Lewis & Maese Auction emphasizes affordable artwork in April 7 sale
HOUSTON – Lewis & Maese Auction Co. will feature an important collection of fine art at its April 7 auction. Artists represented in the sale include Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, William Hook, Yaacov Agam, Herb Mears, Itzchak Tarkay, Leif Enevoldsen, Alvaro and Leroy Neiman. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
“It’s affordable art but good art,” said Tyler Witt, director of operations at Lewis & Maese.
A pair of gouache on paper views of the Bay of Naples and surrounding hillside towns are Neapolitan School, circa 1880. In gilt oval frames 20 inches high by 24 1/4 inches wide, the scenic paintings have a $7,000-$9,000 estimate.
An Abstract Composition attributed to Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955) is also gouache on heavy gray paper. The work, floating in a frame, is initialed lower left and dated 1948. It is 11 1/4 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide. It has a $600-$900 estimate.
Also included are works attributed to Paul Cezanne, Jean Cocteau, Adolf Hoelzel, Arshile Gorky, Ivan Kliun, Olga Rozanova, Ilya Chasnik, Albert Gleizes, Sonia Delaunay, Willem De Kooning, Jean Metzinger and Lajos Kassak.
A collection of African bronzes from a private estate will also be auctioned. A Benin copper and brass mounted king figure on a wooden base, 61 inches tall overall, has a $2,500-$3,000 estimate.
The auction also features a rare and exceptional collection of animal trophies, including the full body of a lion, mounted zebras and a floor mounted giraffe among others.
Antiques include fine furnishings such as an 1820s French mahogany fall front secretary, a 1810 Regency wine cellaret, a period American pedestal dining table, circa 1840, an American Empire chest of drawers, an 18th-century French buffet, Chinese ancestral portraits, an Italian rock crystal chandelier, a Brunswick pool table and large jade sculptures.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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