Kelly Crow does a quick inventory of the Artspace’s sale of works drawn from the storage vaults of several museums:
The Brooklyn Museum recently went digging through its storage boxes and found five examples of sculptor Louise Bourgeois’s $6,000 print from 1996, “Eyes.” The museum also found 41 rainbow-striped prints by minimalist master Sol LeWitt, priced at $2,500 apiece, and 100 self-portrait prints by Gilbert & George that the museum had hoped to sell for $4,000 apiece during its show of the British duo’s work three years ago.
The library in the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris turned up 400 examples of an untitled 2009 print by Peter Doig, depicting a white canoe in an eggplant-colored sea. The print, priced at $750, was originally published in an edition of 500.
California’s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive uncovered Richard Tuttle’s 1993 “Folded Space,” a $1,500 geometric cardboard cutout that the artist made in an edition of 200 to coincide with the museum’s exhibit of his work
Shopping the Museum Archives (Wall Street Journal)