Kaminski Auctions to sell modern art from Palm Beach collection Feb. 26

Robert Natkin (American, 1930-2010), abstract, acrylic on paper, part of the ‘Apollo’ series. Kaminski Auctions image


BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions’ Feb. 26 estate auction features modern art from the collection of Michael Burrows, a real estate developer in Palm Beach, Fla. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Burrows’ collection includes works by Robert Natkin, Gustavo Rosa, Jose Maria Bermejo, Peter Saari, Robert Swain, a sculpture by Robert Helsmoortel and bronzes by British artist Jonathan Kenworthy and Irish artist Rowan Gillespie.

The Robert Natkin (American, 1930-2010) in the collection is an abstract acrylic on paper (above) which is part of the “Apollo” series.” It measure 26 inches high by 36 inches wide, and the lot includes the catalog of Natkin’s exhibition at the Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York City. It is estimated at $8,000-$12,000.

A Gustavo Rosa (Brazilian, 1946-2013) oil on canvas titled Father John, measures 47 inches high by 43 inches wide framed and was purchased from the Kouros Gallery in New York City and is valued at $6,000-$9,000.


Gustavo Rosa (Brazilian, 1946-2013), ‘Father John,’ oil on canvas. Kaminski Auctions image


There is also an aluminum and acrylic modern sculpture by the Belgian artist Robert Helsmoortel (Belgian, 1922-2007). The lot also includes a catalog signed by the artist.

Additional items of interest in the auction include an I Love Liberty silkscreen print by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), signed by the artist, numbered AP 33/73 and dated 1982 in pencil lower right. Included in the lot is the Lichtenstein catalog raisonné as Cortlett 192, stating “this print was executed in conjunction with the I Love Liberty celebration, taped on Feb. 22, 1982 in Los Angeles, Calif., and was broadcast March 21, 1982.” Valued at $5,000-$6,000, it is from a Massachusetts estate.


Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), ‘I Love Liberty,’ silkscreen. Kaminski Auctions image


For Andy Warhol collectors there is an autographed Campbell’s beef soup can. Warhol signed the can at the Italian Fashion store Fiorucci in Los Angeles in September 1978 when he did an in-store signing for an exhibition at the Ace Gallery.

There is also an interesting collection of 12 glass photographic negative plates of naturalist John Muir and Yosemite taken by Muir depicting Half Dome and the surrounding Yosemite National Park, as well as scenes from his life in Scotland. The lot is conservatively estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

Asian entries in the sale include a large and rare Rose Medallion vase circa mid-19th century standing 34 1/2 inches high.

Russian Judaica silver, estate jewelry, furniture and continental decorative items round out the auction, which will start at 10 a.m. Eastern.