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LOT ID: 4106
ONE CENT LIFE PORTFOLIO, 1964

BOOK OF POP ART LITHOGRAPHS
15 х 12 х 2 in. (38.1 x 30.48 x 5.08 cm.)
Unsigned, as issued in the regular edition
Print/Casting Year 1964
Edition 2000
Foundry/Publisher E.W. Kornfeld
Lot description
The Famed 1964 "One Cent Life' Portfolio Book.
Complete and in Pristine Condition.
Edited by Sam Francis
Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana and others
Unsigned. From the collection of cartoonist Michael Fleischer

ONE CENT LIFE Portfolio written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, published by E.W. Kornfeld...
...The complete portfolio with 62 original lithographs by the following artists: Pierre Alechinsky (5 lithos); Karel Appel (5 lithos); Enrico Baj (2 lithos); Alan Davie (2 lithos), Jim Dine; Sam Francis (“Pink Venus Kiki” + 5 other lithos); Robert Indiana (2 lithos); Asger Jorn (2 lithos); Roy Lichtenstein (Cover + 1 litho); Joan Mitchell; Claes Oldenburg (3 lithos: “Parade of Women” + “All Kinds of Love 1 & 2”); Mel Ramos (2 lithos), Robert Rauschenberg (2 lithos); Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist; Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde; Andy Warhol (“Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever”); Tom Wesselmann (2 lithos) and other American and European POP artists.
...176 pages with text in English, in silkscreened cloth boards with dust jacket, housed in cloth slipcase.....
“This ‘un-livre d’artiste’ is a unique combination of quintessential American Pop Art and European Expressionism with 62 lithographs.....This undertaking is the simple instance in which artists of two essentially contradictory philosophies of art were brought together in one unexpectedly cohesive book” - Riva Castleman...
“(Ting) wanted to publish the most international illustrated book, intended to illustrate his text, uniting tachisme, neo-dadaisme, pop art, and all other artistic movements. The idea was born from global experience, close contact with culture, pseudo-culture, primitive existential worries, urban erotic and eastern wisdom.. It was a Herculean task, for which only a Chinese would have been able to muster the perseverance” - E. W. Kornfeld.
Around Ting’s poems in “raunchy Pidgin English” were grouped 28 very different American and a few European painters. The pop artists formed the central core of the group. The book very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in....
- description excerpt from Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.


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