Lot 1
Post-War & Contemporary Art and Design - 31 oktober 2018
Constant (1920-2005)

New Babylon (1963)

The deluxe edition with an ink drawing and ten lithographs accompanied by the text ‘Preambuul bij een nieuwe wereld’ (Preamble to a new world) by Simon Vinkenoog. The prints unsigned as issued, the drawing signed and dated ‘Constant ‘63’ (lower right); the colophon signed by both artists and numbered h VIII. The drawing 15,5x20,5 cm (presented in a passe-partout). The lithographs on ten folded sheets, each 40x38 cm. Prints 1, 2, 6-10 are full-sheet images (40x76 cm). Sheet no. 3-5 combine image and text. All sheets loose as issued in original slipcase.

Printed in the spring of 1963 in an edition of 60 copies for Galerie d'Eendt (50 copies are numbered 1-50, 10 copies are numbered I-X and are issued with an original drawing).

Literature: P. Dagen, 'Constant. Grafiek', Zwolle 2004, pp. 54-63, nos 33-42.

  • L. Stamps, W. Stokvis, 'Constant. New Babylon. Aan ons de vrijheid', The Hague 2016, p. 42, another copy illustrated.

For this artist resale right is applicable from €2400 hammer price onwards

€ 6.000,00
€ 8.000,00
€ 4.000,00

Hamerprijs: € 4.000