Interest is growing as Heritage Auctions
' Valentine's Day Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples Auction draws to a conclusion Feb. 14 in Dallas, Texas. Online bids already have attracted attention to a variety of pieces by international artists with the end of bidding looming.
Highlighting the auction is Robert Indiana's The American Love (1975), an enamel on aluminum piece which is stamped with the artist's signature, title and date in the lower margin. Measuring 14 by 13-1/2 inches with an estimate of $2,000-3,000.
"We are excited to be presenting this Valentine's Day auction, it features a diverse range of prints and multiples that appeal to both new and established collectors. People can now bid on works by their favorite artists at reasonable estimates," said Taylor Curry, Heritage Auctions Consignment Director.
Additionally, four eye-catching works on paper by Takashi Murakami Jellyfish Eyes 1, 2, 3, and 5 (2004), est. $3,500-4,500, will draw attention. The offset lithographs in colors on woven paper measure 19-3/4 by 19-3/4 inches each and are signed in silver ink and numbered 117/300; 96/300; 216/300; and 213/300 in the lower right.
Two works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, Red and Yellow Pumpkin (2013) highlight the diversity of the Print and Multiple auction. Each of these painted cast resin pieces, est. $800-1,200, measuring 4 by 3-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches, is stamped with the artist's copyright on the underside.
Other top lots include but are not limited to:
Massimo Vitali's Piombino Jump, from Landscapes with Figures portfolio (2006), est. $1,500-2,500
KAWS, Companion (Passing Through) (2013), est. $1,500-2,500
Hiroshi Sugimoto's Miltoan Sea, Sounion, from the portfolio Time Exposed, (1990), est. $1,000-1,500
Peter Fischli & David Weiss' Büsi (Kitty), (2001), est. $2,000-3,000