On Tuesday, November 13th, John Moran Auctioneers will host their second biannual Prints & Multiples auction. Featuring 76 lots, the diminutive catalogue packs a punch with intriguing selections from an array of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists. The Prints & Multiples auction will kick off at 12pm, with the 20th Century Art + Design auction following at 2pm.
A small selection of late 19th and early 20th century posters are slated to head to the block, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s (1864-1901) “Aristide Bruant, Dans son Cabaret,” which is offered with a $8000 to $12,000 estimate. Roger Soubie’s (1898-1984 French) 1920 travel poster advertising the Chamonix railway, “De Chamonix au Montenvers,” is expected to bring between $2000 and $4000.
An excellent example of Georges Braque’s (1882-1963 French) print work post-WWII, when the artist turned more and more towards themes of birds, landscapes and ateliers, “Oiseau noir sur fond bleu (Oiseau VIII),” has been assigned a $3000 to $5000 estimate. Joan Miró (1893-1983 Spanish), who, like Braque, worked with Picasso, is featured in the Prints & Multiples auction with “Constellations (Black State),” which has been assigned a $3000 to $5000 estimate.
A selection of Abstract Expressionist works is expected to do quite well at Moran’s November 13th Prints & Multiples auction. One of the most highly anticipated pieces so far is Robert Motherwell’s (1915-1991 Greenwich, CT) “Redness of Red,” a vibrant screenprint, lithograph and collage estimated to bring $18,000 to $22,000.
Jim Dine, known for his Happenings and his work in assemblage and collage, is featured in the November
Prints & Multiples sale with a color lithograph and screenprint “Double Venus in the Sky at Night” (estimate: $5000 to $7000).
Photographic works include the charming “Le Petit Parisien,” which dates to 1952, a gelatin silver print by French artist Willy Ronis (1910-2009), depicting a young boy running down a sidewalk while clutching a baguette under one arm (estimate: $2000/4000).
A first edition of “Helmut Newton: SUMO,” a bound compilation of the works by the influential photographer, is offered with its original book stand (estimate: $3000 to $5000). While not photographic prints strictly speaking, two lithographic works by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948) will make their way to the auction block on November 13th. Each expected to bring $1000 to $1500, the two works are both seascapes dating to 1991: the first is titled “#367, Black Sea, Inebolu,”; the second is “#302, Pacific Ocean, Iwate.”
A colorful diptych by contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) will be brought to the block with a $4000 to $6000 auction estimate. The pair of color offset lithographs are titled: “Homage to Francis Bacon: Head of Isabel Hawthorne and head of George Dyer.”
Master of photorealism Chuck Close is highlighted in the catalogue with one of his pixelated self-portraits dating to 2012. The work is expected to bring between $4000 and $6000.
Additional highlights across all categories include:
- Alex Katz’s (b. 1927 New York, NY) “Ada Four Times,” a lithograph depicting the artist’s wife and model from four angles, which carries a $4000 to $6000 estimate.
- “Untitled,” a two-layer three-color screenprint by Joe Goode (b. 1937), which is offered for $4000 to $6000.
- Shepard Fairey’s (b. 1970) “Michael Jordan Portrait,” a four-color serigraph, which is expected to earn between $1000 and $1500.
- Jean Dubuffet’s screenprint “Immeuble,” carrying a $3000 to $5000 estimate.
The Prints & Multiples auction is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th, at 12pm. The 20th Century Art + Design auction will begin at 2pm. Catalogues for both auctions are available for pre-order now; contact John Moran Auctioneers directly to order your copy.
The November catalogues will also be available online via Moran’s website, Liveauctioneers, AuctionZip, and Invaluable.
John Moran Auctioneers will follow their November sessions with four auctions over two days scheduled for December. On Tuesday, December 11th, Moran’s will host four auctions: Fine Jewelry and Timepieces, Studio Jewelry, Rare and Important Watches from a Private Collection, and Luxury Accessories. On Wednesday, December 12th, Moran’s will host an Art of the American West auction. For upcoming highlights and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: www.johnmoran.com.
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