There’s lots of Warhol works in the contemporary art sales happening this week in London. Here’s a few that interested me:
Warhol does Munch’s Muse
The lithograph above is called The Brooch by Edvard Munch. It’s of Eva Mudocci a young gifted British violinist who Munch met in Paris in 1903 and who he became very close to, initially in an erotic way and then as a dear friend. Her real name was Evangeline Hope Muddock but she changed it to the more Italian sounding Eva Mudocci when she started touring Europe, giving concerts with her friend the pianist Bella Edwards. Today, the lithograph can be found in the National Museum, Oslo.
This photo however, shows a work entitled Eva Mudocci (After Munch) by le Warhol. It’s for sale at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction this coming Wednesday. It’s acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, measures 127.3 by 96.6cm, with an estimate: £1,000,000 – £1,500,000, (sold for £2,322,500 including buyers premium). You can see where he got his inspiration from.
Two of the Same Again
While Diamond Dust Shoes (above) is for sale at Sothebys evening sale, Shoes (below) is up for grabs at Phillips Contemporary Art day sale tomorrow. The first is a huge 228 x 178 cm acrylic, silkscreen ink and diamond dust on canvas with an estimate of £750, 000 – £950,000. (Sold for £1,184,500 incl. buyer’s premium) The second is a screenprint with diamond dust on paper number 13 of an edition of 60 (13/60) and measures 102.5 x 151.4 cm and has an estimate of £35,000 – £45,000. (Sold for £56,250).
Shoes – eh I have enough, but I do like Gondola with Two Figures
I was rather touched by this little drawing entitled Gondola with Two Figures coming up at Phillips tomorrow. I think it’s one of the only works by Warhol – that I’ve seen anyway – that hasn’t been reproduced. It’s 57 x 36.4 cm and comes in with an estimate of £15,000 – £20,000. (Sold for £23,750).
Of course being a staple in the auction circuit, there were lots more Warhols for sale in Christies, Sothebys and Phillips but if you’re a fan I can imagine you’ve already checked them all out.