Fernando Botero bronze leads a full lineup of fine art in Fuller’s Oct. 25 sale

Lot 171. Fernando Botero (Colombian, b. 1932) Hand With Cigarette, 1981, bronze with brown patina, 33¾ inches by 19 3/8 inches, edition 2/6, signed, numbered and stamped with circular foundry mark along the lower edge Botero 2/6 Fonderia / M / Italy. Est. $80,000-$120,000.

Lot 171. Fernando Botero (Colombian, b. 1932) Hand With Cigarette, 1981, bronze with brown patina, 33¾ inches by 19 3/8 inches, edition 2/6, signed, numbered and stamped with circular foundry mark along the lower edge Botero 2/6 Fonderia / M / Italy. Est. $80,000-$120,000.

PHILADELPHIA – On Oct. 25, Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions will present an auction of 19th- and 20th-century fine art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and prints from various private estates, collectors and institutions. The sale will begin at noon Eastern Time.

Auction highlights include paintings from the 1950s by Kenneth Noland (lots 138, 143), a 1968 oil painting by the innovative Alan Davie (lot 161), a Harry Bertoia bronze (lot 183) and a maquette from the “Wave Series” by Lee Lozano (lot 153). The Lozano maquette is a rare instance in which the artist applied glazes to the painting’s surface, possibly in her quest to produce an invisible painting. Fuller’s set a world auction record for Lee Lozano and many other artists in its sale in December 2007.

In a red-hot Latin-American art market, the name Fernando Botero is sure to garner widespread bidding interest. The Colombian artist’s 1981 patinated-bronze sculpture titled Hand With Cigarette is expected to fetch $80,000-$120,000.

A watercolor landscape by the 19th-century American realist Walter Launt Palmer (lot 19) and a watercolor by the celebrated American Western artist William R. Leigh (lot 27) will be offered. Fine photographs spanning two centuries from artists such as Lisette Model (lot 235), Eugène Atget (lot 224) and Gilles Peress (lots 243, 244, 245, 246) are also featured.

Another artist for whom Fuller’s set a world auction record in December 2007, Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky, is represented with a brilliantly colored glass vessel (lot 255). Many other fine art glass and ceramic pieces are available by artists including Peter Voulkos (lot 259), Pablo Picasso (lots 189, 194) and Bennett Bean (lot 263). The sale includes exceptional prints by American Pop artists Wayne Thiebaud (lot 208) and Tom Wesselmann (lot 192).

Fuller’s welcomes guests to preview the works of art between Saturday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 24 from noon until 6 p.m. at their gallery, in Philadelphia’s historic northwest section of Philadelphia known as West Mount Airy, at 730 Carpenter Lane. The public is invited to a preview reception on Thursday, Oct. 23 between 5- 8 p.m.

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE

Lot 161. Alan Davie (British, b. 1920) Bird Nest Noise, 1968, oil on canvas, 48 by 60½ inches, titled, dated and signed on verso Bird / Nest / Noise / July 68 / Alan Davie / Mar 62-July 68, Est. $30,000-$50,000.

Lot 161. Alan Davie (British, b. 1920) Bird Nest Noise, 1968, oil on canvas, 48 by 60½ inches, titled, dated and signed on verso Bird / Nest / Noise / July 68 / Alan Davie / Mar 62-July 68, Est. $30,000-$50,000.

Lot 148. Meret Oppenheim (Swiss, 1913-1985) Fur Abstraction, 1969, assemblage with fur, 8¼ inches by 6½ inches, initialed and dated MO 1969, Est. $4,000-$6,000.

Meret Oppenheim (Swiss, 1913-1985) Fur Abstraction, 1969, assemblage with fur, 8¼ inches by 6½ inches, initialed and dated MO 1969, Est. $4,000-$6,000.

Lot 153. Lee Lozano (American, 1930-1999) Untitled (16 Wave), oil on cotton duck, 18¼ inches by 8¼ inches. Est. $8,000-$12,000.

Lot 153. Lee Lozano (American, 1930-1999) Untitled (16 Wave), oil on cotton duck, 18¼ inches by 8¼ inches. Est. $8,000-$12,000.