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Picasso, Banksy and Dali star in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury art sale

Works by Picasso, Banksy, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Salvador Dalí will lead Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ upcoming Modern and Contemporary Editions sale.
The auction, which takes place in London on July 21, will offer more than 400 lots with estimates ranging from £100 up to £18,000.

Headlining the auction will be thirteen important etchings from Pablo Picasso’s 1931 book, Le Chef-D’Oeuvre Inconnu, in which he illustrated the short story by Honoré de Balzac, estimated at £12,000 – £18,000.

For collectors seeking something in three dimensions, there’s a limited-edition cast of Saint George et le Dragon, originally conceived by Salvador Dalí in 1977 and cast in 2000, estimated at £10,000 – £15,000.

The sale will offer prints by some of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Highlights include Apocalypse by Keith Haring, estimated at £4,000 – £6,000; llustration for ‘Une Fenetre ouverte sur Chicago’ by Roy Lichtenstein, valued at £3,000 – £5,000; Large Flashlight by Jasper Johns, priced at £2,500 – £3,500; and Dude Ranch Nurse by Richard Prince, also estimated at £2,500 – £3,500.

Amongst the most valuable lots are two works by the Swiss artist Lill Tschudi. Her 1951 linocut print The Band at St. Marks Square comes with an estimate of £12,000 – £18,000, followed by her 1931 print Moutain Valley valued at £4,000 – £6,000.

The auction features work by some of Britain’s most notable contemporary artists, topped by Feeling Material XXIII, an original work on paper by Antony Gormley, estimated at £10,000 – £15,000. Collectors will also have the chance to acquire Valium, a print by Damien Hirst estimated at £6,000 – £8,000, and Flying Copper, a typically anti-establishment work by street artist Banksy, estimated at £2,000 – £3,000.

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