Upcoming Highlights: Contemporary Artists’ Books: The Property of a Texas Collector—At Auction November 9, 2021

A selection of artists’ books on offer in the November 9, 2021 sale.

An astonishing single owner sale of Contemporary Artists’ Books, many known only via institutional copies, includes an abundance of deluxe issues produced in impossibly small limitations often out of the reach of even the most determined collector. Desideratums and modestly priced examples alike are faultless in their condition as befits the discipline of the discerning collector in all regards: there are no incomplete or carelessly handled copies to be found here, unless they be evidence of the artists themselves during the creation of unique books, of which there are a good number: one-of-a-kind handmade works from Raymond Pettibon, Maya Lin, Bruce Conner, Ed Ruscha and many others.

Considerable runs from artists such as Kiki Smith, Sophie Calle, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Tuttle, Ed Ruscha and Sol LeWitt are to be found here, as well as curated offerings from Joan Mitchell, Elizabeth Murray, Mike Kelley, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein, to name a few.

Lot 211: Ed Ruscha, S, unique found-object work/book sculpture, 1999. Estimate $20,000 to $25,000.

Sol LeWitt

Lots 9, 129 to 136, 165 & 166

Ed Ruscha

Lots 209 to 228

Kiki Smith

Lots 242 to 253

Richard Tuttle

Lots 264 to 276

Leading Imprints

The various imprints include an impressive roster of notables from the 1960s into the twenty-first century: Dieu Donné Press, Carpe Diem, Collectif Generation, Edition Jacob Samuel, Lapis Press—the list goes on, representing a formidable survey of post-war book arts expression.

Lot 257: Michelle Stuart, Botanist’s Notebook, handmade papers & mixed media, New York, 2000. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.

Dieu Donné Press

Lots 84, 113 & 257

Carpe Diem

Lots 27 to 28, 30, 92, 98, 152, 159, 185, 246, 251, & 298 to 299

Collectif Generation

Lots 85, 153, 161 & 236

Edition Jacob Samuel

Lots 1, 15, 32, 99, 126 & 178

Lapis Press

Lots 66 to 67, 77 to 78, 140, 143, 216 & 282

Editions du Solstice

Lots 12, 19, 24, 33 & 137

Lot 204: Allen Ruppersberg, Remainders: Novel, Sculpture, Film, original oak table assemblage, 1991. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
Lot 50: Bruce Conner, Untitled Leporello, 1993. Estimate $6,000 to $8,000.
Lot 115: Anselm Kiefer, Die Ungeborenen, complete with 18 digital prints with ash and lead collage, Paris, 2002. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
Lot 139: Maya Lin, From Tibet to Suriname, From China to New York, 2008. Estimate $20,000 to $25,000.
Lot 107: On Kawara, I WENT, the second published installment of the pioneering conceptual art trilogy with I MET and I GOT UP, Brussels, 2007. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

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