Fine Art, Photography & Prints

PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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Date of the auction: 04.03.2021

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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$600 - US$900

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Signed by Georges Braque

Lithograph mounted to board. 35.4x26.5 cm (14x10½"). Printed at the studio of Fernand Mourlot. Signed by Georges Braque at lower right. Published in Verve #5-6. In the late 1930s, the Mourlot studios printed several illustrations and covers for Teriade's artistic review Verve. Through this

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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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 #: 3

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Monoprint signed by Enrique Chagoya

Monoprint. 56.5x75.3 cm (22¼x29¾"). A one of a kind print signed by Enrique Chagoya at lower right. "In two new monoprint projects at Smith Andersen Editions, [Wisecrack and Orozco & Victor Hugo Meet at the Auction House], Chagoya returns to a topic he has explored previously—the precious and

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Those Specs of Dust - monoprint

Monoprint on Somerset paper. 121.3x87.8 cm (47¾x34½"); framed: 132x98 cm (52x38½"). A one of a kind print signed by Chagoya at lower right. Enrique Chagoya is a Mexican-born painter and printmaker and a professor of Art at Stanford University. Chagoya has worked in several mediums but focuses on

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Wisecrack II, monoprint signed by Chagoya

Monoprint. 56.5x75.3 cm (22¼x29¾"). A one of a kind print signed by Enrique Chagoya at lower right. "In two new monoprint projects at Smith Andersen Editions, [Wisecrack and Orozco & Victor Hugo Meet at the Auction House], Chagoya returns to a topic he has explored previously—the precious and

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Eastlos Calaveras by Roberto Chavez, 1979

Watercolor on paper (tipped at corners to board). 28x38 cm (11x15"). Signed by the artist at bottom. Roberto Chavez is a Mexican-American artist from Los Angeles. Several of his works were exhibited in the 2011 Getty Foundation exhibit Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation. A

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Still Life by Roberto Chavez

Oil on canvas. 61x46 cm (24x18"); framed: 63.3x48.5 cm (25x19¼). Signed and dated by the artist at lower right. Roberto Chavez is a Mexican-American artist from Los Angeles. Several of his works were exhibited in the 2011 Getty Foundation exhibit Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Dali's Mirrored Nike

37.8 cm (15"), bronze on marble pedestal. Greek sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace from 190 BCE displayed as a mirrored double figure. Edition of 1400 copies. Engraved signature and date on metal mounted tag as well as the Italian identification and assay marks. The bronze on a black

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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8 rich color illustrations by Edy Legrand

8 mixed-media matted illustrations. Illustrated using ink, watercolors & gouache. Images approximately 6x4½", matted size 10x8". Edy-Legrand was born in Bordeaux in 1892 and is known for his large figure and landscape paintings, also for his well-known posters of French steamboats and magazine

Lot #: 10

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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18th century watercolor of English doctor

Watercolor on thin board. 20.5x15.5 cm (8x6"). Well-executed original watercolor, believed to be English, and late 18th or possibly early 19th century. The current owner is a member of the family in which the painting descended since its creation, and he provides a provenance listing the family

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Finely bound folio book by Sasha Mosalov

(Folio) 38x27.5 cm (15x10¾"). Sokoto goat fine bookbinding leather over cork skin paper, Sokoto goat clasps. Endpapers hand-made by the artist of paste/monotype decorative paper with elaborative collage and embedded pieces of dyed tarlatan (cheese cloth), cut-out pieces of cork skin paper, tissue

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Finely bound octavo journal by Sasha Mosalov

(8vo) 21.6x14 cm (8½x5½"). Cover incorporates two types of fine leather crumpled and distorted for textural effects creating sculptured surfaces, leather clasps. Endpapers hand-made by the artist of paste/monotype decorative paper with embedded pieces of dyed tarlatan, cut out pieces of cork skin

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Finely bound tall duodecimo book by Sasha Mosalov

(Tall 12mo) 28x11 cm (11x4¼").Cover incorporates two types of fine leather crumpled and distorted for textural effects, leather clasps. Endpapers hand-made by the artist of paste/ monotype decorative paper with collaged pieces of dyed tarlatan (cheese cloth) and tissue paper. Text leaves are of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Signed by George Grosz

Lithograph. 28.3x22.6 cm (11¼x8¾") framed: 49x43 cm (19¼x17")with a cut-out on frame reverse revealing a boxed #10 followed by "L2 Nr. 39" and "1 21 5" with the date 1914. Pencil signed by George Grosz at lower right. After the signature it states "No. 29

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Ester Hernandez's Sun Mad, 1981, 1st Edition

Screen print. 66.1x50.8 cm (26x20"). No. 26 of an edition limited to 53. First Edition. Signed, titled and numbered by Ester Hernandez. "A first-generation Chicana, Ester Hernandez is a key figure in the Chicano civil rights art movement that emerged in America in the late 1960s. Her most famous

Lot #: 16

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Dragonfly Jumeau oil painting by Maurice Lapp

Oil on canvas.70 x53 cm (27½x21"); framed: 71.8x55 cm (28¼x21¾"). Signed by Lapp at lower right. A San Francisco street scene by the Chicago-born painter Maurice Lapp (1925-2014), who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1952. His

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Berthe Morisot by Édouard Manet

Etching on wove paper, tipped at corners to board. 13.2x9 cm (5¼x3½"); sheet: 24.1x17.8 cm (9½x7"). Third state. The etching, first published by Dumont in1894 after the death of Manet, was reprinted in 1905 in an edition of 100 by Strolin, and subsequently, published in the English and German

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Miniature painting of young woman

Painting on porcelain. Oval, 6x5 cm (2½x2"), with period ornate wood and gesso gilt frame, overall approx. 14x11 cm (5½x4¼"). Captivating miniature painting of a young woman. The current owner is a member of the family in which the painting descended since its creation, and he provides a provenance

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Etching by Rudolf Mumprecht

Etching on paper. Signed in pencil by Mumprecht, numbered 2/25. 13x18 cm (impression size) on sheet 15.4x22 cm (6x8¾"). Accompanied by an exhibition catalog/monograph of the artist's work at Klipstein und Kornfeld, Bern, 20 June to 16 July, 1958

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Signed woodblock print by Gihachiro Okuyama

Color woodblock print. Image area: 24.7x37 cm (9¾x14½"); framed: 39x49.2 cm (15½x19½"). Signed by Gihachiro Okuyama at lower right. Gihachiro Okuyama (奥山 儀八郎, 1907-1981) was a 20th-century Japanese commercial artist and woodblock printmaker. He was a prolific artist of the shin-hanga and

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Midcentury woodblock print by Gihachiro Okuyama

Color woodblock print. 41x26.2 cm (16x10¼"); framed: 49.5x34.5 cm (19½x13½") Signed by Gihachiro Okuyama at lower right. Gihachiro Okuyama (奥山 儀八郎, 1907-1981) was a 20th-century Japanese commercial artist and woodblock printmaker. He was a prolific artist of the shin-hanga and sōsaku-hanga styles

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Signed by Raymond Pettibon

Copperplate etching printed by Gary Eisenberg on BFK Rives white 250 gsm. Image: 27x38.5 cm (10¾x15¼"); sheet: 38x56 cm (15x22"). Printer's Proof I of V. Signed by Raymond Pettibon at lower right. With publisher's stamp at lower left. Presented with Eisenberg Press Certificate of Authenticity signed

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Pettibon, Ninth Annual Los Angeles Art Show - 2 copies

2 copies. Color poster. 47.3x35 cm (18½x13¾"). Raymond Pettibon is a maverick American artist and punk rocker. His early drawings were distributed through self-published photo-copied zines, his drawings and artists' books are now represented in museums worldwide

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Revolutionary Sex! Pettibon's Patty Hearst poster

Offset-printed poster folded, as issued. 43.2 x 28 cm (17x11"). Depicted is "Tania", the nom de guerre of Patty Hearst, embraced in the loving grip of the seven-headed cobra of the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army). Maverick American artist and punk rocker Raymond Pettibon showed early that he was

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Calavera Huertista print

Woodcut. 26.4x26.4 cm (10½x10½"). (Follower of) José Guadalupe Posada, possibly after Manuel Manilla. Stylistically inspired by Posada, sometimes so much so that the piece was mistakenly attributed to him. La Calavera Huertista, an etching of a many-legged, skull-headed creature surrounded by the

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Rembrandt etching, 18th century restrike

Etching. 11.8x9 cm (4¾x3½"); sheet: 14.8x11.4 cm (5¾x4½"). Signed in plate. A late 18th-century restrike, likely by Claude-Henri Watelet (1718-1786), of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn's etching, "Jacob Caressing (Isaac) Benjamin". Rembrandt produced etchings for almost his entire career, until he

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Edward Ruscha: Books / Prints catalog, 1972

[20] pp. Essays by Nan R. Piene and Marcia R. McGrath. Saddle-stitched printed wrappers. 17.7x14 cm (7x5½"). First Edition. An early gallery catalog of artists' books by Ed Ruscha and an attempt to solve the riddle of the great sphinx of Los Angeles

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Edward Ruscha, Royal Road Test, 1971

[54] pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs by Patrick Blackwell. 24x15.8 cm (9½x6½"), spiral-bound wrappers. One of 2000 copies. Third Edition. Photographic chronicle of the destruction wrought when a Royal manual typewriter was thrown from the window of a 1963 Buick Le Sabre traveling through

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 4 Mar 2021

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Ruscha Every Building on the Sunset Strip 1966

Foldout panorama featuring two strips of photographs by Ruscha of both sides of the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. (Small 8vo) original printed white wrappers, silver foil-covered slipcase. First Edition, Second Issue. The most famous boulevard in Los Angeles as captured by Ruscha in this unique

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 4 Mar 2021