Auction Reports

Rago Arts and Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Prints from an Important Chicago Collection
Auction Date
05/19/2021 - 05/19/2021
Sale Number
#51921
Total Lots
156
Sold Lots
146
Lots Sold
93.59%
Unsold Lots
10
Total Sales (USD)
1,446,973.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
625,800.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
850,600.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
629,100.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
855,300.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
169.18%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
301 Roy Lichtenstein

Nude with Blue Hair (from the Nude series)

1994 USD 350,000.00 - 450,000.00 USD 769,000.00
300 Roy Lichtenstein

Painting on Canvas (from the Paintings series)

1984 USD 12,000.00 - 16,000.00 USD 60,000.00
306 Andy Warhol

Chicken 'n Dumplings (from the Campbell's Soup II portfolio)

1969 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 43,750.00
303 David Hockney

Red Celia (from the Moving Focus series)

1984 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 40,000.00
304 Andy Warhol

Scotch Broth (from the Campbell's Soup II portfolio)

1969 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 40,000.00
302 Roy Lichtenstein

American Indian Theme I

1980 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 27,500.00
308 Mel Bochner

Blah Blah Blah

2011 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 23,750.00
318 Wayne Thiebaud

Chocolates

1993 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 21,250.00
317 Joan Mitchell

Little Weeds II

1992 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 20,000.00
313 Lucian Freud

The Egyptian Book

1994 USD 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 16,250.00
327 Frank Stella

Jundapur

1996 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 13,750.00
305 Ed Ruscha

Rooster

1988 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 12,500.00
336 Alexander Calder

Target and Sign

c. 1965 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 11,250.00
314 Helen Frankenthaler

Ariel

1996 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 10,000.00
367 Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Blue)

2002 USD 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 10,000.00
329 Richard Serra

Spoleto Circle

1972 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 9,375.00
309 Alex Katz

Vivien

1994 USD 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 USD 8,125.00
315 Helen Frankenthaler

Reflections V

1995 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 8,125.00
373 Peter Doig

Guest House

2002 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 8,125.00
322 Robert Motherwell

The Green Studio

1985 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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