This autumn, Christie’s takes you on a journey spanning centuries of printmaking.
Our season began in September with the New York live and online single owner sales of A Graphic Dialogue: Prints from the Collection of Lois B. Torf that featured more than 350 prints from one of the most significant collections of Prints and Multiples in the United States. Highlights included a rare impression of Cy Twombly’s Untitled I that sold for US$437,000 and Robert Rauschenberg’s Booster that sold for US$275,000 — both of which set an auction record for prints by the respective artists.
From 9–23 September in London, the online auction Banksy: I can’t believe you morons actually buy this sh*t sold 86% by lot and offered some of the artist’s best-known and coveted screen prints, including a signed impression of Rude Copper and the rare Girl with Balloon (Colour AP - Gold). From 16–28 September, Christie’s London presented the Prints & Multiples online sale with highlights such as the complete set of Pablo Picasso’s Dix Pochoirs, Edvard Munch’s On the Bridge, Roy Lichtenstein’s Red Lamp and works by the German Abstract master Gerhard Richter.
The white glove Picasso Ceramics Online sale featured ceramics that expressed Pablo Picasso’s celebrated joie de vivre, realising £1,633,125 /$2,258,612. Service visage noir (A.R. nos. 35-47) (1948, estimate: £40,000–60,000) led the sale by achieving £137,500 — over double its pre-sale high estimate — and setting a new world auction record for any Picasso Ceramic service.
We invite you to continue experiencing the journey of printmaking in New York with the Prints and Multiples live auction on 21–22 October that will showcase pieces by the biggest names in art, from Picasso, Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec to Warhol, Haring and Hockney. The online auction, A Graphic Century: 1875-1975 succeeds the October sale, open for bidding 4-18 November. The sale includes the consignment by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which perfectly illustrates the rapid development of the field with seminal works by Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro, C.R.W. Nevinson, Pablo Picasso and an important group of early lithographs by Frank Stella. These sales are not to be missed.
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Engage with extraordinary prints by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as prints by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and David Hockney from the 19th century to the present day
Christie’s announces it has been entrusted to sell a selection of photographs, prints and multiples from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Everything you need to know about the artists, print processes, studios and terminology — plus a whole heap more
From techniques to paper selections, find out everything you need to know to build your own collection of prints
The only thing Lois Torf loved more than prints was sharing the joy of collecting with others
A special preview of Prints and Multiples works available for immediate purchase through Christie’s Private Sales service
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