Weekend Agenda: Editions Auctions Previews I

In anticipation of the auctions on April 18th, 19th, and 20th, the editions previews are up at Phillips and Christie's this weekend. In this context, editioned work can be anything except photography that's produced in multiples. Most of the pieces included in these sales are works on paper made with a printing technique such as screenprinting or lithography. However, these auctions also include three-dimensional sculpture! Sometimes my clients initially don't like the idea of a work that isn't unique, but they usually come around when I explain that this has nothing to do with posters. These pieces are produced in small numbers, often under the direction of the artist and always by a fine art printer. Buying editioned work is a great way to get something more affordable by a "blue chip" artist. Here are a few favorites from the upcoming sales. I have included the auction estimates in the captions to give you a sense of prices. If you would like to consider buying an editioned piece for your home, I would be happy to visit the previews with you this weekend. Sotheby's sale is a week later than Christie's and Phillips, so stay tuned for more next Thursday! 

Keith Haring, Best Buddies, from Pop Shop I, 1987, Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Keith Haring, Best Buddies, from Pop Shop I, 1987, Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000

Pablo Picasso, Head of a Woman in Profile, 1959, Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

Pablo Picasso, Head of a Woman in Profile, 1959, Estimate: $20,000 - 30,000

Marlene Dumas, Super Model, 1995, Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

Marlene Dumas, Super Model, 1995, Estimate: $8,000 - 12,000

Andy Warhol, Cheddar Cheese, from Campbell's Soup II, 1969, Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 

Andy Warhol, Cheddar Cheese, from Campbell's Soup II, 1969, Estimate: $12,000 - 18,000 

Sol LeWitt, Cube, 1979, Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 

Sol LeWitt, Cube, 1979, Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000 

Alexander Calder, Papoose, 1969, Estimate: $1,800 - 2,500

Alexander Calder, Papoose, 1969, Estimate: $1,800 - 2,500