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Paddle8 Presents Inaugural Editions Sale, Wednesday, June 19 - Wednesday, July 3

Featuring prints and multiples by modern and contemporary masters including Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, and Cindy Sherman.

Online auction house Paddle8 is pleased to announce its inaugural Editions Sale, taking place from June 19 through July 3. The sale encompasses a breadth of important examples of prints and multiples, ranging from works by twentieth-century masters like Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Jasper Johns, Robert Indiana, and Claes Oldenburg, to editions by contemporary stalwarts including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and Laurie Simmons, and works by cutting-edge artists like Tauba Auerbach, Walead Beshty, Joe Bradley, and Nate Lowman. With estimates that range from $400-600 up to $100,000-$150,000, the sale presents both emerging and seasoned collectors with the opportunity to acquire works by important artists of the past hundred years alongside ascendant artists of the twenty-first century.

Bidding opens on Paddle8.com on June 19 at noon EST, and closes July 3 at noon EST. Highlights of the sale include:

Andy Warhol, Red Lenin, 1987 (estimate: $100,000-150,000) A prime example of Warhol's colorful screenprints, featuring a portrait of the Russian leader.

Jasper Johns, Untitled (Flag and Vase), 2000 (estimate: $35,000-45,000) A linoleum cut print featuring Johns's iconic American flag. An edition of this print is held in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (From Rear Screen Projections), 1980/2000 (estimate: $12,000-18,000)

A photograph from Sherman's Rear Screen Projections series of self-portraits staged in front of blurred, projected backgrounds, yielding a highly cinematic and surreal image.

Louise Nevelson, Sky Passage, 1976 (estimate: $4,000-6,000) A sculpture incorporating collaged elements of mixed media cast in resin in Nevelson's signature black monochrome.

Walead Beshty, Untitled, 2009 (estimate: $3,000-4,000) A pristine example from an edition of 100 unique cyanotypes.

Tauba Auerbach, Untitled, 2012 (estimate: $2,800-3,500) A screenprint featuring Auerbach's hallmark colorful patterns and geometric shapes.

In celebration of the Editions Sale, Paddle8 presents an exclusive video interview with Cecilia Dean, the co-founder and editor of Visionaire, a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions. The video can be viewed on Paddle8's blog beginning June 19.

"The printing technology that the artist uses is merely a tool for him or her to visually communicate what they want to their audience," says Dean. "Some artists need a master printer, a certain quality of paper, a certain quality of handwork. These techniques - whether it be a metal plate or a woodblock - are tools to aid the artist in what he or she is trying to say."

About Paddle8

Paddle8 is the online auction house, connecting buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 presents two types of auctions: monthly themed auctions, and benefit auctions in collaboration with non-profits. Founded by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully online auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, and extended auction visibility and timelines, enhanced by educational content, in addition to automated post-sale services.

For further information, please contact Sarah Goulet, press@paddle8.com.

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