Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Brooklyn, NY, United States
DoneWed, Jun 17, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
OUTSTANDING ONE DAY Print and Poster Auction
The collection includes original works by Warhol, Chagall, Picasso, Dali, Le Corbusier, Wesselmann and Lichtenstein, art posters from the School of Paris printed by Mourlot, original Pop Art posters, and rare art books from XXieme siecle, and Derriere le Miroir. The collection includes a variety of works signed and unsigned, lithographs and silk-screens from the early 1950's to date, from Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol. "We are offering our best pieces, several never offered before, at incredible starting prices. It's a great buying opportunity for entry level collectors, galleries and art buffs worldwide" says Bernard Rougerie. As owner of Rare Posters, Rougerie has tailored one of the most comprehensive collections of fine art museum and exhibition posters and prints in the business. For nearly 20 years, Rare Posters has serviced all levels of the industry from individual collectors to big box retailers. The top piece being offered is an original Warhol silkscreen printed in colors on Arches paper, signed in ink by the artist and by Mick Jagger, and numbered out of 250. Also offered is a very rare original Picasso printer's proof with plate marks, uncut sheet of four El Picador for the book, Sabartes, J. Toreros (A Los Toros). Another excellent print is an original seven color silkscreen and woodcut by Jim Dine titled Pinocchio, signed and numbered out of 118. Pinocchio is beautifully complex in its rich combination of screen-printing and woodblock techniques. Other artists represented at the auction include Francis Bacon whose work are currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Will Barnet currently exhibiting at the Old Print Shop in New York, Romare Bearden hand-signed posters, AM Cassandre, Jean Cocteau lithographs , Jean Dubuffet, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Le Corbusier, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Matisse, Miro, Rauschenberg, and Tobiasse.