Betye Saar

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SAAR Betye Initiation

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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.
Betye Saar - Initiation

Betye Saar - Initiation

Original 1977
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Lot number: 909
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BETYE SAAR (AMERICAN, 1926-) INITIATION, 1977 Mixed media collage: 13 x 19 3/4 in. (sight), 18 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (framed) Framed; lower left indistinctly signed; Verso: sticker: Baum Silverman Gallery/ Primitive Contemporary Art/ Initiation, 1977/ 8225 Santa Monica Boulevard/ West Hollywood/ CA Provenance: Acquired by present owner in 1979 for $500.00 from Jan Baum-Iris, Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles Estimate $ 2,000-3,000
Betye Saar - Noël

Betye Saar - Noël

Original 1960
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Lot number: 2136
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Property of another owner Betye Saar (born 1926) Noël , c. 1960 Etching in reddish-brown on cream wove paper, signed in pencil and titled, with narrow margins, in very good condition aside from faint mat staining, surface soiling on verso, framed. 5 7/8 x 5in sheet 6 7/8 x 5 3/8in
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