Something interesting is happening at Universal Live auctions where a December 29th sale of drawings and prints generated some serious interest. Now the internet auctions will see a Rembrandt etching get sold on January 10th:
- Lot 037, a Pablo Picasso signed original drawing, in a book published in 1960, opened at $4,550 and finished up at $7,425.
- Lot 120, a Picasso original signed Verve lithograph, 1954, opened at $1,000 and reached $1,520.
- lot 147, another Picasso signed original drawing in a signed book published in 1954, started at $2,700 and ended at $13,220, almost double the high estimate.
The Picasso works were consigned by a London physician and two sold to a buyer in Vienna. […]
The Rembrandt self-portrait etching in Tuesday’s auction, which is estimated at $145,000-$150,000, has solid provenance. “It’s from a private party. It’s a known piece,” said Shape.
Rembrandt Gets Top Billing at Universale Live Jan 10 Sale (Auction Central News)