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LOT ID: 72599
One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition), 1964

Lithograph
17.25 х 12.25 in. (43.82 x 31.12 cm.)
Signed, stamped, in pencil and numbered
Edition 100
Foundry/Publisher E.W. Kornfeld, Bern
Lot description
These iconic hand signed lithographs are housed in the original yellow portfolio box, and each can be individually framed, exhibited and/or sold.

RARE TO AUCTION, this complete portfolio, written by Walasse Ting, One Cent Life is widely considered a Masterpiece of the Pop Art era. Featuring classic hand signed color lithographs on Rives BFK paper from major luminaries of the Pop Art & COBRA movements, the portfolio includes work by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Mel Ramos, Claes Oldenberg, Sam Francis, James Rosenquist, Joan Mitchell, Pierre Alechinsky, Tom Wesselmann, Karel Appel, Robert Indiana, Alfred Jensen, Kimber Smith, Asger Jorn, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Antonio Saura, Kiki O.K.,Jean-Paul RiopelleAllan Kaprow, Alfred Leslie, Bram van Velde, Oyvind Fahlstrom, and Enrico Baj. Of particular importance are Warhol's famous "Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever" and Roy Lichtenstein's iconic "Girl With Spray Can" - two of the most iconic Pop Art Prints ever created.

"In the early 1960s the Chinese artist-poet Ting brought lithographic plates to artist friends of his and Sam Francis to illustrate his book of poems. Pop artists Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Rosenquist, Indiana, Wesselmann and Dine were among the twenty-eight artists who contributed lithographs. Placed side by side with those of better established European and American, mostly gestural, painters their images seemed brighter and better suited to the jaunty typography of the pages, doubtless due to the commercial graphics that had influenced them" (Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, p.208-09). Book as Art 82; Manet to Hockney 135; Phillps/Zwicker, Grolier/American Livre de Peintre 55.

This is the complete portfolio, 1964, of 62 lithographs by 28 artists mostly printed in color, each signed in pencil, with title-page, text by Walasse Ting, and justification, this copy is from the special edition of 100, printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris, published by Kornfield, Berne, on woven paper, the full sheets, loose in white cloth-covered wrappers with the title printed in black on the front, within the original yellow cloth-covered solander box (portfolio), the box faded and fraying. This is from the extremely rare New York Edition (one of 20) from the Deluxe Edition of only 100, and should not be confused with the more common unsigned editions of 2000.

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One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
  • One Cent Life Portfolio (Deluxe Edition) by Various Artists
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