MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ April 16 auction is the first of the company’s decorative arts auction events to take place on a Saturday and is expected to draw a large number of bidders both remote and in-person.
Featuring over 320 lots, the cataloged session alone spans a number of diverse categories including Continental, North and South American works of art, Western and Native American items, French and American decorative arts and silver – among much more.
Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Paintings and bronzes from the estate of Phoebe Hearst Cooke make up a sizeable selection of the works in the catalog. Cooke’s love of all things equine is evident in this collection, which includes an oil painting by Chicago-based artist Bill Anton (b. 1957) depicting cowboys on horseback crossing a shallow river (above).
Select works of art with Native American subjects are also expected to fare well at the auction. Consigned from the Margaret Eaton Brown Fleming estate are a number of photographic prints by Edward Curtis (1868-1952, Los Angeles). They are offered with conservative estimates, including a group of scarce gelatin silver prints depicting Southwest and Pacific Northwest subjects. Highlights include Homeward (est.: $2,000 to $3,000), Hopi Snake Priest (below) (est.: $2,000 to $3,000), and Fruit Gatherer–Maricopa (est.: $1,000 to $2,000).
For questions regarding this auction contact John Moran Auctioneers via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 626-793-1833.