PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. GIUSEPPE ROSSI, THE TUTTLEMAN COLLECTION, AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE WERNER BOKELBERG COLLECTION
New York—Christie’s is pleased to announce the two-day sale of Prints & Multiples taking place over three sessions from October 24-25. This sale includes over 300 lots by major artists of the 20th to 21st centuries including contemporary editions by Louise Bourgeois, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol—and modern works by Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso—among others. The auction features property from several private collections including The Collection of Marc Bell, The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum, and The Collection of Senator Jacob K. Javits, and Marian B. Javits.
Beginning the first ten lots of the sale is complete set of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup IIscreenprints, 1969 (sold individually) from The Estate of Dr. Giuseppe Rossi. Dr. Rossi was the chest and vascular surgeon credited to saving the artist’s life on June 3, 1968, after he was shot by radical feminist and playwright Valerie Solanas. The incident had a profound effect on Warhol and this group of screenprints was given to the doctor as a gesture of the artist’s immense gratitude.
Also featured in the Contemporary session of the sale is The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum, known as one of the art world’s most beloved figures and founder of the Bucksbaum Award, the celebrated honor presented during the Whitney Biennial. The Collection is led by an impressive selection of editions by Louise Bourgeois, including Ode à l’Oubli, the complete hand-made cloth book with 35 compositions, 2002(estimate: $150,000-250,000); and works by Jasper Johns, Agnes Martin, Ed Ruscha, and William Kentridge, among others.