21 June 2016
Joe Tilson, R.A. (b. 1928)
Transparency Astronaut Seat B
signed, inscribed and dated twice '"TRANSPARENCY ASTRONAUT SEAT B" 1968./Joe Tilson 1968.' (on the reverse)
screen with acrylic and cellulose on wood relief, unique
48 x 48 x 7 ½ in. (122 x 122 x 19.1 cm.)
This work is number 2 in a series of 5, lettered A-E.
with Marlborough Fine Art, London.
Private collection, the Netherlands, 1974.
Purchased by the present owner circa 1990.
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A.C. Quintavalle, Tilson, Milan, 1977, p. 205.
M. Compton and M. Livingstone, Tilson, Milan, 1993, p. 51.
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beyningen, Joe Tilson, November 1973 - January 1974, no. 40.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
Please note that this is one of only two works by Joe Tilson that incorporate a lightbox constructed by the artist. The other work is Transparency I: Yuri Gagarin 12 April 1961, in the collection of Tate, London.
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