Nov 19, 2020 - Sale 2552

Sale 2552 - Lot 222

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000

Set of 4 color screenprints on wood panels in wood box with screenprint cover, 1966. Each panel: 227x227x20 mm; 9x9x1 inches; box: 275x275x90 mm; 11x11x3 1/2 inches (overall). Signed, dated and inscribed "Artist's Proof #2" in felt-tip pen and black ink, underside of box cover. Printed by Stephen Poleskie, Chiron Press, New York.

With--A group of black wove paper stencils of numbers for the project, some marked with pencil.

The scale and color combinations of the numbers in this box set correspond to those in Indiana's (1928-2018) iconic Exploding Numbers, set of 4 oils on canvas, 1964-66, now in a private collection. This box was likely based on these panels and was created during the time Indiana was working with Poleskie at Chiron Press, New York, on the Paris Review Poster, color screenprint, 1965, and Purim: The Four Facets of Esther I and II, color screenprints, 1967 (see lot 223 and lot 224), as one of only several artist's proofs for an unrealized edition.

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