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Lot No. 270

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James Rosenquist

american (1933-2017)
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    "Coin Noir" From The Portfolio Suite #57

    color lithograph and screenprint on rolled white Arches Cover paper, 1977, signed and titled by the artist in pencil, numbered 75/100, As printed by Aripeka Ltd. Editions and Styria Studio, New Your; published by Sidney Singer, New York, with their blindstamp lower right.

  • Condition:In very fresh condition with UV-3 screening acrylic to prevent fading.
  • Sheet: 36 3/4 x 74 in. ( 93.3 x 188 cm. )
  • References: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text cataloging the orginal graphics of the artist by Glenn No. 125.
  • Framing: Framed with conservation matting and mounts, with UV-3 screening OP3 acrylic.
  • Note: Work found in several museum collections.

    The title Coin Noir, French for "black corner," refers to the theoretical concept of the black hole, a term first used in the mid-1960s. Rosenquist plays with this notion by placing three spherical shapes indicative of the moon as well as molecular and nuclear particles in front of a black background speckled with white dots, creating a terrain akin to that of a starry night sky. With each astral element occupying the same amount of space, the size of the moon is equated to that of an atom. The artist, by setting up a tension between the macrocosmic and the microcosmic, insinuates that the universe abides by its own set of rules, that there is still much left for us to discover. (see
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2500- 6000 2500,

* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.99 , British Pound 0.84, Swiss Fr 0.99. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: jr-1886a-65