NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
announced the two-day sale of Prints and Multiples taking place over four sessions from April 17-18. The sale includes over 300 lots spanning the 20th to 21st centuries and features modern works by Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch and Pablo Picasso - and Post-War and Contemporary editions by Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Helen Frankenthaler among others. The auction view will be open to the public at Christies New York galleries from April 13-17.
The sessions on Wednesday, April 17th will feature a strong selection of Post-War and Contemporary prints led by a complete set of Andy Warhols Shadows II screenprints ($200,000-300,000), Gerhard Richters September ($100,000 150,000) and a selection of woodcuts by Helen Frankenthaler from the Tales of the Genji series. Following the success of the Warhol Sunsets online auction in 2018, other Contemporary highlights include ten unique Sunset prints from the eponymous series with starting estimates spanning from $25,000 to $40,000.
The sale of Modern Prints will begin on Thursday, April 18th and is comprised of property from notable collections including States of Mind: Important Prints by Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, and Henri Matisse and The Arrogant Eye: Prints from The Collection of the Late Larry Saphire. Additional Modern highlights include a complete set of Henri Matisses Jazz ($400,000-600,000) and Flûtiste et Dormeuse IX ($80,000 120,000) an example Pablo Picassos celebrated monotypes.
States of Mind: Important Prints by Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, and Henri Matisse
Anchoring the Modern session is States of Mind, a group of exceptional prints by Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch and Henri Matisse. States of Mind is among the most significant collections of Edvard Munch prints to come to market in recent years, and includes examples of his Madonna ($300,000-500,000), Vampyr ($200,000-300,000), Ashes II ($70,000-100,000), and Angst ($600,000-800,000). Matisse highlights from this collection include three large odalisques: Nu au coussin bleu ($40,000-60,000), Nu au coussin bleu à côte dune cheminée ($80,000-120,000), and Grand odalisque à la culotte bayadère ($300,000-500,000). The Picasso works include an example of the artists first print Le Repas Frugal ($100,000-150,000 and two important prints from the Vollard Suite: Faune Dévoilant une femme ($70,000-100,000) and Minotaur Caressant Une Dormeuse ($60,000-80,000).