The Value Of Fine Art Prints
We typically don’t buy prints, because the print market was co-opted in the 1970s by ne’er-dowells, exaggerators and outright fraudsters. We do buy some earlier prints, typically those created before WWII and of course mid-century modern 1970s prints.
1960s-’70s PRINTS BY ANDY WARHOL, BARNETT NEWMAN AND JASPER JOHNS
The early WWII prints are often black and white, but later, Manhattan supplanted Paris as the center of the art world with various modern, contemporary, abstract expressionist, hard-edge and pop-art works. These brought forth multiple editions of large, colorful compositions popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Emerging
technology of screen prints and serigraphy seemed to pay homage to the French nouveau poster era – but with a fresh look. These modern contemporary prints by select artists showed incredible growth, and we are achieving record results for our clients for limited editions made between 1955 and 1975 by artists with New York studios.
We achieved $30,000 for a Tampa client for this Andy Warhol World Wildlife Fund print.
This Barnett Newman 1963-64 lithograph, from a set of 18 images, has increased ten times in value in twenty years. We have a client seeking to add the set of 18 to their collection. Their budget? Over a million dollars. For one set of prints.
We are paying $10,000 to $50,000+ for the 1970s flag and target silkscreens by abstract expressionist Jasper Johns.
We are always buying prints, fine art and antiques.
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This is an archival article formerly written and is for informational purposes only. The valuations in this article have likely changed since it was first written.