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Capsule Auctions presents array of fine art Jan. 21

Clara Klinghoffer, ‘Portrait of Melody’ (1959), oil on canvas, 27½ x 22 in. Capsule image

NEW YORK – Capsule presents LX: First Light, featuring traditional and contemporary fine art, editions, glass and sculpture from New York estates and collections.  The auction will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

This sale includes two works by Clara Klinghoffer, directly from the artist’s estate (above). Klinghoffer was known as “the girl who could draw like Raphael.” Lot 27, Portrait of Melody (1959) features a young seated African American girl.

Robert Bliss, ‘Waterfront Vertical #1,’ oil on board, 48 x 15in. Capsule image

Capsule will offer a new selection of artworks by Robert Bliss (above). The success of Bliss’s results in Capsule’s previous sales reflects the growing interest and value of his artworks. Bliss is appreciated for his suggestive portraits of male youths and also seascapes. His palette includes rich earth tones and vibrant blue hues, capturing light in dream-like compositions.

Alfred Chagniot, ‘Benodet’ oil on canvas (unstretched), 26 x 30½in. Capsule image

The sale concludes with a selection of artists from the collection of a fourth-generation New York art gallery offer scenes of mountain vistas, seasonal town squares, European coasts, rivers and canals.

Lloyd Sexton Jr, Kamuela Hawaii, oil on canvas, 18 x 24in, signed lower right. Capsule image
Salvador Dali, Lewis Carroll, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’ lithograph and woodcut, pencil signed on the title page, numbered 342/2500. Capsule image

For details contact the gallery at 212-353-2277 or

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