Morton Kuehnert to celebrate Latin American Art at auction Dec. 12
“This auction brings to Houston a fine collection of art in a city already a formidable and pretigious force in the Latin American community,” said Lindsay Davis, Morton Kuehnert’s fine art specialist. “The auction can be experienced as a connoisseur of fine art or as a new collector,” she added.
Lots can be viewed on-line at www.mortonkuehnert.com and in the Morton Kuehnert showroom at 4901 Richmond Ave. in Houston 77027, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Prints, works on paper, sculpture and paintings will be included. Spanish Colonial paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries are also represented, and work from 19th-20th-century artists Norton Bush and Conrad Wise Chapman, and 20th-century artists Leonora Carrington, Roberto Matta, Gunther Gerzso and Raphael Coronel as well.
“This auction is our commitment to positioning Latin American art in an international context,” said Davis. “Houston is gaining worldwide attention from Latin American artists, dealers and collectors and as a strong regional auction house we are facilitating this paradigm,” she added.
Highlights include Lot 39, Rivera’s 1907 oil on canvas House of Vizcaya, with a pre-auction estimate of $750,000-$900,000. Lot 51, Matta’s 1971 Untitled oil on canvas is estimated at $275,000-$300,000. Lot 8, Chapman’s 1894 “Valle de Mexico oil on canvas is estimated at $175,000-$200,000. Lot 46, Zárraga’s The Annunciation, circa 1928 oil on canvas, is estimated at $180,000-$200,000.
Two interesting 18th-century Spanish Colonial pieces include Lot 15, an ivory and horn-inlaid ebony, mahogany and hardwood cabinet on a Colonial hardwood table, estimated to sell at auction between $200,000 and $225,000, and Lot 52, an inlaid “mueble enchonchado” cabinet-on-stand, circa late 17th century to early 18th century, is estimated at $220,000-$240,000.
Phone bids and absentee bids must be prearranged by calling 713-827-7835, or in-person at the gallery.
For more information, contact Lindsay Davis, fine art specialist, at 713-827-7835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.LiveAucvtioneers.com.
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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