Last Thursday's sale of Prints & Drawings did very well, setting several print records and two notable artist records. Among the morning session's prints, paintings & livres d'artiste by Jean-Émile Laboureur, an etching, Bar en Pennsylvanie, set a record for a print by the artist, selling for $14,400. A watercolor by Kahlil Gibran sold for $22,800, setting an auction record for the artist.
|Jean-Émile Laboureur, Bar en Pennsylvaie, etching, 1914.|
|Pablo Picasso, Tête de Femme (Portrait stylisé de Jacqueline), linoleum cut, 1962.|
A scarce self-portrait by Edvard Munch, titled Selbstbildnis mit Weinflasche, a lithograph, set an auction record for the print at $57,600. From an edition of 30, the image is based on Munch's same-titled oil painting from 1906.
|Edvard Munch, Selbstbildnis mit Weinflasche, lithograph, 1930.|
Labels: 19th and 20th century prints and drawings, Edvard Munch, Jean-Émile Laboureur, Kahlil Gibran, Pablo Picasso