Lot 788

Richard Merkin orig serigraph a cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Merkin, Richard Marshall (American 1938-2009), a cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces, an airline ticket to romantic places, serigraph printed in colors, 25 x 30 inches, pencil signed and numbered 177/260, framed measuring 37 x 45.5 inches, Merkin has exhibited in countless gallery and museum shows in the US and abroad and is represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the RISD museum and many others. In addition to contributing drawings and paintings to The New Yorker (along with, Art Spiegelman, Saul Steinberg, Harper’s, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and several books on Erotica and Baseball, he is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a former style columnist for GQ. Merkin’s honors include a Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


in seemingly good condition unexamined outside of the frame. Merchandise will be packed and transported by the purchaser at their own risk and expense. A list of recommended shippers is on our website: https://www.conceptgallery.com/auctions/shipping/ .

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