artnet Auctions presents: Summer Ephemera Sale

New York/Berlin (PRWEB) August 08, 2013

artnet Auctions is happy to declare the Summer Ephemera Sale, a comprehensive auction of scarce plus unusual art collectibles. Featuring over 100 pieces, this sale presents an exciting chance to call about plus purchase hard-to-find Pop Art posters plus memorabilia, hand-painted clothing by Jean-Michel Basquiat plus Keith Haring, plus other one-of-a-kind drawings plus exciting multiples.

One of the features of the sale is Andy Warhol’s complete set of 18 offset lithographs Wild Raspberries (1959), 17 of that are sumptuously hand-colored plus 4 which are thoroughly gold leafed. Estimated at US$ 35,000–55,000, this copy of the fictitious cookbook, with funny dishes penned by Warhol’s gal pal, socialite Suzie Frankfurt, involves 3 plates hand-signed by the artist plus focused on an significant gallerist of the period, Gerald Kornblau. This copy of the book was later reproduced inside the publication Pre-Pop Andy Warhol, plus supporting letters plus documents within the publisher, Random Home, accompany the part.

There is not any shortage of exciting Warhol memorabilia inside this sale. One of Warhol’s favorite haunts was Studio 54, the best celebrity-studded disco of the late 1970s. The sale involves a Studio 54 brochure which Warhol finalized plus embellished with a drawing of the soup may plus dollar signs, estimated at US$ 8,000–10,000. Additionally for sale are 3 special acetates which were the authentic disadvantages for a few of Warhol’s many distinguished prints. One acetate qualities Paloma Picasso inside a uncommon naked pose (eventually cropped to a traditional headshot inside the final print), plus is estimated at US$ 7,000–10,000.

A standout function inside the sale is a hand-painted sweatshirt by Jean-Michel Basquiat, estimated at US$ 25,000–30,000. Utilizing the shirt because a canvas, Basquiat created this part for a friend that held about with it for over 25 years. This was typical for Basquiat whom, following being kicked from his home because a teenager, supported himself by marketing handmade postcards plus painted shirts inside the streets of NY. The work’s owner later recalled Basquiat’s spontaneous design of working: “[He] came inside with a bag of white sweatshirts…He lined up 5–6 found on the floor upcoming to every alternative. Painted all of them pretty fast apparently without thought. Got paint about his clothing. Didn’t care…”

The sale moreover qualities a hand-drawn painter’s limit by Keith Haring with his signature “Radiant Baby.” The part was finalized by the artist inside 1989 whenever he was functioning about a series of public murals inside Chicago, plus is estimated at US$ 1,500–2,500. Other clothing products inside the sale include a silk scarf by George Condo, estimated at US$ 1,200–1,500; a shawl crafted plus hand-signed by Frank Stella, estimated at US$ 1,500–2,000; along with a finalized brooch tailored by Roy Lichtenstein, estimated at US$ 4,500–5,000.

Unusual, domestic-themed objects are moreover included inside the sale. A uncommon pair of sift bowls by Keith Haring, produced for his short-lived Tokyo Pop Shop inside 1987, estimated at US$ 6,000–$ 8,000, feature whimsical black fish depicted inside Haring’s characteristically playful design. Additionally included inside the sale are six 1969 silkscreened paper plates by Roy Lichtenstein, estimated at US$ 1,200–1,500.

The Summer Ephemera Sale is live about artnet Auctions from August 6 by 15, 2013, plus about view at

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Deborah Ripley

Senior Specialist, Prints

+1-212-497-9700 ext. 174


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