Andy Warhol Endangered Species prints at Sotheby’s


2015-06-26 11:14:16

Andy Warhol Endangered Species prints at Sotheby’s

Andy Warhol Endangered Species prints at Sotheby’s

A complete set of Andy Warhol’s ten Endangered Species screenprints will auction at Sotheby’s on March 19.

Each of the images in the Endangered Species project features an animal that was on the endangered species list at the time.

The ten vibrant coloured prints were produced in 1983. Warhol described them as ‘animals in make-up’. This set is signed by Warhol, and numbered 22/150.

Complete sets of Warhol prints are extremely rare. They are expected to sell for £250,000-£300,000.

Other highlights at the Sotheby’s Old Master, Modern and Contemporary prints include further Warhol classics: his 1967 Self Portrait screenprint, estimate £50,000-£70,000, the famous 10 screenprint Campbell’s Soup II series, 1968, valued at £100,000-£150,000, a 1980 colour screenprint with diamond dust entitled ‘Shoes’, estimate £45,000-£65,000, and three 1972 Sunset screenprints, estimates ranging from £6,000 to £12,000.

Modern prints at the sale are led by a rare Ernst Ludwig Kirchner woodcut, ‘Kuhe im Fruhling’ (Cows in the Spring). This 1933 work boasts a unique colour combination of green, ochre, black, biolent, rose, blue and dark brown. It is valued at £80,000-£120,000.

Edvard Munch is well represented in the auction. Considered one of his most important prints, Two Human Beings. The Lonely Ones is a rare early woodcut produced in 1899. It pictures an alienated man and woman on a shoreline staring away from the viewer across a horizon. It is valued at £250,000-£350,000.

Other Munch prints include 1899’s Woman lithograph, estimate £80,000-£100,000, and a final state Madonna lithograph, estimate £100,000-£150,000.

The Old Masters are led by an extensive selection of dark and powerful Rembrandt works. The Three Crosses is expected to realise between £200,000 and £300,000.

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