EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – World Auction Gallery will ring in the New Year with a major 535-lot sale on Sunday, January 2, led by a large collection of items by Yaacov Agam (Israeli, b. 1928-) from a private collection; an extensive collection of Judaica items, including silver and bronzes; and exceptional paintings by noted and listed American, Chinese and European artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Also offered will be wonderful enameled Russian silver and Buccellati silver pieces; European porcelain, including Meissen and KPM; and Chinese and Japanese items. The auction will start promptly at 10 am Eastern time.
Pieces in the Yaacov Agam collection include an Agamograph lithograph titled Festival #5, fully signed and numbered (42/99) and estimated at $800-$1,000; and two Judaica kinetic Shalom Menorahs, both fully signed and numbered and housed in their original padded cases. Each is expected to bring $600-$800.
Additional Judaica items include a large bronze and marble Hanukiah by Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), signed and numbered (5/250), dated 1980, and estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
A pair of silkscreens on canvas signed and dated by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol are expected to gavel for $50,000-$75,000 each. One, titled 5 Coke Bottles, is inscribed “Merry Christmas, 1962” with a Christmas tree on the back. The other, titled Flowers, from 1964, has its original “Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris” label.
Fine creations by other noted American artists include a 3-D serigraph by Charles Fazzino (b. 1955-), titled Jets Football Team, New Jersey Meadowlands, is estimated at $400-$500.
Two very different lots have identical estimates of $3,000-$4,000. One is a monumental sterling silver Buccellati hand-chased vase, fully signed and hallmarked and in excellent condition (117 ozt). The other is a circa-1880s Japanese carved wood etagere / cabinet with decorations of Mount Fuji, flying cranes, dragons and birds.
A final piece of note is a Russian monumental oil on canvas painting, apparently unsigned, titled Lenin Talking to Farmers, which should realize $800-$1,200.
To inquire about consigning a single item, a collection or an estate, you may call World Auction Gallery at 516-307-8180, or email email@example.com. To learn more about World Auction Gallery, visit www.worldauctiongallery.com.
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