Auction of Prints & Multiples on April 30, 2019 at 10am
Showcasing Old Master, Modern European, American and Contemporary Prints
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s auction on April 30, 2019 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 were ceramics by Pablo Picasso.
With competitive bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones, and via the Internet the auction totaled a successful $1,129,188, surpassing its estimate of $652,800-969,400, with an exceptionally strong 88% sold by lot and 97% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a color monoprint by Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) that soared past its estimate of $10,000-15,000 to achieve $59,375. Straight Line in All Directions #21 from 1996 was a rare monumental monoprint from a series utilizing the same screen with different color combinations.
Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) prodigious printmaking aptly illustrates the artist’s relentless pushing of artistic boundaries. He both elevated and revolutionized the linocut relief technique, using one “reductive” rather than multiple blocks, of which La Pique from 1959 is a fine example, fetching $43,750 against an estimate of $30,000-40,000. Picasso developed a love of bullfights, attending them as a child in Spain, and they became a favorite theme in his art.
British artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is one of the foremost proponents of Op Art. Created one year before the artist was featured in the seminal 1965 exhibition, The Responsive Eye, at the Museum of Modern Art, the screenprint Untitled (Based on a Blaze) is a fine example of Riley’s exploration of optical illusions suggesting movement. It sold for $37,500, far over its $10,000-15,000 estimate.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal. 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