Past Auction

Prints & Multiples

Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 10am EDT |
New York
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  • Auction of Prints & Multiples on November 1, 2017
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Prints and Multiples on November 1, 2017. The sale offered a fine selection of prints and multiples spanning 17th through the 21st centuries.

With bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones and on the Internet, the sale totaled $1,066,668 against an estimate of $724,300-1,073,400, with an exceptional 89% sold by lot and 95% sold by value.

Two works tied for top lot of the day. Man Ray’s iconic Les Amoureux, A L’heure de L’observatoire, a 1970 color lithograph depicting the monumental floating lips of Lee Miller, the artist’s photography assistant and lover achieved $56,250, far surpassing its estimate of $20,000-30,000. Selling for the identical price, and having the identical estimate, was a colorful, monumental hand-woven tapestry after Sonia Delaunay-Terk titled Automne.

Roy Lichtenstein’s 1993 Les Nympheas, a color linocut, woodcut, lithograph and screenprint inspired by Claude Monet’s water lily paintings, sold for $37,500, exceeding its estimate of $20,000-30,000.

This sale also featured a selection of works by British artists, including Bridget Riley’s Fragment 3, a 1965 screenprint on Plexiglas that doubled its estimate of $12,000-18,000, fetching $34,375. The same price was achieved by a monumental linocut on canvas by the South African artist William Kentridge, Walking Man, 2000, which was estimated at $20,000-30,000.

The selection of works by Andy Warhol was highlighted by the 1986 color screenprint Kachina Dolls, which sold for $25,000, surpassing its estimate of $15,000-20,000.

Prints by Marc Chagall offered a color lithograph from 1961, Le Verger (The Orchard), from one of his most important series, Daphnis and Chloé, which sold for $23,750 against an estimate of $20,000-30,000.

Prints and ceramics by Pablo Picasso featured Fumeur a la Cigarette Verte, a color aquatint from 1964, which sold for its high estimate of $20,000, and Trois Poissons sur Fond Gris, a painted white ceramic plate from 1957, which achieved $15,000, surpassing its estimate of $7,000-10,000).

All prices include the Buyer’s Premium.

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A Selection of Auction Highlights

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Lot 135

Roy Lichtenstein

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $37,500 (includes buyer's premium)