A group of three artworks in ink on paper by New York artist Bill Schiffer (Contemporary). The lot includes a lithograph dated 1980 depicting an undulating field of black and gray formed by arranging small dashes on a page in varying thicknesses and distances from one another, an ink drawing dated 1989 that depicts a house party with a man and woman’s legs in silhouette in a living room setting, and an undated work titled Red Pattern No. 1 that uses stamped ink of the word “Red” repeated in a field across the composition. All are signed to the lower right corner and presented unframed and unmatted.
Born in New York, Bill Schiffer rose to prominence as a painter and sculptor in the early 1980s. Though he still works in many two dimensional and three dimensional art mediums, Schiffer is most well known for his unique handcrafted jewelry, which he started designing after a foray experimenting with wearable art in the fashion scene. Bill Schiffer’s art and jewelry has been shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, as well as major museums in Italy, Japan, Germany and the United States. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.
- light wear to edges and corners; light discoloration to papers and toward edges of print.
- measures largest of three.