Edvard Munch's Two Human Beings achieves $470,500 in London

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2015-06-26 13:54:37

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Edvard Munch's Two Human Beings achieves $470,500 in London

Edvard Munch's Two Human Beings woodcut headlined Sotheby's prints sale

Edvard Munch's Two Human Beings (1899) headlined a Prints & Multiples sale at Sotheby's London on September 16, achieving 290,500 ($470,261).

The woodcut shows two figures gazing out across a suitably bleak landscape, evoking Munch's pet themes of depression, ennui and existential terror.

Edvard Munch Figures The print is a reworking of Munch's painting The Lonely Ones

It's a reworking of a painting the artist produced in the 1890s titled The Lonely Ones.

Munch's The Scream is ranked among the world's most valuable paintings, having sold for a then world record sum of $119.9m at Sotheby's New York in 2012.

Roy Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair (numbered 29 of an edition of 40) made 266,500 ($431,410).

It dates to 1994, when the artist was working on his Nudes series - the last major project he embarked on prior to his death in 1997.

In this way, he trod a similar path to other artists who explored the feminine form in their twilight years, including Matisse.

Another work from the series, titled Two Nudes, sold for 100,000 ($153,539) at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury in December last year.

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