The History of 20th-Century Art, As Told Through Remarkable Prints

The History of 20th-Century Art, As Told Through Remarkable Prints

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O n the 24th and 26th of October, Sotheby's New York will present two sessions of the Important Prints & Multiples auction, a monumental affair featuring a remarkable selection of works from some of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Seen chronologically, these prints offer an intriguing opportunity to chart the evolution of individual artists, movements and theories from decade to decade. Discover how these famous prints tell salient stories on the last century of art – and be sure to bid in the upcoming evening and day auctions.


Turn of the Century

1910s

1920s

1930s

Bauhaus and Surrealism Put Totality to the Test

1940s

1950s

1960s

Pop Art Pops Off, and Old Symbols Come Under New Scrutiny

WATCH: Jasper Johns Finds Meaning Through Repetition

F or the better part of the last century, Jasper Johns has sought to challenge the way we interpret the world. In this episode of Expert Voices, Sotheby’s specialist Chanler Rutherfurd illustrates how Johns reexamines the familiar through his exceptional prints.

Expert Voices

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Prints September/October 2019

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