Munch, Picasso and Warhol lead Sotheby's New York prints sale



2015-10-27 15:46:34

A forthcoming Sotheby's sale of rare prints will include works by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Edvard Munch and Roy Lichtenstein.

The auction will offer close to 400 lots, with estimates ranging from under $1,000 to $2 million, offering bidders of all levels the chance to build their collections.

Amongst the most notable lots on offer are Edvard Munch's rare 1895 hand-coloured lithograph of the Madonna, estimated at $1-$1.5 million; Pablo Picasso’s first reduction linocut, Portrait de Jeune Fille, D’Apres Cranach le jeune, dated 1958 and valued at $400,000-$600,000; and Brushstroke IV, a hand-painted cherry wood wall-mounted sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein estimated at $200,000-$300,000.

The sale will also include two major sets of silkscreen prints by Andy Warhol: Marilyn Monroe, circa 1967, estimated at $1.5-$2 million, and Mao, printed in 1972 and valued at $900,000-$1.2 million.

Other featured artists include Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter and David Hockney.

Leading up to the sale, many of the works will be exhibited in New York, with a portion of the show curated by designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of the fashion label Public School.

“We are thrilled to partner with Public School on our exhibition this season," said Mary Bartow, Head of Sotheby’s Prints Department. "The CFDA has recognized emerging designers Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for their remarkable innovation and creativity in the fashion world, and we are excited to see their unique vision through the lens of our Prints exhibition.

"Public School is celebrated for their ability to mix high and low references from fashion and art, and this dialogue with our auction will bring a unique perspective to the wide variety of works in the sale.”

The Sotheby's Prints and Multiples exhibition will be on display in New York from November 19-21, followed by the auction on November 23-24.

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