This week the block will see hundreds of lots courtesy of three prints and multiples sales. The highest value lots in these sales are largely portfolios of prints by the usual suspects, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
After a 45% rise in prints and editions sale volume, Phillips goes from 4 live sales to 7 in 2022. All three major auction houses have a long-standing interest in the category but Phillips announced today that it will expand the number of its editions live auctions this year.
In their 2021 end of year reporting, Phillips auction house revealed that their sales of prints and multiples had risen by 46% from 2020 to 2021.
Has the image of Banksy’s Kate Moss surpassed Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe in market value? Banksy’s riff on one of Andy Warhol’s most famous images has become such a sought-after print that Phillips has an example on offer in its Editions sale in London.