Showcasing Fine Prints and Multiples from the 17th through the 20th Centuries
Sale Total Surpasses Estimate
On April 20, 2011, Doyle New York held a successful auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints. With competitive international bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the sale totaled $941,563, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $552,000-812,700, with a strong 92% sold by lot and 97% by value.
European prints featured Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Napoleon, color lithograph, 1895, $43,750; works by and after Pablo Picasso, including Engraved Bottle, painted and partially glazed white ceramic vase, 1954, $7,750 and Nue au Faubourg St. Honore, color offset lithograph, 1970, $16,250; color lithographs by and After Marc Chagall including Tribe of Zabulon, 1964 $10,625 and Roses and Mimosa, 1975, a record $46,875; and Salvador Dali, The Twelve Tribes of Israel, set of 13 drypoints and color pochoir, $15,000.
American prints were highlighted by Mary Cassatt, Gardner Held by His Mother, drypoint, circa 1887, $11,250; early color woodcuts by Gustave Baumann, including Summer Clouds, 1925, $13,750; Stow Wengenroth, High Arches, Brooklyn Bridge, lithograph, 1960, $8,125; and Thomas Hart Benton, Ten Pound Hammer, lithograph, 1967, $6,250.
Contemporary prints included Bridget Riley, Fragment 5, screenprint printed in black and white, 1965, $13,750; Jasper Johns, Figure 5, lithograph printed in black and grey, 1968, $9,375; Gerald Laing, Baby, Baby Wild Things, set of five color screenprints, 1968, $11,875; rare-to-the-market lithographs by Willem de Kooning, which all brought record prices, including Landing Place #2, 1970, $21,250; Andy Warhol, Mao, color screenprint, 1972, $28,125; Erte, The Alphabet, set of 26 color lithographs and screenprints, 1976-77, $10,625; Tom Wesselmann, Still Life of Petunias, Lilies and Fruit, color screenprint, 1988, $11,875; Keith Haring, Pop Shop III, set of four color screenprints, 1989, a record 25,000; and Roy Lichtenstein, The Oval Office, color screenprint, 1992, $28,125.
Next Prints Auction: Fall 2011
Doyle New York's next auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints is scheduled for Fall 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted. 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.
All prices include the buyer's premium