Sotheby's Prints sale 30 Apr 10 10:00 AM in New York made a total of $7,776,888 (£5,125,478).

Mary Bartow, Director of Prints, commented, “We are very happy with the results of our two-day sale. While we did not see the volume of bids on each lot that we have seen in the past, we saw a great pool of new buyers participate in this sale and had very active underbidding from both Russian and Southeast Asian clients. We also had strong participation from both private clients and dealers. Artists with established reputations, such as Picasso, Miro, Lichtenstein, Hopper and Martin Lewis, continue to be in great demand.”

Highlights are:







Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987), Mao (F. & S. II.90-99). photo Sotheby's

The complete portfolio, comprising ten screenprints in colors, 1972, each signed in ballpoint pen on the verso and stamp-numbered 39/250, on Beckett High White paper (10 prints) - each sheet 915 by 915 mm 36 by 36 in. Est. 300,000—400,000 USD. Lot Sold 470,500 USD to an US Trade.

NOTE: Co-published by Castelli Graphics and Multiples Inc., New York.


Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), Buste de Femme d'après Cranach le jeune (B. 859; Ba. 1053). photo Sotheby's

Linoleum cut printed in colors, 1958, signed in blue pencil and numbered 35/50, on Arches wove paper, framed - 645 by 530 mm 25 3/8 by 20 7/8 in. Est. 350,000—500,000 USD Lot Sold 434,500 USD to an US Trade.

NOTE: Published by Louise Leiris, Paris


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901), Moulin Rouge, La Goulue (Adriani 1; Wittrock P1). photo Sotheby's

Lithograph printed in colors, on three sheets, 1891, second (final) state, on wove paper, linen-backed, framed - sheet 1910 by 1180 mm; 75 1/8 by 46 1/2 in. Est. 250,000—350,000 USD. Lot Sold 374,500 USD to an International Museum.


Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997), Nude with Blue Hair (C. 286). photo Sotheby's

Relief printed in colors, 1994, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 14/40 (total edition includes 12 artist's proofs), on Rives BFK mouldmade paper, framed - sheet 1470 by 955 mm 57 7/8 by 37 5/8 in. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD to an US Private.

NOTE: From the Nudes series, published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd. and with their blindstamp.


Cy Twombly (B.1928), Roman Notes I-IV (Bastien 21-24). photo Sotheby's

Four offset lithographs, 1970, each signed in pencil on the verso, dated and numbered 60/100, framed together (4 prints) - each sheet 868 by 700 mm 34 1/8 by 27 1/2 in. Est. 120,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 146,500 USD to an US private.

NOTE: Published by Neuendorf Verlag, Hamburg


Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993), Large Bright Blue. photo Sotheby's

Aquatint and etching printed in colors, 1980, initialed in pencil, dated and numbered 33/35 (total edition includes 10 artist's proofs) - 605 by 358 mm 23 7/8 by 14 1/8 in. Est. 100,000—150,000 USD. Lot Sold 122,500 USD to an US Private.

NOTE: Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco, and with their blindstamp.


Pablo Picasso  (1881 - 1973), Le Repas Frugal (Bloch 1; Baer 2). photo Sotheby's

Etching, 1904, Baer's second (final) state, from the Saltimbanques suite, one of 250 impressions, on Van Gelder wove paper, framed - 461 by 373 mm 18 1/4 by 14 5/8 in. Est. 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot Sold 116,500 USD to a Canadian Private.

NOTE: Published by Vollard, Paris, with wide margins, framed.


Pablo Picasso  (1881 - 1973), Jacqueline au chapeau à fleurs (cf B. 1149; Ba. 1304). photo Sotheby's

Eight linoleum cuts printed in colors, the decomposition suite comprising each state, 1962, on Arches wove paper, framed (8 prints) - final state 530 by 395 mm 20 7/8 by 15 5/8 in. Est. 50,000—75,000 USD. Lot Sold 110,500 USD to an US Dealer.

NOTE: Each with the Imprimerie Arnera ink stamp, verso


Jean Dubuffet (1901 - 1985), Nez Carotte (W. 808). photo Sotheby's

Lithograph printed in colors, 1962, signed in pencil, dated, titled and numbered 19/50, on BFK Rives paper, framed - sheet 650 by 501 mm 25 1/2 by 19 5/8 in. Est. 70,000—100,000 USD. Lot Sold 98,500 USD to an US Dealer.







Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985), Songes (Cramer Bks. 112)

The complete portfolio comprising twenty etchings printed in colors, 1981, numbered 5 on the justification page, each print signed in pencil and numbered V/X (from the total edition of 60), on BFK Rives wove paper (20 prints) - each plate 300 by 235 mm 11 7/8 by 9 1/4 in. Est. 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot Sold 95,500 USD to a Canadian Private.

NOTE: Published by Éditions Gérald Cramer, Geneva, printed by Lacourière et Frélaut, Paris, text printed by Fequet-Baudier, Paris, contained in the original parchment covered portfolio box