Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kienholz TV

The Billionaire Deluxe (G. 748)
metal multiple with Fresnel lens system, light bulb, and solid state electronic second counter, 1977, signed 'KEINHOLZ', numbered 13/56 (there were also 12 artist's copies), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their copyright stamp, substantial wear and oxidation to the metal, otherwise in good condition
Overall: 14 x 9½ x 10 in. (356 x 241 x 254 mm.)
Though double the auction estimate, this feels cheap even if it was an edition of 56. Granted, rich for my garage sale budget, but pretty reasonable in the grand sense. Gemini G.E.L. is still fighting, still knocking 'em dead on Melrose.

The Billionaire Deluxe at Christie's, realized price $3,750

Gemini G.E.L.