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6 Prints That Range From Classical To Modern

Dozens of lithographs and prints on paper – from antique to modern – by world-class artists are featured in this week’s uniquely curated auction. Below are 6 standout prints that demonstrate the range and variety of this sale.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros y Toreros,’ 1961, original lithograph, artist signed, 14.5in x 11.5in. Estimate: $400-$600. Jasper52 image

Leading this colorful collection are several works by Pablo Picasso, including an original signed lithograph titled Toros y Toreros (Bulls and Bullfighters) done in 1961 and a signed lithograph from his portfolio Le Goût du Bonheur (The Taste of Happiness).

Pablo Picasso, lithograph from the portfolio ‘Le Goût du Bonheur’ (The Taste of Happiness), 1970, lithograph on Arches wove paper artist signed, 10in x 13in. Estimate: $400-$600. Jasper52 image

 

American pop art icon Roy Lichtenstein is represented in the auction by an offset lithograph of the right panel of his famous diptych Wham!

Roy Lichtenstein, offset lithograph of the right panel of diptych painting “Whaam! 1984, from an edition of 3,000, 24 5/8in x 28 3/4in. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500. Jasper52 image

 

Having the highest estimate in the auction is a Jim Dine etching titled Magenta and Rose Robes Diptych from 1979. The large, pencil-signed work carries a $6,000-$8,000 estimate.

Jim Dine, ‘Magenta and Rose Robes Diptych,’ 1979, etching, pencil signed and numbered 2 of 19. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. Jasper52 image

 

Of a more traditional nature is David Roberts’ St. Jean D’Acre Views of Egypt and Nubia, which dates from 1842-1849.

David Roberts, ‘St. Jean D’Acre Views of Egypt and Nubia,’ 1842-49. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image

 

On a classical note are 1790s hand-colored engraving by British diplomat and archaeologist Sir William. Hamilton, which will be sold as separate lots.

Sir William Hamilton, hand-colored engraving, 1791-95. Estimate: $200-$300. Jasper52 image

 

View the full catalog and register to bid for this auction here.

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.