Wednesday, September 24, 2008


An email today from Abe Books with a list of the 10 most expensive art books sold over 2008.

1. Lithographe: Joan Miro
Edition 150 printed with 2 original color lithographs numbered and signed by the artist. $NZ12,500

2. Visionaire #1 - Spring
Edition 1,000. $NZ4329

3. Ravens
The first edition of Masahisa Fukase’s last photo book published in 1986. $NZ4242

4. Jeff Koons
Edition 1500 numbered and signed by the artist. $NZ4182

5. Chili
Photographer Wessing Koen’s book on the Chilean coup d'état Published in 1973 and signed by the photographer. $NZ3946

6. The Architectural Drawings of Alvar Aalto 1917-1939
4,500 pages. $NZ3706

7. Drevoryty k Mystikum a Visionarum
Josef Váchal woodcuts. $NZ3668

8. Verve. Vol VIII
Pablo Picasso edition with 16 original Picasso lithographs. $NZ3300

9. De-Coll /Age Happenings
Edition 50 signed and numbered by Wolf Vostell. $NZ2934

10. New York: The New Art Scene
The 1967 first edition of Alan Solomon’s photographs. $NZ2568