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Prints & Multiples


Prints & Multiples
Auction: Tue 9 Mar - Wed 17 Mar 2021
Exhibition: - Wed 17 Mar 2021
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Endangered Species (F. & S. II.293-302), 1983

Ten screenprints in colours
each sheet: 965 by 965mm, 38 by 38in
Signed in pencil and numbered 125/150 (total edition includes 30 artist's proofs), with the printer's blindstamp, Rupert Jasen Smith, New York, with the publisher and artist's copyright inkstamp verso

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Jazz (Duthuit Books 22), 1947

The complete portfolio, comprising 20 pochoirs printed in colours, after collages and cut out paper designs, with facsimile text by the artist
each sheet: 420 by 650mm, 16½ by 25 2/8 in. Overall (slipcase): 445 by 340mm 17½ by 13⅜ in
Signed in pencil on the justification, numbered 183, from the book edition of 250

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Chanel (F. & S. II.354), 1985

Screenprint in colours
Sheet: 965 by 965mm, 38 by 38in
Signed in pencil, numbered 6/190 (total edition includes 30 artist's proofs), with the printer's blindstamp

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Metamorphosis II (Bool/Kist/Locher/Wierda 320), 1939-40

Woodcut printed in red and black
Sheet: 280 by 3990mm, 11¼ by 157⅛ in
Signed in pencil, titled, inscribed 'houtsnede'

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Série Mallorca (Cramer 177 1-2; Dupin 610-646), 1973

The rare complete set, comprising two portfolios with 36 prints in total
Each sheet: approx. 900 by 730mm, 35½ by 28¾ in
Portfolio I with 18 etchings with aquatint, each signed in pencil, numbered 5/50. Portfolio II with 9 etchings printed as negatives, each signed in pencil, numbered XVII/XXV

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Tension, 2019

The complete portfolio, comprising ten screenprints in colours
Each sheet: approx. 886 by 583mm, 34⅞ by 23 in. Portfolio: 926 by 620mm 36½ by 24¾ in
Each signed in crayon, dated, numbered 7/100, accompanied by the title-page

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Untitled (Head), 2001

Screenprint in colours
Sheet: 1017 by 1017 mm, 40 by 40 in
An hors commerce impression aside from the edition of 85 (total edition includes 15 artist's proofs), with the Estate stamp verso, signed and numbered in pencil by Gerard Basquiat

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Françoise aux cheveux ondulés (Bloch 403; Mourlot 47), 1946

Sheet: 650 by 500mm, 25⅝ by 19¾ in
Signed in pencil, numbered 30/50 (total edition includes six artist's proofs)

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Le Vieux Rabbin II (Cramer Monotypes 304), 1975

Monotype printed in colours by Jacques Frélaut
Plate: 320 by 240mm, 12⅝ by 9½in. Sheet: 565 by 380mm, 22¼ by 15in
Signed in black ink

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Pop Shop I (Three Plates) (L. pp. 82-83), 1987

Three screenprints in colours (from the set of four)
Each image: approx. 260 by 345mm, 10 ¼ by 13 ½ in. Each sheet: approx. 306 by 381mm, 12 by 15in
Each signed in pencil, dated, numbered 133/200

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Untitled (Ocean) (R. p. 49), 1972

Image: 152 by 1066mm, 6 by 42in. Sheet: 724 by 1165mm, 28 ⅛ by 45 ⅞ in
Signed in pencil, dated, numbered 56/65

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Sleeping Baby (Red), 2015

Screenprint in white, black and red
Image: 586 by 1075mm, 23 ⅛ by 42 ¼ in. Sheet: 650 by 1120mm, 25 ½ by 44in
Signed in pencil, numbered 10/25

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Flowers (Feldman & Schellmann II.6), 1964

Offset lithograph printed in colours
Sheet: 586 by 586 mm, 23 by 23 in
Signed and dated in black ink in the upper right margin, from the edition of approximately 300

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S. H. - oder wann zählen die Punkte? (S. H. - or when do the points count?), 2002

Enamel and screenprint in colours on fabric
Overall: 902 by 697mm, 35 ½ by 27 ½ in
Signed in black felt-tip pen on the stretcher, dated, stamp-titled, numbered 61/66

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Study for Bullfight No. 1 (S. 10), 1971

Lithograph printed in colours
Image: 1260 by 1145mm, 49⅝ by 45⅛ in. Sheet circa: 1590 by 1190mm, 62½ by 46⅞ in
Signed in felt-tip pen (faded), numbered 122/150

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Do I Have to Draw you a Picture, 2020

Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossing
Sheet: 507 by 405mm, 20 by 16in
Signed in pencil, a unique colour variant

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Dom Pérignon Balloon Venus, 2013

Lacquered polyurethane resin in two parts
Overall: 495 by 450 by 345mm, 19 ½ by 17 ¾ by 13 ¾ in
With the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 and maintenance kit, the signature impressed on the suede interior lining of the lower part, from the edition of 650, contained in the original custom trunk

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Honduras Lottery Co.; Louisiana Lottery Co.; and Cipango (Axsom 76, 77, 81), 1972

Three lithographs printed in colours
Each sheet: approx. 406 by 559mm, 16 by 22in
From Multicolored Squares I, each signed in pencil, dated, inscribed A.P. XVII (artist's proofs aside from the edition of 100)

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The portfolio, comprising 15 lithographs printed in colours
Each sheet: approx. 500 by 718mm, 19 ⅝ by 28 ¼ in
Each signed in black ink, dated, from the book edition of 300

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The Fog of War, 2006

The complete portfolio, comprising four digital prints in colours
Each sheet: approx. 455 by 351mm, 17 ⅞ by 13 ⅞ in. Overall: 368 by 470 by 8mm, 14 ½ by 18 ¼ by ⅜ in
Each signed in pencil, titled, dated, numbered 3/80

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Crosshatch and Mutations (Glenn 207), 1986

Monoprint with lithograph collage printed in colors
Sheet: 1070 by 1304mm, 42⅛ by 51⅜in
Signed in pencil, dated, titled, numbered 25/29, with the publisher's blindstamp

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Cosmic Girl: Eyes Closed; and Eyes Opened, 2008

Two offset lithographic posters in colours
Each image: 690 by 490mm, 27 ⅛ by 19 ¼ in. Each sheet: 720 by 520mm, 28 ⅜ by 20 ½ in
From the edition of 500

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Thinline, 2017

3D multiple with glass fibre light line and PMMA mirror in the acrylic display case
Overall: 500 by 500 by 250mm, 19¾ by 19¾ by 9¾in
Signature, title and numbering incised on the side of the case, also signed and numbered in black marker on the certificate of authenticity affixed to the reverse, from the edition of 100

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Yellow Flags 2, 2018

Archival pigment print in colours
Sheet: 420 by 1140mm 16 ½ by 44 ⅞ in
Signed in pencil, numbered 82/125

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Modern Art Poster (C. II.8), 1967

Screenprint in colours
Image: 205 by 278mm, 8 by 11in. Sheet: 230 by 305mm, 9 by 12in
Signed in pencil, numbered 77/300, dedicated 'To al Lerner'

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Interior Life (Woman & Man), 2019

Two pigment prints
Each sheet: 610 by 457mm, 24 by 18in
Each signed in pencil, dated, numbered 57/75 verso

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Wrapped Building, Project for #1 Times Square (Schellmann 187), 2003

Lithograph and screenprint with broadcloth collage in colours
Sheet: 775 by 597mm, 30½ by 23½ in
Signed in pencil, numbered 6/200

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Open for bidding March 2021, Sotheby’s London’s Prints & Multiples auction will celebrate the work of prominent printmakers from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. With a focus on modern and contemporary editioned works, this auction will explore the evolution of groundbreaking artistic movements from Cubism to Pop. Highlights of this diverse sale will include M. C. Escher’s rare panoramic woodcut Metamorphosis II, and Andy Warhol’s screenprinted Chanel, a vibrant take on the most iconic brand featured in his Ads portfolio.


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