Chez Panisse posters sparked interest at PBA Galleries sale
BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries‘ Fine Art and Photography auction, held on January 27, was a success. The sale consisted of more than 325 lots and included early works by Ed Ruscha from his friend Marilyn McCorkle’s collection as well as a large collection of Chez Panisse posters signed by David Lance Goines.
The bids were particularly strong for Thanksgiving Day 1965, an original multicolor holograph mail art broadside on orchestral score by Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams. In the words of Ruscha and Williams, the work was a “cultural endeavour care package” sent to model and friend Marilyn McCorkle. Written in the hands of the authors and signed by them as Masie Bunny and Eddie P, this piece of art achieved $3,750.
An original gelatin silver print of Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau, taken by David Duncan, sparked a lot of interest. It shows Cocteau playing an instrument that looks like an African xylophone while Picasso joyfully looks on. This print of the photo, likely part of a 1958 exhibition of Duncan’s Picasso photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, went for $4,062.
The PBA auction lineup also included many posters for the legendary Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse, designed by the quintessentially Berkeley artist David Lance Goines. All were signed by the artist and sold well. The Chez Panisse Second Birthday, the second of nearly 50 posters in the decades-long collaboration between David Lance Goines and restaurateur Alice Waters, sold for a record sum of $1,062. More Chez Panisse posters will appear in PBA Galleries’ next Art and Photography sale.
PBA Galleries holds sales of fine, rare and collectible books every two weeks, and is currently accepting consignments for future Fine Art and Photography auctions. For more information regarding upcoming sales, consignments or auction results, please call PBA Galleries at 415-989-2665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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