29/04/2020 Prints & Multiples , News Stories & Press Release
LONDON: Iconic prints and sought-after editions by modern and contemporary masters together with a stellar group of work by Italian artists forms the backbone of Roseberys London’s highly anticipated Prints & Multiples auction.
Image of the My Window book by David Hockney published by Taschen via the Taschen website
Without a doubt the ultimate highlight of the sale is My Window, No.535, by David Hockney OM CH RA. The inkjet print in colours on cotton fibre archival wove, signed, dated and numbered is in its original cloth bound slip case, together with book, published by Taschen, Cologne. In this artist’s book of 120 iPhone and iPad drawings, David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. Each image depicts a fleeting moment—from the colourful sunrise and lilac morning sky to night-time impressions, snow-covered branches and the arrival of spring. Which serves as a fitting tribute to the current worldwide climate, being a viewpoint that many have come to love and cherish during this time. This lot is estimated to sell for £15, 000 – 20,000.
Among the British material also on offer comes from Patrick Hughes. Along with eleven other lots within the sale by the artist is his work titled Serenissima. The hand-painted photographic multiple with archival inkjet in colours, housed in a Perspex box creates an optical illusion on a three-dimensional surface where the parts of the picture which seem farthest away are actually physically the nearest. The artist’s work is displayed in numerous establishments around the UK including the British Library. This lot is forecast to fetch between £6,000 – 8,000 at auction.
German, British artist Frank Auerbach’s six Etchings of Heads [Harley 10], are also included within the highlights of the upcoming sale at Roseberys. The complete portfolio of six etchings on Arches wove, printed by Palm Tree Studios and published by Bernard Jacobson in London are estimated to sell for £8,000 – 12,000. Title's and subjects comprise fellow famous artists and friends including Joe Tilson, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Lucian Freud and Gerda Boehm, who are regular sitters of his. The artist’s work has fetched impressive prices in the past at Roseberys, including in the last Modern & Contemporary art auction, Auerbach’s Primrose Hill (study) made £6,000.
Bagatelle 1, created in 2015 by British artist Bridget Riley CH CBE, born near Roseberys in Norwood London, is also on offer. The artist has recently been launched into the spotlight with her exhibition at the Hayward Gallery showing early works of the 1960s, that ended in January this year. The screenprint on wove, signed, dated, titled and numbered is a great example of her singular op art paintings, estimated to sell for £5,000 – 7,000 at auction.
Included within the stellar works of art by Italian artists is Vanity Mirror; screenprint on stainless steel, by Michelangelo Pistoletto. Pistoletto is acknowledged as one of the main representatives of the Italian Arte Povera. His work mainly deals with the subject matter of reflection and the unification of art and everyday life in terms of a Gesamtkunstwerk. This print is a fine representation of his work and is estimated to sell for £10,000 – 15,000.
Also, among the Italian highlights is the complete portfolio of 20 etchings and drypoints on wove, Graphic Work, 1972, by artist Marino Marini. Printed and published by Luigi De Tullio, Milan, with their blindstamp, each print is individually mounted, in original wood and boar leather portfolio. This collection is estimated to make between £13,000 – 15,000.
Internationally famous Argentine-Italian painter, sculptor, theorist and founder of Spatialism Lucio Fontana, rounds up our highlights of Italian artists within the auction. On offer is Concetto Spaziale [Ruhé & Rigo E038], 1968. The etching with aquatint in colours on Fabriano wove, is signed, dated and numbered, printed by Stamperia 2RC, Rome, published by Stamperia 2RC and Marlborough, Rome. This etching is estimated to sell for £6,000 – 8,000.
Award winning American artist Robert Longo is included within the highlights of the sale. Longo became a rising star in the 1980s for his "Men in the Cities" series, which depicted sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion. On offer within Roseberys auction is the complete set of four Ditone prints on 350gsm Hahnemuhle photorag wove, Untitled, 2017. The set has been valued at £8,000 – 12,000.
Alongside six other prints by the Russian, French artist, Marc Chagall, Roseberys are excited to offer Inspired, 1963. Estimated at £7,000 – 9000, this lithograph in colours on Arches wove, is signed and numbered, printed by Mourlot, published by Andre Sauret Editeur, Paris.
To round up the top ten highlights of the sale is work by British, American artist Susan Hiller. Beginning her artistic practice in the early 1970s, Hiller was influenced by the visual language of Minimalism and Conceptual art[ and later cited Minimalism, Fluxus, Surrealism and her study of anthropology as major influences on her work. On offer in the upcoming auction at Roseberys is The Storm (Addenda 3 to "Dedicated to the Unknown Artists") created in 1978. The collection involves three original sea charts, typed and typeset and eighteen vintage postcards mounted on seven boards. This lot is estimated to sell for £6,000 – 8,000.
In accordance with current government guidelines, Roseberys remain closed to the public and have taken the decision to postpone the Prints & Multiples sale, originally scheduled for the 5th May.
This will be a great disappointment to many, but we feel that we must be able to conduct the sale in the very best possible environment for all involved, and that will be when we can enable the handling of objects without risking the health of our clients and staff, to ensure maximum exposure of every single object offered in the sale.
We will continue to pay close attention to government and WHO advice and will advise you of a new date in due course.
We are grateful for your understanding and support as we take measures to continue to ensure the health and well-being of our staff and clients and look forward to welcoming you back to Roseberys in the near future.
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