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Christies

Auction Info

Auction Name
Contemporary Editions - bidstart 7/9
Auction Date
07/20/2021 - 07/20/2021
Sale Number
#20015
Total Lots
239
Sold Lots
204
Lots Sold
85.36%
Unsold Lots
35
Total Sales (USD)
2,311,625.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,092,500.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
1,632,200.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,231,800.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
1,831,900.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
126.19%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
134 ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Vesuvius

1985 USD 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 USD 125,000.00
155 DAVID HOCKNEY (B. 1937)

Hotel Acatlan: Two Weeks Later, from Moving Focus

1985 USD 60,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD 118,750.00
132 KEITH HARING (1958-1990)

Untitled, from Three Lithographs

1985 USD 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD 112,500.00
128 ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

The Star, from Myths

1981 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 100,000.00
211 DAMIEN HIRST (B. 1965)

Methamphetamine

2004 USD 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 USD 87,500.00
210 DAMIEN HIRST (B. 1965)

The Souls on Jacob's Ladder Take Their Flight

2007 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 75,000.00
156 DAVID HOCKNEY (B. 1937)

Two Vases in the Louvre

1974 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 75,000.00
66 PHILIP GUSTON (1913-1980)

Gemini G.E.L. Set 1

1980 USD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 USD 52,500.00
35 HELEN FRANKENTHALER (1928-2011)

Tales of Genji II, from Tales of Genji

1998 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 50,000.00
118 ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)

Still Life with Portrait, from Six Still Lifes Series

1974 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 43,750.00
95 JASPER JOHNS (B. 1930)

The Seasons

1989 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 37,500.00
179 KARA WALKER (B. 1969)

The Keys To The Coop

1997 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 35,000.00
119 ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1923-1997)

Untitled (Still Life with Lemon and Glass), from For Meyer Schapiro

1974 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 32,500.00
144 VIJA CELMINS (B. 1938)

Ocean Surface (Second State)

1985 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 32,500.00
88 JASPER JOHNS (B. 1930)

Cicada II

1981 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 30,000.00
106 ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Jacqueline Kennedy III (Jackie III), from 11 Pop Artists III

1966 USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD 30,000.00
129 ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Mammy, from Myths

1981 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 27,500.00
219 ROBERT LONGO (B. 1953)

Untitled (Leo)

2013 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,000.00
74 MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO (B. 1933)

Il Bagno Turco

1971 USD 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD 25,000.00
91 ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG (1925-2008)

Bellini #2

1987 USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD 25,000.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Pancho Villa, passport for a news correspondent covering the Mexican revolution, signed, 1914. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Nirvana’s <i>Nevermind,</i> CD insert signed & inscribed days after release by Cobain, inscribed by Novoselic, 1991. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Robert Indiana, <i>The Book of Love,</i> complete portfolio, artist’s proof set, 1997. $100,000 to $125,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Marcel Vertés, Colette, <i>Chéri,</i> two volumes, deluxe edition, signed by the artist, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Orlando,</i> first trade edition, first impression, London, 1928. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Mark Twain, receipt for payment of the Mark Twain Public Library Tax, 1908. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 28:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk von Gustav Klimt,</i> portfolio, collotype plates, 1918. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> EARLY PRINTING IN COLOGNE. <i>Alphabetum divini amoris.</i> 1466/67. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> SCHEDEL, HARTMANN. <i>Liber chronicarum.</i> Nuremburg: 12th July 1493. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> DÜRER, ALBRECHT. 1471-1528. <i>Underweysung der messung.</i> Nuremberg: 1525. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> LANCELOT DU LAC. <i>Le premier [second/tiers] volume de Lancelot du Lac…</i> Paris: [1502-1504]. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE, ET AL. A group of 23 sketches by two generations of the Cruikshank family, various media, mostly pencil or ink with occasional color, c.1790s. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> FÉNELON. <i>Les Aventures de Telemaque.</i> Paris: 1785. Hand-colored copy originally belonging to Jean Baptiste Tilliard. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> FRAGONARD. LA FONTAINE. <i>Contes et nouvelles en vers.</i> Paris: 1795. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> SAINT-NON. <i>Voyage pittoresque ou description des royaumes de Naples et de Sicile.</i> Paris: 1781-1786. WITH: Original manuscript contract signed for publication, c.1787. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> MAN RAY. <i>Revolving Doors, 1916-1917.</i> Paris: 1926. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. <i>Il etait une petite pie.</i> Paris: 1928. MIRO'S FIRST BOOK, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR, LISE [DELHARME] HIRST. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Oct. 15:</b> SCHMIED, FRANÇOIS-LOUIS. HOMER. <i>L'Odyssee.</i> Paris: 1930-1933. DELUXE EDITION OF SCHMIED'S MASTERPIECE, COLORED BY SAUDE. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George). <i>The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking,</i> second edition, Printed by Thomas Purfoot, 1611. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> George Steevens' copy.- Coryate (Thomas). <i>Coryats Crudities Hastily gobbled up in five Moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia...,</i> first edition, complete copy, Printed by W. S[tansby], 1611. £4,000 to £6,00
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Butler (Charles). <i>The Feminine Monarchie: or The Historie of Bees,</i> second edition, Printed by John Haviland for Roger Jackson, 1623. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Brathwait (Richard). <i>The English Gentlewoman, drawne out to the full Body: expressing, What Habilliments doe best attire her…,</i> Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for Michaell Sparke, 1631. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Glapthorne (Henry). <i>The Ladies Priviledge,</i> first edition, Imprinted...by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, 1640. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Witchcraft.- F. (H.) <i>A true and exact Relation Of the severall Informations, Examinations, and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex,</i> first edition, 1645. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Hobbes (Thomas). <i>De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick,</i> first edition, 1650. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Early steam engine.- Worcester (Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquis). <i>A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such Inventions…,</i> first edition, 1663. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Cookery.- M[ontagu] (W[alter]). <i>The Queens Closet Opened. Incomparable secrets in physick, chirurgery, preserving and candying, &c,</i> 3 parts in 1 vol., 1674. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>A third selection of 16th and 17th<br>Century English Books from<br>the Fox Pointe Manor Library<br>Thursday 21st October 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Speed (John). <i>An Epitome of Mr. John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain,</i> 2 parts in 1, 90 engraved maps, Printed for Tho. Basset, and Ric. Chiswel, 1676. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Le Boe (Franciscus). <i>Of Childrens Diseases... also a Treatise of the Rickets,</i> first edition, Printed for George Downs, 1682. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Oct. 21:</b> Economics.- Locke (John). <i>Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade,</i> first collected edition, Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1696. £2,000 to £3,000.
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>26th-29th of October 2021</b>
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Manuscripts and autographs
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Artist books
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Cars & more
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th:</b><br>Magazines
    <b>Gonnelli Auction 31, Oct. 28th- 29th:</b><br>Books from XV to XX Century
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>The Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:<br>A Magnificent Illuminated Ashkenazic Prayer Book<br>19 October 2021</b>
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