Sotheby’s Print Sale May 2013


Heading up an absolutely all star line-up at Sotheby’s Print Sale in New York will be the 1902 woodcut entitled The Kiss IV from Edvard Munch. After the record-breaking sale of The Scream (pastel on board) which made auction history last year when it was sold at Sotheby’s to billionaire Leon Black for $120 million, we will see how much enthusiasm this printed work generates and if the estimated $200/300,000 is shattered.

Some of the highlights include a complete book of Henri Matisse’s Jazz (est. $300/500,000), a  complete portfolio of Cy Twombly’s Roman Notes, Target by Jasper Johns from 1974 (est. $200/300,000) and Flowers by Andy Warhol from 1970, which includes ten screenprints (est. $400/600,000). Also of note are several works by M. C. Escher, Richard Diebenkorn and one by contemporary artist Damien Hirst. Highlights from the sale will be on view at our York Avenue galleries beginning on 28 April.


Lot 273 – Jasper Johns Target. Sheet 890 x 699 mm 35 x 27 ½ in. Est. $200/300,000


Lot 130 – Edvard Munch The Kiss IV. Property from a Private American Collection.
Est. $200/300,000.


Lot 255 – Damien Hirst Valium. Lambda print in colors, 2000, signed in felt tip pen, numbered 81/500 on the verso, on Fujicolor Professional paper, published by Eyestorm sheet 1220 by 1232 mm 48 by 48 1/2 in. Est. $10/15,000

All images courtesy of Sotheby’s

Joseph Fields