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Auction Name
20th Century, Modern and Contemporary Fine Art
Auction Date
06/04/2021 - 06/04/2021
Sale Number
#12822
Total Lots
91
Sold Lots
87
Lots Sold
95.60%
Unsold Lots
4
Total Sales (USD)
172,938.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
86,500.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
147,800.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
91,600.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
155,700.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
111.07%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
692 Peter Lindbergh (1944-2019)

Keith Richards

1999 USD 15,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 13,530.00
627 Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

Les Des Sont Jetés; La Main Ouverte; Modular; and Taureau

1956-63 USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 7,380.00
778 Victor Pasmore (1908-1998

Points of Contact--Linear Developments

1970 USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 7,380.00
651 Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother

1954 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,765.00
779 Victor Pasmore (1908-1998)

Hear the Sound of a Magic Tune; Look Into the Pool Narcissus Found; and Earth and Sky

1974-75 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 6,150.00
628 Georges Braque (1882-1963)

Three Greeting Cards

1961-63 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,227.50
600 Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

Shoot from a Main Stem

1979 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 4,612.50
618 Victor Pasmore (1908-1998)

Points of Contact No. 25; and Points of Contact No. 26

1974 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 4,612.50
759 Robert Motherwell (1915-199)

Three Plates

1971 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,612.50
763 Donald Sultan (b. 1951)

Black Lemon

1987 USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 4,305.00
780 Victor Pasmore (1908-1998)

Points of Contact No.18; and Points of Contact No. 19

1973 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 4,305.00
610 Bill Brandt (1904-1983)

London (Nude with Bent Elbow)

1952 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,690.00
688 William Wegman (b. 1943)

Lynn, Lynn/Terry, Terry

1971 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 3,690.00
629 After Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Femme de Cirque

1959 USD 1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD 3,444.00
662 Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

Why You Can't Tell

1979 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 3,444.00
754 Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

Black on Black

1978 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,444.00
631 Georges Braque (1882-1963)

Oiseau Bistre

USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 3,321.00
653 Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Penis Painting

with the Estate of Andy Warhol Stamp of Authenticity on the reverse.<br>4 x 4 in. (sheet) USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,075.00
775 Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007)

Wiggle Manhattan

1992 USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 3,075.00
668 Larry Rivers (1923-2002)

Redcoats (Fold Out), from Boston Massacre

1970 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 2,460.00
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
  • <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>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.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
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