Neiman ballet painting in spotlight at Revere Auctions March 24


LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), ‘La Dansuese Le Ballet,’ 1948, oil on board, 17 x 14 in., original frame 25 ½ x 22 ¾ in. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Revere Auctions image

MINNEAPOLIS – Revere Auctions, a world-class fine arts auction house known for their digital savvy and diverse range of local, national and international clientele, have opened their first location in Minneapolis in the historic International Market Square. Their first auction will occur on March 24, featuring works by top artists including Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, George Rickey, George Morrison and LeRoy Neiman. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Minnesota artists fund at the MIA.

Items of note in the March 24 auction include:

–LeRoy Neiman’s La Dansuese Le Ballet painting (above) is his earliest known work to come to auction and was found in St. Paul, Minn., where he once lived.
–The Frank Stella’s Moby Dick series lithograph and silkscreen is a unique print unknown due to its experimental nature from the Moby Dick series;
–The Robert Courtright works are the largest of his to come to auction;
–Rudolph Ruzicka’s woodcut Lower Manhattan has only once before come up and it was purchased by the Smithsonian.


Robert Courtright (American, 1926-2011), ‘Untitled,’ collage construction, 1993, 67 x 71 in., signed on verso. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Revere Auctions image

Co-founded by Robert Snell and Sean Blanchet, Revere Auctions aims to service a Minneapolis fine-arts market that has long sought to have access to premiere auction opportunities for collectors, corporations, and museums seeking to sell their top quality art, sculpture, and fine estates.


Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), ‘Figure 7,’ lithograph on paper, hand-signed and dated (1968) in graphite lower right, edition (49/70) lower left, 27 x 20 1/2 in., sight 37 x 30 in, frame 38 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Revere Auctions image

“We want to make Minneapolis synonymous with fine art,” said Sean Blanchet. “We aim to do this with a combination of digital innovations, proprietary art-price databases rarely seen at legacy auction houses, and world-class artwork that collectors around the world will be interested in.”


Rudolph Ruzicka (Czech-American, 1883-1978), ‘Lower Manhattan,’ color woodcut on paper, early to mid-20th century, 4 1/2 x 3 in., frame 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Estimate: $800-$1,200. Revere Auctions image

Revere Auctions accesses markets and buyers in Europe, Asia, and the United States through a wide variety of digital bidding platforms, a proprietary mobile app, and long-established relationships with art and antique dealers worldwide. Collectively, Blanchet and Snell bring considerable art and auction expertise to bear on the promise of Minneapolis’s finest collections.