Swann 2009 Auction Highlights: Prints & Drawings


“The print market is rebounding from the lulls of the past year,” said Swann Galleries’ Vice President and Director of Prints & Drawings Todd Weyman, after the highest grossing single-owner print sale in Swann’s history, The James B. Parks Collection, on November 9.

The sale’s top lot, the rare Duchamp suitcase, De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rose Selavy (La Boite en Valise), a portfolio with 80 color reproductions and three-dimensional replicas of works by Duchamp, from an edition of 75, 1966 (above), realized $150,000.

Old Master Prints auction highlights included Rembrandt van Rijn’s Christ Healing the Sick (The Hundred Guilder Print), etching, engraving and drypoint, circa 1643-49 (above), which sold on November 5, for $43,200.