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28 June 2022

Phillips’ Live Southampton Sale Showcases Continued Interest for Modern & Contemporary Editions

 

Phillips’ Live Southampton Sale Showcases

Continued Interest for Modern & Contemporary Editions

 

Roy Lichtenstein and Pablo Picasso Lead the Auction, Underscoring the

Robust Market for Editions and Works on Paper

 

New York, 25 June 2022

Sale Total: $1,409,184 / £1,148,304 / €1,334,973

 

Lots Sold: 110 | Lots Offered: 121

Sold by Lot: 91% | Sold by Value: 79%

 

 

Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Worldwide Co-Heads of Editions and Deputy Chairpersons, Americas, said, “It was a privilege to be able to host Phillips’ inaugural live auction in Southampton to such an enthusiastic response. We were delighted to welcome the local community into our gallery over two weeks and then to the saleroom there as they raised their paddles alongside bidders from nearly 40 other countries online and on the phone banks, all vying for blue chip examples of 20th century and contemporary prints and multiples.  The success of the sale underscores the strong market for these works across the category – from a new world record for Roy Lichtenstein’s Nude Reading, from his Nudes series to Pablo Picasso’s cubist linocut Portrait de Jacqueline de face II. We were also pleased to present 19 works new to market and set 30 auction records for iconic works by Lichtenstein, Johns, Stella, Thiebaud, Calder, LeWitt, Warhol, Steir, and more.  This sale concludes Phillips’ live auctions in the Americas for the season, but we invite everyone to attend our private selling exhibitions over the summer in both Southampton and on Park Avenue.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

55

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude Reading, from Nudes series (C. 288), 1994

World Auction Record for this Edition

$100,000 - 150,000

$226,800

40

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jacqueline de face II (Portrait of Jacqueline from the Front II) (B. 1063, Ba. 1280), 1962

$80,000 - 120,000

$138,600

77

Andy Warhol, Liz (F. & S. 7), 1965

$50,000 - 70,000

$81,900

73

Jasper Johns, 0-9 series (U.L.A.E. 156-165), 1975

World Auction Record for this Edition

$25,000 - 30,000

$80,640

14

Joan Mitchell, Trees II, 1992

World Auction Record for this Edition

$20,000 - 30,000

$50,400

78

Andy Warhol, Howdy Doody, from Myths (F. & S. 263), 1981

$30,000 - 50,000

$47,880

4

Wayne Thiebaud, Beach Glasses, 1994

World Auction Record for this Edition

$10,000 - 15,000

$37,800

64

David Hockney, Untitled (180), 2010

$30,000 - 40,000

$37,800

69

Frank Stella, Jonah Historically Regarded, from Moby Dick Domes (A. 210), 1992

World Auction Record for this Edition

$10,000 - 15,000

$37,800

48

After Alexander Calder, Floating Circles, 1974

$10,000 - 15,000

$31,500