Lot 345: Edward Hopper, Evening Wind, etching, 1921. Sold May 2, 2017 for $118,750.
The top lot of the sale was Edward Hopper’s luminous etching Evening Wind, 1921, which sold to a collector for $118,750. Hopper’s instructor in printmaking, Martin Lewis, was well represented in the sale by a run of New York City scenes for which he is known. The dramatic drypoint Yorkville Night, 1947, was purchased by a collector for $42,500, a record for the work.
Lot 39: Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil, engraving, 1513. Sold May 2, 2017 for $52,500.
The sale featured an outstanding selection of works by Albrecht Dürer, led by a superb impression of his iconic engraving Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513, which sold for $52,500. Fifteenth-century highlights by the master included the scarce engraving, The Sea Monster, and woodcut The Four Horsemen ($47,500 and $43,750, respectively).
Lot 5: Israel van Meckenem, The Singer and the Lute Player, engraving, circa 1495-1500. Sold May 2, 2017 for $22,500.
A domestic scene by Israel van Meckenem titled The Singer and the Lute Player, circa 1495-1500, was purchased by a collector for $22,500. Executed more than 450 years later, Pablo Picasso’s Bacchannale au hibou, 1959, a dizzying linoleum cut, sold for $21,250.
Lot 423: Pablo Picasso, Bacchannale au hibou, color linoleum cut, 1959. Sold May 2, 2017 for $21,250.