Fine Prints and Photography Auction

November 02, 2015

LOT 214
Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
  • Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010)
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Paul Wunderlich (1927-2010), German

THE SONG OF SONGS WHICH IS SOLOMON'S, 1970 [RIEDIGER, 359-368; BRUSBERG, 300-309], NINE PLATES ONLY, ENGLISH EDITION

Nine colour lithographs from the suite of 10 on Rives watermarked paper; with title and justification pages, each signed, each plate titled to the accompanying publisher’s pages, eight numbered E.A. in pencil to margin, and signed again in pencil by the artist on the justification page and numbered 63, from the total edition of 480 published. Published by Aquarius Press, Baltimore, MD, USA and printed at Atelier Désjobert, Paris in 1970. Contained in the original blue linen-covered clamshell box with gilt letterpress lettering on spine.
Each sheet 25.5" x 19.5" — 64.8 x 49.5 cm.

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $738
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Accompanied by an Aquarius Press, Baltimore, Maryland colour illustrated brochure announcing the publication of the folio including a biography on Paul Wunderlich. Plates IV:5, VII:2, IV:9, VII:2, I:16, II:9, and VII:7, illustrated.

Provenance:

From the Collection of Erica Rutherford, P.E.I.

Erica Rutherford (1923-2008) visited Prince Edward Island for the first time in 1970. At once, she felt at home. She would visit the Island many more times before finally moving permanently to P.E.I. in 1985.

Rutherford was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but over the years would live in England, France, South Africa, Spain, Italy, and a variety of places in North America. Apart from painting and printmaking, Rutherford was an actor, a designer for the theatre, filmmaker, farmer, teacher, and author. 

Although primarily self-taught, Rutherford studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, and at L'Academie Julien, in Paris. She boasts over 40 solo exhibitions and participated in over 100 group shows. Her works have been acquired by many public institutions in Europe, the U.S.A. and Canada, and can be found in numerous corporate collections.

Rutherford made major contributions to the development of Island art. She helped establish the Printmakers Council of P.E.I. workshop in Charlottetown. Canada Post selected her work for a stamp representing P.E.I. for the Canadiana Fund. Rutherford was admitted to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1999.

As an author, Rutherford’s publications include, “The Island Alphabet” (children’s book), “Yoga for Cats” (humor), “Dance for Cats” (humor), and “The Owl and the Pussycat” (children’s book). Her autobiography, “Nine Lives”, was published in 1993. In it, she documented her struggle with gender identity that led to her decision to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

To commemorate the life and art of the maritime artist, The Erica Rutherford Memorial Scholarship was created.
More information concerning eligibility and selection regarding the The Erica Rutherford Memorial Scholarship can be found by contacting:
The Erica Rutherford Memorial Scholarship 
C/O The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts 
115 Richmond Street Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 1H7
Tel: 902-368-4410 
E-mail: info@peica.ca

Additional Info:

Department: International Art
Medium: Prints, Works on Paper
Nationality: German
Signed