20 September 2021

Phillips Announces Women on the Press

Phillips Announces Women on the Press


Online-Only Auction to Feature a Trove of Prints and Unique Monotypes by a Pantheon of Women Creating Throughout the 20th & 21st Centuries


Including Works by Louise Fishman, Judy Chicago, Howardena Pindell, Lynda Benglis, Mary Weatherford, Beverly Pepper, Amy Sillman, & Jennifer Bartlett



Louise Fishman

Grey Red, 2005

Estimate: $1,000 – 2,000



NEW YORK - 20 SEPTEMBER 2021 – Phillips is pleased to announce Women on the Press, an impressive single owner, private collection of eye-opening works, by extraordinary women artists of the 20th century and contemporary art.  To be offered at auction on the Gallery One platform from 23-30 September, Women on the Press uncovers 58 artworks, many fresh-to-market, at no reserve from a multitude of creators. Artists include Louise Fishman, Judy Chicago, Lynda Benglis, Howardena Pindell, Mary Weatherford, Amy Sillman, Arlene Shechet, Edna Andrade, Huma Bhabha, Jennifer Bartlett, Beverly Pepper, Joan Snyder, Julia Fernandez-Pol, Kiki Smith, Leslie Dill, Lisa Yuskavage, Melissa Meyer, Mia Westerlund Roosen and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.  


Sarah Browne, Associate Specialist, Editions remarks, “We are eager to present this private collection to our international community through Gallery One. The captivating artworks of Women on the Press bring a renewed focus to the artists who were part of the incredible leaps and explorations made in the field of printmaking, beginning in the 1970s up to the 1990s and 2000s.”



Louise Fishman

Briefs and Motions 121, 2009

Estimate: $1,000 – 2,000

Highlights include a selection of works from Fishman, Benglis, and Chicago. Louise Fishman’s etchings and monotypes celebrate her inventiveness and commitment to the artmaking process. As someone who celebrates layering, texture and exploration of materials, Fishman is a natural printmaker.  Fishman created Grey Red using the plates from another etching edition, playing with their printing order and the layering of color. The result is this unique monoprint, imbued with Fishman’s painterly ethos.



Influenced by the American Western landscape, the selection of monotypes and prints by Lynda Benglis demonstrates her gestural approach. Untitled #41 borrows a color palate from dusk and walks an ambiguous line between landscape and abstraction.


Potent Pussy/Homage to Lamont and Potent Pussy/Homage to Lamont B are trial proofs aside from Judy Chicago’s 1973 portfolio of the same name. These prints explore women's agency, sexuality and mark the first time Chicago links her vaginal imagery to her love of cats. 



Lynda Benglis

Untitled #41, 1998

Estimate: $1,000 – 2,000


Lisa Yuskavage

Night Flowers, from Exit 99, 1999

Estimate: $1,500 – 2,500


Judy Chicago

Potent Pussy/Homage to Lamont B, 1973

Estimate: $800 – 1,200

Sylvia Plimack Mangold

The Maple Tree, 1990

Estimate: $400 – 600

Howardena Pindell

Kyoto (Positive/Negative), 1980

Estimate: $3,000 – 5,000

Amy Sillman

Everybody, Part One, 1999

Estimate: $800 – 1,200






Mary Weatherford

Odile #5; Violetta #2; Violeta #4; Violetta #3, 1991

Estimate: $2,000 – 4,000



Auction: 23-30 September 2021

Auction Live Online: 23 September

Location: 432 Park Avenue, New York




Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

Visit www.phillips.com for further information.


*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.



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