PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s September 29 Art and Design auction brings the best of both collecting categories to market, from furniture by Harry Bertoia and Christian Liaigre to design objects by Tiffany Studios and Samuel Yellin to paintings, prints and works on paper by Andy Warhol and Louise Nevelson. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale’s fine art selection is led by Yozo Hamaguchi’s intricate mezzotint Seventeen Cherries and Stanley Casselman’s abstract Luminor Moment – 23, both offered individually with an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.
Highlights from the design selection include 20th-century furnishings such as a pair of Chinese-style oversized armchairs or benches by Richard Koga, estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
The September 29 Art and Design sale offers bidders multiple opportunities to collect works by some of the most important women artists of the 20th century, among them Judith Rothschild’s vibrant, blocky landscape Truro Marsh No. 1 (JRF 69.05), estimated at $5,000-$8,000. Yvonne Canu’s Port-Grimaud displays the French painter’s pointillist techniques and expert grasp of light and color. The Canu is estimated at $5,000-$8,000.
Collectors will be pleased to find a wide selection of pieces by luminaries such as Louise Nevelson, whose Double Imagery (2158/2158A) is offered with an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Also featured are works by Cindy Sherman, Edna Andrade, March Avery, Elizabeth Osborne, Kiki Smith and Suzanne Eisendieck.
The Art and Design sale also includes a fine selection of items credited to significant postwar Japanese artists and designers, including a Radio Nurse and Guardian Ear by Isamu Noguchi, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; glazed porcelain and stoneware by Toshiku Takaezu; and a Dodo recliner by Toshiyuki Kita.
The sale also brings to market works by some of the most iconic designers and houses of the 20th century, including a selection of lamps and blown glass by Tiffany Studios; an Eero Saarinen Womb chair, estimated at $1,500-$2,500; a pair of Barcelona chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, estimated at $2,500-$3,500; and Florence Knoll’s double chest of drawers, which has an estimate of $2,500-$3,500.
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