Phillips de Pury & Company will offer total of 327 artworks at its upcoming New York Editions Evening and Day Sale. Its Editions Sale, to be held on October 29th, at the auction house’s 450 Park Ave headquarters includes many important works by some of the most prominent artists, such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Georges Braque and Alexander Calder.
“Our Evening Editions sale is a classic example of the natural evolution of the best curatorial interests on an international level and exemplifies the department’s continued focus on bringing exceptional works-on-paper and objects produced in editions to market.” says Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Co-Heads, Editions Department, New York.
Certainly, the most significant, when it comes to Andy Warhol’s works to be offered is his portrait of Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) – a classic screenprint in the apple green version from 1967, which could fetch an estimated price of $60,000-80,000.
Other Warhol’s notable works include Diamond Dust Shoes, 1980, a unique color variant with diamond dust estimated at $200,000-300,000; Moon Walk suite, 1987, a set of two images based on the famous Neil Armstrong/MTV! image estimated at $100,000-150,000; Liz, 1964, an offset lithograph in the most vibrant colors you will find on the market and a gift to the owner from Leo Castelli estimated at $25,000-35,000; Wild Raspberries, 1959, with hand-coloring and gold leaf estimated at $30,000-40,000; Mao, 1972, with a blue face estimated at $30,000-40,000; Flash – November 22, 1963 portfolio, 1968, based on JFK’s assassination estimated at $40,000-60,000; and two $ (Quadrant), 1982 estimated at $60,000-80,000 each.
We single out some works by notable European and American artists, such as one of the most important Pablo Picasso’s images in all his printmaking oeuvre – Blind Minotaur Guided by a Young Girl in the Night, 1934, estimated at $70,000-90,000; Gerhard Richter’s Grün-Blau-Rot, 1993 an emotive series of 115 unique oil-on-canvas works, estimated at $200,000-300,000; Jasper Johns, Target, 1974, a painterly screenprint in richly saturated colors estimated at $180,000-250,000; Cy Twombly’s Natural History Part I Mushrooms, a portfolio of 10 lithographs with collage and touches of hand-coloring estimated at $80,000-120,000, and Georges Braque’s serene still life, Les amaryllis, 1958, aquatint is estimated at $20,000-30,000.