Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints Sell Strong at Bonhams & Butterfields’ October Auction

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Old Master, Modern & Contemporary prints came to auction at Bonhams & Butterfields on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, bringing more than $1.9-million and setting multiple auction records during a simulcast sale between the auctioneer’s two California salesrooms. Picasso linocuts were of interest to an international pool of bidders. The auction’s top seller was Femme au Chapeau, 1962, signed and annotated by Pablo Picasso. The work sold above its estimate, bringing $48,800. Additional imagery of women by the master garnered above estimate prices as well: Petite Tête de Femme couronnée sold for $45,750 and Femme au Chapeau à Fleurs blossomed to bring $36,600. A rare textile by Picasso, Le peintre et son modèle, c. 1970, an Aubusson