Lot 38

Vija Celmins (b. 1938): Drypoint-Ocean Surface

Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Drypoint in black on wove paper, 1983, signed and numbered 12/75 in pencil.

26 x 20 in. (sheet), 27 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (frame).

Note: Didion's interest in and affinity for water can be seen in her acquisition of this beautiful seascape. Celmins lives on the beach in Venice, CA, sharing Didion's love of the California coast as well as her ability to describe it in a spare, succinct style. The drypoint medium used here allows Celmins to create to the swells and surface attributes of water with delicate detail. 

Literature: Gemini 1055.


With full margins. In excellent condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.