Auction Total Far Surpasses Pre-Sale Estimate
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the Spring 2014 Prints Auction
We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Fine Prints
Doyle New York held a successful auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 11, 2013. With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $874,469, far surpassing its estimate of $466,950-692,400. Of the works offered, 98 percent were sold by lot and value, and several new auction records were set.
Old Master prints included a very good Meder A impression of Albrecht Durer’s The Virgin and Child on a Crescent with a Sceptre and Starry Crown, engraving, 1516, that fetched $7,500.
There was strong interest in the selection of prints and ceramics by Pablo Picasso, including Le Peintre et Son Modele, linocut, 1963 which brought a record $21,250, Ruffled Owl, a rare-to-the market painted ceramic vase, 1955, $40,625; and After Picasso by Henri Deschamps, Tete de Femme au Chapeau, color lithograph, 1956, $20,000.
Modern European prints also featured Emile Nolde, Frauenkopf II, woodcut, 1912 which brought $16,250; Gino Severini, Fleurs et Masques, complete set of 16 color pochoirs, 1930, $21,250; prints by and After Marc Chagall, including Aleko, color etching and aquatint, $11,250; and After Henri Matisse, Odalisque au Coffret Rouge, color etching and aquatint, circa 1952, $21,250.
American prints were highlighted by Mary Cassatt, The Parrot, drypoint, circa 1890, $11,250; a rare etching of Brooklyn Bridge by John Marin, 1913 sold for a record $28,125; George Bellows, Between Rounds No. 1, lithograph, 1916, $4,688; Gustave Baumann, Spring, New Mexico, 1924, $7,500; and Thomas Hart Benton, The Race, lithograph, 1942, $13,750.
Among the contemporary prints were several works by Roy Lichtenstein, including Red Lamp, color lithograph, 1992, $12,500; the complete portfolio, An American Portrait 1776-1976, Volume 3, including works by George Segal, Tom Wesselmann and Alex Katz, $10,625; Richard Diebenkorn, Clubs—Blue Ground, color etching and aquatint, 1982, $8,125; Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, color screenprint, 1982, $23,750; and two color screenprints by Keith Haring from Pop Shop I, 1987, $8,125 and $6,875, respectively.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
NEXT PRINTS AUCTION: Spring 2014
Doyle New York's next auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints is scheduled for Spring 2014. 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.