Sale: 373 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 22. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 127

 
(d.i. Constant Nieuwenhuys) Constant - Vinkenoog, Simon, New Babylon. 1963


 
127
(d.i. Constant Nieuwenhuys) Constant
Vinkenoog, Simon, New Babylon. 1963
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,420
Sold:
€ 5,160 / $ 5.882

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Constant, New Babylon. Series of 10 (5 in colors) orig. lithographs . Amsterdam, Galerie d'Eendt 1963. 1 l. (publisher's imprint) as well as 10 loose prints in black orig. cloth boards with blind-tooled title and blue orig. cloth slipcase. Large folio.

1 of 50 numb. copies of the English edition, signed by Constant and S. Vinkenoog in publisher's imprint. - Accompanying text by Vinkenoog, titled Preamble to a new world ; typography also by Constant. This rare series of prints - one of the graphic main works by the Cobra artist - was made for the Galerie d'Eendt in spring 1963, the mostly double page lithographs were printed in the Studio P. Clement on light creme paper (1 l. on slightly different laid paper); size of paper ca. 40 : 75 cm, publisher's imprint in black on blue cardboard. The series was released simultaneously in a German and a Dutch edition. - Constant's "Project of establishing a New-Babylon, as an object of mass creativity, aims at a transition of the entire cultural life, from an individualistic to a mass culture." (Translation of quote from 'Reclams Künstlerlexikon').

127
(d.i. Constant Nieuwenhuys) Constant
Vinkenoog, Simon, New Babylon. 1963
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,420
Sold:
€ 5,160 / $ 5.882

(incl. 20% surcharge)