Carlyle Galleries auction Jan. 15 spans Old Masters to modern
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Carlyle Galleries International Inc., the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “500 Years of Art: Old Masters to Contemporary” on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Carlyle’s latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 150 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. As always, Carlyle’s auction features an eclectic mix of fine art, including European, American, Russian, Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern, 19th century, modernist, and Old Master paintings and drawings. Estimates range between $100 and $40,000, offering an opportunity for collectors at all price points.
This historically important work, painted in 1958 (simultaneously with Frank Stella’s striped painting series) marked the dawn of Minimalism and Post-painterly Abstraction. Davis was a central member of the Washington Color School and Minimalism movements in the 1950s and ’60s. This painting (above) is one of Gene Davis’ earliest vertical stripe painting series, which he started in 1958 (estimate: $25,000-$35,000).
The auction features six different multiples by acclaimed Japanese Pop artist Takashi Murakami, including the popular “Flowerball” series. Starting Bids: $900
Two early 1980s figure drawings by George Condo are up for bidding with start prices at $14,000.
The auction features two important sculptures/multiples by Arman: Hommage a Yves Klein (Pink Violin) and a rare large bronze sculpture Amphitrite with propellors (below). Starting prices of $13,000 and $9,000 respectively.
A Jim Dine Heart painting (below) in mixed media on paper is offered with a starting bid of $20,000. Also up for bidding, is Carrot, a 1985 watercolor and gouache on paper with a starting bid of $20,000.
Up for bidding is a rare original drawing by Andy Warhol used as the basis for the Gems series, with an estimate of $25,000-35,000. What makes this piece particularly special, is that it is one of the few available artworks done completely by the artist’s hand (unlike Warhol’s canvases produced primarily by “Factory” assistants), and showcases Warhol’s notable draftsmanship talents, which first brought him fame in the 1950s. Notably, Warhol’s drawings are considered one of the most undervalued part of his market, and represent a great opportunity for collectors.
Carlyle’s Jan. 15 auction features an eclectic selection of artwork by European Impressionist and modern painters, 1800s-1960s, as well as important Middle Eastern, Asian and Latin artists.
As always Carlyle is offering a wide selection of Old Master paintings and drawings including early Renaissance Italian, Flemish, Dutch, Northern European and British paintings from 1500’s. Most lots in the Old Masters category are in the $3,000-5,000 range.