A Look Inside the Catalogue
Our first Prints & Drawings sale of the year offered rare works by American and European masters. From the nineteenth century come scarce prints by James A. M. Whistler, a selection of rich etchings by Mary Cassatt and James Jacques Tissot.
The auction opened with a selection of works from The Collection of Eric Carlson.
Left, Lot 96: James A.M. Whistler, Upright Venice, etching and drypoint, circa 1879-80. Sold for $70,000.
Lot 551: Marc Chagall, Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, complete portfolio with 13 lithographs, Pantheon Books,
New York, 1948. Sold for $269,000.
Lot 517: Salvador Dalí, Orologi Molli, watercolor, 1960. Sold for $112,500.
Left, Lot 370: Pablo Picasso, Femme au fauteuil, No. 1, lithograph, 1948. Sold for $55,000.
Right, Lot 125: Mary Cassatt, The Coiffure, color drypoint & soft-ground etching, circa 1891. Sold for $81,250.
The Modern European section of the sale teemed with important prints by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso as well as a superb selection of Modernist German works by Otto Mueller and Egon Schiele. American prints that showcase the rapid urbanization of the twentieth century include works by Howard Cook, Armin Landeck, Martin Lewis and Louis Lozowick, while important Regionalist prints include a selection of lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood.
Lot 259: Martin Lewis, Which Way?, aquatint, 1932. Sold for $42,500.
Lot 230: Edward Hopper, Evening Wind, etching, 1921. Sold for $149,000.
For more information on the sale, contact a Specialist in the Prints & Drawings department.
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