Over 1,100 Fine Artworks by Warhol, Lichtenstein, and More to Sell at Dane Fine Art
Over 1,100 lots of posters, prints, multiples, and other fine artworks are heading to auction with Dane Fine Art this November. The November Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art—scheduled to begin live on November 30, 2023—will particularly highlight works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Louis Icart, and others.
Leading this sale is a 1983 screenprint and collage on paper by Andy Warhol (lot #37; estimate: USD 91,000 – $126,000). Tidal Basin dates back to Warhol’s later career, when he shifted his focus away from Pop Art screenprints and toward austere drawings. The available screenprint is based on a line drawing by Warhol from the same year. It depicts the silhouettes of two figures sitting in front of a body of water. The outlines of leaves and a shimmering reflection can be seen above them. In this version of the composition, Warhol placed the image over a snippet of The Washington Post; the newspaper’s typeface is visible in the lower right corner.
Other notable artworks by Warhol in this sale include Cooking Pot, a 1962 limited edition photoengraving on BFK Rives paper (lot #17; estimate: $45,500 – $63,000). Published by Galleria Schwarz Milan, this print features an embossed artist’s stamp in the lower left corner. Cooking Pot is a close-up replica of a vintage newspaper ad for a “4 Quart Enamel Coking Pot.” Other Warhol works in the catalog include the artist’s sketch of a cat (lot #658; estimate: $13,000 – $18,000), a signed page from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (lot #23; estimate: $6,500 – $9,000), and a screenprint portrait of Warhol in his “fright wig” (lot #383; estimate: $2,000 – $2,500).
Several limited edition lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein are on offer as well. Notable among these is lot #1, Lichtenstein’s Sunrise from 1965 (estimate: $40,000 – $60,000). This subdued print features the artist’s signature Ben-Day dots, which add texture to the ribbons of blue sky visible behind the rising sun’s rays. The American Pop artist frequently used Ben-Day dots and sharp outlines to evoke comic books and criticize mass media. Lichtenstein’s Lincoln Center, a 1966 offset lithograph advertising the fourth annual New York Film Festival at Philharmonic Hall (now called the David Geffen Hall), is also available (lot #111; estimate: $21,000 – $29,000).
The upcoming auction features works by other notable artists, including Helen Frankenthaler and Norman Bluhm. More contemporary artworks from Alex Katz and Alexandra Nechita will cross the auction block as well.
Other key lots in this auction include:
- Jim Dine’s Details from Nancy’s Garden (from The Temple of Flora), a 1984 drypoint engraving (lot #814; estimate: $23,500 – $32,500)
- A preliminary etching for a lampshade by Louis Icart (lot #608; estimate: $16,000 – $24,000)
- A 1974 lithograph by Jasper Johns, titled Knee (lot #1095; estimate: $11,000 – $20,000)
- Staring at the Sea 1, a 2004 chromogenic print by Chinese photographer Weng Fen (lot #267; estimate: $10,500 – $14,500)
- A limited-edition 1910 lithograph titled Cachats Majestic Chamonix Mont Blanc by Brazilian artist Cândido Aragonez de Faria (lot #66; estimate: $9,500 – $13,000)
Dane Fine Art began over 50 years ago and now consists of a staff of over 25 knowledgeable art professionals with in-depth knowledge and understanding in multiple fine art forms and mediums. As a global leader in fine art sales, the Philadelphia-based auction house and gallery is constantly buying and selling. Dane Fine Art’s expertise and authority in the marketplace affords sellers of fine art excellent valuation of their work and highest fair market value prices paid. The company’s buying power and economies of scale afford the buyer with best possible pricing, a vast selection, reliable provenance, and secure transactions. Dane Fine Art’s unique process stems from the philosophy of offering private, corporate, and dealer clients the finest artwork at the most reasonable price points possible — simple and straight-forward.
Dane Fine Art’s November Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art will begin at 12:00 PM EST on November 30, 2023. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.