Modern & Contemporary Prints

The auction of Modern and Contemporary Prints on Tuesday 29 March realised £3,783,400 / $6,061,007 / €4,286,592, selling 84% by lot and 91% by value. The top lot was Mao (F. & S. II.90-99)

London

Sold:

£3,783,400

$6,061,007

€4,286,592

Lots Sold: 128

Lots Offered: 152

Sold by Lot: 84%

Sold by £: 91%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.602/  € 1.133

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

153

Andy Warhol, Mao (F. & S. II.90-99), 1972

350,000 - 500,000

£ 481,250

$770,962
€545,256

UK Trade

98

Pablo Picasso, Buste de Femme au Chapeau (B. 1072; Ba. 1318 VBa), 1962

300,000 - 350,000

£ 313,250

$501,826
€354,912

South American Private

41

Henri Matisse, Jazz (D. books 22), 1947

150,000 - 200,000

£ 313,250

$501,826
€354,912

European Trade

65

Edvard Munch (1863-1945), The Heart (Schiefler 134; Woll 135), 1898-99

80,000 - 120,000

£ 169,250

$271,138
€191,760

South American Private

83

Pablo Picasso, Tete de Jeune Fille (cf. B. 423; cf. Mourlot 68), 1947

80,000 - 120,000

£ 79,250

$126,958
€89,790

US Trade

158

Andy Warhol, Moonwalk (F. & S. IIB.404-405), 1987

40,000 - 60,000

£73,250

$117,346
€82,992

US Private

90

Pablo Picasso, Buste au Corsage à Carreaux (B. 850; M. 308), 1958

25,000 - 35,000

£67,250

$107,734
€76,194

UK Private

151

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F. & S. II.30), 1967

40,000 - 60,000

£67,250

$107,734
€76,194

European Private

2

Max Beckmann, Berliner Reise 1922 (H. 212-222), 1922

50,000 - 70,000

£61,250

$98,122
€69,396

European Trade

79

Pablo Picasso, Françoise (B. 400; M. 44), 1946

40,000 - 60,000

£61,250

$98,122
€69,396

UK Private

155

Andy Warhol, $ (9) (F. & S. IIA.285-286)

40,000 - 60,000

£61,250

$98,122
€69,396

UK Trade

 

Comment: Richard Lloyd, Director and International Head of Prints at Christie’s: A very strong auction which saw robust prices and lively bidding across all periods of printmaking and for the wide range of artists included.  The most valuable works performed particularly well, with many international, private collectors competing against established trade clients, driving many prices above the estimates.  The list of top ten prices is dominated by two artistic giants of the 20th century – Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol – who continue to attract new clients into this collection field.  The remaining top results were achieved for works by three other towering figures of Modern Art: Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Max Beckmann.

 

We look forward to our sale of Old Master Prints on 7 July 2011 in London, which will take place during Masters Week, alongside the main sales for Old Master Drawings, Watercolours, Paintings and Manuscripts.”

 

Press Contact:

Matthew Paton                  +44 207 389 2965                         mpaton@christies.com

 

 

 

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