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Art Prints Worthy of Custom Framing

You know a simple print or poster is truly magnificent when it’s worthy of a custom frame. It deserves to be showcased and highlighted. And after viewing this week’s collection of modern art prints created by world-class artists, you’ll want to call your local frame shop. Let’s take a look at 6 of the highlights in this collection

Topping the list of items having the highest estimates is an unsigned drawing of Andy Warhol’s Dollar Sign on paper. The reverse is stamped “The Estate of Andy Warhol” and bears the stamp of the Warhol Foundation. This original drawing is expected to top $25,000.

‘Dollar Sign’ by Andy Warhol, 1981, unsigned drawing, paper size is 23.5in x 31.5in inches, stamped on the back ‘The Estate of Andy Warhol.’ Estimate: $25,025-$27,550. Jasper52 image

 

Also by Warhol, are two unsigned serigraphs, variations of his Electric Chairpublished by Sunday B. Morning, a Belgian publisher. The prints are estimated at $2,525-$2,775 each.

‘Electric Chair – Sunday B Morning’ by Andy Warhol, 1971, unsigned serigraph, image size: 37 x 50 inches. Estimate: $2,525-$2,775. Jasper52 image

 

A signed Alexander Calder offset lithograph titled Flight from Tyrrany was published in 1975 for Amnesty International’s series titled Artists for Amnesty. Calder was one of 15 artists commissioned to create art for the project. From an edition of 100, the print is signed and numbered in pencil, and carries a $2,525-$2,775 estimate.

‘Flight from Tyranny: For Amnesty International’ by Alexander Calder, 1975, signed offset lithograph, image size of 29.75in x 23in. Estimate: $2,525-$2,775. Jasper52 image

 

In near mint condition is a copy of the exhibition book for the 1982 Keith Haring exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York. Published in 1982 and printed by Fleetwood Press, the spiral-bound exhibition book is signed by the artist. The book contains a foreword by Tony Shafrazi and texts by Robert Pincus-Witten, Jeffrey Deitch, and David Shapiro.

Keith Haring–Tony Shafrazi Gallery exhibition book, 1982 signed by the artist, paper size is 9in x 9.75in, limited edition of 2,000. Estimate: $1,525-$1,675. Jasper52 image

 

Also by Haring is an unsigned lithograph, an authorized reproduction of the artist’s poster for the 1986 “Crackdown on Crack” concert in New York City. Famed concert promoter and producer Bill Graham organized the concert to raise funds to combat the crack cocaine epidemic in New York. The limited edition print was approved by the Keith Haring Foundation.

‘Crack Down!’ by Keith Haring, 1986, unsigned lithograph, paper size is 22in x 17in, from an edition of 2,000, a reproduction of a poster Haring designed for the 1986 Crackdown on Crack concert in New York City. Estimate: $425-$475. Jasper52 image

 

An unsigned lithograph of Robert Rauschenberg’s Re-entry (Diptych) is from a portfolio of 10 pieces titled Mirrors of the Mind, published by Multiples Inc. and Castelli Graphics in 1975. In mint condition, the print has a $2,225-$2,450 estimate.

‘Re-entry (Diptych)’ by Robert Rauschenberg, 1975, unsigned lithograph, paper size is 15in x 11.25in, from an edition size of 100, numbered in pencil. Estimate: $2,225-$2,450

 

View more from this curated collection of 20th Century Modern Art Prints and find your favorites.

Travel Through Time in 7 Prints

This curated mix of modern and antique prints spans from the 19th all the way through to the 20th century. Join us on this journey through time in 7 unique prints and works on paper.

Indian Decor Sheet

This original chromolithograph of Indian décor from Das Polychrome Ornament by Albert Racinet and Owen Jones (1871, Paris) is complemented by a fine frame.

Indian decor sheet, 1871, original chromolithograph of Indian decor from ‘Das Polychrome Ornament’ by Albert Racinet and Owen Jones, Paris, 1871, framed, 19.5in x 24in. Estimate: $450-$550. Jasper52 image

 

Victorian Colored Lithographs

This pair of beautiful Victorian women depicted in large color lithographs makes an appearance in matching oval frames.

Pair of Victorian colored lithographs behind glass on gold, in gilt wood oval frame with high relief details. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image

 

Audubon’s Baltimore Oriole Print

John James Audubon’s original Princeton Audubon print of Orioles (505/1500) is framed under UV protective glass and expected to sell for $1,300-$1,700. This is a stunning example of a print fusing illustration and history to display wonder of the natural world.

Audubon’s Baltimore Oriole print, original limited edition Princeton Audubon print of Orioles (505/1500), framed. Estimate: $1,300-$1,700. Jasper52 image

 

Keith Haring Signed NYC Peech Boys LP

The first of several Keith Haring works includes this LP album cover for the NYC Peech Boys titled “Life is Something Special.” This was designed and signed by Haring himself, and dated 1983.

NYC Peech Boys LP “Life is Something Special”, Signed by Keith Haring, 1983. Estimate: $2,000-$4,000

 

See, Hear, Speak, No Evil

This Keith Haring marker and paint on paper print is signed by the artist and dates to 1988.

Keith Haring, ‘See, Hear, Speak, No Evil,’ marker and paint on paper, signed ‘K. Haring 88.’ Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image

 

5 Dancing Men

The final standout Keith Haring work is ‘5 Dancing Men’ dated to 1989.

Keith Haring, ‘5 Dancing Men,’ marker on paper, signed ‘K. Haring 89.’ Estimate: $2,000-$4,000. Jasper52 image

 

The Angel Series Poster

Bringing us nearly to the brink of the 21st century is this The Angel Series poster signed by artist Peter Max, dated to 1999.

Peter Max signed poster, ‘The Angel Series,’ signed in black felt pen and dated 1999. Estimate: $500-$1,000. Jasper52 image

 

For more unique antique and modern prints, take a look at the full catalog of prints, multiples and works on paper.

4 Keith Haring Prints to Draw You In

This upcoming sale of fine prints presents a collection that fuses fine art, illustration and history, and displays wonders of the natural world. The most stand out of the 120-lot auction? These four Keith Haring works. Keith Haring is an American artist best known for his graffiti-inspired drawings, and the four works presented here are all from 1988-89. Take a look:

First up is Two Dancing Men with Heart, which is acrylic paint on heavy artist paper.

Keith Haring, ‘3 Dancing Men,’ 1989, signed by artist. Estimate: $500-$800. Jasper52 image

Next is Dancing Pregnant Women with Spotted Radiant Baby, done in marker on heavy artist paper.

Keith Haring, ‘Dancing Pregnant Women with Spotted Radiant Baby,’ 1988, signed by artist. Estimate: $500-$800. Jasper52 image

Another marker on heavy artist paper is 3 Juggling Men.

Keith Haring, ‘3 Juggling Men,’ 1989, signed by artist. Estimate: $500-$800. Jasper52 image

And finally we have Three Dancing Men, marker on heavy artist paper.

Keith Haring, ‘3 Dancing Men,’ 1989, signed by artist. Estimate: $500-$800. Jasper52 image

Of course this print auction is full of many treasures including exquisite hand-colored prints of flowers and animals found within the pages of their scientific journals. Click here to view the full catalog and bid in the auction.