This extremely rare Rauschenberg color lithograph on domestic etching paper is hand signed, numbered and dated from the very low edition of only 44. Test Stone 6 is from the artist’s notable “Booster and 7 Studies” series, his first major suite of works produced in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L. The present work is rarely seen on the market as so many of the other editions are already in major museum and public collections.
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Foster, 45, G:33
In 2010, another edition of this elusive print sold at auction for $9,000.
Title:Test Stone 6
Test Stone 6.
Color lithograph, 1967. 1141x813 mm; 45x32 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 32/44 in pencil, lower right. Published by Gemini G. E. L., Los Angeles, with the bliind stamp, lower right. Foster 45
Year of Work1967
SizeHeight 44.9 in.; Width 32 in. / Height 114.1 cm.; Width 81.3 cm.
Cat. Rais.Foster, 45
Found./Pub.Gemini G. E. L., pub.
Sale ofSwann Galleries: Thursday, November 18, 2010 [Lot 00268]
American Art / Contemporary Art
Sold For9,000 USD Premium
Hand signed, numbered and dated on lower right recto (front). with bindstamp and inkstamp (verso) of the printer, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles