Auctions | August 13, 2012

Bonhams' October Auction to Feature Picasso and Warhol Prints

San Francisco-Bonhams looks forward to presenting its Fine Prints sale, October 23 in San Francisco, simulcast to Los Angeles, with such leading lots as Pablo Picasso's Lady with a Ruff, a 1963 color linocut (est. $40,000-60,000) and Richard Diebenkorn's Blue, color woodcut, 1984 (est. $40,000-60,000). The 300-plus lot sale will also feature notable works by Andy Warhol, Martin Lewis, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.

Comprising the sale's Andy Warhol highlights will be Mick Jagger, a 1975 color screenprint, signed by Mick Jagger and the artist (est. $25,000-35,000); Green Pea, from Campbell's Soup I, a 1968 screenprint in colors on wove paper (est. $15,000-20,000); and 25 Cats Name(d) Sam and One Blue Pussy, 1954: a complete set of 18 offset lithographs with hand-coloring on laid paper (est. $25,000-35,000).

More highlights of note will include Martin Lewis' Winter on White Street, a 1934 drypoint, etching and sand-ground on cream wove paper (est. $15,000-20,000); Jasper Johns' "Target with Plaster Casts," a 1980 etching and aquatint in colors on wove paper (est. $15,000-20,000); and an After Marc Chagall, Femme de Cirque, a lithograph with pochoir with colors on Arches paper, 1960 (est. $10,000-15,000).

According to Judith Eurich, the Fine Prints Department Director at Bonhams, "The Prints sale category always consists of works from the Renaissance to the present, and this sale is particularly strong with its offerings of contemporary prints and multiples."

The sale will also include Pablo Picasso's Carnaval, a 1965 linocut in black and brown on Arches paper (est. $10,000-15,000); Richard Diebenkorn's Blue Club, a 1981 aquatint and soft-ground etching in colors on wove paper (est. $7,000-9,000); and Roy Lichtenstein's Cathedral #3, a lithograph in blue ink on Special Arjomari paper from Cathedral Series, 1969 (est. $6,000-9,000).

The sale's illustrated catalog will be available online in the weeks preceding it, for review and purchase at

Auction Preview: October 20-22, San Francisco and October 13-15, Los Angeles??Auction: October 23, San Francisco