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047N09332_7P65WFrank Stella
Double Gray Scramble
Sold for $112,500
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Is it a Good Time to Sell My Prints?

Year after year, Sotheby’s dedicated Prints team produces exceptional results for consignors in our New York sales. Since 2014, Sotheby’s New York has sold $32,629,813 of Prints. 77% of lots sold in or above their estimate range to a highly international group of bidders – per sale, there was an average of 25 participating countries. Highlights from the past year include the May 2015 sale of Frank Stella’s Double Gray Scramble, estimated at $25,000-35,000, which achieved the record price of $112,500, and the October 2014 sale of Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain Series, Zen Studies 1-6, which also broke a record at its sale price of $377,000. These results demonstrate the robust appetite for Prints among a broad base of both established and emerging collectors.

073N09216_7G9CPBrice Marden
Cold Mountain Series, Zen Studies 1-6
Sold for $377,000
Estimate $250,000-350,000

When is Sotheby’s Coming to San Francisco?

Mary Bartow, Senior Specialist and Head of Sotheby’s New York Prints department, will be visiting San Francisco August 12th - 14th to provide complimentary auction estimates. If you wish to arrange a confidential appointment, or if you have any questions about the consignment process, please contact us at +1 415 772 9028 or

254N09332_7ZLCMRobert Longo
Lithograph 1999
Sold for $37,500
Estimate $10,000-$15,000