NEW YORK – On Thursday, May 11, Capsule Auctions presents LX: Spring Fine Arts and Antiques, an eclectic sale spanning an incredible variety of items including paintings, prints, sculpture, books, carpets, furniture and design. Featuring items from the 18th century to present day, the sale will represent a wide range of styles, offering something for every collector to discover. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
A highlight of the sale is a 1982 Pennyroyal Press edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland accompanied by 75 signed Barry Moser illustrated prints. Estimated at $1,000-$2,000, it is from a limited edition of 350 copies and is encased by a custom protective cover. Moser’s illustrations for the book helped him win the 1983 American Book Awards prize for pictorial design.
Rosa Bonheur, the famous painter of animals, appears in the sale with her painting Study of a Deer, featuring gentle renderings surrounding a central deer figure. The 18th-century French artist’s expertise in painting fauna is present in many of her most well-known works. The Bonheur study has an estimate of $800-$1,200.
Chinese artist Li Huanmin is represented in the May 11 sale by Tibetan Girl, a 1958 signed wood engraving from an edition of 100, estimated at $1,000-$2,000.
Fresh to the market from the estate of esteemed painter Vincent Arcilesi, Trees at Charlevoix, estimated at $300-$500, is a charming example of the American artist’s joyfully sensual landscapes. Arcilesi exhibited in New York City and internationally during his career, including solo shows, the Whitney Biennial and shows at the Brooklyn Museum; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the San Francisco Museum of Art; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; P.S. 1, New York; and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Verona, Italy. His work is in numerous collections both public and private, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
A special inclusion to the sale is a Herschede model 294 tall hall clock with a mahogany case and a classically intricate moon phase dial. The carved details of the exterior of the clock create an impressive visual statement. The Herschede clock is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
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