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Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10am

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Estate of a New York Lady
Estate of a Private Collector
Estate of David K. Anderson, son of Martha Jackson
Estate of Emanuel Schaeffer
Estate of Francis L. Pagani, Jr.
Estate of Jane Akers Ridgway
Estate of Jane P. Shaffer
Estate of Joan Lerner
Estate of Mollie Schildkrout
Estate of Murray L. Nathan
Estate of Robert Makla
Estate of Ruth C. Carpenter
Estate of Susan Erpf Van De Bovenkamp
Estate of Waldo Hutchins III
Estates of M. Michael Eisenberg and Barbara Yetka-Eisenberg
Formerly from the Estate of the Honorable Irving Kaufman
Property from the William Haber Collection
Property of a New York Gentleman Collector
Property of a Palm Beach Estate
Property of a Prominent Philadelphia Collector
Property of Robert E. Lee V
The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
The Darryl Kelly Collection, Formerly Property of Harry Shunk
The Joanne Melniker Stern Collection
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WHITSLER'S 'THE MUFF' ACHIEVES AUCTION RECORD AT DOYLE NEW YORK'S NOVEMBER 5, 2012 AUCTION OF OLD MASTER, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY PRINTS

Strong Prices for Works by Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Pennell, Bellows, Baumann, Lichtenstein and Others

Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the April 2013 Prints Auction

We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Fine Prints


Doyle New York held a very successful auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints on November 5, 2012. With competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet, the sale totaled $560,469 against an estimate of $403,100-602,250 with a strong 81% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.

EUROPEAN PRINTS
Modern European prints featured several works by Pablo Picasso, including Jacqueline de Profil a Droite, lithograph, 1958, which sold for $43,750; color lithographs by Marc Chagall including In the Land of the Gods:  Tomorrrow My Fair One shall Have a Dove, $13,750; prints by Joan Miro including Hai-Ku, complete set of seven color lithographs, 1967, $16,250; and Salvador Dali, The Divine Comedy, complete set of 100 color woodcuts, 1964, $5,625.

AMERICAN PRINTS
American prints included a rare signed drypoint by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Muff, 1874 which fetched a record $22,500; Joseph Pennell, Wren’s City, mezzotint, 1909, a record $4,375; several lithographs by George Bellows, including The White Hope, 1921, $12,500; and Gustave Baumann, Three Pines, color woodcut printed in 1956, a record $9,375.

CONTEMPORARY PRINTS
Contemporary prints were highlighted by Andy Warhol’s 25 Cats Named[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy, compete set of 18-hand-colored offset lithographs, circa 1954, $50,000 and Liz, color offset lithograph, 1964, $46,875; Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape, color screenprint on blue Rowlux, 1965, $16,250; Keith Haring, Silence Equals Death, color screenprint, 1989, $12,500; Alex Katz, Black Brook, color aquatint, 1990, a record $3,438; and Victor Vasarely, Kedzi, color acrylic on wood multiple, 1990, $10,000.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


NEXT PRINTS AUCTION: April 29, 2013
Doyle New York's next auction of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints is scheduled for April 29, 2013. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please call Cynthia Klein at 212-427-4141, ext 246, or email prints@DoyleNewYork.com

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Lot 770
Andy Warhol
25 CATS NAME[D] SAM AND ONE BLUE PUSSY (F./S. IV.52A-68A)
Complete set of 18 hand-colored offset lithographs (including the cover), circa 1954, signed and numbered 45 in ballpoint pen on the colophon, dedicated Merry Christmas/Mr. Dorfsman in ballpoint pen on the cover plate, edition of 190, on laid paper, the full sheets, bound (as issued), pale timestain, a few with some unobtrusive printer's ink in the margins and verso, the cover plate affixed at sheet edges to original white buckram boards (as issued), with darker timestain, some soiling and other discoloration, a pressure mark line top left, a 1/8 inch tear at left sheet edge, the colophon with some offsetting at sheet edges, the boards with some discoloration. (18)
Overall 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 235 x 156 mm.
This set is dedicated to Mr. Lou Dorfsman, an executive at CBS, Inc. who rose to become Vice President and Creative Director during his 40 year career with the company. In 1951 Mr. Dorfsman gave Warhol one of his first major commissions, illustrating an advertisement he created for CBS Radio Network.
Provenance:
The artist; to Lou Dofsman; to the present owner.


Sold For $50,000
Lot 771
Andy Warhol
LIZ (F./S. II.7)
Color offset lithograph, 1964, signed and dated 65 in ballpoint pen, on wove paper, edition of approximately 300, published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, matstain verso, darker staining at some extreme sheet edges, some rippling and handling creases, the colors attenuated, an unobtrusive 1/8 inch scratch in the background of the image bottom left, some pale dampstaining in the bottom margin at right, a few nicks at bottom sheet edge and bottom of right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
22 x 22 15/16 inches; 559 x 559 mm.
Sheet 23 3/16 x 23 3/16 inches; 589 x 589 mm.


Sold For $46,875
Lot 714
Pablo Picasso
JACQUELINE DE PROFIL A DROITE (B. 854)
Lithograph, 1958, on Arches, signed in pencil, numbered 6/50, lightstain and matstain, some old white paper tape at sheet edges near corners verso, unobtrusive handling creases and rippling, some unobtrusive small foxing spots in the margins and verso, minor dampstaining at bottom sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
22 x 17 1/2 inches; 559 x 445 mm.
Sheet 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches; 654 x 502 mm.


Sold For $43,750
Lot 774
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
THE MUFF (K. 113; G. 131)
Drypoint, 1874, on cream laid paper with a partial watermark, signed with the butterfly in pencil, Glasgow's second state of four, lightstain, a few unobtrusive small foxing spots in the margins and verso, a 1/4 inch occlusion (?) in the bottom margin, a few nicks at left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with margins, framed.
5 x 3 inches; 127 x 76 mm.
Sheet 6 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches; 162 x 98 mm.


Sold For $22,500
A WORLD AUCTION RECORD
Lot 689
Joan Miro
HAI-KU (CRAMER 118)
Complete set of seven color lithographs, 1967, on wove paper, signed and numbered 68/100 in pencil, published by Maeght, Paris, pale lightstain, matstain verso, affixed near sheet corners verso (some with some associated mostly pale discoloration showing through to recto), one with a small area of unobtrusive light abrasion at bottom left sheet corner (some associated minor soiling), otherwise in apparently good condition, with full margins, framed (six unexamined out of the frames). (7)
Sheets 12 1/8 x 9 inches; 308 x 229 mm.


Sold For $16,250
Lot 674
Roy Lichtenstein
MOONSCAPE (C. 37)
Color screenprint on blue Rowlux, 1965, signed, dated 66 and inscribed A.P in pencil on the reverse, from 11 Pop Artists Volume 1, published by Original Editions, New York, some unobtrusive rubbing, a few very light unobtrusive scratches in the blue area, some apparent dampstaining in the top right black area, some printer's ink verso, otherwise in good condition, the full sheet, framed.
Sheet 19 15/16 x 23 15/16 inches; 506 x 608 mm.


Sold For $16,250
Lot 628
Marc Chagall
IN THE LAND OF THE GODS: TOMORROW MY FAIR ONE SHALL HAVE A DOVE (M. 538)
Color lithograph, 1967, on Arches, signed and numbered 37/75 in pencil, published by A.C. Mazo, Paris, lightstain and matstain, some offsetting in the margins, a few specks of glue residue at sheet edges, some glue residue at sheet edges verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
17 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches; 438 x 391 mm.
Sheet 25 1/2 x 19 7/8 inches; 648 x 505 mm.


Sold For $13,750
Lot 659
Keith Haring (1958-1990)
SILENCE EQUALS DEATH
Color screenprint, 1989, signed, dated and numbered 106/200 in pencil, published by the Outreach Fund for AIDS, in apparently good condition, with (full?) margins, framed (unexamined out of the frame).
33 x 33 inches; 838 x 838 mm.


Sold For $12,500
Lot 598
George Bellows
THE WHITE HOPE (M. 96)
Lithograph, 1921, on Chine volant, inscribed with the artist's name and initialed in pencil by the artist's wife, annotated 'Bolton Brown-imp', some unobtrusive printer's and handling creases in the margins, otherwise in good condition, with (full?) margins, framed.
14 7/8 x 19 inches; 378 x 483 mm.
Sheet 16 7/8 x 20 3/4 inches; 429 x 527 mm.

Provenance:
Purchased from H.V. Allison & Co., Inc., New York in 1969 by the family of the present owner.


Sold For $12,500