Attributed Warhol works leading the way at Woodshed auction May 3

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A candidate for the top lot is Andy Warhol’s ‘Chairman Mao,’ an unframed crayon sketch on paper, signed and dated ’75.’ Estimate: $50,000-$80,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Two of Andy Warhol’s most iconic and instantly recognizable artworks – Chairman Mao and Volkswagen Beetle – and an acrylic on canvas painting attributed to Patrick Nagel, titled Mirage, are expected top performers in Woodshed Art Auctions’ International Art Collections & Estate Sale on Thursday, May 3. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers. Live bidding will start at 5:30 pm Eastern time.

The auction is expected to generate keen bidder interest. “Several of our consignors approached us with extensive collections of illustrations and drawings,” said Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions. “It’s exciting to see what they have decided to sell, and to see new collectors adding these pieces to their portfolios.” All the works in the sale are attributions, Wood pointed out.

Warhol’s Chairman Mao (above), an unframed crayon sketch on thin tan paper signed and dated “75” under the image of the Chinese leader, measures 11¼ inches by 9½ inches. It is a candidate for top lot of the auction, having an estimate of $50,000-$80,000. Volkswagen Beetle, an acrylic on paper, signed lower margin and verso, 7¼ inches by 8¾ inches, should bring $30,000-$50,000.

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‘Volkswagen Beetle,’ an acrylic on paper attributed to Andy Warhol, artist signed lower margin and verso. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

Patrick Nagel (American, 1945-1984) created popular illustrations on board, paper and canvas, most of which emphasize the female form in a distinctive style descended from Art Deco. Works by the artist have seen a meteoric rise in value in recent years. Nagel’s attribution titled Mirage, 29½ inches by 25½ inches, framed and signed lower right, carries an estimate of $25,000-$30,000.

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Framed acrylic on canvas painting attributed to Patrick Nagel titled ‘Mirage.’ Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

A china marker and graphite on paper drawing attributed to Jean Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), untitled (Copyrights), with Basquiat’s name written in the grid, should reach $60,000-$80,000; and an acrylic and ink on repurposed book paper attributed to Margaret Kilgallen (American, 1967-2001), unsigned and unframed, 8¼ inches by 6 inches, is expected to hit $15,000-$20,000.

A pencil on paper attributed to the Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), titled Nude Woman and Man, signed and dated “23.7.60,” unframed, is expected to bring $20,000-$30,000; and a pencil on paper drawing attributed to Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918), titled Standing Woman, signed and 15¾ inches by 11¼ inches unframed, should hammer for $20,000-$30,000.

An oil on canvas marine rendering attributed to Ivan Kostantinovitch Aivazovsky (Russian, 1817-1900), titled Ship Sailing in the Moonlight, circa 1870s, faintly signed and 14¾ inches by 24 inches framed, should rise to $30,000-$50,000; while an oil on wood Portrait of the Artist from the School of Paul Delaroche (French, 1797-1856), signed and framed, should hit $3,000-$5,000.

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Oil on canvas marine rendering attributed to Ivan Kostantinovitch Aivazovsky titled ‘Ship Sailing in the Moonlight.’ Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

Two attributions have identical $20,000-$30,000 estimates. One is a colored ink on paper by Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), titled Portrait of a Man, 19 inches by 14½ inches framed. The other is a framed gouache on paper from the renowned conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007), titled Curvy Brushstrokes, signed and dated “95” lower right, 26 inches square.

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Colored inks on paper by Alberto Giacometti titled ‘Portrait of a Man.’ Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Woodshed Art Auctions image

For details contact Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277 or bruce@woodshedartauctions.com.