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Press Release - November 1, 2018
Diebenkorn and Warhol Lead Heritage Auctions’ Prints & Multiples SaleCompetitive bidding boosts auction’s total past $1.8 million
"Heritage does so well with prints and multiples that we’ve added weekly sales starting in November,” Heritage Auctions Modern & Contemporary Art Vice President Frank Hettig said. "Artists like Richard Diebenkorn and Andy Warhol will continue to be featured in our curated biannual signature sales, but our clients have an appetite to round out their collections with prints at all price points.”
Warhol’s market continues to be strong and he was once again a leader in the print sale, with two prints yielding six-figure returns. Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), 1967 nearly doubled its high pre-auction estimate when numerous bidders drove its final price to $156,250; Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), 1967 brought a similar price of $106,250.
KAWS Man's Best Friend, complete set of ten, 2016 also exceeded pre-auction estimates. Competitive bidding drove its final price to $68,750.
Keith Haring Pop Shop I, set of four, 1987 brought $52,500.
Andy Warhol Mao, 1972, nearly doubled its low pre-auction estimate, when it realized $52,500.
Other top lots included, but were not limited to:
· Salvador Dalí Imaginations and Objects of the Future, deluxe edition with special etching Dalinian Prophecy, 1975-76 $47,500
· Portfolio Leo Castelli's 90th Birthday, 1997 $37,500
· Banksy Donuts (Chocolate), 2009 $32,500
· M.C. Escher Waterfall, 1961 $30,000
Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
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