NEW YORK – On June 16 at 10 am Eastern time, Doyle New York will host the next sale in the popular Doyle+Design® auction category. This highly anticipated sale showcases a wide range of Modern and Contemporary furniture, decorations, and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers, and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Featured are colorful lamps and accessories by Tiffany Studios, silver by Georg Jensen, and furniture by Karl Springer, Gabriella Crespi, and Ingrid Donat. Among the paintings, sculptures, and prints are examples by Frank Stella, Paul Jenkins, Jackie Ferrara, Walton Ford, and Franz Hagenauer.
A 1974 work by Frank Stella (American, b. 1936-) finds the artist expanding upon his classic geometric abstraction of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Targowica showcases Stella’s early usage of collage, laying shaped elements directly to a surface and achieving both the sublime flatness of his earlier paintings as well as a preview of his sculptural works to come. Targowica carries an estimate of $50,000-$70,000.
New York School painter Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012) was a leading Postwar Abstract Expressionist artist, eschewing paintbrushes and employing palette knives, among other tools, to achieve a unique take on abstraction. Phenomena Prism Chambers, rendered in 1984, is a large-scale, vibrant work, encapsulating Jenkins’ bold primary colors and fluid action painting. It is estimated at $40,000-$60,000.
Minimalist sculptor Jackie Ferrara (American, b. 1929-) infuses concepts of architecture and natural elements in her work, often creating ziggurat-like stepped pyramid forms. Red and Black Pyramid 227, accompanied by its preparatory sketch, is a prime example of Ferrara’s precise geometric structures, appearing simultaneously both contemporary and ancient. It carries an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.
An early painting by Walton Ford (American, b. 1960-) predating his beloved retoolings of Audubon and other naturalist illustrators, 1990’s Best Breeding hints at the cynical humor that would become synonymous with his work. Ford’s exacting depictions of flora and fauna have always contained a sarcastic commentary on the history of colonialism and its impacts on our environment. Best Breeding is estimated at $12,000-$18,000.
Overseeing the Weiner Werkstatte following the passing of his brother Karl, Franz Hagenauer (Austrian, 1906-1986) was famed for his Modernist figural sculptures. Hagenauer’s nickeled metal Female Head is an excellent example of his stylized Art Deco forms, taking their cues from both African figures as well as works by Pablo Picasso. The sculpture is estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
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