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Mid-century to Modern Art & Design

Tue, Mar 26, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 223

Billy Al Bengston "BAB 4" Etching 1988

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Billy Al Bengston (American, 1934-2022). Etching on paper titled either "Composition 1" or "BAB 4" depicting a silhouette of a dog against an abstract background with large celestial-like bodies, 1988. From the "In Barcelona Suite (California Portfolio)," 1988-89. Pencil signed and dated along the lower center; numbered 14/75 along the lower left.

Provenance: Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California; Private Minnesota Collection.

Sight; height: 22 in x width: 30 in. Framed; height: 25 1/2 in x width: 33 1/2 in x depth: 1 1/4 in.

Condition

The colors are bold and deep. There are no visible tears, losses, or creases. Along the lower margin there are minute white accretions. There is undulation to the sheet. Framed under plexiglass, not examined out of frame. No signs of restoration under UV light.

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