FRANKLIN, Mass. – Rare, market-fresh paintings and drawings from private collections in Europe and the Americas – to include decorative artworks in the styles of, and attributed to, master artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Klein, de Kooning, Renoir, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and others – will be sold at the next In the Manner Of auction on Thursday, July 26. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Other prime works include sketches and paintings attributed to Wifredo Lam, Gustav Klimt, Cy Twombly, Joan Miro, Arshile Gorky, Franz Marc, Antoni Tapies and many others. It will be just the third auction for the young firm that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks done in the styles of master artists (hence the name In the Manner Of).
The July 26 auction, officially titled Impressionist & Modern Paintings and Drawings, will start at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.
The 205-lot auction is packed with decorative artworks in the styles of, and attributed to, master artists. A strong candidate for top lot of the sale is a signed tempera and gouache on paper done in the manner of Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), titled Portrait of a Man Wearing a Hat (above), with a certificate of authenticity from van Hassel Galleri in Rotterdam (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Also expected to realize $20,000-$30,000 is an unframed, untitled oil on canvas painting done in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), signed and dated (1983) lower right. The canvas measures 36¼ inches by 29 inches and is typical of Basquiat’s raw, Neo-Expressionist style. Basquiat’s work had an “unstudied” appearance, but he produced stunning visual collages.
Basquiat’s good friend and contemporary Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) will be represented in the sale by a graphite and acrylic drawing attributed to him titled Yellow Cow, unframed, verso signed and stamped and marked with the Arthur Tooth Gallery in London (est. $8,000-$12,000). Also, an untitled (Avatar) oil on canvas done in the manner of Cy Twombly (American, 1928-2011), signed lower right, measuring 19 ¾ inches by 20 ½ inches framed, should bring $8,000-$12,000.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) will make multiple appearances in the sale including an oil on canvas Cubist Still Life attribution, measuring 23 inches by 23 ¼ inches in the frame and signed and dated (“61”), with inscriptions and a wax collection stamp verso (est. $15,000-$25,000).
An unsigned, framed oil on canvas from the School of Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944), one of the earliest abstract expressionists, 22 ¼ inches by 19 ½ inches in the frame, has an estimate of $5,000-$8,000. Also, an oil on paper executed in the manner of Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918), titled Female Portrait with Red Hat, signed and unframed, should garner $5,000-$8,000.
For details contact Bruce Wood at In the Manner Of: 508-533-6277 or art@IntheMannerOf.com.