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    Robert Morris (b. 1931)
    In the Realm of the Carceral portfolio (ten works), 1978-79
    Etching and aquatint on heavy wove paper
    32-1/2 x 43-1/2 inches (82.6 x 110.5 cm) (plate, each, or the reverse)
    37 x 48 inches (93.9 x 121.9 cm) (sheet, each)
    Each signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin
    Printed by Styria Studio, Inc., New York

    Portfolio includes:
    The Hot and Cold Pools of Persuasion, 1979, AP 19/20;
    Observation Yards, 1978, AP 14/20;
    The Walled Grounds of Parades and Punishments, 1979, AP 13/20;
    The Gardens of Compulsory Exercise, 1978, AP 14/20;
    Perpetual Destruction and and Dismantling of the Labyrinth, 1978, AP 13/20;
    Towers of Silence, 1979, Ed. 34/150;
    Security Walls, 1979, Ed. 42/150;
    Separate Walkways: The Warders Above, the Inmates Below, 1979, Ed. 102/150;
    Stockade, 1979, AP 13/20;
    Places for the Solitary, 1979, AP 17/20.

    Condition Report*: Each is unmounted and not framed; some bumps and handling creases, mostly to the margins and edges; some slight toning to the sheet edges; otherwise, no other major condition issues of note.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    10th Monday
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