Fine Art - Photography & Prints

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Date of the auction: 03.12.2020

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Karel Appel Serigraph 1/100

Serigraph. 75.7x103 cm (29¾x40½"). No. 60 of an edition limited to 100 prints signed by the artist. Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde artists' cooperative COBRA in 1948

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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A magnificent midcentury artists' book

4 volume set. Each volume with three full-page color silkscreen prints and an additional silkscreen on the title page and upper cover. (Folio) 44.5x36 cm (17½x14¼"), original cloth-backed illustrated boards with publisher's thick acetate jackets, cloth slipcase. First Edition. No. 54 of 200 copies

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Artwords & Bookworks collection of artists' books

A comprehensive artists' book collection in wildly disparate formats, materials, and conception. The collection provides a synoptic view from the pivotal time when the artists' book was reborn and the museum escaped its enclosure. Highlights include an original catalog from the Artwords & Bookworks

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Alvar lithograph 1/260

Lithograph. 69x53 cm (27¼x20¾"). No. 2 of an edition of 260. Signed and numbered by the artist. Àlvar Suñol Munoz-Ramos, also known as Alvar, is a Spanish painter, sculptor and lithographer

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Picasso and the Ballets Russes, 1923

[28] pp. Cover illustrated by Pablo Picasso with 6 additional lithographs by Picasso and tipped-in plates from photographs. 31.7x24.6 cm (12½x9¾"), printed illustrated wrappers tied with cord as issued. Pablo Picasso and the Ballets Russes collaborated on several productions. Pablo Picasso's Cubist

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Transformation Polka, hand-colored lithograph cover

4 pp. of sheet music with hand-colored lithograph cover. Disbound. 34x26 cm (13½x10¼"); framed: 41x33.3 cm (16x13"). "The great American theatrical furor, immediately following the close of our Civil War, to this day a colorful legend in our stage annals, was The Black Crook, a Parisian importation

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Celeste, Maid of Cashmere, 1837 litho

Original octagonal lithograph after a painting by E.T. Parris; lithographed by A. Dick. Matted and framed, trimmed to 1/4" of left margin, lacking publisher's logo at bottom. Image: 38x28 cm (15x11"); framed without glass: 60x47 cm (23½x18½”). Madame Céleste (Anastasie Céleste des Rousselles

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Honoré Daumier satirical ballet litho

Lithograph with newsprint on reverse, as issued. 22.4x26 cm (8¾x10¼"); matted: 33x46 cm (13x18") A charming satire of an aging male dancer probably based on the over-extended career of the elder Vestris. As published in the journal Charivari. Deltiel #2908

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Honoré Daumier theatre lithograph

Original lithograph on paper, newspaper print on verso as issued. 20.8x27 cm (8¼x10½"); matted: 33x46 cm (13x18"). From Croquis Dramatiques. HD 1427; D2905

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Engraved portrait of Pepita de Oliva

Steel engraving. 21x16.7 cm (8¼x6½"); matted: 35.8x31.5 cm (14x12½"). A half length portrait picturing ballerina looking right; ribbon in hair, three bows in vertical line down front of bodice. Pepita de Oliva was the stage name of the great Spanish dancer Josefa Duran y Ortega, 1830-1871

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Romantic era ballet mezzotint print

Mezzotint trimmed to half-inch margins all around, with loss of publisher's legend at bottom margin; window mounted. 30x22.5 cm (11¾x9"); in mat: 43.2x35.5 cm (17x14"). A rare mezzotint, richly printed in blacks (most Romantic ballet prints were lithographs). Francesca "Fanny" Cerrito (11 May 1817

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Hand-colored etching by Jean Baptiste Gautier

Hand-colored etching with aquatint. 19.6x29 cm (7¾x11½"); matted: 44.4x52.2 cm (17½x20¾"). Titled at top, with legend at bottom "Milord mis, puisque vous dansez avec un autre, marche nul, rendez mois mes arrlrea! ..... Miss_ Ah! Milord, que vous nous connaissez mal, nous sommes allichees, une fois

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Hand-colored litho of Mademoiselle Taglioni

Octagonal hand-colored lithograph by R.J. Lane from a drawing by A.E. Chalon. Proof impression on heavy paper. 31.8x23 cm (12½x9"); sheet :37x25.8 cm (14½x10¼"). One of the great prints of the Romantic ballet, depicting Taglioni in the role of Flore in Didelot's Flore et Zephire, King’s Theatre

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Miss P. Horton as April, hand-colored lithograph

Hand-colored octagonal lithograph mounted within mat. 23.4x18.8 cm (9¼x7¾"); matted: 45.8x35.5 cm (18x14"). This print pictures Horton in the musical opera at the Strand in 1834 called The Twelve Months probably after the text of Gilbert Abbott a Beckett (1811-1856). Priscilla Horton, later

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Lithograph portrait of Marie Taglioni

Large lithograph by Delpech on hand-made paper after a drawing by Zéphirin Félix Jean Belliard. Image: approx. 24.5x20 cm (9¾x8"); frame: 55x45 cm (21¾x17¾"). The lithograph pictures a serene Taglioni looking front, amost half length to right, wearing an off-the-shoulder gown with two tiers of lace

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Portrait of Marie Taglioni

Lithograph portrait. 21.5x15.6 cm (8½x6¼"). Binney, Longing for the Ideal, #69

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Nayade in the ballet La Belle au Bois Dormant

Hand-colored lithograph on heavy sheet. Image: approx. 26x11.5 cm (10¼x4½"); sheet: 46x35.5 cm (18x14"). Originally printed in London by S.W. Fores, 1833. The print depicts Duvernay en pointe in 4th position, turned left with arms crossed over her chest, wearing a layered gossamer dress decorated

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Hand-colored lithograph of Pauling Duvernay

Original hand-colored lithograph by R.J. Lane, printed by J. Graf after a portrait by A.E. Chalon, linen-backed. Image: approx. 27x19.5 cm (10¾x7¾"); frame: 56x45 cm (22x17¾"). Facsimile signature of Pauline Duvernay. The print represents Duvernay in her cachucha costume as Florinda in The Devil on

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Hand-colored lithograph of Pauling Duvernay

Original octagonal hand-colored lithograph after a drawing by J.F. Lewis, printed by C. Hullmande. Image: 38x28.5 cm (15x11¼"); 53.3x43.2 cm (21x17"). Duvernay is pictured in her famous cachucha from her most celebrated role, in “The Devil on Two Sticks” (first known as Le Diable Boiteux

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Ballet Russe souvenir programme, 1916

[38] pp. Illustrated in b&w and in color with artwork and from photographs, by Leon Bakst and others. Original embossed and printed illustrated wrappers, tied with cord as issued. With lovely color illustrations by Leon Bakst. Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was a Russian painter, and scene & costume

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Three portraits of Romantic era dancers

Comprising: Pauline Duvernay as the Maid of Terracina...1835. Aquatint. 17x13.5 cm (6¾x5¼"). Pauline Leroux. 1841. Lithograph. 25.2x15.5 cm (10x6¼"). Fanny Elssler. 1844. Stipple engraving. 21.2x16 cm (8¼x6¼"). Three portraits of eminent dancers from the period

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Sandow Birk, Old Folsom State Prison

Color film poster. 61x38.1 cm (24x15

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Sandow Birk etching from The Great War of the Californias series

Etching. Multi-color trial. 19.5x55 cm (7¾x21¾"). Artist Proof 1 of 4. Signed by Sandow Birk at lower right. Sandow Birk is a painter and multimedia printmaker from Long Beach who has produced magnificent artists' books with Trillium Press and Arion Press. His paintings and prints enter a dialogue

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Sandow Birk, A Rake's Progress, suite of 4 etchings

Four copper-plate etchings on Arches paper, with etched title page. 23x29.4 cm (9x11¾"). Artist's Proof. Each sheet signed by Sandow Birk and dated 2001. "A series commissioned by the COLA (City of Los Angeles) artist grant for exhibition at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles in 2002..The series was

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Signed by Georges Braque, 1961

Color aquatint, framed and matted. 29.8x46.3 cm (11¾x18¼"); framed: 59x73.5 cm (23¼x29"). No. 29 of an edition limited to 100 copies. Pencil signed and numbered by Georges Braque, signed in plate at lower left as well

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Photogravures of Charles Bukowski, photos by Montfort

2 photogravures printed by Gary Eisenberg from photographs by Michael Montfort. sheet. Comprising: Walking on Carlton Way, Hollywood 1982. 15.5x24.5 cm (6¼x9¾") on a 38x56 cm (15x22") sheet. Artist's Proof. Mosque #2, Schweitzingen, Germany, 1978. 17x22 cm (6¾x8½") on a 38x56 cm (15x22") sheet. No

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Calder's Circus, 1964

4-page introduction, with text by Joan Miro and Cleve Gary. Illustrated with 14 (of 16} prints reproducing line drawings, on thin card stock. Sizes vary, largest is 17x13", Red and blue cloth portfolio. First Edition Lacking two prints

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Callot, Vue du Louvre etching

Etching on watermarked paper with margins. Image: 16x33.5 cm (6¼x13¼"); sheet 21x36.5 cm (8¼x14½") . Signed in plate by Callot at lower left of image. Early state prior to address of Israel Silvestre. Lieure 667. Print tipped-in to matte mount at top edge

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Callot, Vue du Pont Neuf etching

Etching on water-marked paper. 16x33 cm (6¼x13"); matted: 32x51.2 cm (12½x20"). Thread margins. Second state of 5. Signed in plate by Callot at lower right of image. Depicted is a view of the Pont Neuf with the Old Tower of Nesle. Watermarked with double C's and cross of Lorraine. Second state, with

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 3 Dec 2020

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Carzou II: with 6 signed lithographs in portfolio

220 [3] pp. Aquamarine cloth. Accompanied by a suite of 6 original lithographs in matching cloth portfolio. Presented together in matching cloth-covered box decorated in gilt on cover, inset slot for volume. No. 101 of 300 copies in the deluxe edition. Jean Carzou (1907-2000) was a French–Armenian

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 3 Dec 2020