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DIETER ROTH bok 1959-1961 FOUND MATERIAL ACCUMULATION BOOK One of the rare artist books by Dieter Roth (here: "Diter Rot") in the original forlag edition, box 412, Reykjavik Iceland . The copy is similar to the bok 3a (see MOMA object number 3088.2008, but slightly different in format, proportions, and binding) The found material book, 8.6" in size, 39 leaves, including 2 Reykjavik double leaves, with miniature and distorted texts, punctuation marks and letter work as well as bi-fold out pages and bound with original black metal spiral, the reverse bearing original blue label of Wittenborn Art Books 1018 Madison Ave., New York 21. Provenance: collection of Robert C. Smith (1926-2018); professor emeritus Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, renowned draftsman, artist, and fountain designer with several commissioned projects including Cincinnati’s Taft Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the MUNY Opera in Forest Park. Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

ASPEN MAGAZINE NO. 8 FALL-WINTER ART / INFORMATION / SCIENCE American, third-quarter 20th century. Estimate: $250 - $500

ASPEN 7 SPRING SUMMER 1970 BRITISH BOX BY ASPEN MAGAZINE American, third-quarter 20th century. First and only edition of ASPEN No. 7 - BRITISH BOX in 15 sections. Aspen Magazine was published 1965 - 1971, by Roaring Fork Press, Inc., 333 Sixth Avenue, NYC, NY 10014, USA. This very rare arts periodical was to have been issued quarterly, but never to fruition. Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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THE JUDSON - ASPEN MAGAZINE NO. 6A WINTER ISSUE American, third-quarter 20th century. Editor John Hendricks, cover art by Ralph ortiz. Estimate: $50 - $250


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MODERNISM AUCTION Saturday | NOVEMBER 9, 2019 | 10AM central 300+ LOTS OF FURNITURE, FINE ART, WORKS ON PAPER, RARE PERIODICALS, AND DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES INCLUDING SCULPTURE, GLASS, LIGHTING, AND MORE FEATURING PROPERTY FROM The Collection of the late Robert Charles Smith, Professor Emeritus Sam Fox Sc hool of Design at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri The Property of former NFL Executive, Mr. Steve Ortmayer, Lexington, Kentucky and select consignments from Illinois, Kentucky, Massac husetts, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington

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ROMAIN (ERTE) DE TIRTOFF (RUSSIAN, 1892-1990) The Dual Edition 101/300. Estimate: $200 - $400

YAACOV AGAM (ISREALI, B. 1928) Curtain Silkscreen, signed lower right, edition P.P. 5/5. Estimate: $400 - $800

RONALD M. ROLFE (AMERICAN, 20TH C.) Mixed media. Estimate: $40 - $80

BOBBY TOOMBS (AMERICAN, 1921-2000) Provenance: gifted by the artist, student of legendary Gil Elvgren, passed through descent. Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

JAMES (JIM) PEGG (AMERICAN, B. 1953) Estimate: $250 - $500

ITZCHAK (ISAAC) TARKAY (HUNGARIAN/ISREALI, 1935-2012) Acrylic on canvas. Black and white figural outline. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Estimate: $500 - $1,500

ARTHUR OSVER (AMERICAN, 1912-2006) Near Vernon Blvd. Signed lower right, title and dated 1949 to verso. Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000 4 • SELKIRK • Modernism Auction • November 9, 2019

SELECTION OF NUMBERED SERIGRAPHS BY ITZCHAK (ISAAC) TARKAY (HUNGARIAN/ISREALI, 1935-2012)


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WILLIAM JUDSON DICKERSON (AMERICAN, 1904-1972) Still Life. Estimate: $300 - $500

ERNESTINE (OSVER) BETSBERG (AMERICAN, 1909 - 2007) Fruits & Vegetables. Estimate: $500 - $1,000

SELECTION OF WORKS BY CLAY SURROUGH

JOAN MIRO (SPANISH, 1893-1983)

Le Ruisselante Lunaire lithograph, signed in pencil lower right, edition 9/30 lower left. Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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This Modernism Auction offers a variety of Post-war art and design from the heart of the 20th century. The ephemera collection of Robert C. Smith, Professor Emeritus at Washington University of St. Louis, is highlighted by a scarce Dieter Roth book, vintage Aspen magazines, and an art poster collection. Mid century furniture from world class designers, vibrant art, creative interior design objects and decorative arts including sculptures round out the sale which features many works by regionally & globally celebrated artists, such as...

HENRI MATISSE (FRENCH, 1869-1954) MIMOSA WALL HANGING Limited edition of 500, woven by Alexander Smith in 1952, accompanied by the original Matisse booklet, and later 1978 article featuring the hanging textile popularity. 57" l. 36" w. Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

VINTAGE ALBA CIGARETTES POSTER O. De Rycker, Brussels. Estimate: $250 - $500

ELECTRIC BLUE SOFA SECTIONAL BY KARPEN Estimate: $300 - $600

PAIR OF PAUL MCCOBB END TABLES FOR WINCHENDON MODERN Estimate: $50 - $250

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LUNDBERG ART GLASS VASE

TIFFANY STUDIOS VASE

Estimate: $100 - $200

Estimate: $100 - $300

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SEVERAL SCULPTURES BY BROTHER MEL MEYER (ST. LOUIS, 1928-2013)

SCULPTURE BY CLAY SURROUGH

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VINTAGE LOS CASTILLO PARROT DISH Mexico, 3rd-quarter 20th century, mixed metals. Abalone and agate inset to parrot form. Stamped to reverse with makers mark, Hecho en Mexico, 71. 17"l. Estimate: $100 - $300

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Modernism Auction on Sat. NOVEMBER 9, 2019 beginning at 10am. Location: 555 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101. Featuring 300+ LOTS of M...

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Modernism Auction on Sat. NOVEMBER 9, 2019 beginning at 10am. Location: 555 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101. Featuring 300+ LOTS of M...