LOS ANGELES – Auction season is in full swing and Andrew Jones Auctions has much in store for its Sunday, Nov. 24, DTLA Collections & Estates auction, starting at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time/1:30 p.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale features 600 lots of fine art, Asian works of art, modern design, antiques, photographs, prints and multiples, antiquities, unusual and fine silver, rugs, books and manuscripts, and great vintage finds from local collections and estates.
“Our DTLA [Downtown Los Angeles] auctions are so much fun,” said company president Andrew Jones. “The offerings of notable photography, fine art and design make this sale really special. And with the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to acquire some truly unforgettable gifts.”
The auction features property from the collection of longtime Los Feliz residents Dr. Ben Pinsky and Terry O’Neill Pinsky. Included is a large and varied selection of fine art, with highlights that include Sarkis Diranian’s (Turkish, 1854-1918) charming oil on canvas entitled The music room (above); Robert Alott’s (Austrian, 1850-1910) Levantine market scene ($1,500-$2,000); and a lovely Portrait of a young woman by Arthur Hacker (English, 1858-1919) ($2,000-$3,000).
The collection also features Chinese works of art and furnishings, such as a pair of marble and mother of pearl inset hardwood side chairs ($600-$800) and hardstone carvings ($300-$500). The Belgian artist Jacqueline Balliu’s eclectic collection contains fine art, furnishings and unusual accessories. Artworks from collections in Santa Barbara, Venice and Maui are also included.
The sale also features two early Aaron Siskind gelatin silver prints of Los Angeles from 1949 (each $6,000-$8,000). Representing the East Coast is a Diane Arbus portrait of Jorge Luis Borges in Central Park N.Y.C, 1969 ($3,000-$5,000). Photographs include works by Lee Friedlander, Thurston Hopkins and Bill Owens’ McDonald’s modern daycare center, 1975 ($2,000-$3,000).
Prints and multiples will include pieces by a host of artists such as Yaacov Agam. One of three works by him is the kinetic Spinning Polymorph ($2,000-$3,000). Others include Edward Borein, Mary Cassatt, Raoul Dufy, Johnny Friedlaender, Robert Indiana, Rockwell Kent, Peter Milton, Pablo Picasso, John Sloan and Robert Riggs’s 1932 lithograph On the Ropes ($1,000-$1,500).
Design highlights will include a Frank Kyle Wing desk sculpture ($4,000-$6,000) and a suite of four Colin Schleeh Designs bird’s-eye and tiger-maple molded pocket vases (one lot, $600-$800).
Fine silver will be led by a collection from a historic Western family that features 18th and 19th century British pieces by Hester Bateman, William Stroud and John Edwards, plus a lovely pair of covered vegetable dishes by Richard Cooke, 1806, with heraldic engraving ($1,500-$2,000).
Antiquities will range from Bactrian to Egyptian to an Etruscan terra-cotta votive head ($500-$700). Books and manuscripts will include Rudolph Ackermann’s The Microcosm of London, 1808-1810 ($8,000-$12,000), as well as important titles from William Dugdale, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and others.