HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — True to form, Leland Little‘s Signature Fall Auction holds great promise, with a Diego Rivera original and other top-flight artworks leading the way on Saturday, September 9. LiveAuctioneers now has the catalog available for review and bidding.
Most fascinating and certain to draw bidders is Mujer cargando ayate, a 1941 Diego Rivera (1886-1957) India ink and watercolor on paper measuring 15.375 by 10.75in. Its provenance includes documentation on its descent from Rivera, having been purchased by Gimbel Brothers department store from Alberto Misrachi in January 1944 for 450 pesos. It carries an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.
Famed North Carolina artist Maud Gatewood (1934-2004) so makes a leading appearance in the sale. Her 1985 acrylic on canvas Breakers (Red Ball) measures 60 by 72in and is estimated at $30,000-$40,000.
England’s Henry Spencer Moore (1898–1986) is best remembered for his monumental bronze public art sculptures and his illustrations that feature abstractions on the human form. In this lot, called Standing Female Nude, we see classic Moore in action. The framed black chalk and India ink on paper dating to 1928-30 and featuring Moore’s signature is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.
Another prominent North Carolinian is also featured in the Leland Little sale. Claude Howell (1915-1997) produced a wide range of marine and maritime-related landscape artwork in a Realist style. Heading Shrimp from 1981 measures 50 by 40in and is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.
Visit the Leland Little catalog now at LiveAuctioneers to register to bid in the September 9 auction. Be sure to check out the extensive offering of diamonds, gold, necklaces, pendants, rings, and watches.