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Mamet, David — Donald Sultan (artist) | Bar Mitzvah. MFA Contemporary Atelier, 1999, signed limited edition

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 USD

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

Mamet, David — Donald Sultan (artist) | Bar Mitzvah. MFA Contemporary Atelier, 1999, signed limited edition

Mamet, David — Donald Sultan (artist) | Bar Mitzvah. MFA Contemporary Atelier, 1999, signed limited edition

Estimate:

800 - 1,200 USD

Lot sold:

1,008

USD

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman


Mamet, David — Donald Sultan (artist) 

Bar Mitzvah. El Segundo, California: MFA Contemporary Atelier, 1999 


Oblong Folio (430 x 560 mm). 20 hand silk-screened plates, many inlaid with 22-carat gold leaf, four of which are signed by Sultan, removeable, and suitable for framing. Original full brown leather, gilt. Housed in a custom clamshell case with red morocco label to spine. Certificate of Authenticity from MFA Contemporary Atelier, and tri-fold prospectus laid in. 


Limited edition, number 130 of 395 copies signed by Mamet and Donald Sultan


Mamet's prose details an encounter between a young boy, on the eve of his bar mitzvah, and an old man whose antique watch reveals something of man's relation to God. Of the accompanying drawings, Sultan writes: "The drawings in Bar Mitzvah weave in and out of David's text and at the same time tell a parallel story. This story follows a historical line that melds time and history both politically and artistically... They chronicle the historical fascination with decoration and the gradual stripping away of that decoration as a result of mechanical ideology." 

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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