Strong Prices for Works by Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Pennell, Bellows, Baumann, Lichtenstein and Others
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the April 2013 Prints Auction
We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Fine Prints
Doyle New York held a very successful auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 5, 2012. With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $560,469 against an estimate of $403,100-602,250 with a strong 81% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.
Modern European prints featured several works by Pablo Picasso, including Jacqueline de Profil a Droite, lithograph, 1958, which sold for $43,750; color lithographs by Marc Chagall including In the Land of the Gods: Tomorrrow My Fair One shall Have a Dove, $13,750; prints by Joan Miro including Hai-Ku, complete set of seven color lithographs, 1967, $16,250; and Salvador Dali, The Divine Comedy, complete set of 100 color woodcuts, 1964, $5,625.
American prints included a rare signed drypoint by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Muff, 1874 which fetched a record $22,500; Joseph Pennell, Wren’s City, mezzotint, 1909, a record $4,375; several lithographs by George Bellows, including The White Hope, 1921, $12,500; and Gustave Baumann, Three Pines, color woodcut printed in 1956, a record $9,375.
Contemporary prints were highlighted by Andy Warhol’s 25 Cats Named[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy, compete set of 18-hand-colored offset lithographs, circa 1954, $50,000 and Liz, color offset lithograph, 1964, $46,875; Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape, color screenprint on blue Rowlux, 1965, $16,250; Keith Haring, Silence Equals Death, color screenprint, 1989, $12,500; Alex Katz, Black Brook, color aquatint, 1990, a record $3,438; and Victor Vasarely, Kedzi, color acrylic on wood multiple, 1990, $10,000.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
NEXT PRINTS AUCTION: April 29, 2013
Doyle New York's next auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints is scheduled for April 29, 2013. 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. For information, please call Cynthia Klein at 212-427-4141, ext 246, or email prints@DoyleNewYork.com