In the 20th century European, Modern category, one of the highlights of the sale is an impressive pen and ink drawing by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), titled, Nue Accroupi (1902 – Cat Ref. Zervos, Vol. VI, no. 459) for $50,000-$70,000. In addition, Clars will be featuring a rare, Surrealist painting (that was purchased from the Atlantic Richfield Collection) titled, Vagaries of War (1946), by French artist, Henri Bernard Goetz (1909-1989) for $20,000-$40,000. Also, Clars will offer a beautiful post-expressionistic oil on canvas, St. Tropez, by Paul Augustin Aizpiri (French, b. 1919) for $20,000-$25,000.
The American, Modern and Contemporary categories will be equally as astounding. For the fourth time in less than a year, Clars will be offering another powerful work by sculptress Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) titled, Mother and Child, for $8,000 to $12,000. Also from the Atlantic Richfield collection, a painted steel sculpture titled Lippincott I (Maquette) by abstract sculptor, James Rosati (American, 1911-1988) for $10,000 to $15,000. Rounding out the sculpture category is a whimsical bronze by Richard MacDonald titled Whiteface (from the Mime series) for $6,000 to $8,000. In the paintings area, Clars will be offering a marvelous, yet complex, oil on canvas by William Theophilus Brown (American, 1919-2012) titled Football Players, 1952, for $6,000 to $8,000. Also featured is a voluptuous portrait of actress Jayne Mansfield by renowned, pin-up painter Earl Moran (American, 1893-1984) for $10,000-$15,000. Lastly one of the highlights in the prints category will be a mesmerizing woodcut composition by Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011) titled Cameo (1980 – Cat. Ref. 75, Harrison) that will be at offered at $5,000 to $7,000.
In the classic, late 19th and early 20th century department, there will be numerous important American and European paintings, prints and sculpture to choose from beginning with a large, richly executed painting by William Keith (American, 1838-1911) titled California Oaks for $20,000 to $40,000. Another painting titled Hawaiian Coast by Maurice Logan (American, 1886-1977) for $10,000 to $15,000, exemplifies the artist’s colorful, but dramatic use of color. On the European side, a striking, Orientalist painting titled A Moment of Prayer by Swiss painter, Rudolf Johann Weisse (1846-1933) will be offered for $40,000 to $60,000. For the passionate French Barbizon collector, a lovely, yet large, bucolic oil on panel titled Figures and Cows in a Country Landscape, 1874, by Charles Daubigny (1817-1878) will be available for $40,000 to $60,000. In the late 19th century sculpture category, there will be an astounding bronze by Henri Godet (French, 1863-1937) titled Le Ravissement de Psyche (after Bouguereau) for $15,000 to $20,000.
For Old Master enthusiasts and collectors, Clars will be featuring a monumental painting by Dutch still life artist Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644-1721) titled Roses, tulips, carnations, a butterfly and other flowers in a vase on a table. This important work is being offered for $25,000 to $35,000.
Clars’ Nov. 11 Fine Art Sale will be held in conjunction with their Nov. 10 and 11 auction of fine furnishings, decoratives, jewelry and Asian antiques.
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