On November 16, Bonhams hosts a tantalizing sale of prints and multiples, including impressions from the greatest 20th-century illusionist, M.C. Escher.

Known for his imaginative tessellations of birds, frogs, and lizards, and his impossible never-ending staircases and waterfalls, Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) created some of the most popular images in modern art. The fascinating worlds Escher created in his drawings, lithographs, and woodcuts have proven to be timeless, appearing on the covers of albums and on the walls of countless teenagers’ bedrooms and college dormitories.

MC Escher, “Day and Night,” 1938, woodcut, 15 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (c) Bonhams 2016
MC Escher, “Day and Night,” 1938, woodcut, 15 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (c) Bonhams 2016

Bonhams is offering the chance to hang several of Escher’s originals in your home via its November 16 “Prints & Multiples” sale. Among the iconic images available are “Day and Night,” “Belvedere,” “Ascending and Descending,” and “Puddle.”

MC Escher, “Ascending and Descending,” 1960, lithograph, 14 x 11 1/4 in. (c) Bonhams 2016
MC Escher, “Ascending and Descending,” 1960, lithograph, 14 x 11 1/4 in. (c) Bonhams 2016

To learn more, visit Bonhams.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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