Chanel, from Ads, a screenprint in colours by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), was the top lot at Bonhams
Prints and Multiples sale today (Tuesday 27 June) at New Bond Street, London. Featuring a bottle of Chanel No.5, the 1985 screenprint sold for £165,500, against a presale estimate of £80,000-120,000.
The 96-lot sale achieved a total of £1,596,700, with 79% sold by lot and 99% sold by value.
The sale offered a strong section of American Pop prints, which were 100% sold. These included 11 works by Warhol, with highlights including Mick Jagger, from Mick Jagger Portfolio, which sold for £108,350, and Oyster Stew, from Campbell's Soup II, which sold for £44,800. Crying Girl, a screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) in his signature comic strip style was also amongst the Pop section offering, achieving £44,800.
Carolin von Massenbach, Head of Bonhams Prints Department in the UK, commented: We are delighted with the results of the sale and in particular to have achieved such great prices for our strong section of American Pop prints, including 11 works by Warhol. It is also wonderful to see such a strong demand for prints by David Hockney and Marc Chagall, with all the prints in the sale, dating from across their careers, achieving strong prices.
Other highlights include:
·David Hockney R.A. (British, born 1937), The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 23. Sold for £102,000.
·Banksy (British, born 1974), Girl with Balloon. Sold for £83,000.
·Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967), The Cat Boat. Sold for £48,700.
·David Hockney (British, born 1937), Coloured Flowers made of Paper and Ink. Sold for £40,960.
·Marc Chagall (Russian/French, 1887-1985), Le Grand Bouquet. Sold for £32,000.