Records & Results: Old Master Through Modern Prints
Picasso Tops Old Master Through Modern Prints Auction at Swann
Scarce Rembrandt Etching Draws Major Interest
Our sale of Old Master Through Modern Prints opened with lively bidding in the room, online, and on the phones bringing over $1.7M. The November 1 sale set six auction records as well as earning top prices for both old master and modern artists.
The top lot in the sale was Pablo Picasso’s early drypoint, Le Repas Frugal, 1904, won for $125,000.
Lot 332: Pablo Picasso, Le Repas Frugal, etching and drypoint, 1904. Sold for $125,000.
An iconic color linoleum cut, La Femme au Chapeau, 1962, featuring the artist’s second wife, Jacqueline Roque, brought $81,250.
A selection of nineteenth-century and European prints brought record figures. Édouard Vuillard’s colorful lithograph, La Pâtisserie, 1899, reached $32,500, above the high estimate of $18,000, a record for the work.
Lot 237: Édouard Vuillard, La Pâtisserie, color lithograph on Chine Volant, 1899. Sold for $32,500.
The 1893-94 color woodcut Maruru, by Paul Gauguin, sold for $19,500.
Lot 246: Paul Gauguin, Maruru, color woodcut, 1893-94. Sold for $19,500.