With Proceeds Going to a Small Rural Illinois Town, Andy Warhol’s Mao Screen-print Leads Lark Mason Associates Print Sale

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Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), Mao, 1972, Screen-print on Beckett High White Paper, Ed. 25/250
Estimate $30,000-$50,000 reserve $15,000
Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987), Mao, 1972, Screen-print on Beckett High White Paper, Ed. 25/250
Estimate $30,000-$50,000 reserve $15,000

New York: Lark Mason Associates is pleased to announce their Prints and Multiples sale is now open for bidding on www.igavelauctions.com through January 14th, 2021.

Leading the sale is Mao, a screen-print by Andy Warhol, dated 1972, (ed.25/250)

(Estimate $30,000-$50,000; reserve $15,000).  It was donated by James Hannon, class of 1960, to his alma mater Visitation Catholic School, in Kewanee Illinois–a small midwestern town of 12,900 residents. Proceeds from the print will support technology, scholarships and operations needed to ensure students and teachers a consistent quality learning experience during the COVID 19 pandemic. 

 “Selling works that benefit a worthy cause is always rewarding,” says Lark Mason. “And what could be more gratifying than a small rural school in Illinois benefiting from the sale of Warhol’s Mao screen-print by one of its former students?”

Also offered are more than 80 lots with over 600 prints of Old Masters from the 16th century through the 18th century.  Among the artists are Albecht Dürer, Sebald Beham, Rembrandt, and Lucas van Leyden, the majority of which come from a private Connecticut collection. The modern and contemporary editions are by American and European masters, such as, Georges Rouault, Pablo Picasso, Kathe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ellsworth Kelly.

About Lark Mason

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.

Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003.  From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.

Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. Mason, the owner and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on “The Antiques Road Show.”  For more information, visit www.igavelauctions.com