Shades of Grey: Prints & Photography Online Auction

November 03, 2016

LOT 44

Lot 44

Charles Pachter (1942- )

Charles Pachter (1942- )
Lot 44 Details
Charles Pachter (1942- ), Canadian


Containing 8 lithographs by Pachter on BFK Rives watermarked, folded sheets with text poems by Atwood, with tissue guards between each print. Each poem by Atwood illustrated by Pachter including descriptive titles: “This is a photograph of me (Atwood) (The photograph was taken the day after I drowned...)”; “Camera”; “Some Objects of Wood and Stone”; “Pebbles”; “Carved Animals”; “The Islands”; “Through the wilderness of the flesh”; and “These Expeditions have no end”. The front titlepage and colophon pages on handmade linen, cotton, dry grass and hair paper made by Pachter. The colophon: signed and numbered 5/15 by Pachter in black ink. All contained in a blue cloth hardcover folio.
Folio overall 22.5" x 20.75" — 57.2 x 52.7 cm.

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $1,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Charles Pachter (1942- )
  • Charles Pachter (1942- )
  • Charles Pachter (1942- )
  • Charles Pachter (1942- )
  • Charles Pachter (1942- )
  • Charles Pachter (1942- )
  • Charles Pachter (1942- )

Ex. Coll. Gallery Brand, Oakville, ON;
By descent


The poems by Atwood were realized during the winter of 1965-66. The poems were handwritten, transferred onto aluminum plates, and then printed simultaneously with the lithographs by Pachter on the left hand side.


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LOT 44

About Condition Ratings

  • 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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