Lot 56

Mel Bochner MONEY Monoprint, 30"H

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Bid Increments

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$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Mel Bochner (American, b. 1940)
Marking(s); notes: signed; 2021
Materials: monoprint in oil collage with engraving and embossment on handmade paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 30"h, 20"w; 45.5"h, 40.25"w frame
Additional Information: "This investigation of the material presence and hidden biases in language began in 2002 when Mel Bochner found an updated version of Roget’s Thesaurus that included, among the 'proper' synonyms for any given entry, a significant number of colloquialisms and, on occasion, obscenities. This was a new development for a commonly-used reference book and it intrigued him." (source: Mel Bochner’s Word Play: Monoprints at Two Palms Press, magazine.art21.org) Provenance: Two Palms, New York, New York | Surovek Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida | Private Collection, North Palm Beach, Florida. 


very good (condition of art only)

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