Nye & Co. to stage Pop-Up Fine Art Auction March 11

Pop-Up Fine Art Auction

Lithograph, titled ‘Crak,’ by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) signed in pencil lower right, printed by Total Color, New York. Nye & Co. image

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Following the success of Fashion Week in New York, London and Paris, Nye & Co. is taking a page out of the fashion world and has created a Pop-Up Fine Art Auction planned for Wednesday, March 11. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“We are excited to take a page out of the fashion world and offer this unexpected pop-up auction” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Co. Auctioneers. “Walking the streets of New York, London and Paris you will undoubtedly find a pop-up shop of exciting and trend-setting fashions. We have decided to follow suit and offer our clients a unique opportunity to purchase works of art in a variety of different mediums and styles.”

Modern masters like Roy Lichtenstein (above), Robert Indiana and Manuel Rivera (below) are represented. Lichtenstein’s Crak lithograph is a terrific representation of the Pop-Art Movement. Equally as exciting is the Golden Love silkscreen by Indiana. This iconic work or variation of this work can be found in just about every major museum or large-scale city as a public installation. The metal mesh on painted panel is a superb example of the Spanish avant-garde movement seen in the El Paso school of artists.

Pop-Up Fine Art Auction

Metal mesh on painted panel, Manuel Rivera, (Spanish, 1927-1995) signed verso ‘Manuel Rivera’ titled ‘Espejo de Otono’ dated 1967. Nye & Co. image

Inspired by the great French Impressionist/Post-Impressionist artists such as Cezanne, Gaugin and Signac, the Dutch/Indonesian artist Arie Smit has created a wonderful gouache on panel.  Colorful and post-impressionistic, this work delights the eye with its vibrant and colorful depiction of an Indonesian rice field (below). Continuing with the Impressionist movement, there is an exceptional etching titled Le Chapeau Epingle, after Pierre Auguste Renoir.

Pop-Up Fine Art Auction

Gouache on Masonite, ‘Ricefields’ Arie Smit (Dutch-Indonesian, 1916-2016), signed ‘Arie’59, Bali.’ Nye & Co. image

For the more traditional collector, there is an idyllic oil on canvas depicting cows in a landscape by Edmund Osthaus. Traditionally known for his depiction of sporting art and in particular, bird dogs, Osthaus has a superb ability to capture the very essence of animals. In particular, he is able to transport the viewer into the picture and elicit feelings of a hot, lazy summer day with cows grazing in the field.

Pop-Up Fine Art Auction

Oil on canvas, ‘Cows in Stream,’ Edmund Osthaus, (American, 1858-1928) signed lower right. Nye & Co. image

For those that like the classic Old Masters, there is a rare Rembrandt Van Rijn etching from 1630. It is part of the self-portrait series, titled Self-Portrait in a Cap, Laughing. Rembrandt created roughly 30 self-portrait etchings. His etchings are highly sought after in the marketplace and in this particular example, he was able to capture his emotion and jovial spirit. The viewer can’t help but be drawn into this image and want to get to know this fascinating artist and man.

Pop-Up Fine Art Auction

Etching, ‘Self Portrait in a Cap, Laughing,’ Rembrandt Van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), dated 1630. Nye & Co. image

Nye & Co.’s Pop-Up Fine Art Auction will be conducted on Wednesday, March 11, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern time.