Creighton-Davis Gallery
Timed Auction

Fine and Decorative Lottery Style Auction

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 142

Chamberlain, John , American 1927-2011

Estimate: $100 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
  • Title: "Ten Coconut Portfolio" set of six etchings, one printed in colors in original portfolio box,
  • Medium: etchings, one printed in two colors, on German Etching paper
  • each signed in pencil, dated '82', frontispiece also signed by the artist, numbered 1/25 (total edition included 3 A.P. suites and 3 P.P. suites)
  • Publisher-Year: as published by Hudson River Editions,Garnerville, New York, printed by Susan Mallozzi,
  • Size: ,sheet: 17 by 15 in. (42 x 38 cm.) box 19 1/4 by 16 1/2 (49 x 41 cm.) ,plate size: plates vary in size
  • See Provenance for Additional Information


    In very fine condition, never framed, original glassine interleaves between etchings, the portfolio in fine condition., Sold unframed

Note: An early graphic project by the pop related sculptor and artist who explored chaotic subject matter with traditional artistic compositional techniques. The color etching here uses Chamberlains's well known color harmonies of red with blue undertones in conjunction with blue with red undertones to create an aesthetically pleasing composition without regard to the subject matter.
The first portfolio from the edition was well cared for by an apparently discerning collector.