Contemporary Day Auction, including the Ralph I. Goldenberg Collection

Contemporary Day Auction, including the Ralph I. Goldenberg Collection

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Primary Structures: The Ralph I. Goldenberg Collection

Blinky Palermo


Auction Closed

June 26, 03:48 PM GMT


30,000 - 40,000 GBP

Lot Details


Blinky Palermo

1943 - 1977


signed and dated 69 (lower right of each sheet); titled (lower left of the lowest sheet)

watercolour and paper collage on card

96.2 by 68.2 cm. 37⅞ by 26⅞ in.

framed: 98 by 70 cm. 38⅝ by 27½ in.

Executed in 1969.

Galerie Thomas Borgmann, Cologne

Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich (acquired by 1995)

Herbig Collection, Germany

Christie’s, New York, 4 June 1998, lot 126 (consigned by the above)

Schönewald Fine Arts, Xanten

Zwirner & Wirth, New York 

Private Collection, Rome (acquired from the above in 2003)

Sotheby’s, London, 30 June 2014, lot 50 (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above by Ralph I. Goldenberg

Thordis Moeller, Palermo: Zeichnungen, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, Stuttgart 1995, no. 353, n.p., illustrated in colour

Munich, Kunstraum München; Nuremberg, Institut für Moderne Kunst and Bonn, Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Palermo. Zeichnungen 1963-73, November 1974 - April 1975, no. 82, p. 70, illustrated in colour

Barcelona, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and London, Serpentine Gallery, Blinky Palermo, December 2002 - May 2003, p. 25, illustrated in colour 

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and New York, Dia Art Foundation, Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977, October 2010 - October 2011, p. 92, illustrated in colour