Robert Cottingham

American, b. 1935

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Robert Cottingham is known as a photorealist, but his meticulous paintings and drawings of pre-digital Americana border on abstraction. Cottingham depicts mid-20-century signs, typefaces, manual cameras, railroad boxcars, and mechanical components, …

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American Signs, 2009
Sold on Mar 10, 2021
$16,250
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twelve screenprints in colors, on wove paper
80.7 x 81.0 cm
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$16,250
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Mar 10, 2021
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ROBERT COTTINGHAM (B. 1935) the complete set of twelve screenprints in colors, on wove paper, 2009, each signed, titled, dated and numbered 38/100 in pencil (there were also ten artist's proof sets), published by American Images Atelier, New York, with full margins, in very good condition, with the original grey fabric-covered box with artist and title embossed with silver foil Each Image: 31 7/8 x 31 ¾ in. (810 x 807 mm.) Each Sheet: 37 ¾ x 36 ¾ in. (959 x 934 mm.) (12)
American Signs, 2009
twelve screenprints in colors, on wove paper
Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
$16,250
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80.7 x 81.0 cm
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Mar 10, 2021
Christie's
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$16,250
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ROBERT COTTINGHAM (B. 1935) the complete set of twelve screenprints in colors, on wove paper, 2009, each signed, titled, dated and numbered 38/100 in pencil (there were also ten artist's proof sets), published by American Images Atelier, New York, with full margins, in very good condition, with the original grey fabric-covered box with artist and title embossed with silver foil Each Image: 31 7/8 x 31 ¾ in. (810 x 807 mm.) Each Sheet: 37 ¾ x 36 ¾ in. (959 x 934 mm.) (12)
Roxy, 2002
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
€5,670
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lithograph
117.0 x 117.0 cm
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€5,670
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Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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signé, titré et daté 2002 épreuve d'artiste 2/12 lithographie 117 x 117 cm ; 46 x 46 in Exécuté en 2002.
Roxy, 2002
lithograph
Feb 8, 2021
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€5,670
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117.0 x 117.0 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
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€5,670
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signé, titré et daté 2002 épreuve d'artiste 2/12 lithographie 117 x 117 cm ; 46 x 46 in Exécuté en 2002.
"Everybody's Bookshop Everybody's Books", 1975
Sold on Oct 6, 2020
€518
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color lithograph on wove paper
46.5 x 45.7 cm
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€518
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Oct 6, 2020
Dorotheum
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color lithograph on wove paper, signed and dated Cottingham 75 as well as titled, no. 35 from the edition of 200 numbered impressions, image size 45.7 x 46.5 cm, sheet size 59 x 45.7 cm, framed, with inscription, (EW)
"Everybody's Bookshop Everybody's Books", 1975
color lithograph on wove paper
Oct 6, 2020
Dorotheum
€518
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46.5 x 45.7 cm
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Oct 6, 2020
Dorotheum
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€518
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color lithograph on wove paper, signed and dated Cottingham 75 as well as titled, no. 35 from the edition of 200 numbered impressions, image size 45.7 x 46.5 cm, sheet size 59 x 45.7 cm, framed, with inscription, (EW)
AJAX, 1983
Sold on Sep 25, 2020
$44,100
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Work on Paper
acrylic on paper
100.9 x 62.2 cm
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$44,100
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Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
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Property of an American Corporation signed, titled and dated 1983 acrylic on paper Sheet: 24½ by 39¾ in. (62.2 by 100.9 cm.) Framed: 29½ by 44 in. (74.9 by 111.7 cm.)
AJAX, 1983
acrylic on paper
Sep 25, 2020
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100.9 x 62.2 cm
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Sep 25, 2020
Sotheby's
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$44,100
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Property of an American Corporation signed, titled and dated 1983 acrylic on paper Sheet: 24½ by 39¾ in. (62.2 by 100.9 cm.) Framed: 29½ by 44 in. (74.9 by 111.7 cm.)
The Spot, 1982
Sold on Sep 17, 2020
$7,500
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watercolor on paper
47.0 x 67.0 cm
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$7,500
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Sep 17, 2020
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titled, signed and dated 'THE SPOT COTTINGHAM 1982' (lower edge) watercolor on paper 263⁄8 x 181⁄2 in. (67 x 47 cm.) Painted in 1982
The Spot, 1982
watercolor on paper
Sep 17, 2020
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$7,500
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47.0 x 67.0 cm
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Sep 17, 2020
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$7,500
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titled, signed and dated 'THE SPOT COTTINGHAM 1982' (lower edge) watercolor on paper 263⁄8 x 181⁄2 in. (67 x 47 cm.) Painted in 1982
The Starr, 1982
Sold on Sep 17, 2020
$20,000
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acrylic on paper laid down on board
31.2 x 41.3 cm
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$20,000
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Sep 17, 2020
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titled, inscribed, signed and dated 'STARR Thank you Jon + June COTTINGHAM 1982' (lower edge) acrylic on paper laid down on board 161⁄4 x 121⁄4 in. (41.3 x 31.2 cm.) Painted in 1982
The Starr, 1982
acrylic on paper laid down on board
Sep 17, 2020
Christie's
$20,000
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31.2 x 41.3 cm
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Sep 17, 2020
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$20,000
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titled, inscribed, signed and dated 'STARR Thank you Jon + June COTTINGHAM 1982' (lower edge) acrylic on paper laid down on board 161⁄4 x 121⁄4 in. (41.3 x 31.2 cm.) Painted in 1982
Jack & Hy, 1973
Sold on Aug 4, 2020
$13,750
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acrylic on paper
43.2 x 43.2 cm
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$13,750
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Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
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Robert Cottingham (b. 1935) Jack & Hy signed 'COTTINGHAM' (lower right); titled and dated 'JACK + HY 1973' (on the reverse) acrylic on paper image: 10 ½ x 10 ½ in. (26.7 x 26.7 cm.) sheet: 17 x 17 in. (43.2 x 43.2 cm.) Painted in 1973.
Jack & Hy, 1973
acrylic on paper
Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
$13,750
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43.2 x 43.2 cm
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Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
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$13,750
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Robert Cottingham (b. 1935) Jack & Hy signed 'COTTINGHAM' (lower right); titled and dated 'JACK + HY 1973' (on the reverse) acrylic on paper image: 10 ½ x 10 ½ in. (26.7 x 26.7 cm.) sheet: 17 x 17 in. (43.2 x 43.2 cm.) Painted in 1973.
Travel Notes, 2006
Sold on Jul 24, 2020
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Eight chromogenic prints
50.8 x 50.8 cm
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$5,250
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Jul 24, 2020
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Travel Notes, 2006
Eight chromogenic prints
Jul 24, 2020
Phillips
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50.8 x 50.8 cm
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Jul 24, 2020
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$5,250
An American Alphabet: A, 2005
Sold on Jul 6, 2020
$1,912
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Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
44.1 x 61.0 cm
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$1,912
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Jul 6, 2020
Bonhams
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An American Alphabet: A, 2005
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jul 6, 2020
Bonhams
$1,912
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44.1 x 61.0 cm
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Jul 6, 2020
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$1,912
Wo, 1973
Sold on Dec 12, 2019
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Work on Paper
gouache on card
26.5 x 26.5 cm
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Dec 12, 2019
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Wo, 1973
gouache on card
Dec 12, 2019
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26.5 x 26.5 cm
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Dec 12, 2019
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