AMESBURY, Mass. – John McInnis Auctioneers, LLC will present its June Important Fine Art Auction on June 26. It will feature more than 550 lots of paintings, prints, sculptures, mid-century Modern furniture, and fine art reference books spanning more than four centuries. All will be brought together to cross the auction block in a single session sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction has been in the works for more than two years and will feature the personal collection of William “Willie” Postar of Boston in the first 176 lots. Also included are pieces from other estate collections from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut.
The sale lineup, as pictured in the catalog, offers artworks and objects suitable for all levels of dealers, interior designers, and collectors. The artworks reflect the mastery of some of the world’s most celebrated artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Grosz, and Warhol to those who are less well known and who belong to the Barbazon, Impressionists, Tonalists, and Regionalists schools.
The lot with the highest overall estimate is Sanford R. Gifford’s Lago di Nemi (Nemi Lake), a landscape signed and dated 1857. It is estimated at $75,000-$125,000.
Of particular note is L’or du vent porte par la neige (The gold of the wind carries through the snow), an undated oil on canvas by Gina Pellon. It showcases two feminine figures on a warm gold background, and it carries an estimate of $3,000-$6,000.
Another piece worthy of attention is a 16th or 17th century Old Master painting of the Virgin Mary, the Christ Child, and two representations of John the Baptist: as a baby, and as a grown man. It is estimated at $300-$500.
The auction lineup will also feature a strong selection of non-representational abstract works as well as pieces by highly successful living artists.
“Everyone is invited to join us for a fast-paced and entertaining event, with some wonderful opportunities to acquire original fine art at attractive price points through the auction,” said John McInnis.
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