Upcoming Prints Auction Brimming With Banksys’

14/02/2022     Prints & Multiples , News Stories & Press Release

 


Vhills

Specialist Elizabeth Wormald holds up Vhils, Portuguese b.1987- Rupture, 2017; lithograph in colours on 270gsm BFK Rives wove

 

On Tuesday 8 March Roseberys presents day one of the Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples auction. Following on from this auction will be the sale of prints from the estate of master printer Alan Cox on Wednesday 9 March.

Day one of the sale will include 468 prints and multiples, ranging in styles and prices to suit all collectors tastes. Works by the iconic England-based street artist, political activist and film director Banksy, highlight the sale, with 10 works on offer to the market.

Ed Plackett, Head of Department comments: ‘We have an interesting Urban art section, led by a private collection and several Banksys. We also have a strong European group including Picasso, Miro and Dali, together with a well covered Modern British area with favourites such as Hockney, Blake and Emin. The photography section of the sale includes works by Schiller, Eisenstaedt, Warhol, and O’Neill. Furthermore, we have three sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn.’

 

Banksy Turf War  

Banksy, British b.1974- Turf War, 2003; screenprint in colours on wove
 
(Lot 406) An important lot in the sale is Banksy’s ‘Turf War’ 2003; screenprint in colours on wove, numbered from the edition of 750 in pencil, with Banksy copyright printed lower right, published by Pictures on Walls, London. The sheet measuring 50 x 34.9cm is framed and comes with an estimate of £22,000-£28,000. The screenprint, on offer at Roseberys, was debuted originally in 2003 at Banksy’s Turf War solo exhibition in a warehouse on East London’s Kingsland Road. The original portrait of Churchill, titled ‘The Roaring Lion’, was taken by Armenian-Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh in the chamber of the Speaker of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament, after Churchill delivered a speech on World War II in 1941. Ed Plakett comments: ‘A less common print by Banksy, with a playful take on Churchill.’

 

Banksy Queen Vic

Property of an Urban Art Collector, Banksy, British b.1974- Queen Vic, 2003; screenprint in colours on wove

 

(Lot 409) Banksy’s ‘Queen Vic’, 2003; screenprint in colours on wove, numbered from the edition of 500 in pencil, published by Pictures on Walls, London, is possibly one of the artist’s most controversial artworks. This work on offer with a pre-sale guide price of £20,000-£30,000 depicts the usually stern queen sitting on the face of another woman, in the the sexual act known as ‘queening’. Banksy is well known for his criticism of the royal family and government. His satire towards these old establishments are apparent within this work. This work comes with provenance from the property of an Urban Art Collector.

 

Banksy Rude Copper


Property of an Urban Art Collector, Banksy, British b.1974- Rude Copper, 2002; screenprint in colours on wove


(Lot 407) Also property of an Urban Art Collector is Banksy’s ‘Rude Copper’, 2002; screenprint in colours on wove, numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil, published by Pictures On Walls, London, sheet measuring 40 x 59.5cm, coming with an estimate of £20,000-£30,000. The inspiration for ‘Rude Copper’ was the 2000 Terrorism Act, which gave police officers the power to stop and search without suspicion. Banksy is well-known for his criticism of the police in many of his works. Ed comments ‘Banksy’s Rude Copper is very topical at the moment, and shows how a respected institution like the Police can have a flippant, irreverent side. Its an early print and sought after by collectors.’

 

Banksy

Property of an Urban Art Collector, Banksy, British b.1974- Have a Nice Day, 2003; screenprint in colours on wove

 

(Lot 408) Also hailing from the Urban Art Collector with an estimate of £20,000-£30,000 is Banksy’s ‘Have a Nice Day’, 2003; screenprint in colours on wove, numbered from the edition of 500 in pencil, published by Pictures on Walls, London, sheet measuring 99 x 35cm. The work depicts 27 military or riot police in a single, threatening, line. The faces of the figures are shielded with bright yellow ‘acid-house’ style smiley faces; a motif seen in many of Banksy’s artworks.

 

 Banksy Weston Super Mare

Banksy, British, b.1974- Weston Super Mare, 2003; screenprint in colours on wove

 

(Lot 405) Titled ‘Weston Super Mare’ this screenprint in colours on wove by Banksy, made in 2003, numbered from the edition of 750 in pencil is published by Pictures on Walls, London, with their blindstamp, sheet measuring 35 x 100cm. In this work that comes with an estimate of £15,000 -£20,000, Banksy shows an old man sitting on a park bench oblivious to the circular saw encroaching on his idyll. Pictures on Walls, has described the work as "a cheerful tribute to the great British seaside towns, ideal for anyone that has walked the streets screaming “you’re all going to die” at groups of old age pensioners."

All the works by Banksy cited above, are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, issued by Pest Control Office.



Gerhard Richter, German b.1932- Cage 5 [P19-5], 2020; diasec-mounted giclée print on aluminium composite panel

(Lot 352) One of the most famous artists to emerge from post-war Germany, Gerhard Richter is known for his prolific, varied, and widely influential painting practice. On offer at Roseberys is Richter’s popular Cage 5 from 2020, diasec-mounted giclée print on aluminium composite panel, showing off his unique abstract style.  Numbered from the edition of 200 to label verso, published by Heni Productions, London, in original packaging, sheet measuring 100 x 100cm, this work comes with an estimate of £15,000-£20,000. 

 

 

(Lot 186) Lawrence Schiller, American b.1936- Marilyn 12, 2007; three chromogenic prints on wove

 

On offer within the photography section of the sale is lot 186, Lawrence Schiller’s three photo portraits of Marilyn Monroe from his Marilyn 12 portfolio, which includes the iconic Marilyn Birthday cake shot, Paula Strasberg with Marilyn in her dressing room, Marilyn Monroe, Proof Sheet, Something’s Got to Give. The three chromogenic prints on wove are each signed and numbered A/P 5/10 in black ink, Artist's Proofs aside from the edition of 75  published by East End Editions, KLS, LLC., California, each sheet loose as issued, contained within original silver card portfolio, each meausing 76 x 101.8cm. The collection of images come with an estimate of £10,000-£15,000.

 

Andy Warhol  

Andy Warhol, American 1928-1987- The Jacksons and Don King, 1983; unique gelatin silver print


(Lot 210) Andy Warhol unique black and white image of ‘The Jacksons and Don King’, 1983; unique gelatin silver print, dated 'Dec 07 1983' verso, sheet size 20.3 x 25.4 cm, comes with a pre-sale guide price of £7,000 - £10,000. This work originates from the Estate of Andy Warhol and thence the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual arts. The work comes with a certificate of provenance.

 

 Lorenzo Quin

Lorenzo Quinn, Italian b.1966- Genome, 2005; bronze sculpture with colour-changing illuminated egg

 

(Lot 342) Lorenzo Quinn, Italian b.1966- Genome, 2005; bronze sculpture with colour-changing illuminated egg, incised with signature and numbered 5/16, overall measuring 38 x 22 x 37cm, which comes with a provenance from the Halcyon Gallery, London, of Private collection, has an estimate £7,000-£10,000. This lot is accompanied by presentation booklet and CD from Halcyon Gallery, along with plug in electric cable. Ed comments ‘Lorenzo Quinn’s Genome is a rare sculpture from 2005 and shows Quinn at the height of his sculptural powers.’

 


Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, British 1890-1978- Adolescence [Fletcher 75], 1932; etching on wove

(Lot 81) Entered onto the market with an estimate of £6,000-£8,000, is an etching on wove by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, British 1890-1978- Adolescence [Fletcher 75], 1932; signed in pencil, from the unnumbered edition of 90, plate 36.8 x 26.6cm, sheet measuring 34.1 x 44.4cm. Ed comments ‘Gerald Brockhurst’s exquisite engraving of a nude girl shows his handling of chiaroscuro and detail. His prints and drawings are highly sought after.’

 

-ENDS-

 

 Day 1: Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples


Tuesday 08 March 10.00am 

Day 2: Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples - Prints from the estate of master printer Alan Cox will take place Wednesday 09 March 10.00am 

Viewing Times

Friday 4 March 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 6 March 10.00am - 2.00pm
Monday 7 March 9.30am - 5.00pm
 

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