an edition of 150; the were 7 complete sets of artist's proofs. The portfolio was printed by Chiron Press, New York, and published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, in collaboration with Pace Editions, Inc., [New York]."

Ex-collection Stephen Poleskie, Chiron Press, New York.