Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Detroit, MI, United States
DoneSun, Jul 10, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
DuMouchelles July 10th Auction
Graphics, drawings, fine art books and exhibition catalogues from the collection of Ellen Sharp, Detroit, MI, former Curator of Graphic Arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The collection includes works by such artists as: Fritz Hundertwasser, Rolf Nesch, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, James Tissot, Tristan Tzara, Victor Vasarely, Hiroshi Yoshida, Robert Rauschenberg, Paul Emile Berthon, Anders Aldrin, Norman Ives, Kenneth Price, Auguste Lepere, David Pryor Adickes, as well as 18th/19th c. French drawings, also posters by Joan Miro and after Jasper Johns. From a local Polish estate: fine art (including many Polish pieces) featuring graphics, watercolors, drawings and posters as well as sculptures by Marian Owczarski. The extensive selection of fine art is additionally highlighted by watercolors by Sir William Russell Flint and continues with works by: Antonio Piotta Rotta, Ferrucio Moro, Jerzy Kossak, Charles Levier, Josef Gisela, Gustave Jean Jacquet, Marko Mavrovich, Tamara Essner, John O?Brien Inman, Joan Miro, Marshall Fredericks, Albert E. Carrier-Belleuse, Antonio Alcantara, Charles Sorlier (after Marc Chagall), Frank Stella as well as an 18th c. old master oil of Hebe and Jupiter. Of special interest: a marquetry 19th c. French commode; French bronze and Belgian marble clock, c. 1895; 19th c. gold leaf mirror; a 1764 map of Detroit; Kerman, Herez and Sarouk rugs and a 201.50 ct. flawless unmounted blue topaz stone (over 60 lots of jewelry in the Sunday session).