Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Editions & Photography Winter 2021

Thu, Feb 18, 2021 12:00PM EST
Lot 630

Mel Bochner "Kvetch" Monoprint, Signed

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Mel Bochner (b. 1940)
Marking(s); notes: signed; 2016
Country of origin; materials: American; monoprint in with engraving and embossing on Twinrocker handmade paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 13.5"h, 15.75"w; 15.5, 17.75"w frame
Additional Information: Mel Bochner is known as a pioneer of conceptual art. A recurring theme in his works is the exploration of the nature of language and its relationship color and space. (source: Lot is accompanied by the purchase receipt issued by Two Palms Press, dated 1.5.2017. This lot is from the collection of Messrs. Brian Hauserman and Kent Karosen of Miami, Florida/New York, New York. Their collection of art and jewelry is as diverse in focus as their personal histories, with pieces reflecting both their visual aesthetic and the important story beats of their lives.

Brian Hauserman graduated from Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in Idyllwild, CA and earned his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. Brian worked as the Production Company Manager for Norwegian Cruise Lines and as an Entertainer for Celebrity Cruises and performed in various theater productions including the national tour of "West Side Story." In 2008, he married Kent Karosen in Provincetown, Massachusetts and again in a religious ceremony in New York City. Brian became a residential broker at Prudential Douglas Elliman in Manhattan and together, they managed the business consulting firm, Karosen Strategic Partners, LLC. They relocated to Miami Beach, Florida in 2015, where they served on the board of directors for the Temple Emanu-El Synagogue.

Kent Karosen was a businessman, author and philanthropist who served on the board of several charitable organizations. He was the President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, a nonprofit health organization as well as Managing Director and Partner at the Wall Street Firm Cantor Fitzgerald. The company's offices in the World Trade Center were destroyed by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On October 1, 2001, Karosen organized a memorial service in Central Park for over 4,000 family members and friends of those killed. Until his death, he continued to put together an annual celebration of life event for the families of Cantor Fitzgerald's victims.

Palm Beach Modern Auctions would like to thank Mr. Hauserman's family for their kind assistance in cataloging the collection. Interested bidders are welcome to request links to the New York Times and Wikipedia articles sourced for this text along with photos provided by the family highlighting the couple's extraordinary lives.

Modern/Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury Winter 2021: 3 Sales
Thu. 1.28 - The LUXE Sale: jewelry, handbags, scarves & vertu
Sat. 2.06 - Modern/Contemporary Art & Design
Thu. 2.18 - Editions & Photography

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very good, not examined outside frame (condition of art only)
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