Capsule Gallery presents American art in Feb. 12 auction

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One of two Edward Willis Redfield paintings in the auction, ‘Woodland Brook,’ circa 1915. Starting Bid: $40,000. Capsule Gallery image

NEW YORK – Capsule Gallery presents American Art, a 126-lot auction of paintings, sculpture, drawings, photos and prints, which will be sold Tuesday, Feb. 12. The sale features highlights from the Carrington Collection of Fine Art, deaccessions from the collection of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, paintings from a fourth generation art gallery collection and works from the collection of Lillian and Arthur Weiss of Little Deer Isle, Maine. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights include:

– Two paintings by Edward Willis Redfield from a private collector by descent from her mother’s family, who lived near Redfield’s studio in Pennsylvania and purchased from the artist. Both works will be included in the upcoming catalogue raisonné by Dr. Tom Folk.

– A masterpiece by Manoucher Yektai (below) from the Carrington Collection of Fine Art, Positano Landscape #3 is a highlight of the artist’s 1959 exhibition at Poindexter Gallery, an expressive abstraction of the Italian countryside. “From his work in Positano … he has uncovered a vein of Lyrical Expressionism … bringing Soutine up to date” (Arts Magazine, 1959).

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Manoucher Yektai, ‘Positano Landscape (#3).’ Starting Bid: $35,000. Capsule Gallery image

– Four paintings by Robert Natkin from the Carrington Collection of Fine Art and The Weiss Collection.

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Robert Natkin, ‘Between the Sapphire and Sound.’ Starting Bid: $3,000. Capsule Gallery image

– An impressive group of original works in various media by Leroy Neiman from two collections including the estate of New York Times sports columnist Frank Litsky.

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LeRoy Neiman, ‘Hialeah Rack Track – Miami, Florida.’ Starting Bid: $1,500. Capsule Gallery image

– Two original paintings by Maine artist Neil Welliver from the Weiss Collection.

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Neil Welliver, Untitled (beaver pond). Starting Bid: $8,000. Capsule Gallery image

The auction will be Tuesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.

For details contact Capsule Gallery at or 212-353-2277.