Past Auction

Prints & Multiples

Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 11am EDT |
New York
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Picasso Ceramic Pitcher Achieves $50,400!

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  • Successful Auction of Prints & Multiples on October 19, 2021
  • Sale Totaled $1,114,494, Surpassing the Estimate of $593,000-900,700, with 98% Sold by Lot and 100% Sold by Value!
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Appraisal of Your Prints & Multiples

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold an auction of Prints & Multiples on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11am showcasing a wide range of works spanning the 17th century to the present day. Featured will be Old Master, Modern European, American and contemporary prints and three-dimensional editions, as well as ceramics by Pablo Picasso.

With competitive bidding, the sale totaled a successful $1,114,494, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $593,000-900,700, with an exceptionally strong 98% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

Highlighting the sale was a painted and partially glazed ceramic pitcher by Pablo Picasso that achieved $50,400, doubling its estimate of $25,000-35,000. Picasso became entranced with the ceramic medium after visiting the Madoura pottery factory in 1946, and over the following 25 years he created more than 3,000 works there. In Visage aux Yeux Rieurs (Face with Laughing Eyes) from 1969, Picasso explored one of his most compelling themes, the human face.

Also faring exceptionally well was a woven wool tapestry after Fernand Léger that attracted determined bidders from both sides of the Atlantic, sending the bidding soaring over the $2,000-4,000 pre-sale estimate to a stunning $28,350.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

Artist & Muse

The auction offered a group of works by various artists that provide insights into the relationship between artist and muse. Read More

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Specialist Cynthia Klein led a preview tour of the Prints & Multiples exhibition on October 14 livestreamed on Instagram @doylenewyork 
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We Invite You to Auction!

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 [email protected]

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Cynthia L. Klein
212-427-4141, ext 246
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  • A Private New York Collector
  • Collection of Bertram "Bud" Tamarkin
  • Collection of Norman and Diane Bernstein, Washington, D.C.
  • Estate of a Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of a Park Avenue Lady
  • Estate of a Prominent Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of Anne Markely Spivak, Grosse Point, MI
  • Estate of Betty Isreal
  • Estate of Beverly and Howard Frank
  • Estate of Carl Lesnor
  • Estate of Connie S.P. Chen
  • Estate of Elizabeth M. Taylor
  • Estate of Gerald Brenner
  • Estate of Gertrud Levy
  • Estate of Mildred C. Brinn
  • Estate of Muriel Attie
  • Estate of Sherry L. Fabrikant
  • Estate of Susan Pines
  • Property from the Alice N. Benston Trust
  • Property from the Estate of Roger Prigent
  • Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a New York Private Collection
  • Property of a Prominent Private Collector
  • The Estate of a Los Angeles Family
  • The property of Doyle New York

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