Past Auction

Prints & Multiples

Mon, May 01, 2017 at 10am EDT |
New York
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Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints, and Ceramics by Picasso

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  • Sale of Prints & Multiples on May 1, 2017 Tops $1.3 Million
  • World Auction Records for Works by Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, James Whistler and Howard Hodgkin
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Fall 2017

Doyle’s auction on May 1, 2017 showcased a wide selection of Prints and Multiples spanning the 17th through 21st centuries. The sale offered fine examples of Old Master prints, Modern European prints, American prints and works by Contemporary artists. Also featured are ceramics by Pablo Picasso.

With competitive international bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones and on the Internet, the sale totaled a strong $1,304,255, surpassing its estimate of $743,200-1,112,300, with an impressive 92% sold by lot and 97% sold by value.

Ed Ruscha

Cheese Mold Standard with Olive is one of Ed Ruscha’s (b. 1937) most iconic images. Based on a photograph he made traveling from Los Angeles to his family home in Oklahoma City, Ruscha was drawn to the Standard Station’s “zoom architecture.” He transformed this ordinary subject into a monumental image in oil and screenprint, foreshortening the composition with his signature plunging diagonal line and drawing the viewer’s eye to the Standard text with its layers of meanings. Determined bidders drove the print over its estimate of $50,000-70,000 to achieve $87,500 -- A World Auction Record.

Pablo Picasso

Creating works of art in ceramic became an enduring passion of Pablo Picasso after visiting George and Suzanne Ramié at their Madoura pottery factory in the South of France in 1946. The large painted ceramic plaque, Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, from 1964, more than doubled its estimate of $20,000-30,000 and fetched $62,500.

The sale also saw strong prices for works by Andy Warhol, James Whistler, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, William Kentridge, Lucian Freud, Howard Hodgkin and David Hockney, among others.

All prices include the buyer’s premium.


We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for the Fall 2017 auction of Prints & Multiples. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please call Cynthia Klein at 212-427-4141, ext 246 or email prints@Doyle.com

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Cynthia L. Klein
212-427-4141, ext 246
Prints@Doyle.com

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  • A New England Collection
  • A Private New Jersey Collection
  • Estate of Alma Perlis
  • Estate of Barbara Anspach
  • Estate of Carl Lesnor
  • Estate of David Manton Eddy
  • Estate of Dorothy Wassyng
  • Estate of Ella Uppercu Dinkins
  • Estate of Helen R. Yellin
  • Estate of Mildred and Jack Feinblatt
  • Estate of Nan Rosenthal and Henry B. Cortesi
  • Estate of Susanne Schnitzer
  • Estate of Teresita Elizan
  • Estate of Vivian Fromberg Rosenbaum
  • From the Estate of Julian C. Eisenstein, Washington, DC
  • Property from a Pennsylvania Collection
  • Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz, sold for the benefit of the Bard Graduate Center
  • Property from the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
  • Property of a Private Collector, Long Island
  • The Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois
  • The Eileen & Herbert C. Bernard Collection
  • The Jessye Norman 'White Gates' Collection

A Selection of Auction Highlights

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Lot 242

James Abbott McNeill Whistler STUDY Lithograph

C Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz, sold for the benefit of the Bard Graduate Center
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $43,750 (includes buyer's premium)

A World Auction Record


Lot 146

Joan Miró

C The Jessye Norman 'White Gates' Collection
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Sold for $28,125 (includes buyer's premium)

A World Auction Record


Lot 54

Salvador Dalí

C Property from a Pennsylvania Collection
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)