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Auction September 7, 2012 in Boston. Prints auctions at Skinner offer a broad array of fine prints, photography, and multiples spanning from the 17th to 21st centuries. Held three times a year in conjunction with American & European Paintings auctions, Prints auctions feature works by artists such as Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ansel Adams. For more information regarding buying or consigning prints, photography, or multiples, please call 508-970-3206 or email us at

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SKINNERAmerican & European Works of ArtFine Prints & PhotographySale 2609B September 7, 2012 Boston


American & European Works of Art Fine Prints & Photographyspecialists in charge

Robin S. R. Starr Department Director 508.970.3259

Kathy Wong 508.970.3297

Elizabeth C. Haff 508.970.3258

American & European Works of Art Department - 508.970.3206 General Inquiries:

auction 2609B Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12 noon Lots 1260, followed by Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4 p.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewWednesday, September 5, 2012 Thursday, September 6, 2012 Friday, September 7, 2012 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 9 to 10 a.m.

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617.350.5400cover : 147 ( detail ) ; frontispiece : 125 ; inside back cover : 257 ; back cover : 221

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table of contents1 2 4-5 7 145 146 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 Auction & Specialist Information Web Site & Online Bidding Event Announcements Lots 1-260 Glossary of Terms Artist Index Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors & Specialty Departments Administrative Staff & Client Services Map & Driving Directions Parking & Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form

Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 150 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

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SKINNER presents aFine Art Gallery WalkPresented by Robin Starr, Director of Skinners Paintings & Prints Department

Thursday, September 6, 20125:30 p.m. Reception/6:00 p.m. Gallery Walk

63 Park Plaza Boston, MA R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400 Reservations are Limited

Gallery Walk held in conjunction with a preview of Skinners September 7th auctions of Fine Paintings & Prints


Upcoming AuctionFine Prints & PhotographyFebruary 1st, 2013 Boston, MA

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Northwest Coast Mask, from COWBOYS AND INDIANS, 1986

Consignment Deadline: November 16th, 2012For more information please contact our Fine Prints & Photography department at 508.970.3206 or email


1. Yaacov Agam (Israeli, b. 1928) Two Images from the BIRTH OF THE STAR Series: Star of Chanukah and The Blessing Star, both editions of 99. Both signed Agam in ink l.r., numbered in ink l.l., and identified on a label affixed to the backing. Agamographs, sight sizes approximately 14 x 14 in. (35.5 x 35.5 cm), framed. Condition: Not examined out of frames. $800-1,200


2. Yaacov Agam (Israeli, b. 1928) Untitled, edition of 144. Signed Agam in dark blue ink l.r., numbered 57/144 in dark blue ink l.l. Color screenprint overlaid with Lucite (or similar) prisms, sight size 18 x 18 in. (45.5 x 45.5 cm), framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame. $400-600


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3. Anni Albers (German, 1899-1994) Fox II, 1972, edition of 150. Signed and dated Anni Albers 1972 in pencil l.r., titled and numbered ...92/150 in pencil l.l. Screenprint in brown and gray on paper, image size 13 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (33.7 x 37.4 cm), framed. Condition: Margins over 2 1/2 inches, not examined out of frame. $300-350

4. Josef Albers (German/American, 1888-1976) Three Images from DIE OBERFLCHE: Concord, Silent, and Opalescent, 1965, edition of 120, published by Ives-Stillman, Inc., New Haven (Danilowitz, 167.1-3). Each signed and dated JAlbers 65 in pencil l.r. and titled and numbered ...88/120 in pencil l.l. Color screenprints on paper, image sizes 11 x 11 in. (27.8 x 27.8 cm), framed. Condition: Not examined out of frames. N.B. A copy of the book DIE OBERFLCHE by Josef Albers and R.G. Dienst accompanies the lot. $2,000-3,000



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5. Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian, b. 1927) Untitled, 1963 (see van de Loo, 103 & 104). Signed and dated Alechinsky/63 in blue pencil l.r., numbered ea 1/1 in blue pencil l.l. Color lithograph on gift wrap or similar, image size 16 x 21 1/2 in. (40.5 x 54.5 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Minor creases to edges. Provenance: Ex-collection of Walasse Ting. N.B. This image appears to be a unique overprinting of the stones for Comme des Chiens, 1962, and En Socit, 1962. $600-800

6. American School, 20th Century New Orleans Jazz. Indistinctly signed in pencil l.r. Etching and aquatint on laid paper with F.J. Head watermark, plate size 7 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (18.5 x 16.4 cm), framed. Condition: Margins over 1 inch with deckled edges, several fox marks, unobtrusive toning. $150-200 7. Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921-2006) Untitled (Animal). Signed Appel in pencil (within the image) l.r., inscribed HC in pencil (within the image) l.l. Color lithograph on paper, image/sheet size 21 1/2 x 29 3/8 in. (54.5 x 74.4 cm), framed. Condition: Floating within the mat, not examined out of frame. $400-600



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8. John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953) Through Wind and Weather, alternatively titled Notre Dame Gargoyle, Through Wind and Weather, 1922, edition of 75 (Fletcher, 118). Signed John Taylor Arms in pencil l.r. Etching on laid paper with F.J. Head & CO watermark, plate size 7 1/8 x 8 in. (17.7 x 20.3 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Margins 1 3/4 inches or more with two deckled edges, thinned area with break to paper in upper margin. $500-700

9. John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953) Two Architectural Views: Notre Dame de Lan, 1929, third state of three, from the 1929 edition of 100 (Fletcher, 219), and The Piazza, Venzone, 1931, second state of two, edition of 127 (Fletcher, 239). Both signed and dated John Taylor Arms-... in pencil l.r. and annotated in pencil l.l. Etchings on laid papers, plate sizes to 14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in. (35.7 x 24.3 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Pale soiling and fox marks, pinhole to upper margin of Lan, crease to upper margin of Venzone. $250-300



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10. John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953) Four Village Views: Norwich (Sketch), 1938, edition of 21 from the Demonstration Series (Fletcher, 314), Lavenham, England, 1939, third (published) state, edition of 224 (Fletcher, 322), Ledbury, England (Sketch), 1939, edition of 36, from the Demonstration Series (Fletcher, 328), and Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre, 1939, fifth (published) state, edition of 419 (Fletcher, 329). Each signed and dated John Taylor Arms... in pencil l.r., three dedicated to Proctor Houghton by the artist. Etchings on paper, plate sizes to 15 1/2 x 10 in. (39.3 x 25.4 cm), three framed, the fourth matted. Condition: Mat burn, not examined out of frames. $600-800

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11. Otto Henry Bacher (American, 1856-1909) Two Venetian Views: Laguna Venita, 1880, and In Port, 1880. Both signed and dated in the plate. Etchings on paper, plate sizes to 6 7/8 x 10 in. (17.4 x 25.4 cm), framed. Condition: Subtle toning to latter, not examined out of frames. $400-600

12. Peggy Bacon (American, 1895-1987) The Haunted House, 1939, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York (Flint, 134). Signed Peggy Bacon. in pencil l.r., titled in pencil l.l., identified on a label from AAA affixed to the mat. Etching on cream wove paper, plate size 7 x 5 in. (17.7 x 12.6 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Margins over 1 1/4 inches with deckled edges, crease (probably from printing) to margin u.l., pale fox mark to upper margin. $400-600



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13. Will Barnet (American, b. 1911) Introspection - 5733, 1972, edition of 144 plus proofs (Cole, 147). Signed Will Barnet in pencil l.r., titled in pencil l.l., inscribed Artists proof in pencil l.c. Color screenprint on paper, ima