Five modern masters to make your own at auction20 December 2021 Warhol, Lichtenstein and Matisse may have built part of their fame on producing artistic multiples but you can quickly run a bill up into the millions if you search out their work at auction.
However if you look for the right pieces, you could bag a work that’s both authentic and affordable. A good selection of such pieces goes under the hammer at East Bristol Auctions on December 29 in the sale of The Miles Anderson collection.
Here is a selection of some top works to bid for and buy.
One of the most iconic images of the 20th century, Andy Warhol’s silkscreen of Marilyn Monroe is instantly recognisable and yet is estimated here at £600-800. The large, limited-edition silkscreen print has to the verso a label printed published by Sunday B Morning 1970 and features a stamp saying Fill in Your Own Signature.
View and bid for this silkscreen here.
Both original and affordable, this offset colour lithograph poster for a Roy Lichtenstein exhibition held at Leo Castelli’s New York gallery from September to October, 1963, has an estimate of £400-600.
View and bid for this exhibition poster here.
Instantly recognisable as one of Matisse’s masterpieces, this coloured lithograph print of Nu Bleu is signed in plate to the lower left and dated ’52. It is offered framed and glazed with an estimate of £400-600.
View and bid for this lithograph here.
The light of the moon
Less well known but still attractive, this early- to mid-20th century framed and glazed woodblock print of a bat flying in front of the moon by Japanese artist Takahashi Bihō is signed in plate and offered with an estimate of £300-500.
View and bid for this woodblock print here.
A handy print
Estimated at £200-300, this evocative vintage photogravure depicts a wooden hand holding a piston by pioneering modernist photographer Man Ray.
View and bid for this Man Ray print here.