Saturday, March 24, 2012

7 Objects

7 Objects
New York City, USA: Tanglewood Press, 1969.
13.5 x 24 x 9.5"
Large wooden box containing multiples by seven artists.
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies.

Contents include:

David Bradshaw
Painting on canvas
20 x 15"

Eva Hesse
Pliable Objects made from Gauze-like Tape, dipped in liquid rubber, wrapped around a blown balloon and powered.
dimensions vary

Stephen Kaltenbach
bronze sidewalk plaque, nails, postcard
3.75 x 7.75"

Bruce Nauman
Untitled record
12 x 12"
Soundtrack to violin film.

Keith Sonnier
Plaster cast in Satin
14 x 22"

Alan Saret
31.4 x 58.4 cm
Reprocessed nylon net multiple in colors, in black box

Richard Serra
Rolled, Encased & Sawed
3 pounds of lead encased in lead pipe
12" long

The boxed collection sold at Christie's auction in 2000 for $4935. Five years later the box sold for $9600, the lower end of the estimate. Only two years after that, the Serra piece alone fetched $12,738. In 2009 the Nauman record, at a Phillips de Pury & Company auction, had an estimate of between three and four hundred dollars. It sold for $1625.

A fifty-one minute audio presentation of the work by Steven Leiber can be heard here.

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