Based in New York, Deborah will work with her team which includes Judith Eurich in San Francisco, Morisa Rosenberg in Los Angeles, and Shawna Brickley in New York.
With over 30 years experience, Deborah Ripley is a nationally recognized print expert. She has written and lectured about print collecting for numerous publications, including Forbes online, Print Collector’s Newsletter, Artnet Magazine, and Art on Paper. She has conducted classes in print appraisals for the New School in New York City, and is a frequent lecturer on various topics related to contemporary art. Starting at Pace Prints in the 1980’s, she later worked in the Print Department at Christie’s and then as the Director of Landfall Press in New York.
- Untitled, 1991, by Christopher Wool made £1,025,000
- Leon Kossoff’s Red Brick Building, Willesden, Spring, achieved £641,000
- Germaine Richier’s La Vierge folle sold for £377,000 against an estimate of £180,000-250,000
- Rudolf Stingel’s Untitled, 1988, exceeded its high estimate of £200,000-300,000, making £461,000
- Laugh Now But One Day We’ll Be In Charge by British artist Banksy made an impressive £293,000 against an estimate of £120,000-180,000. Two further works by the artist, Keep It Real and Gangsta Rat, also surpassed their high estimates.
- Untitled No. 1 by Shusaku Arakawa tripled its high estimate, achieving £106,000
- Landscape No. 39 (Little River, New Hampshire) by Marsden Hartley, estimated at US$ (400,000-600,000), appears at auction after 42 years in a private collection. Hartley’s colorist work is one of approximately 26 paintings the artist produced during the summer and fall of 1930.
- Henry F Farny’s Cheyenne Scout, estimated at US$ 150,000-250,000, also appears on the market for the first time, having remained with the same family since the first half of the 20th century. The painting depicts an indigenous American scout, standing alongside a glossy, chestnut horse, with two riders in the background.
- Hide and Seek (Study for Dryad) and Nude, estimated at US$ 300,000-500,000 and US$ 250,000-350,000 respectively by Andrew Wyeth. This year is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wyeth’s birth, and a major retrospective of his work opening at the Farnsworth, Maine, is traveling across the United States.
- Robert Henri’s Portrait of Miss Mildred Sheridan, estimated at US$ 150,000-250,000, has never-before been seen outside of Ireland.
Bonhams released some of its top works for the May sales in New York which include two works from the Mondavi family collection, a Helen Frankenthaler’s Summer Angel (estimated at $700 – 900k) and a Wayne Theibaud, Camellia Cake ($500-700k) as well as a Lichtenstein and Hans Hoffmann work:
Created from painted and patinated bronze, Roy Lichtenstein’s Brushstroke Head I, 1987 is another highlight of the auction. Estimated at $700,000 – $900,00, Brushstroke Head I is a fine example of Lichtenstein’s signature style, referencing an earlier series of paintings by the artist from the 1960s. The sculpture comprises Ben-Day dots and thick lines, which together create the facial features and hair on a head which appears to be moving. This work is from an edition of six (plus one artist’s proof).
Hans Hofmann’s A Certain Mood, 1959 is estimated at $600,000 – 800,000.