Munch, Warhol, Picasso’s Take on Women at Bonhams Print Sale


LONDON.- They modelled for three of the greatest artists who ever lived. One was murdered by her lover; another shot herself; the third lives on, a potent reminder of Hollywood’s glamour years. And their images lead Bonham’s Print sale in London on 13 July. The star lot is an impression of Edvard Munch’s Madonna, thought to be the first hand coloured version of this iconic image. The model was his mistress, Dagny Juel, a femme fatale who, after numerous ill-fated affairs, was shot dead by a young lover in a Tblisi hotel aged just 33. Munch produced the image in seven different states between 1895 and 1902 and this impression is from the very first state. It is in excellent condition and that, coupled with its strong provenance – it has been in the same family for over 100 years – justifies its estimate of £500,000 – 700,000. Andy Warhol’s famous image of Hollywood screen legend Elizabeth Ta