RESULTS: Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints - London, 28 March 2012

The sale of Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints realised £2,543,550 / $4,056,962 / €3,039,542 and was 79% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.






Lots Sold:  130

Lots Offered: 164

Sold by Lot: 79%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.595/  €1.195





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), Englische Steptänzerinnen, 1911

200,000 - 300,000



US Private


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Le Repas Frugal, from: La Suite des Saltimbanques, 1904

30,000 - 50,000



US Trade


Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup II, 1968

80,000 - 120,000



European Trade


Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Marilyn Monroe, 1967

25,000 - 35,000



European Private


Andy Warhol, The Scream (after Munch), 1984

70,000 - 100,000



European Private


Edgar Degas (1834-1917), La Toilette (Lecture après le bain), circa 1877-85

50,000 - 70,000



US Trade


Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Adam and Eve, 1504

60,000 - 80,000



European Private


Andy Warhol, $ (9), 1982

60,000 - 80,000



American Private


Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Emma au long Cou I, 1915

15,000 - 20,000



US Institution


Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967

30,000 - 50,000



Asian Private


Comment: Tim Schmelcher, Director and Head of Sale:

“Following the highly successful Hockney and Freud auctions earlier this season, we are extremely pleased with the result of this sale of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints, which saw strong prices and competitive bidding across all sections of the market.  The cover lot, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s important colour woodcut “Englische Steptänzerinnen” was, as expected, the highest selling lot and was bought by a private American collector for £241,250. Private buyers generally dominated the sale, which saw particularly good results for prints by Andy Warhol as well as for unusual prints, such as the two monotypes by Degas and Matisse. The price achieved for Matisse’s “Emma au long Cou I”, dedicated by the artist to Walter Pach in 1915, realised four times its pre-sale estimate, selling to an American institution. We look forward to our sale of Prints and Multiples at Christie’s South Kensington on 19 April and to our Old Master Prints sales in July.”


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Dernagh O’Leary                    +44 207 389 2398               





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