LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. – A large Peter Max painting titled Zero is one of the prize pieces of modern and contemporary art at Ro Gallery’s auction Wednesday, May 13. The acrylic on canvas painting done in 1989 is expected to sell for $40,000-$50,000. It measures 60 by 60 inches. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
An Andy Warhol screenprint of Mick Jagger (FS II.138) has a $30,000-$35,000. The 1975 portrait was printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York, and published by Seabird Editions, London. The print, on Arches Aquarelle paper, measures 43 1/2 by 29 inches. It is signed and numbered in pen.
Jazz musician Miles Davis is the subject of a portrait by Raymond Howell (American, 1931-2002). The oil on canvas painting, 34 by 28 inches carries a $20,000-$25,000 estimate.
The musical theme continues with a bronze figure of The Bandoneon Player by Thierry Ligismond (American, 1950- ). The figure of a sailor playing the concertina-type instrument measures 26 by 27 by 14 inches. Created in 2005, the work carries a $30,000-$50,000 estimate.
Also, Mark Kostabi’s 1989 painting titled Lypsinka is estimated at $20,000-$25,000. The monochromatic oil on canvas painting measures 64 by 84 inches.
The public is invited to preview artworks through May 12t at Ro Gallery, 47-15 36th St., Long Island City. The Gallery is by appointment only; phone 800-8881063 or 718-937-0901. The 330-lot auction will begin Wednesday at noon Eastern.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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