MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s 20th Century Art + Design auction June 9 is heating up the summer season with fresh-to-market fine and decorative art from an array of artists and designers are sure to appeal to collectors. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Lovers of mid-century design will find plenty of tempting options in the sale. Two beautifully designed “New” chairs from George Nakashima’s studio are estimated to bring $3,000-$4,000 (above).
Over the years the collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh grew with their discerning eye to include a bevy of the century’s leading artists, some of the finest examples of which can be found in this auction. An early Edward Kienholz mixed media assemblage on panel sold through the artist’s Ferus gallery and formerly in the collection of Dennis Hopper comes to the block with a $20,000-$30,000 estimate (below).
José Luis Cuevas, one of the most pivotal artists of Mexico’s Generación de la Ruptura movement, features in the auction with several works, chief among them Marquis de Sade, Niño from 1964 that is expected to bring $2,500-$3,500. A portrait of a baby with a halo from Miami artist Purvis Young is imbued with the artist’s prized qualities and is sure to bring $2,000-$4,000 at auction.
A three-dimensional work from Spanish artist Rafael Canogar, a personal friend of the Hodoshes, has the artist’s signature aesthetic on full display (est. $3,000-$5,000).
A Pablo Picasso “Corrida” white earthenware charger features one of the artist’s bullfighting scenes (est. $6,000-$8,000).
Georg Jensen fans will find many prime examples of the workshop’s choicest designs. A set of “Parallel” flatware with its impeccable silhouette is set to attract buyers with its $4,000-$6,000 estimate.
Southern California furniture designer Kasparian comes to the auction with a walnut credenza highlighted with resin panels and is sure to bring $2,000-$3,000 at the block.
Works on paper are set to make a splash during the auction. A brilliant Olympic screenprint from neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat comes to the block with a $25,000-$35,000 estimate.
Red, Yellow, Blue from Ellsworth Kelly features the artist’s signature color blocking and is sure to bring $8,000-$10,000 at auction. A graphic Robert Motherwell lithograph, Three Figures, is a fantastic work from the artist and is expected to sell between $15,000-$20,000. A Joan Miró color lithograph Defile de Mannequins a Istanbul is a coveted example and is sure to sell for $6,000-$8,000.
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