WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 252: Joe Brainard American, 1942-1994 Ted (Portrait of Ted Berrigan)

Post-War & Contemporary Art

by Doyle New York

01 November 2016

New York, NY, USA

Live Auction

Joe Brainard (1942-1994) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

Past Lot
Looking for the realised and estimated price?

Description: Joe Brainard
American, 1942-1994
Ted (Portrait of Ted Berrigan)
Ink on paper
13 x 10 inches (33.02 x 25.4 cm)

Provenance:
The artist
Ted Berrigan
Gift from Ted Berrigan to Harris Schiff
Thence by descent to the current owner
Beloved writer Ted Berrigan considered himself a "late Beat," as he came to prominence in New York's "Second Generation" of poets, which was just preceded by the Beat Generation. Followed to New York by college friend and lifelong collaborator Joe Brainard, the two remained major forces in each other's lives, until Berrigan's passing in 1983. Both Berrigan and Brainard were indicative of the cross-collaborative attitudes of New York in the mid-60s, as it became natural for artists, writers, dancers, photographers and filmmakers to team up, not to mention Allan Kaprow's multi-media Happenings. Possibly their most notable project was Bean Spasms from 1967, a group effort also including friend Ron Padgett, a seminal tome that comprised text and illustration done by the group, blatantly disregarding personal attributions, while embracing experimentation and exploration. This portrait of Berrigan, captures the illustrative cartoon nature in all its inky blackness that Brainard was famous for. Berrigan later gifted the work to good friend (and notable New York School poet in his own right) Harris Schiff, who, like Brainard, was a collaborator with Berrigan, famously working together on the 1979 conceptual literary project Yo-Yo's with Money.

Condition Report: Tipped to backing at all four corners. Overall very good condition.


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)