Pablo Picasso reigned supreme in Swann's September 20 auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings. The top lot, Picasso's Tête de Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II), brought $102,000. The print, a color linoleum cut made in 1962, is a portrait of Picasso's longtime muse Jacqueline Roque. Also among the top lots was Picasso's Buste au corsage à carreaux, a lithograph, 1957, which brought $52,800.
An etching and aquatint by Marc Chagall, Der esel über dem Dorf, with hand coloring in watercolor, 1951-52, far exceeded it's $12,000 to $18,000 estimate, selling for $45,600.
|Pablo Picasso's Tête de Femme, color linoleum cut, 1962, was the day's top lot.|
The top drawing in the auction was Amedeo Modigliani's sketch of Gaston Longchamp. The drawing, made by Modigliani in Paris circa 1914, was gifted to Longchamp, a figure in the Parisian art scene until the 1920's. It brought $38,400.
|Marc Chagall, Der esel über dem Dorf, etching and |
aquatint with hand coloring in watercolor, 1951-52.
|Amedeo Modigliani, Gaston Longchamp, pencil drawing, circa 1914.|
Labels: 19th and 20th century prints and drawings, Amedeo Modigliani, Gaston Longchamp, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso