James Lee Byars

American, 1932–1997

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One of the most idiosyncratic Conceptual artists of his generation, the late James Lee Byars employed performance, sculpture, and installation to explore themes including memory, absence, and mystery. Byars experienced an unlikely career milestone …

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Untitled
Sold on Apr 7, 2022
€2,520
US$2,746
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Work on Paper
gold pen on paper
62,7 x 98,5 cm 24 11/16 x 38¾in. 62,7 x 98,5 cm 24 11/16 x 38¾in.
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€2,520
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Apr 7, 2022
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Untitled
gold pen on paper
Apr 7, 2022
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€2,520
US$2,746
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Work on Paper
62,7 x 98,5 cm 24 11/16 x 38¾in. 62,7 x 98,5 cm 24 11/16 x 38¾in.
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Apr 7, 2022
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€2,520
Untitled, 1985
Sold on Mar 30, 2022
€2,520
US$2,795
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Work on Paper
stylo doré sur papier
98.5 x 62.7 cm
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€2,520
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Mar 30, 2022
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Untitled, 1985
stylo doré sur papier
Mar 30, 2022
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€2,520
US$2,795
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Work on Paper
98.5 x 62.7 cm
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Mar 30, 2022
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€2,520
Untitled
Sold on Feb 18, 2021
€2,142
US$2,329
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Artwork Dimension
44 x 31,2 cm 17 5/16 x 12¼in. 44 x 31,2 cm 17 5/16 x 12¼in.
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€2,142
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Feb 18, 2021
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Untitled
Feb 18, 2021
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€2,142
US$2,329
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44 x 31,2 cm 17 5/16 x 12¼in. 44 x 31,2 cm 17 5/16 x 12¼in.
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Feb 18, 2021
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€2,142
Untitled
Sold on Feb 18, 2021
€1,638
US$1,781
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35 x 46,5 cm 13¾x 18 5/16 in. 35 x 46,5 cm 13¾x 18 5/16 in.
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€1,638
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Feb 18, 2021
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Untitled
Feb 18, 2021
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€1,638
US$1,781
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35 x 46,5 cm 13¾x 18 5/16 in. 35 x 46,5 cm 13¾x 18 5/16 in.
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Feb 18, 2021
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€1,638
Untitled
Sold on Feb 18, 2021
€1,134
US$1,233
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D. 22 cm D. 8 11/16 in. D. 22 cm D. 8 11/16 in.
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€1,134
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Feb 18, 2021
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Untitled
Feb 18, 2021
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€1,134
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D. 22 cm D. 8 11/16 in. D. 22 cm D. 8 11/16 in.
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Feb 18, 2021
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€1,134
Untitled
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
€1,134
US$1,366
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Work on Paper
black tissue paper and pencil
22.0 cm
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€1,134
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Feb 8, 2021
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Untitled
black tissue paper and pencil
Feb 8, 2021
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€1,134
US$1,366
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Work on Paper
22.0 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
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€1,134
Untitled, 1975
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
€1,638
US$1,974
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Work on Paper
wrinkled tissue paper
46.5 x 35.0 cm
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€1,638
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Feb 8, 2021
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Untitled, 1975
wrinkled tissue paper
Feb 8, 2021
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€1,638
US$1,974
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Work on Paper
46.5 x 35.0 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
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€1,638
Untitled
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
€2,142
US$2,581
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Work on Paper
wrinkled tissue paper
31.2 x 44.0 cm
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€2,142
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Feb 8, 2021
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Untitled
wrinkled tissue paper
Feb 8, 2021
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€2,142
US$2,581
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Work on Paper
31.2 x 44.0 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
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€2,142
JAMES LEE BYARS | PENIS LETTER TO JON THOMPSON
Sold on Aug 20, 2020
£6,300
US$8,328
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Print
Print
107 by 38.3 cm. 42⅛ by 15⅛ in. 120 by 52.3 cm. 47¼ by 20½ in.
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£6,300
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Aug 20, 2020
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JAMES LEE BYARS | PENIS LETTER TO JON THOMPSON
Print
Aug 20, 2020
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£6,300
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Print
107 by 38.3 cm. 42⅛ by 15⅛ in. 120 by 52.3 cm. 47¼ by 20½ in.
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Aug 20, 2020
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£6,300
PENIS LETTER TO JON THOMPSON, 1985
Sold on Aug 13, 2020
£6,300
US$8,220
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Work on Paper
gold pencil and watercolour on Japanese paper
38.3 x 107.0 cm
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£6,300
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Aug 13, 2020
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PENIS LETTER TO JON THOMPSON, 1985
gold pencil and watercolour on Japanese paper
Aug 13, 2020
Sotheby's
£6,300
US$8,220
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Work on Paper
38.3 x 107.0 cm
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Aug 13, 2020
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£6,300