Hockney, Warhol, and Diebenkorn Highlight Bonhams & Butterfields’ Fine Prints Auction


SAN FRANCISCO.- On May 3, 2011, Bonhams & Butterfields presents iconic Pop Art and abstract Expressionism highlights by famed artists Andy Warhol and Richard Diebenkorn during its Fine Prints auction in San Francisco. Simulcast to Los Angeles, the highly anticipated sale will also feature works by Sam Francis, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Jean Tinguely, among others. One highlight in the auction is British born artist David Hockney’s Afternoon Swimming, 1979-1980, color lithograph, signed and dated ’79’ (est. $50,000-70,000); an iconic signed Marilyn screen print by Andy Warhol, circa 1967 (est. $40,000-60,000); an initialed Blue With Red, on Echizen Kozo Mashi paper by Richard Diebenkorn, circa 1987 (est. $20,000-30,000); an