The roster of artists included forms a who's who of the New York art world during one of its most influential decades: Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlin, Walter De Maria, Jim Dine, Mark Di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Hans Haacke, Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and others. All prints are signed except the Haacke and Lichtenstein, which are, however, numbered; the Noland is signed with a signature stamp.
Title: THE NEW YORK COLLECTION FOR STOCKHOLM
Medium: Portfolio of 30 original lithographs and silkscreens, each in protective bifolium (12 x 9 in.; 305 x 228 mm) printed with the artist's name, printed title/justification leaf inside of original Honduran Mahogany Box
Dimensions: 12 x 9 in.; 305 x 228 mm
Born in 1926 in Detroit, Robert Breer lived and worked in Paris, New York and Tucson, where he died in 2011 at the age of 85. He began work as an abstract painter and was to later leave his mark on experimental cinema and animation – his films were shown at the Pompidou Centre, Paris in 2001. He is best known for his sculptures in motion: Tanks, Rugs and Floats – pieces mounted on wheels, which transform themselves randomly (and surreptitiously) within the exhibition space. The artist gently mocks minimalism, whose primary colours and simple shapes are revisited in a burlesque manner. His work is critical yet playful and has earned the artist retrospective exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York (1980), the CAPC in Bordeaux (2010) and the Tinguely Museum in Basel (2011). It can be found in a variety of international institutions: the MoMA (New York), the Mudam in Luxemburg, the MAC/VAL and FRAC Franche-Compté (France).