DoneSat, Feb 06, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Houston, TX, USA
Fine Art & Antiques
Simpson Galleries, Houston’s oldest auction house, is pleased to present an auction series featuring works from the collection of the late art historian, curator, and lecturer David Brauer. The first in the series will highlight key paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures from David E. Brauer’s collection. Prints by artists working during the British Pop Art movement including Derek Boshier, Allen Jones, Peter Phillips, Joe Tilson, Richard Hamilton, and Clive Barker, in addition to American artists Vija Celmins, R.B. Kitaj, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Christopher Finch. Texas artists Malinda “Honey” Beeman, Charles Schorre, Richard Stout, Dick Wray, Dorothy Hood, and Earl Staley. A large number of featured works were recently exhibited in “AN ART HISTORIAN COLLECTS: The David E. Brauer Collection” at the Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama organized by MMA Director Deborah Velders. A number of works were also included in the 2011 exhibition "British Pop Art Prints: From The Collection of David E. Brauer," UAC Gallery, Houston Baptist University. In addition to this collection, the auction will include other notable works from around the world. A monumental K.P.M. plaque “Springtime” by H. Corner, late 19th century, marked “Rob. Pilz / Vienna.” Silver and items of virtue include an important tea and coffee service by Gotham in the “Athenic” pattern. This service is one of only a few to ever be offered to the public. Jewelry including rare gemstones such as Kunzite, Emeralds, Diamonds, and rare Jade. Other categories include Rare Documents, Prints and Multiples, and Furniture. One document of notable interest is an autograph letter signed by George Washington dated December 19th, 1780, written as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army at New Windsor.
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