ATLANTA – A vibrant picnic still life painting by Janet Fish (American, b. 1938-) and an unpublished 1946 manuscript draft of Woody Guthrie’s (American, 1912-1967) book I Spin You Spin are a few of the expected highlights in Ahlers & Ogletree’s two-session, online-only Fall Fine Estates & Collections Auction planned for the weekend of October 28-29. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Session 1, on Friday, October 28, will feature more than 400 lots of Asian arts, Mid-century Modern material, jewelry and silver. Session 2, the following day, will contain more than 500 lots of period antiques and fine art from prominent estates in Europe and America, plus Native American objects. Bidding starts at 10 am Eastern time on both days.
The Janet Fish picnic still life from 1995, titled Provence, depicts vessels, fruit, wine and flowers on a blanket in the grass. The painting is signed and dated at the lower right and has several gallery labels on the verso. It’s estimated at $30,000-$60,000. Janet Fish is a contemporary American realist artist who explores the interaction of light with everyday objects in the still life genre.
The ink and graphite manuscript draft of Woodie (Woody) Guthrie’s I Spin You Spin consists of nine lined notebook sheets written entirely in Guthrie’s hand, dated Sept. 15, 1946. It is signed three times by the legendary singer-songwriter and is housed in a handsome clamshell case. The manuscript was acquired from Bauman Rare Books in New York in August 2010 and has an estimate of $6,000-$8,000.
A painting by Peter Von Artens (Argentina, 1937-2003), titled Flores Tropicales and featuring a floral still life of tropical flowers in a vase resting on a kilim-covered table, twice signed and nicely framed, is estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Also, an oil on canvas by English-born American artist William A.B. Kirkpatrick (1880, death date unknown), titled The Blue Shawl, is estimated at $5,000-$7,000. It consists of a three-quarter length portrait of a lady in a landscape holding a parasol.
A 1965 offset lithograph on paper by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), titled Sunrise and showcasing a radiating sun, has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Also, an abstract lithograph on paper by Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994), Untitled SF-330, is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Rounding out the highlights is a large 19th-century figural Black Forest clock and cylinder music box with a case signed by C. V. Bergen of Switzerland, which has an estimate of $8,000-$16,000.
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