Prints About Town: Three Exhibitions and an Auction

If you can’t get enough of the material coming up in our two-part auction of Old Master through Modern Prints, featuring A Collector’s Vision: Works on Paper from the Belle Époque & Beyond, there are plenty of opportunities around town where you can see related artwork. As specialists, it’s exciting for us to see exhibitions contributing new scholarship and a public forum for print appreciation. We hope you feel the same way, and recommend the following three shows in New York this season.


Edvard Munch, Der Tod im Krankenzimmer

Lot 474: Edvard Munch, Der Tod im Krankenzimmer, lithograph, 1896. Estimate $70,000 to $100,000.


At the Neue Galerie

Both sections of the April 28th sale feature important lithographs by Edvard Munch, including his masterwork Der Tod im Krankenzimmer (seen above) and rare ephemeral material like Theater Programm: Peer Gynt. Munch prints abound in the Neue Galerie exhibition Munch and Expressionism. The Neue Galerie show also includes an impression of Erich Heckel’s Mann in der Ebene paired with Munch’s famous The Scream, exemplifying the expertise and attention involved in amassing a private collection such as the one we’re featuring in the April 28 auction, in which Heckel’s woodcut lived with several Munch works.


Camille Pissarro, Paysanne assise, les Pieds dans l'Eau

Lot 365: Camille Pissarro, Paysanne assise, les Pieds dans l’Eau, monotype printed in black, circa 1894. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.



The delicate Camille Pissarro monotype Paysanne assise, les Pieds dans l’Eau provides a glance into the most intimate form of printmaking. For more monotypes from this period, the Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition, Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, highlights the medium as an important exploratory tool for 19th-century artists.


 Thomas Hart benton, The Race

Lot 412: Thomas Hart Benton, The Race, lithograph, 1942. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.


At Grey Art Gallery at NYU

Lastly, works published by Associated American Artists, such as Louis Lozowick’s Through Brooklyn Bridge Cables and Thomas Hart Benton’s The Race are a fixture in our print auctions. Grey Art Gallery at NYU is highlighting the publisher’s role in collecting art through the exhibition Art For Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934-2000. 


Our exhibition for Old Master Through Modern Prints is open noon-5pm on Saturday, April 23 and 10am to 6pm April 25 through 27.