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Steal a Malke-Sage

 

Greetings:

If you want to steal a Malke-Sage, there's a collectible one on Craigslist that's being sold with an SIS version of Yochum-Kay.  The price for BOTH is less than what one collectible Malke-Sage should sell for.

This one is for sale in San Francisco.

Take a look and let us know if you nabbed it!

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Re: Steal a Malke-Sage

Craig Blankenship
 

That’s a really good deal.   I wish I had an idea of what my special proof signed double image Malke-Sage is worth.   I know it’s rare.   


On Apr 1, 2019, at 10:17 AM, robfrankel <rob@...> wrote:

Greetings:

If you want to steal a Malke-Sage, there's a collectible one on Craigslist that's being sold with an SIS version of Yochum-Kay.  The price for BOTH is less than what one collectible Malke-Sage should sell for.

This one is for sale in San Francisco.

Take a look and let us know if you nabbed it!

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Re: Steal a Malke-Sage

Nagelcollector
 

Funny, the seller of these two pieces just posted a short time ago on the Patrick Nagel forum about finding them at a garage sale!

Re: Steal a Malke-Sage

Craig Blankenship
 

Hmmm....that’s odd.  I would have to ask for pics from the actual garage sale .  Surely the person had an iPhone .   


On Apr 2, 2019, at 5:10 PM, Nagelcollector <alexchun65@...> wrote:

Funny, the seller of these two pieces just posted a short time ago on the Patrick Nagel forum about finding them at a garage sale!

Heritage Auction results today!

 

Wow, a lot of action for Patrick Nagel today.  Canvases did well bringing in six figures, acrylic on board did sort of okay.  But Aries and Leopard Trainer, the ones that never sell, just sat there....as usual.

 

 

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

"Kristen" canvas up for auction?

 

Greetings:

Just received a notification that the canvas version of Kristen is up for auction, but not at a major auction house.  Auctioneer maintains it will go for US$30K to US$60K.  If it's real -- and it could be -- this will be an interesting event.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

"Lorraine" on EBay

 

Greetings:

Just a quick note to let you know that the Lorraine on EBay has dropped its asking price -- and they're accepting offers.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

"Kristen" Breaks a record: $240K

 

Holy cow, Kristen canvas sold at auction for a quarter million.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com


Bank of America Traveler's Checks Posters (1978)

Cooper_Monster
 

Spotted these as available on eBay. Hadn't seen them before, and no, they're probably not worth the asking price at $450 (although they've got to be considerably rarer than some later works), but they're interesting for what he produced in 1978. Note how similar they are to the Gatsby pieces that were up a few months ago, then take a look at Casa Lupita and Iowa Agronomics - there's a definite evolution in style that happens rapidly at this point, and these aren't too far off from those early posters. Then also realize he's got basically 5 years of career left from this point. It's interesting to contemplate.

Re: Bank of America Traveler's Checks Posters (1978)

 

Nagel did TONS of advertising work, for a lot of large and small clients.  After all, he was doing ad illustration for close to ten years before he met Karl Bornstein, who started him on the "museum quality advertising" collectibles path.  As such, most of these posters were lithographs that were printed by the truckload.

That doesn't mean these aren't collectible for their content. And if Nagel's work continues to escalate in value, it doesn't mean that even his lithographs might increase in value.  After all, Alphons Mucha's lithographs sell for thousands today.

That having been said, I agree that at this point, $450 seems a bit pricey for these posters -- unless you love looking at them, which is totally fine, too.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Re: Bank of America Traveler's Checks Posters (1978)

Cooper_Monster
 

One thing to remember about things that were mass produced on low quality paper - they weren't meant to be saved and usually weren't. So the number that survived in top notch condition, especially early in a career, are often worth quite a bit once a market develops. Over time, these disposables can become worth more than things produced for the collectors market simply because of rarity. The Mucha posters, or any early to mid 20th Century European advertising poster that's original now brings big dollars even though they were mass produced, because most of them were destroyed and a market has developed. I love the advertising posters E McKnight Kauffer did for various British firms like London Underground, various railways companies, and Shell Oil, but they're extremely expensive because so few survived and they weren't considered "art".  Those Victoria's Secret catalogs that flooded your mailbox for years - try looking at the prices on eBay. Even less than top notch copies from the late-1980s to mid-1990s can easily bring $20-$30 each at auction because most people did what you did - tossed them in the trash, used them for coasters, etc. Think of the thousands of dollars you threw away. Or think about the tons of "non--collectibles" that are sitting at garage sales and flea markets that have the potential to be worth something if you know what you're looking for. That Nagel sunglasses poster for $25 on eBay is going nowhere in value, but some mid-70s Nagel advertising posters at a garage sale for $5 each that no one has documented yet, that has potential.

Interesting comment from a Nagel art dealer

 

Greetings:

Saw this in another group and though you might find it interesting:

Hey guys, I just wanted to post something and let you all know prices on hand signed and numbered serigraphs Patrick Nagel are going up. I am seeing them go from anywhere from $1200-$2000. I think the more Patrick is in the news and auctions, the more demand there is. Simple economics actually... supply vs demand. 

Yes, I work for an art website but I never come here for business. (Yes buyers pay a markup, typically 20-25%) It started as research and I found myself intrigued. I always did like Patrick’s work but never consider buying. Now I am proud to say I’m a collector of Patrick Nagel. I will say that I do my best to make sure that what is sold where I work is hand signed and numbered from the edition of 250 or artist proof. Granted we do have some of the posters listed for sale and I make sure that people understand before they purchase what they are purchasing. And I am constantly telling people that they are overpriced based on current markets. My latest Nagel went to Ireland. I am seeing an increase in international traffic wanting to purchase. Thought you that a big collectors might find that appeasing. 

Anyway I just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know that the Serigraphs, hand signed and numbered from editions of 250, prices are going up. 

Y’all have a great night!

Best
Heather


Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Watch those listings!

 

Greetings:

Just a quick note, adding to past notices, to alert you to one nasty effect of the scarcity of collectible Nagel serigraphs out there:

As we see prices rise and supply diminish for lifetime, signed, numbered serigraphs (collectibles), we're also seeing an uptick in less than collectible pieces.  Most of the listing of collectibles have some kind of damage, including creases, water stains, fading and yellowing.  Relying on "matting" to hide these defects is a common claim, but a specious one that destroys any value you think is there. If you're going to plunk down money, make sure you buy best of breed.

Also, we're seeing a lot of deceptive descriptions in the listings, mainly by sellers who have no idea what they're selling. Lots of claims like "original," "rare" and such are anything but.

Finally, most sellers don't seem to understand that SIS pieces are not nearly as valuable as true collectibles, so watch out for fakes. Always make sure you see BOTH the number and the signature in pencil before you bid or buy. A lot of the time, the seller will post a shot of the SIS signature, not realizing it's a printed sig -- and that's giving them the benefit of the doubt.

Be careful out there!

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Joan Collins Printer's Proof

Cooper_Monster
 

Re: Joan Collins Printer's Proof

 

The Joan Collins serigraph has always gotten short shrift from collectors, but as I mention in the book, I suspect that won't last long. Still, a P/P hardly merits an asking price of US$6,000.  There's a Kristen on Ebay for US$4,000 and (assuming it's real) a Gray Lady going for US$8,000, both of which are held in higher regard than Joan Collins.

I'd expect a more reasonable price to be in the $US1,200 to $US1,800 range at this point.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Re: Joan Collins Printer's Proof

Heather Arender
 

Wow!! $6000 is very high! They are going up in prices but not near that. And  Joan always sells cheaper than the others from my eaperience.


On Jun 13, 2019, at 5:22 PM, robfrankel <rob@...> wrote:

The Joan Collins serigraph has always gotten short shrift from collectors, but as I mention in the book, I suspect that won't last long. Still, a P/P hardly merits an asking price of US$6,000.  There's a Kristen on Ebay for US$4,000 and (assuming it's real) a Gray Lady going for US$8,000, both of which are held in higher regard than Joan Collins.

I'd expect a more reasonable price to be in the $US1,200 to $US1,800 range at this point.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

Monica's Prints Valuation

 

Greetings:

If you've ever wanted a collectible Lorraine, you may want to check out this one, which was originally priced sky high, but is now listed at US$600 or best offer.  This is a good chance to steal a collectible, signed, numbered, lifetime serigraph at a reasonable, under-market price.  If you do bid, make it at least US$400, because anything less is getting refused.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

ANOTHER overpriced "Joan Collins"

 

Greetings:

You thought that US$6,000 was too much for a legitimate P/P of Joan Collins?  Well, there's a legit collectible, seemingly in its original frame, that is listed on EBay for -- get ready -- $US12,000.  It's 84/150.

This time, I thought the price was so ridiculous that I couldn't resist contacting the seller to educate her about the market. At first, she was incredibly snippy, but over the course of our exchange, she seemed to understand I was just trying to help.

Like her Lorraine, I expect the price on this one will  be adjusted accordingly.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com


Re: ANOTHER overpriced "Joan Collins"

Craig Blankenship
 

Holy cow !


On Jun 17, 2019, at 4:58 PM, robfrankel <rob@...> wrote:

Greetings:

You thought that US$6,000 was too much for a legitimate P/P of Joan Collins?  Well, there's a legit collectible, seemingly in its original frame, that is listed on EBay for -- get ready -- $US12,000.  It's 84/150.

This time, I thought the price was so ridiculous that I couldn't resist contacting the seller to educate her about the market. At first, she was incredibly snippy, but over the course of our exchange, she seemed to understand I was just trying to help.

Like her Lorraine, I expect the price on this one will  be adjusted accordingly.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

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Re: Monica's Prints Valuation

Monica Moynihan
 
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Rob,
 
I would love your opinion on my prints. I unfortunately may need to let some go. You know what I have. #1s with Provenance. Thoughts? 
 
Monica 

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:07 AM robfrankel <rob@...> wrote:
Greetings:

If you've ever wanted a collectible Lorraine, you may want to check out this one, which was originally priced sky high, but is now listed at US$600 or best offer.  This is a good chance to steal a collectible, signed, numbered, lifetime serigraph at a reasonable, under-market price.  If you do bid, make it at least US$400, because anything less is getting refused.

Rob Frankel
TheArtistWhoLovedWomen.com

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