Moran’s Aug. 25 sale runs gamut from Old Masters to Modern artworks

Joichi Hoshi (1921-1979, Japanese) “Trunk and Branches,” 1973, woodblock on paper, est: $2,000-$3,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s August 25 Studio Fine Art Auction, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers, is filled with works of art from across the globe. Studio fine art continues to be the leading category for works by the world’s leading artists at appealing price points. August’s Studio auction is no exception, boasting over 200 works of art including prints, drawings, and paintings for every taste. Whether you wish to collect works by established artists or discovery works by new artists, exceptional examples can be found in studio fine art.

Moran’s Studio Fine Art auction is dotted with prints from masters of the medium. A stunning woodcut (shown at top of page) by Japanese artist Joichi Hoshi, Trunk and Branches, is expertly produced and sure to sell within its $2,000-$3,000 estimate.

A lithograph from Birger Sandzen enhances the print offerings in the sale with 1921’s Little Arkansas River. Alexander Calder’s Cinq Boules Et Deux Serpents from 1965 in a sunny palette of yellow and blue is a favorite among collectors and is estimated to bring $600-$800.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976, American) “Cinq Boules Et Deux Serpents,” 1965, color lithograph on paper, est: $600-$800

From the city to the ranch, the coast to the desert, views of California abound in the auction. An impressionistic view of San Diego complete with swaying palm trees from La Jolla-based artist Harry Carnohan heads to the block with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.

Harry Carnohan (1904-1969, La Jolla, Calif.) “San Diego Street Scene,” 1955, oil on panel, est: $2,000-$3,000

Karl Eugen Neuhaus’ farmscape featuring an oak tree-dotted hillside with outbuildings carries a $1,200-$1,800 estimate. You can almost feel the cool breeze from the Pacific in Joane Cromwell’s Laguna Shores, which is expected to bring $1,000-$1,500 when it crosses the auction block. And a desert view from the masterful Sam Hyde Harris features in the auction with an approachable $1,000-$2,000 estimate.

Joane Cromwell (1895-1969, Laguna Beach, Calif.) “Laguna Shores,” oil on canvas board, est: $1,000-$1,500

Works from international artists feature prominently in the auction as well. An abstract Bedouin Woman from Israeli artist Audrey Bergner is a stunning work by the artist and comes to the block with a $400-$600 estimate.

Audrey Bergner (b. 1927, Israeli) “Bedouin Woman,” 1962, oil on canvas, est: $400-$600

An exquisite portrait from artist Jean-Pierre Capron of a French woman with choppy bangs and black turtleneck sweater shows a modern approach to a traditional subject and should sell within its $500-$700 range. A mischievous dog is the subject of a Baroness Emmuska Orczy painting, which is expected to reach $1,000-$2,000.

Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947, Hungarian/British), “Little Inky,” oil on canvas, est: $1,000-$2,000

Also, A 1977 Star Wars Style-A poster by famed artist Carl Jung could go out of this world when it crosses the auction block with a $1,000-$2,000 estimate.