PAUL CAPONIGRO | PORTFOLIO II
(Redding, Connecticut: Self-published, 1973, an edition of 100), a portfolio of 8 photographs from Polaroid Type 55 negatives, each mounted and signed in pencil on the mount, 5 framed, 1957-70, printed in 1973; together with the printed title and plate list, editioned 'Eighty five' in ink. Folio, two-toned folding case and letterpress label with ties
Various sizes to 8½ by 12½ in. (21.6 by 31.8 cm.) or the reverse
These photographs are in generally excellent condition. The prints are faintly silvered, primarily at the edges. There are occasional tiny rust-colored deposits on the mounts, possibly foxing, as well as on the title and plate list. Some of the mounts are age-darkened in a thin band on the mounts at the periphery of the images.
The plates are as follows:
1. Frosted Window, Massachusetts, 1957, framed
2. Nahant Beach, Massachusetts, 1958, framed
3. Pebble Beach, California, 1969, framed
4. Stone & Tree, Avebury, England 1967, unframed
5. Monument Valley, Utah, 1970, framed
6. Redding Woods, Connecticut, 1969, unframed
7. Landscape, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1970, framed
8. Monument Valley, Utah, 1970, unframed
The portfolio case is worn and soiled, particularly along the edges and spine. The inside of the portfolio is cracked along the folding flap seams. There is yellow-brown staining on the inside of the portfolio case. The ties are discolored.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, 1979