Sale: 391 / Rare Books, May 21. 2012 in Hamburg Lot 873

 
(d.i. Constant Nieuwenhuys) Constant - New Babylon. 1963.


 
873
(d.i. Constant Nieuwenhuys) Constant
New Babylon. 1963.
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,420
Sold:
€ 4,080 / $ 4.651

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Constant, New Babylon. Series of 10 (5 in colors) orig. lithographs by Constant. Amsterdam, Galerie d'Eendt 1963. Loose prints and 1 l. (printer's note) in black orig. cloth boards with blindtooled title and blue orig. cloth slipcase. Large folio.

1 of 50 numb. copies of the German edition, signed by Constant and S. Vinkenoog. - The accompanying text by Vinkenoog titled Präambel zu einer neuen Welt, typography also by Constant. This rare series of prints - one of the graphic main works by the Cobra artist - was made in spring 1963 for the gallery d'Eendt, the mostly double-page lithographs printed by Studio P. Clement on light creme paper. Size of sheet ca. 40 : 76 cm. - Publisher's imprint in black on blue cardboard. The series was simultaneously published in English and Dutch in same print run. - Constant's "project of erecting a New-Babylon, as an object of mass creativity, aims at the transition of all cultural life from an individual culture to a mass culture" (Reclams Künstlerlexikon). - Slipcase slightly rubbed.

1 of 50 numb. copies of the English edition, signed by Constant and S. Vinkenoog in publisher's imprint. Series of 10 (5 in colors) orig. lithographs. 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. The series was released simultaneously in a German and a Dutch edition.

873
(d.i. Constant Nieuwenhuys) Constant
New Babylon. 1963.
Estimate:
€ 3,000 / $ 3,420
Sold:
€ 4,080 / $ 4.651

(incl. 20% surcharge)