Top Bonhams London Print Sale

Two screenprints by Andy Warhol were the top lots at Bonhams Prints and Multiples sale in London today (Tuesday 18 December). Marilyn screenprint in colours, 1967, sold for an impressive £52,500 while Mao screenprint in colours, 1972, achieved £46,250. Both had an estimate of £20,000-30,000. The 167-lot sale made a total of £1,179,38.

Lucia Tro Santafe, head of Bonhams Prints and Multiples, said 'We are thrilled with the result of today's auction which comes at the end of a strong year. The impressive results achieved by the top lots show that demand remains high for modern masters such as Warhol, Bacon and Miró'

Los Proverbios (The Proverbs) by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes also performed well in the sale. The complete set of 18 etchings, before 1824, sold for £35,000.

Other highlights included:

- Étude pour une corrida, 1971, lithograph in colours by Francis Bacon sold for £35,000

- Mick Jagger, a screenprint in colours, 1975, achieved £35,000 and The Nun, 1983, by Andy Warhol sold for £31,250

- Gaudi XVII by Joan Mirò, etching and aquatint in colours, 1979, sold for £21,250


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