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    Sale 2509 | Lot 153
    Price Realized: $688With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2509 Lot 153

      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.

      Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688