Man Ray Steals the Day

24/11/2017     Prints & Multiples , News Stories & Press Release

Auction round-up from 18 November Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples 
Lot 120 Man Ray American, 1890-1976- ”Mr. and Mrs. Woodman” 1970; 27 original gelatine silver prints in a bound volume, each stamped épreuve originale Man Ray’ on the reverse
The Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples auction took place on Saturday 18 November, to a packed sale room, multiple internet platforms and telephone bidders, making this the most successful print sale for the auction house to date.
Roseberys Print specialist Nicola Allan observed “an exciting atmosphere in the saleroom on the day with bidders traveling from far to be there for the sale. It was also incredible to see the global reach of the sale with bidders registered from South American to Japan”.
Highlights from the sale include (lot 120) “Mr. and Mrs. Woodman” by Man Ray which sold for a record breaking price of £11070
A worthy price for this elegant publication which displays the rigor of the artist’s imagination in the mediums of photography, engraving, word and use of the found object bound into one.
Enthusiasm for Terry Frost prints was at an all time high with a record breaking price for the artist’s screenprint ‘Orange, Green and Blue Rhythms’ (lot 209) which realised a final sale price of £1720 near to doubling its previous record.
(Lot 176) A rare signed lithograph by Le Corbusier entitled ‘Modulor’ commanded strong bidding online and in the room achieving £3320 in the auction. Hockney’s “Portrait of Felix Mann” (lot 130) sold for £2090 more than twice the amount achieved by a London room earlier this year.
 Additional highlights in the sale included some of the greatest names in British printmaking including (lot 84) St. Ives artists Ben Nicholson’s “Still Life” from 1962; a lithograph printed in colours on Arches, stamped in blue ink and signed in blue ballpoint pen, reached a final price of £4180
Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, as well as groupings of editions by John Piper CH, L.S. Lowry, the late Sir Howard Hodgkin CH CBE and David Hockney OM CH RA, all saw exceptional prices.
Lot 274 Chris Ofili CBE British b.1968- ”Celestial” 1998; offset lithograph and screenprint in colours, on wove paper, signed, titled and numbered 300/320 in pencil
Highlights by leading international contemporary artists including an unusual glow in the dark example by Chris Ofili CBE, (lot 274) went to a happy buyer in America for £1785.
Further lots by Robert Indiana, Banksy, KAWS, Anish Kapoor CBE RA, Sir Antony Gormley OBE, Shepard Fairey, Damien Hirst and Gerhard Richter led strong sales in the international contemporary section.
Roseberys will be offering a selection of editions in their Online Prints & Multiples Auction due to take place 15-31 January 2018.
Please contact Nicola Allan for further information or a complimentary valuation.


Prices include Buyers Premium of 27.6% including VAT.
For further information please contact Charlotte Meddings  +44 (0) 20 8761 2522
Roseberys is a privately owned auction house operating at the heart of the fine art market for 30 years.
With offices in London’s Mayfair and Lambeth Roseberys offer a calendar of more than twelve specialist fine art, antiques and collectibles auctions each year.
Specialist sales include a wide range of Asian and Islamic Arts, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, Decorative Art, Fine Silver and Jewellery, Ceramics, Paintings, Prints, Photography, Antique Textiles, Vintage Fashion and Fine Wine and Whisky.
Roseberys team of world-renowned specialists also provide a wide range of art market services to professional clients, including valuations for insurance and probate.



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