Sotheby’s Prints & Multiples sale changed into dominated through Warhol, Picasso and Japser Johns with the top ten lots either works or portfolios of the 3 artists. Given the torpor inside the Warhol marketplace, the prints show the sturdiness of the artists images. however the fashion has some annoying symptoms that the overall art market remains too concentrated in a few “investible” names. The sale totaled $10.8m with 84% of the lots bought.
The top lot of the sale become Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (F. & S. II.23-31) from the gathering of Margot Hahn, which fetched $1,092,500.
an extraordinary entire portfolio of 0-9 (ULAE 19) by way of Jasper Johns from the gathering of Robert & Jane Rosenblum achieved a report charge for a set of lithographs by the artist. Chased by means of bidders at the telephone and one within the room, the 1960-1963 lithographs from early in his profession – of which four have been mainly changed by way of Johns once they have been stolen from the Rosenblum’s domestic – bought for a very last price of $972,500, in extra in their $800,000 excessive estimate.
almost 60 plenty of ceramics by way of Pablo Picasso, with over 50 lots from the property of Wagner Tielens, had been ninety four.8% offered via lot, the organization accomplished a total of $1.7 million, in keeping with its excessive estimate.
The pinnacle Picasso ceramic turned into Grand Vase aux Femmes Voilées (A.R. 116), a big terre de faïence vase measuring 26 inches that bought for $444,500.