SKINNER REPORTS EXCELLENT RESULTS FROM FINE PAINTING & PRINTS AUCTION: SALE GROSSES $2.7M Skinner announced exceptional auction results for the recent Fine Paintings and Fine Prints auction in Boston, which set a world record for an Aldro Thompson Hibbard painting.
its presale high estimate of $15,000 to sell for $33,180.
Throughout his career, Jasper Johns often reexamined the same subject matter in different media at various points in time. The print Target with Plaster Casts, a 1980 reinterpretation of a 1955 painting, is a fine example this practice, and sold for $18,960.
Other notable results in the prints sale include Hendrick Goltzius’ Pietà, which sold for $5,036.25; Blanche Lazzell’s Amaryllis, sold for $7,702.50; and Il y eut peut-être une vision première essayée dans la fleur, by Odilon Redon brought $7,702.50. Untitled by Zao Wou-ki sold for $3,199.50, and The Reefer by Andrew Wyeth sold for $3,523.50, exceeding the presale estimate set between $1,000 and $1,500.
A collection of Polaroid photographs taken by Charles and Ray Eames in 1972 for a commercial film to promote the Polaroid SX-70 Camera was hotly contested. The bidding quickly exceeded the high estimate of $1,800 with the group of photographs ultimately selling for $4,860. Bullet Through Plexiglas by Harold Eugene Edgerton sold for $2,572.50.
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