Neue Auctions present mid-century design, contemporary art, Aug. 22

mid-century contemporary

Roy Lichtenstein (American 1923-1997) “The Oval Office, ” 1992, screenprint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, signed and dated in pencil, lower right, numbered 158/175, with the printer’s blindstamp “X” at lower right. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Neue Auctions will host a mid-century design and contemporary art sale on Saturday, August 22, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. Titled “What’s Neue, Pussycat?,” the 203-lot auction  features glass, sculpture, furniture, enamels, ceramics and textiles, with something for buyers at every level.

Commenting on their July sale, owner Cynthia Maciejewski said: “Many lots exceeded our expectations and estimates in the July auction, so we’re excited to see what happens with our August event. Historically, Neue Auctions has had an auction every other month, but for 2020, it’s been every month. This year is the first time in 20 years that I’ve ever had an auction in the summer. People are staying home right now and getting their fix through online shopping and bidding.” She added: “We’re working with many estates right now. The Baby Boomer generation is downsizing and properties are selling quickly, and that’s keeping us busy. I’m grateful that we are able to keep up with the momentum.”

Headlining the sale is an artwork (shown above) by Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). Titled Oval Office, it was commissioned as part of the Artists for Freedom of Expression Project. The 36-inch by 45-inch print, signed in pencil by Lichtenstein and dated 1992, has an estimate of $30,000-$50,000.

The Modern auction will feature many other wonderful finds in the fine art category, to include works by artists like Viktor Schreckengost and Julian Stanczak. Furnishings will showcase some excellent Mid-Century Modern classics from names such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Folke Ohlsson and others.

Neue Auctions provides a bespoke experience for sellers and buyers. Items are vetted and fully guaranteed, and Neue’s auction events combine regular online auctions with selected art exhibitions and educational opportunities. Offering consignment services for single items, estates and corporate collections, the firm assists clients in the complicated process of settling estates and general downsizing, working with private individuals, trusts, estates, museums, banks and attorneys.

Neue Auctions continues the long-standing history and tradition of art collecting in Cleveland by bringing fine works of art to the market for sale, encouraging the current and next generation of collectors. Neue Auctions is accepting consignments for future sales. To enquire about consigning, call 216-245-6707 or email to cynthia@neueauctions.com.