Our Prints & Multiples on 17 March realised £3,811,563 ($5,649,499), surpassing its £2.95 million pre-sale low estimate. A roll call of stellar artists took the stage, led by Rembrandt alongside key artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Munch, Chagall and Warhol, the most important printmakers in the graphic medium’s history. Rembrandt’s The Three Crosses, considered one of the masterpieces of printmaking, commanded the highest price when it sold for £221,000.
This Prints & Multiples auction comprises some of the most desirable and rare works produced by Old Master, Modern and Contemporary artists over the past 500 years. Highlights of the sale include: The Three Crosses and other graphic masterpieces by Rembrandt, a collection of Marc Chagall’s most significant portfolios, a group of extremely scarce prints by the German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel and Otto Dix, and two of the most sought-after subjects by Edvard Munch and Pablo Picasso: Madonna and Le Repas Frugal. In the contemporary section of the sale, many of Andy Warhol’s most exciting works in printed media will be offered (including several unique colour trial proofs), along with important prints and multiples by a range of momentous post-war practitioners including Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Peter Doig and Robert Rauschenberg.
Please join us for a talk by Patrick Cramer on Marc Chagall: Master Printmaker on Sunday 15 March at 3PM at Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street. To confirm attendance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.