Christie’s to auction complete editions from the first 50 volumes published by Parkett

Christie’s is to auction a private collection of the complete editions from the first 50 volumes published by Parkett, the Swiss based journal of Contemporary Art, which will be offered in the Parkett: First Fifty Editions 1984-1997 (Vol. 1-50/51) auction on Thursday, 26 September 2013.

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Green-Blue-Red (Parkett 35) oil on canvas 1993 signed and dated in black felt-tip pen verso, numbered 789-80/115, from the edition of 115 unique works 305 x 401 mm

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Green-Blue-Red (Parkett 35) oil on canvas 1993 signed and dated in black felt-tip pen verso, numbered 789-80/115, from the edition of 115 unique works 305 x 401 mm

The fascinating collection, produced from 1984 to 1997 offers 95 works, spanning an extraordinary range of formats, schools and generations, from prints, objects and installations to unique works of art. Almost all the editions offered in this sale have been sold out by the publisher, presenting a unique opportunity for established and new collectors around the world to acquire these works. The works featured in the collection are by many of today’s most eminent contemporary artists, including Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Félix González-Torres to name but a few.
Since 1984, the journal Parkett has explored the work of contemporary artists through a unique publishing model: in collaboration with editors and designers, artists create works for the magazine in editions offered along with the texts and essays of each volume. This fusion of shared ideas produces exciting and explorative content, with the list of contributors reading like a who’s who of the art world.

Parkett’s catalogue has continued to grow since 1997 and has been exhibited around the world at many established cultural institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan and more recently the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Sale 9939
PARKETT: FIRST FIFTY
26 September 2013
London, South Kensington

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