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Betye Saar

United States (1926 ) Wikipedia® : Betye Saar
SAAR Betye Hand Book

Swann Galleries /Oct 9, 2014
1,483.57 - 2,225.35
2,781.75

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Artworks in Arcadja
39

Some works of Betye Saar

Extracted between 39 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Betye Saar - Bookmarks In The Pages Of Life

Betye Saar - Bookmarks In The Pages Of Life

Original 2000
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Lot number: 611
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Betye Saar, (American, b. 1926), Bookmarks in the Pages of Life, 2000, from The Limited Editions Club, portfolio of six colored serigraphs, each signed and numbered, 70/75, sheet size 14.5" x 11.5" Catalogue Note: The other five serigraphs are pictured in the, session-specific catalog online (treadwaygallery.com). Includes original cloth-covered case.
Betye Saar - In The Garden

Betye Saar - In The Garden

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Lot number: 173
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Lot# 173 Betye Irene Brown Saar (1926-* Los Angeles, CA) ''In the Garden'', seven African American women in a flower garden, decoupage, painted and printed paper on ostrich egg, 6'' H x 4.5'' Dia., signed, titled and dated on the underside: Betye Saar / 4-2008. Provenance: Private Collection, Pasadena, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. With plastic stand.
Betye Saar - Reverie Vert

Betye Saar - Reverie Vert

Original 1963
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Lot number: 73
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BETYE SAAR (1926 - ) Reverie Vert. Color screenprint on wove paper, 1963. 362x457 mm; 14 1/4x18 inches, full margins. Edition of 16. Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed "E/16" in pencil, lower margin. A scarce impression and an unusual example of a screenprint by the artist who began printmaking in 1960.
Betye Saar - Hand Book

Betye Saar - Hand Book

Original 1967
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Lot number: 110
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BETYE SAAR (1926 - ) Hand Book. Original illustrated ochre wrappers, with a relief print and a hand carved bookmark, 1967. 279x210 mm; 11x8 1/4 inches (sheet). 101 out of an edition of 300. Signed and titled in pencil on the relief print, lower margin. Numbered in ink on the dedication page. Printed and published at Ace Letter Shop, Los Angeles. With the printed announcement for the publication, and an invitation to the preview reception. In 1967, Betye Saar created Hand Book, in which hand symbols interpreted through her drawings and etchings are combined with the poetry of Beverly Gleaves and David Ossman. Palms and palmistry charts would go on to be a common subject in Saar's work throughtout her career. We believe this is the first time that Hand Book has come to auction.
Betye Saar - Untitled (clock With Charms).

Betye Saar - Untitled (clock With Charms).

Original 1975
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Lot number: 49
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BETYE SAAR (1926 - ) Untitled (Clock with Charms). Mixed-media assemblage, with a Kienzle, Germany quartz (AA battery powered) clock, circa 1975. 343x178x95 mm; 13 1/2x7x3 3/4 inches (including base). Provenance: private collection, New York; thence by descent to the current owner. Covered in amulets, charms and good luck symbols, including a roller skate, a horse shoe and a heart, this mysterious and Surrealist assemblage conveys Beyte Saar's interest in both ritual and the passage of time. The door clockface and the many clock face charms all re-inforce the relative nature of time. Saar here is also directly referencing Joseph Cornell with the Surrealist symbols of the two glass balls and the blue parrot. Saar has described how she was inspired by a 1967 exhibition of Cornell at the Pasadena Art Museum - "the installation was very jewel-like and it seemed to fit the way that I made art, I had been working within a frame and then the frame became a window and the window became a box. I realized that by changing the function of an object, I could transform information and magic." Steward p. 18.
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