Auction of Prints & Multiples on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 10am
Featuring Prints from the Estate of New York Actress Sylvia Miles and The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
Including a Rare Color Lithograph by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's held a successful auction of Prints & Multiples on October 22, 2019 showcasing a wide range of works spanning the 17th century to the present day. Highlights included Warhol prints from the Estate of actress and "Warhol Superstar" Sylvia Miles, a color lithograph by Pierre-Auguste Renoir; prints by Helen Frankenthaler and Georges Braque from the Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heisell Collection; works by Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Yves Klein, Martin Lewis, Henri Matisse, Josef Albers and Egon Schiele; and ceramics by Pablo Picasso.
With competitive bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones, and via the Internet the auction totaled a successful $763,250 against an estimate of $547,700-813,200, with an exceptionally strong 93% sold by lot and 94% sold by value.
The Estate of Sylvia Miles
Highlighting the sale was a 1967 color screenprint of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol from the Estate of New York actress and "Warhol Superstar" Sylvia Miles. Selling for $50,000 against an estimate of $40,000-60,000, the print was one of a group of works gifted to Miles by Warhol. Read More
The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
Doyle is honored to present The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection in select auctions throughout the Fall season. A civic leader and philanthropist, Marian championed outdoor community spaces across New York and led a nonprofit organization responsible for restoring the 42nd Street theatres. She was instrumental in the 1972 campaign to create the Gateway National Recreation Area, a 26,000-acre park with scattered beaches and wildlife refuges around the entrance to the New York-New Jersey harbor. For 34 years, she worked as a Director of The New York Times, where her grandfather, father, husband, brother, nephew and grand-nephew served as successive publishers. Her work at the newspaper focused on educational projects. In 1965, Marian married Andrew Heiskell, the Chairman of Time Inc., whose philanthropies included the New York Public Library. Property from the Collection in the October 22 sale included prints by Helen Frankenthaler and Georges Braque. View Lots
Property from Other Estates and Collections
A beautiful print of children playing ball by the important French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) sold for $37,000 against an estimate of $30,000-50,000. One of only four color lithographs created by the artist, the print was created using a different stone for each of the ten colors in order to achieve a rich, painterly effect, resulting in this masterwork of lithography.
Ceramics by Pablo Picasso featured Arène, a 1958 painted and partially glazed white ceramic vase. Depicting a bull fighting ring, the vase fetched $34,375, surpassing its estimate of $20,000-30,000.
Competitive bidding drove an artist's proof of William N. Copley's 1967 screenprint Think (Flag) far over its estimate of $600-800 to achieve $9,375. The print was included in the portfolio, Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam 1967, and another impression of the print was part of the 2017-2019 exhibition, Where We Are, at The Whitney Museum of American Art.
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