Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Irish American Bar.

NEW YORK - It’s not too late to acquire some fabulous prints, which remained unsold in an otherwise successful Prints auction last week. This group will be hung during the Finest and Rarest Wine sale on Saturday 9 November, so while you are bidding on rare burgundies such as the 1989 Chevalier Montrachet from Domaine Leflaive or contemplating sipping the 1982 Latour, you can also delight your visual sense and perhaps make the plunge into purchasing a print post-sale. 

David Hockney’s Pembroke Studio Interior.

After all, wine and prints are perfect partners. On display will be: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Irish American Bar, which was frequented by British horse trainers and jockeys; Francis Bacon’s monumental three-piece Deuxieme Version du Triptyque; David Hockney’s Pembroke Studio Interior, a colorful lithograph with a hand-painted frame by the artist; Chuck Close’s masterful manipulation of handmade paper pulp, titled Phil/Manipulated; an important Jasper Johns, Figure 7; Richard Diebenkorn’s elegantly sophisticated Indigo Horizontal.

Robert Rauschenberg’s Bellini #1.

And last, while you are raising your paddle to bid on the outstanding champagne 1961 Louis Roederer Cristal, do not hesitate to check out Rauschenberg’s Bellini #1! Should any of these strike your fancy, please contact Sotheby’s Print Department at 212 606 7117. Napoleon Bonaparte once said,” Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” 

And always remember how very well wine and art go together.

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