Christie’s Domberger: 65 Years of Screen Printing Sale

Christie’s is set to present Domberger: 65 Years of Screen Printing, an online-only auction of prints and portfolios from legendary German printers and publishers Edition Domberger. The sale will be open for bidding from February 28 – March 6, and highlights will be on public view in the Christie’s Rockefeller galleries from February 28 – March 4.

The sale showcases the astonishing variety of works from the Domberger archive, from Pop Art and Op Art to Minimalism and Photorealism, and demonstrates the remarkable artistic foresight, courage and internationalism in their publishing activity. For over 65 years, Domberger has collaborated with renowned 20th-century artists throughout their careers, including Annie Albers, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Richard Estes, Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin, Claes Oldenburg and Sigmar Polke.

Highlights include Robert Indiana Numbers ($60,000-80,000), Roy Lichtenstein Rain Forest, from: Columbus – In Search of a New Tomorrow ($30,000-50,000), Keith Haring Pyramid ($180,000-220,000), Agnes Martin On a Clear Day ($150,000-200,000), Victor Vasarely CTA 102 ($4,000-6,000) and the legendary Portfolio On the Bowery (150,000-200,000).

The sale also includes rare finds, with estimates starting at $700, and offers many opportunities for (re-)discoveries from the 1960s to 1990s, such as screenprints by Antonio Calderara, Allan D’Arcangelo, Robyn Denny, and many others.

Tim Schmelcher, International Specialist, states: “Without Domberger, the history of 20th-century printmaking would not be the same. We are proud to present a great selection of prints and portfolios from Domberger’s archives, which illustrate their artistic intelligence, technical mastery and spirit of innovation.  The variety of artists, impeccable provenance, brilliant craftmanship and the colourful exuberance of many of prints is sure to excite a wide range of collectors.”


Public Exhibition:  
28 Feb, 10am – 5pm
29 Feb, 10am – 5pm
1 Mar, 1pm – 5pm
2 Mar, 10am – 5pm
3 Mar, 10am – 5pm
4 Mar, 10am – 5pm  
28 Feb – 6 Mar, Domberger: 65 Years of Screen Printing



Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.