(Scull Collection) - A Selection of Fifty Works from the Collection of Robert C. Scull. [=Title on dustjacket.] Post-War and Contemporary paintings and sculpture from the collection of Robert C. Scull, including works by Bontecou, Chamberlain, Christensen, De Kooning, De Maria, Dine, Di Suvero, Guston, Indiana, Johns, Kline, Morris, Newman, Oldenburg, Poons, Rauschenberg, Rivers, Rosenquist, Samaras, Segal, Stella, Trova, Twombly, Warhol, Wesselman, Young.

 

New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1973. 8vo. [110] pp. including 3 foldouts. Illustrated in colour throughout.

Publisher’s yellow cloth, pictorial dustjacket. Very fine. Most lots with a single annotation in pencil (apparently the price).

With a printed list of estimates and a ticket for attending the sale (Gallery A).

Provenance: Jeanette Bonnier (1934-2016).

Catalogue for a sale on October 18, 1973. Robert and Ethel Scull were pioneers of pop art collecting since the late 1950s, and sold part of their collection at the present sale. The auction yielded an unprecedented 2.3 million dollars. The auction was the subject of a documentary film and was considered a milestone in the contemporary art market, demonstrating that money could be made by investing in contemporary art.

(Scull Collection)

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