Dali, Warhol, Chagall Highlight Bonhams & Butterfields $1.6 Million Fine Prints Auction

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- On May 3, 2011, Bonhams & Butterfields presented its $1.6-million Fine Prints auction, marked by strong surrealism sales: the exceptional $134,000 purchase of Salvador Dalí’s La Divine Comédie, a complete signed portfolio of 100 color wood engravings from Dante Alighieri, L’Enfer, La Purgatoire, and Le Paradis, estimated at $50,000-70,000; and The Magic Flute, an After Marc Chagall, color lithograph on wove paper, estimated at $20,000-30,000 that sold for $42,700. The successful auction, held in San Francisco and simulcast in Los Angeles, also presented iconic Pop Art and abstract Expressionism highlights by famed artists Andy Warhol and Richard Diebenkorn – whose works sold very well. Andy