Warhol prints expected to bring in the bucks at Hindman, Sept. 29

 Andy Warhol, ‘$ (Quadrant),’ estimated at $80,000-$120,000


Andy Warhol, ‘$ (Quadrant),’ estimated at $80,000-$120,000

CHICAGO – Hindman’s Prints & Multiples auction, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, will present an extraordinary offering of Pop art and Abstract Expressionist works, highlighted by a selection of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns prints. Innovative collages by Sam Gilliam, the groundbreaking artist who challenged the foundations of every medium he employed, will also be showcased in the contemporary and modern prints session. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A selection of six lots by M.C. Escher and a highly sought-after early etching by Pablo Picasso from the collection of James and Edythe Cloonan are also among works that are expected to see intense bidding competition.

Andy Warhol, ‘$ (Quadrant),’ estimated at $80,000-$120,000

Andy Warhol, ‘$ (Quadrant),’ estimated at $80,000-$120,000

A pair of Andy Warhol prints will be a focal point of the auction. $ (Quadrant), dating to 1981 and each estimated at $80,000-$120,000, are unique trial proofs that display Warhol’s fixation on wealth, consumerism and indulgence. Given by Warhol to his close friend Bob Denison in 1981, the year before the regular edition was published, these works provide an exclusive glimpse into this iconic artist’s process. Warhol’s Teddy Roosevelt (estimated at $20,000-$40,000) print from his Cowboys and Indians series, and his 1985 screenprint Cologne Cathedral (estimated at $15,000-$25,000) will also be featured.

Jasper Johns, ‘Gray Alphabets,’ estimated at $70,000-$90,000

Jasper Johns, ‘Gray Alphabets,’ estimated at $70,000-$90,000

Complementing the Warhol selection will be works by another revolutionary American artist, Jasper Johns. This group will be highlighted by Gray Alphabets from 1968, one of the largest prints Johns ever produced, which masterfully sums up Johns’ ability to present classic symbols in new and illuminating combinations. Gray Alphabets is estimated at $70,000-$90,000.

Collages by Sam Gilliam are also expected to see robust interest. As a black artist, Gilliam was largely ignored by the mainstream art world until late in his career, but his works have recently seen incredible engagement at auction since his death earlier this year. His Purple Antelope Space Squeeze, created in 1987 and estimated at $6,000-$8,000, is a prime example of his experimental works and will highlight the offering.

One of two M.C. Escher ‘Belvedere’ prints on offer, estimated at $30,000-$50,000

One of two M.C. Escher ‘Belvedere’ prints on offer, estimated at $30,000-$50,000

A collection of six woodcut prints by renowned Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher will also be featured in the September 29 sale lineup. These works demonstrate Escher’s ability to combine mathematics and art while also providing insight into his process for creating tessellations. Escher’s two Belvedere prints, estimated at $30,000-$50,000, are notable works from the group.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Repas Frugal,’ estimated at $80,000-$120,000

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Repas Frugal,’ estimated at $80,000-$120,000

The European session of prints will be highlighted by Picasso’s iconic etching Le Repas Frugal, indisputably one of the greatest graphic works in the history of the medium. It is one from a selection of 14 prints from the collection of James and Edythe Cloonan of Chicago and is estimated at $80,000-$120,000.

 

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