Prints & Photography Auction

September 29October 04, 2018
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LOT 15

Lot 15


Lot 15 Details
LITA ALBUQUERQUE (1946-), American


Oil sticks with iridescent powders, tipped to a wove Arches watermarked paper support; signed and dated ‘87 in pencil to support margin. Unframed.
Image/Sheet 11 x 14 in — 27.9 x 35.6 cm; 22.25 x 30 in — 56.5 x 76.2 cm

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $4,500
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Lita Albuquerque, based in Santa Monica, California, emerged on the art scene in the 1970s after studying with American installation artist, Robert Irwin. Albuquerque is considered a pioneer of California Minimalism. It is reported that the quality of light in Los Angeles inspired the movement’s foremost artists to experiment with environment, light and the ways that viewers experience it.


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LOT 15

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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