A posthumously produced Jackson Pollock drypoint and engraving, Untitled, circa 1944-45, one of two proofs prior to an edition
of 50 printed for the MoMA, New York, 1967, set a record for any print by Pollock sold at
auction. Bringing $102,000, it was
the top lot across both sale days.
|Jackson Pollock, Untitled, circa 1944-45. One of only two proofs.|
Among the stellar prints by Whistler in the Old Master through Modern section were five that set new auction
records, and each of these brought more than $20,000. The top Whistler lot, Finette, a drypoint and etching on Japan paper, 1859, sold for $84,000.
|James A.M. Whistler, Finette, 1859.|
The Old Master section of the sale
earned over $1 million on its own, and
saw two records for Rembrandt etchings. Self Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, 1639, an extremely scarce print
in excellent condition, brought $72,000, and Rembrandt’s The Descent from
the Cross: Second Plate, 1633, a large print, sold for $69,000.
|Rembrandt van Rijn, Self Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill, etching, 1639.|
Labels: 19th-century prints, Abstract Expressionism and The New York School, Atelier 17, Jackson Pollock, James A. M. Whistler, Modern Art, Old Master prints, Rembrandt, sales results, Todd Weyman, top lots