Sotheby’s had a number of prints Edvard Munch, a key figure in the world of printmaking, from the estate of Mary Cross, which totaled $1.4 million.
- Two Human Beings (The Lonely Ones) (W. 13; S. 20), a feat by the artist in conveying physical proximity yet emotional distance, tripled the pre-sale estimate of $30/50,000, achieving $112,500 while a remarkable etching of The Girls on the Bridge (W. 232; S. 200) sold for $87,500 (estimate $30/50,000).
- prints and multiples from the Estate of Maxine Pines were pursued by collectors in the room and on the telephones. 100% sold, her collection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso fetched a total of $344,375 (estimate $217,500/325,500), with Tête de chèvre de profil (A. R. 153) being the top lot. Mrs. Pines’s collection also included Barnett Newman’s Untitled, a ‘Zip’ lithograph from 1961, which achieved $137,000 in the evening session (estimate $70/100,000).