Discover Accessible Art by Lichtenstein, Miró, Haring & More

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With many lots featuring starting bids below $1,000, Sotheby’s Prints & Multiples Online sale this March makes it easy to acquire works by some of the most iconic Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary artists. Offering museum-worthy masters such as Joan Miró and Pop stars like Keith Haring, the auction is a perfect opportunity for both new and experienced collectors to find a work they can’t live without. Click ahead to preview 12 highlights selected by our prints experts in New York.

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Discover Accessible Art by Lichtenstein, Miró, Haring & More

  • Robert Longo, Raphael. Starting bid $6,000.
    “Robert Longo’s iconic Men in the Cities series depicts young men and women in contorted and twisted poses set against a stark white background. The images are based on photographs Longo took of his friends on the roof of his New York studio, originally for a series of drawings completed between 1979 and 1981. Despite the lack of narrative context, Longo’s prints and drawings create powerfully emotional images that capture the 'excitement and raw power' of New York.” –Chanler Rutherfurd 

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  • Roy Lichtenstein, Shipboard Girl. Starting bid $14,000.
    “Lichtenstein’s Shipboard Girl is among his earliest Pop prints. Employing the Ben-Day dots and comic-strip imagery that are the artist’s hallmarks, the work is one of a number of prints he designed for Leo Castelli Gallery between 1962 and 1967 to be printed as offset lithographs. Many of these images were used for mailers to announce the Lichtenstein exhibitions and therefore exist in the form of posters and postcards in addition to signed prints. Shipboard Girl, however, is known only to exist as a print.” –John Maher 

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  • Keith Haring, Pop Shop I. Starting bid $4,200.
    “Created a year after Haring opened his Pop Shop, a downtown New York boutique that sold clothing and memorabilia featuring his designs, this screenprint and its colourful, stylised figures illustrate the artist’s vibrant and energetic interpretation of the 1980s Pop aesthetic. The three other prints from this set are offered as lots seven , eight and nine .” –Hadley Netwon 

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  • Joan Miró, Espriu – Miró. Starting bid $8,500.
    “In 1975, Miró created a portfolio of nine etchings to accompany a series of poems bySalvador Espriu, his fellow Catalan. Composed on a grand scale for the ‘Double Elephant’ folio, this print is one of the strongest images in the series, employing the anthropomorphic forms and primary colours that are so emblematic of the artist.” –John Maher 

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  • Jeff Koons, Puppy (Vase). Starting bid $5,000.
    “Jeff Koons’s Puppy (Vase) is a miniature of his behemoth topiary sculpture Puppy, representing a West Highland White Terrier covered in a variety of flowers, with which Koons hoped to communicate love, warmth and happiness. While the original sculpture stands 43 feet tall, Puppy (Vase) is a mere 18 inches. Koons has scaled down the monumental work and adapted it for domestic use – for rather than being made of flowers, Puppy (Vase) is made to hold them.” –Chanler Rutherfurd 

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  • Sam Francis, Untitled #6 (SFM 82-272). Starting bid $8,500.
    “This monotype embodies the sense of spontaneity and ingenuity which are hallmarks of Francis’s work. To produce this unique print, the artist arranged oil paint, powdered pigment, watercolour and ink on the press bed, and then through the enormous force of the printing press, transferred the image onto handmade paper.” –Hadley Newton 

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  • Charles Sorlier after Marc Chagall, Carmen. Starting bid $4,500.
    “The composition for Carmen comes from a detail in the maquette for Chagall’s monumental mural, The Triumph of Music, which was commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera for the lobby of its new home at Lincoln Center in 1966. The lithograph was produced in several editions, with and without text, and was printed for the opening performance of the Met’s production of the beloved opera by Bizet.” –John Maher 

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  • Olafur Eliasson, Pedestrian Vibes Study. Starting bid $12,000.
    “Eliasson is best-known for his photographs, sculptures and installations which explore the mechanics of light, water and air. For these sixteen prints , the artist utilised long-exposure photography to capture the movement of a swinging lamp and create a series of mesmerising compositions with spiraling traces of light. Another example from this small edition of eighteen is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.” –Hadley Newton 

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  • Jim Dine, Behind the Thicket (Carpenter 68). Starting bid $2,800.
    “A prolific and original printmaker, Jim Dine often incorporates several techniques. In Behind the Thicket from 1993, Dine combined woodcut, etching and aquatint with hand-colouring to create a vibrant and intimate print infused with private meaning. Dine has made numerous iterations in various media of the bathrobe, an image that the artist adopted in the early 1960s as a proxy for his self-portrait.” –Chanler Rutherfurd 

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  • Martin Lewis, Tabloid Readers. Starting bid $3,000.
    “During the 1920s, Martin Lewis created a series of etchings and drypoints depicting everyday life in New York City. This image of a commuter reading her Evening Graphic with two men looking over her shoulder remains a familiar scene for most urbanites. While Lewis intended to print this drypoint in an edition of 50, only nineteen impressions are recorded.” –Hadley Newton 

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  • Tom Wesselmann, Still Life with Liz. Starting bid $14,000.
    Still Life with Liz comes from ‘Portfolio 90,’ nine screenprints made between 1993 and 1994. Each print incorporates recognisable works by legendary 20th-century artists into Wesselmann’s own graphic vernacular. In Still Life with Liz, the artist pays homage to Andy Warhol and his illustrious portrait of Elizabeth Taylor. She is surrounded by vases of flowers and two round oranges, motifs that Wesselmann explored throughout his career.” –Chanler Rutherfurd 

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  • Ellison Hoover, New York Snow Storm. Starting bid $800.
    “Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ellison Hoover was best known as a cartoonist during his lifetime but was also a skilled lithographer, producing numerous scenes of daily life in New York throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In New York Snow Storm , he captures the blustery street outside the New York Public Library, with commuters rushing to escape the cold beneath the silhouette of the Empire State Building looming in the background.” –John Maher 

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