Thiebaud’s ‘Candy Apples’ ripe for the picking

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif — An impressive selection of prints by revered French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec will be presented during Bonhams Fine Prints auction on April 30 in San Francisco, and simulcast in Los Angeles.

Leading the lineup is “Le Jockey,” one of Toulouse-Lautrec’s latter works, from 1899, estimated at $50,000 to $70,000. The lithograph, printed in black, brown and pale red on

Pegged as coming in as the top lot of the April 30 auction at Bonhams is this Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec piece, Le Jockey, circa 1899, which is expected to fetch upwards of $50,000. (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

Pegged as coming in as the top lot of the April 30 auction at Bonhams is this Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec piece, Le Jockey, circa 1899, which is expected to fetch upwards of $50,000. (Photo courtesy Bonhams)

thin wove paper, features two jockeys racing fiercely forward on their horses.

Toulouse-Lautrec lithographs on offer in the sale will also include “Ambassadeurs, Aristide Bruant,” 1892, and “La passagère du 54 – Promenade en yacht,” 1896, each pegged to fetch $20,000 to $30,000. “Irish and American Bar, Rue Royale-The Chap Book,” 1895, is assessed at $18,000 to $25,000.

An item in the auction that promises to be a sweet treat is the “Candy Apples,” 1987, piece by Wayne Thiebaud. Woodcut in colors on Tosa Koza paper, the artwork is expected to realize $30,000 to $50,000.

With dessert of the auction covered by Thiebaud, Andy Warhol’s Campbells Soup I series from 1968 provides main course offerings. His famous “Tomato” is expected to draw $15,000 to $25,000; along with “Green Pea, Onion Soup,” and “Black Bean,” separately offered at $10,000 to $12,000 each.

In addition, Roy Lichtenstein’s “Crying Girl,” 1963, carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.

The auction catalog is available for review at www.bonhams.com. For more information  call 415-503-3550.

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