Lichtenstein lithos are tops in 20th century art at Ahlers & Ogletree, Aug. 8
ATLANTA – Two signed lithographs by famed American Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), three works by the noted Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman (b. 1932), and a signed lithograph by renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero (b. 1932), are just a few of the many items that will be sold at an Ahlers & Ogletree auction planned for Aug. 8.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
The sale, which begins at 11 a.m. Eastern, will be conducted in the firm’s Atlanta gallery at 715 Miami Circle, Suite 210. The auction will focus on modern and contemporary works of art, design and furniture.
The signed lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein are both from 1969. One, titled Pyramids (above), is an artist proof color lithograph on paper, pencil signed and dated. The graphic image in yellow and black depicts three large pyramids in Giza, Egypt. The other, titled Repeated Design, is a color litho on paper, pencil signed, dated and numbered (33/100). It depicts three repeated geometric patterns.
A star lot of the Leonardo Nierman triology will be an acrylic on Masonite board titled Bird of Paradise. It’s an abstract rendering of an elegantly feathered bird.
The work by Fernando Botero is an offset lithograph in colors on woven paper, pencil signed and numbered (123/200), titled La Toilette (1983). It is a bedroom scene, showing a nude woman tending to her hair while looking in a mirror.
Two lots are expected to do particularly well. The first is a fully restored, 1940s-era Brunswick-Balke-Collender Centennial billiards table, streamlined in form and made from Brazilian rosewood with an aluminum skirt and base. The second is a monumental (43 3/4 inches by 96 1/2 inches, framed) Ilfochrome photograph print (below) by Peter Lik (Australian, b. 1959), signed by Lik in gold pen and limited-edition numbered (497/950). The print is titled Angel’s Heart.
American furniture will feature a Bruce Burdick work station desk made during the 1970s for Herman Miller, with the 10-foot polished aluminum beam mounted to the top and bottom with a dozen attachments. The glass desk top measures 60 inches wide by 35 3/4 inches deep.
For details contact Ahlers & Ogletree by phone at 404-869-2478 or send an email to consignments@AandOauctions.com.
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