Lee Bontecou


Seventh Stone 1965-1968, pencil signed, dated and numbered 3-31, with full margins, Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York, publisher and with their blindstamp. Lithograph on wove paper. image: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 26.7cm) sheet: 25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8cm)

Lee Bontecou (born January 15, 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American sculptor and printmaker and a pioneer figure in the New York art world. She kept her work consistently in a recognizable style, and received broad recognition in the 1960s.


Bontecou made abstract sculptures in the 1960s and 1970s and

created vacuum-formed plastic fish, plants, and flower forms in the 1970s. Rich, organic shapes and powerful energy appear in her drawings, prints, and sculptures. Her work has been shown and collected in many major museums in the United States and in Europe.

Untitled (Wish Well), from National Collection of Fine Arts Portfolio 1967, pencil signed, dated and numbered 2/144, with full margins, HKL Ltd., New York, New York, along with Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York, publishers and with the ULAE blindstamp. Etching and aquatint in colors on Flax paper. image: 26 x 17 in. (66 x 43.2cm) sheet: 30 1/8 x 19 3/4 in. (76.5 x 50.2cm)