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.

London

Sold:

£2,543,550

$4,056,962

€3,039,542

Lots Sold:  130

Lots Offered: 164

Sold by Lot: 79%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.595/  €1.195

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

55

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

200,000 - 300,000

£241,250

$384,794
€288,294

US Private

93

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

30,000 - 50,000

£109,250

$174,254
€130,554

US Trade

151

Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup II, 1968

80,000 - 120,000

£109,250

$174,254
€130,554

European Trade

146

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

25,000 - 35,000

£85,250

$135,974
€101,874

European Private

160

Andy Warhol, The Scream (after Munch), 1984

70,000 - 100,000

£79,250

$126,404
€94,704

European Private

43

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

50,000 - 70,000

£73,250

$116,834
€87,534

US Trade

5

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

60,000 - 80,000

£73,250

$116,834
€87,534

European Private

154

Andy Warhol, $ (9), 1982

60,000 - 80,000

£73,250

$116,834
€87,534

American Private

63

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

15,000 - 20,000

£61,250

$97,694
€73,194

US Institution

147

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967

30,000 - 50,000

£55,250

$88,124
€66,024

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.”

 

Press Contact:

Dernagh O’Leary                    +44 207 389 2398                         doleary@christies.com

 

 

 

 

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