Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein, engraved frontispiece and title page. Third edition, features picture of monster. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

Shelley’s Frankenstein in the spotlight at Gray’s, May 6

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein, engraved frontispiece and title page. Third edition, features picture of monster. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), Frankenstein, engraved frontispiece and title page. Third edition, features picture of monster. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

CLEVELAND – Gray’s Auctioneers will conduct its first Fine Printed Books Auction on May 6, 2010, with Internet live bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. The online-only sale will include travel guides, illustrated books, art books, modern first editions and sets.

Among the highlights of the sale is a third edition of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece Frankenstein. This was the first edition of the title to include an illustration of the monster as well as Shelley’s introduction in which she explains the origin of the story written while on holiday at Lake Geneva with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron. The estimate is $1,500-$2,500.

Numerous books illustrated by Maxfield Parrish are being offered, including Irving’s A History of New York, Hawthorne’s Wonder Books and Tanglewood Tales, his fine collaboration with Edith Wharton Italian Villas and Their Gardens, and numerous others. Estimates range from $75-$100 to $400-$600.

Other important lots include a first edition of George Burchett’s Memoirs of a Tattooist based on his 55-year career as Britain’s most famous tattoo artist (estimate: $200-$300); Edward Gordon Craig’s Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, etc., A Book of Portraits signed by both Irving and Terry (estimate: $200-$300), and Gustave Witkowski’s curious treatise on décolletage titled Tetoniana, Anecdotes historiques er religieuses sur les aeins et l’allaitement comprenant l’histoire du décolletage et du corset (estimate: $100-$200).

This sale is online and absentee only.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Four-volume set of Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) lithographs, Fernand and Michel Mourlot, Barcelona. First edition in Spanish. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

Four-volume set of Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) lithographs, Fernand and Michel Mourlot, Barcelona. First edition in Spanish. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.


Slavery and Emancipation, dated 23 November, 1850, with the certificate of freedom from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Louis, dated 3 December 1850, on verso. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

Slavery and Emancipation, dated 23 November, 1850, with the certificate of freedom from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Louis, dated 3 December 1850, on verso. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.


Gerard De Jode (1509-1591) series of 15 circa-1580s engraved plates. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

Gerard De Jode (1509-1591) series of 15 circa-1580s engraved plates. Image courtesy of Gray’s Auctioneers.

Norman Rockwell, Portrait of Chief Petty Officer LeRoy Evans. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Rockwell portrait with fascinating history offered in Fuller’s May 8 auction

Norman Rockwell, Portrait of Chief Petty Officer LeRoy Evans. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Norman Rockwell, Portrait of Chief Petty Officer LeRoy Evans. Image courtesy Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions.

PHILADELPHIA – Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions will “pop” onto the art market this spring with paintings, prints and sculpture by American icons Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Tom Wesselmann, Alexander Calder and Robert Indiana. Among the top lots in Fuller’s May 8 sale – with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.com – are a numbered and signed Warhol screenprint, Northwest Coast Mask from “Cowboys and Indians” ($8,000-$10,000), a 2006 Alex Katz oil on board titled Study for Corinne ($10,000-$15,000), Katz’s color screenprint on aluminum, Anne ($12,000-$18,000), and a Wesselmann Maquette for Dropped Bra ($12,000-18,000).

A star lot in the sale is the original Norman Rockwell painting, Portrait of Chief Petty Officer LeRoy Evans ($30,000-$40,000). During World War I, LeRoy Evans served in the Navy with Rockwell in Charleston, South Carolina.

When Evans first met Rockwell, the artist was reputed to be a house painter, and was digging postholes for the military. Evans mentioned to Rockwell that it must be rough work on the hands of a painter. Rockwell corrected Evans, explaining that he was an illustrator, and agreed it was indeed rough on his hands. A compassionate superior, Evans reassigned the young artist to a job in the camouflage department in the last days of 1917. In gratitude, Rockwell painted Evans’ portrait.

Evans never saw Rockwell again, but his family eventually contacted the artist. This painting will be sold with Rockwell’s letter to Evans’ descendants dated March 16, 1971 on his stationery, in which he recollects painting the portrait. In addition to being reproduced in Moffatt’s catalogue raisonne (P33, page 977), the Portrait of Chief Petty Officer LeRoy Evans is mentioned in Rockwell’s autobiography, My Adventures as an Illustrator.

Fuller’s Spring sale also features an oil painting by one of the most successful British artists of the late-19th century, Walter Dendy Sadler. Sadler’s work was immensely popular during his lifetime, and often reproduced. The Old, Old Song ($10,000-$15,000) is a variation of subject matter favored by the artist in which he satirically depicted Regency dining room scenes illustrative of the follies of men. This particular dining room scene was reproduced as an etching in 1920 by L.H. Lefevre of London.

Also destined to cross Fuller’s auction block is a platinum-palladium print, Sculptor’s Model, Paris, 1950, ($20,000-$30,000) by renowned Vogue photographer, the late Irving Penn. This print was created during the period in which Penn produced a series of female nudes focused exclusively on the subject’s torso. In pristine condition, the print is pencil signed, initialed, titled, dated, and numbered “29/35.”

Fuller’s spotlights two works by American-born sculptor, Sir Jacob Epstein. A bronze (circa 1908) by the artist, titled First Portrait of Euphemia Lamb ($6,000-$10,000), and a recently rediscovered alabaster sculpture, Chimera ($5,000-$7,000) are expected to draw international interest. The alabaster work is one of three created in 1932 at Epstein’s studio at “Deerhurst,” Loughton, in Epping Forest, around the time his carving style converged with that of his friend and colleague, Henry Moore.

A reclining nude sculpture, Tranquility, by Modernist William Zorach is expected to bring $15,000-$20,000. Created in 1954 of German silver, this work comes from the estate of the artist.

A rare selection of ceramics from the late 1950s is available by artist Kenneth Price ($3,000-5,000). Bennett Bean is likewise well represented with an assortment of six pit-fired and painted earthenware vessels estimated from $800-$1,200 to $1,800-$2,400.

In addition, Fuller’s presents four lots of art glass by Richard Marquis and Ro Purser from the 1980s (from $500-$700 to $700-$900), when they collaborated to form Noble Effort Studio.

Therman Statom’s painted glass house is a solid cast-glass sculpture with his trademark colorful drawings. Unusual early glass by local artists, Roland Jahn ($250-$350) and Steven Tobin ($150-$250), are also included in this auction. Decorative arts include porcelain by Sherle Wagner, a laminate tulip table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, and a selection of sterling and silver plate flatware and tableware.

For additional information on any item in the auction, contact Fuller’s at 215-991-0100 or e-mail info@FullersLLC.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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Andy Warhol, Northwest Coast Mask. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Andy Warhol, Northwest Coast Mask. Image courtesy Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions.


Alex Katz, Anne. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Alex Katz, Anne. Image courtesy Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions.


Irving Penn, Sculptor’s Model, Paris, 1950. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Irving Penn, Sculptor’s Model, Paris, 1950. Image courtesy Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions.


Walter Dendy Sadler, The Old, Old Song. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Walter Dendy Sadler, The Old, Old Song. Image courtesy Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions.


Alex Katz, Study for Corinne. Image courtesy Fuller's Fine Art Auctions.

Alex Katz, Study for Corinne. Image courtesy Fuller’s Fine Art Auctions.

The curved superstructure of this George IV Carlton House desk is fitted with two tiers of drawers and topped with a brass gallery. Dating to the turn of the 19th century, the desk has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers’ May 6 sale at new site near Houston Galleria

The curved superstructure of this George IV Carlton House desk is fitted with two tiers of drawers and topped with a brass gallery. Dating to the turn of the 19th century, the desk has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

The curved superstructure of this George IV Carlton House desk is fitted with two tiers of drawers and topped with a brass gallery. Dating to the turn of the 19th century, the desk has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

HOUSTON – Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers’ inaugural auction in a new location, 4901 Richmond Ave., in Houston’s Galleria area, will be May 6 beginning at 7 p.m. Central. The sale will showcase an array of paintings and prints, furniture, decorative arts, Oriental rugs and garden ornamentation from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. LiveAuctioneers will facilitate Internet live bidding.

Important furniture will include a George IV Carlton House desk, circa 1800, named for the residence of the Prince of Wales, who was crowned King George IV. It is a D-shape form, accented with satinwood inlay, topped with a brass gallery and supported on carved and turned tapering legs. A George III painted armchair, circa 1790, is also featured. The square back is embellished with painted swags and flowers. The caned seat is surrounded by a floral apron, supported on straight tapering legs.

Other furniture items of interest include a Rosewood boudoir grand piano manufactured by Broadwood & Sons, London, an exquisitely carved solid mahogany fireplace mantel and two 18th-century French marble-top commodes.

Nineteenth-century panels of stained and leaded glass are excellent examples of early religious iconography. Included in this collection are a 19th-century French painting and a large bronze figure of Christ, which originally hung in a French cathedral.

Collectors of rugs will find a good selection of handmade Persian, Indian and Turkish rugs.

The category of European porcelains is represented by Meissen, Royal Vienna, Volkstedt, Rosenthal and Limoges.

Two signed original color lithographs from Joan Miro’s 1975 L’Enfance D’Ubu series, and works by Agam, Chagall and Dali will capture the interest of the modern and contemporary collectors. For those collectors of a more traditional nature there are oils and engravings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Life-size bronze lions and urns represent the area of garden ornamentation. Other items of interest are a 6-foot-tall carved jade ship and Gothic fireplace tools.

For details and to arrange for absentee and phone bids call 713-827-7835. For additional information visit www.mortonkuehnert.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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Carved garlands and ribbons and a painted scene depicting a couple in 18th-century dress adorn this mid-19th-century mahogany cabinet. It is 38 1/2 inches high, 63 inches wide and 27 inches deep. The estimate is $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Carved garlands and ribbons and a painted scene depicting a couple in 18th-century dress adorn this mid-19th-century mahogany cabinet. It is 38 1/2 inches high, 63 inches wide and 27 inches deep. The estimate is $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.


John Broadwood & Sons, London, manufactured this boudoir grand piano around 1880. In an African rosewood case that measures 84 inches long by 54 inches wide, the beautiful instrument has a $3,000-$4,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

John Broadwood & Sons, London, manufactured this boudoir grand piano around 1880. In an African rosewood case that measures 84 inches long by 54 inches wide, the beautiful instrument has a $3,000-$4,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.


Bidding is expected to reach $4,000-$5,000 on this exquisitely carved solid mahogany fireplace mantel. It stands 72 inches high, 81 1/2 inches wide and 22 inches deep. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Bidding is expected to reach $4,000-$5,000 on this exquisitely carved solid mahogany fireplace mantel. It stands 72 inches high, 81 1/2 inches wide and 22 inches deep. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.


Exquisite 19th-century French church stained glass panels at the auction include this scene of a guardian angel and child. It has a $1,000-$1,500 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Exquisite 19th-century French church stained glass panels at the auction include this scene of a guardian angel and child. It has a $1,000-$1,500 estimate. Image courtesy of Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers.

"Moonrise over the Mojave" by Maynard Dixon (Californian, 1875-1946) exemplifies his mastery of the expanse and drama of the Southwest landscape (Estimate: $150,000 to $250,000).

Clars’ May 15-16 sale is largest, most important in firm’s 60-year history

"Moonrise over the Mojave" by Maynard Dixon (Californian,  1875-1946) exemplifies his mastery of the expanse and drama of the Southwest landscape (Estimate: $150,000 to $250,000).

"Moonrise over the Mojave" by Maynard Dixon (Californian, 1875-1946) exemplifies his mastery of the expanse and drama of the Southwest landscape (Estimate: $150,000 to $250,000).

OAKLAND, Calif. – Art and antiques spanning 400 years from four major estates and other important consignors will comprise what is anticipated to be Clars’ largest and most important sale in their more than 60-year history. Property valued at several million dollars has been consigned for their May 15-16, 2010 Fine Estates Auction, including important 17th and 18th century furnishings and art from both contemporary artists and Old Masters. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

Clars will be representing the Lane & Jenkins Trust of San Francisco, the Frank Hinman Estate of San Francisco, the Dr. Sydney Widrow Estate of Hawaii and Carmel (Calif.); and the Dr. Lawrence Loftus Estate, also of Carmel. The contents of these four estates will offer collectors and buyers the opportunity to own the finest in antique furniture, fine and decorative art; and jewelry.

Anticipated to be the key lot in the furniture category is a circa-1650 Charles II small Oyster-style walnut inlaid chest from the Widrow Estate (estimate: $10,000 to $15,000) followed by a circa-1730 George II walnut veneered chest on chest. (estimate: $8,000 to $12,000)

Other important furniture offerings will include a J & JW Meeks “Hawkins” pattern armchair, studio furniture from George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick; and an outstanding Regency inlaid breakfast table.

Among the exceptional decorative works will be a stunning chandelier, possibly Baccarat (estimate: $4,000 to $6,000) and a circa 1900 Persian Kermanshah which measures 14 feet by 9 feet (estimate: $8,000 to $12,000). A monumental Dirk Van Erp Studios vase will be offered, as well as a 1799 George III celestial floor standing globe estimated at $5,000 to $7,000.

Of historical importance are a signed Abraham Lincoln presidential appointment (estimate $3,000 to $5,000) and a California gold quartz presentation walking stick presented to a Dr. M. Heinimann by a Chas. L. Wilhelm in San Francisco on Sept 29, 1862. This lot is estimated to bring $5,000 to $7,000.

The four estates to be represented at this sale bring to the market an exceptional offering of art, both contemporary and classic.

A look at the contemporary art to be offered finds important works by Gordon Onslow Ford, Gerome Kamrowski and Enrico Donati. Coming from abstract expressionist Enrico Donati (New York, 1909-2008) will be his mixed media on canvas “Eclipse Annee 2000” estimated at $40,000 to $60,000. There will be several works from American Surrealist Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004), among them a framed acrylic on canvas titled “Female Insect (Rose Scarab),” estimated at $50,000 to $70,000. Estimated to realize $80,000 to $120,000 will be “O Natura,” an unframed acrylic on canvas from Gordon Onslow Ford (Californian, 1912-2003). The contemporary category will also include original prints by Roberto Matta, Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso.

Coming from the Widrow Estate will be a framed silver gelatin photograph by Ansel Easton Adams (Californian, 1902-1984) titled “Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite,” estimated at $40,000 to $60,000. This particular photograph is also being featured in the traveling exhibition of his work – Ansel Adams, Early Work. The sale will also feature photographs by Jock Sturges, Edward Steichen, Weegee and other fine photographers.

The classic fine art category will include everything from Old Masters to the finest American and California painters. Among the numerous important works to be offered is a framed oil on canvas triptych by Karl Schmidt (Californian, 1890-1962), showing a stream running past a grove of trees with their leaves shifting to autumn colors (estimate: $15,000 to $20,000). “Sunday Boating,” a framed oil on canvas by James Weeks (Californian, 1922-1998), a scene of a group sailing on the San Francisco Bay, is executed in rich tones of blue (estimate: $20,000 to $30,000). “Moonrise over the Mojave” by Maynard Dixon (Californian, 1875-1946) exemplifies his mastery of Southwestern landscapes, capturing the expanse and drama of an evening desert (estimate: $150,000 to $250,000).

In addition, the beautiful framed watercolor, “Field of Bluebonnets” by Percy Gray (Californian, 1869-1952) will be offered (estimate: $20,000 to $30,000), as well as “Moonlight—Santa Fe, New Mexico” by Will Sparks (Californian, 1862-1937), showing several small adobe homes under a starry sky (estimate: $10,000 to $15,000).

Another of the many highlights of the classic art category will be a framed porcelain plaque, “The Expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael” by Adriaen ven der Werff (Dutch, 1659-1722), marked Royal Vienna, as well as “Arc de Triomphe” by Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988) estimated at $7,000 to $9,000.

Asian antiques and art always perform well at Clars, and this sale will feature a set of four ink and paper hanging scrolls of an abstract landscape attributed to Liu Kuo-sung/Lui Guosong (Chinese, b. 1932). This work is estimated to bring $10,000 to $15,000.

Clars sales traditionally conclude with fine jewelry. This sale will be over the top with the premier lot being a diamond ring mounted in platinum, center set with one round brilliant cut diamond weighing 9 carats (GIA stated M color and SI1 clarity) surrounded by 52 round diamonds weighing 1.10 carats. (estimate $90,000 to $120,000)

Clars Auction Gallery’s May Fine Art and Antiques Auction will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, 2010. Approximately 2,000 lots in total will be offered over the course of this two-day event.

For additional information on any lot in the auction, call tollfree: 888-339-7600 or email info@clars.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Coming from abstract expressionist Enrico Donati (New York, 1909-2008) will be this mixed media on canvas "Eclipse Annee 2000" estimated to bring $40,000 to $60,000.

Coming from abstract expressionist Enrico Donati (New York, 1909-2008) will be this mixed media on canvas "Eclipse Annee 2000" estimated to bring $40,000 to $60,000.


This framed acrylic on canvas American Surrealist Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004) entitled "Female Insect (Rose Scarab)," is estimated at $50,000 to $70,000.

This framed acrylic on canvas American Surrealist Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004) entitled "Female Insect (Rose Scarab)," is estimated at $50,000 to $70,000.


Estimated to realize $80,000 to $120,000, will be "O Natura," an unframed acrylic on canvas from Gordon Onslow Ford (Californian, 1912-2003).

Estimated to realize $80,000 to $120,000, will be "O Natura," an unframed acrylic on canvas from Gordon Onslow Ford (Californian, 1912-2003).


This framed silver gelatin photograph by Ansel Easton Adams (California,  1902-1984) entitled "Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite is expected to earn $50,000 to $70,000.

This framed silver gelatin photograph by Ansel Easton Adams (California, 1902-1984) entitled "Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite is expected to earn $50,000 to $70,000.

Walter Schnackenberg (German, 1880-1961) devoted much of his work to poster art. His depiction of a couple dancing at the Odeon Casino has a $25,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

Poster Auctions International mounts landmark anniversary sale May 2

Walter Schnackenberg (German, 1880-1961) devoted much of his work to poster art. His depiction of a couple dancing at the Odeon Casino has a $25,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

Walter Schnackenberg (German, 1880-1961) devoted much of his work to poster art. His depiction of a couple dancing at the Odeon Casino has a $25,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

NEW YORK – Poster Auctions International will celebrate 25 years of poster auctions with its 50th auction on May 2. The sale, which begins at 11 a.m. Eastern, will have more than 500 posters, some rare. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

“As this is the golden anniversary auction, only the world’s finest and most important posters were chosen to be in this sale, gathered from some of the most prestigious private collections from around the globe,” noted Angelina Lippert, director of marketing at Poster Auctions International.

The auction will include masterpeices from Art Nouveau to Art Deco and beyond.

Beginning this sale is a stellar gathering of 40 rare automobile posters, from the classic car ads for Chrysler and Bugatti to the exhilarating announcements for the early races at Monaco and Le Mans. Highlights include Cappiello’s maquette for Charon Automobiles, Geo Ham’s 1933 Monaco Grand Prix, René Vincent’s Bugatti and Loupot’s Voisin Automobiles posters.

Two dozen aviation posters will follow, including Brossé’s Nice Aviation, Tichon’s 1910 Lyon Air Show and Dorival’s 1911 Air Show. Some have never been offered, including a 1920s Cuban Air Meet.

Art Deco is strongly represented, headlined by one of the largest collections of works by the German Expressionist Walter Schnackenberg ever assembled, including his Odeon Casino, Erry and Merry, and Regina Palast Hotel. Also featured are Hohlwein’s Kaffee Hag, Paul Colin’s Tabarin, Joe Alex, and Andre Renaud, Cassandre’s Cote d’Azur, Cardinaux’s two iconic Palace Hotels, and Loupot’s St. Raphael, Monsavon and Grieder-Zurich.

Additional highlights include impressive offerings from some of the most renowned Art Nouveau masters. More than 30 works by the Father of the Poster, Jules Cheret, 15 works by Cappiello, 18 posters by Mucha, and a dozen Italian fashion classics for the Mele store in Naples will be sold.

Delicate, luminous belle epoque posters on silk include examples by Camps, Cappiello and Mucha – including a Reverie.

Closer to home are a series of Southern Pacific railroad posters promoting travel to California, a selection of Depression-era WPA posters, a 1923 Lawn Tennis Championship and an early Houdini.

The Wild West comes alive in eight rare Buffalo Bill show posters, including a nine-sheet woodblock billboard not previously recorded.

Posters from the old Soviet Union, from Lenin through Stalin, include examples by Lavinsky and Stenberg Bros.

An original one-of-a-kind bas-relief sculpture by Heinz Schulz-Neudamm (1899-1969) for the 1926 German film Metropolis, bears a $40,000-$50,000 estimate.

A select few contemporary works include the famous Swiss political poster depicting a Muslim woman in a burka surrounded by minaret towers that resemble missiles.

This unmatched gathering of rare posters will be on public view through May 1.

The offices and showroom are located at 601 W. 26th St. in Manhattan. For details go to www.postersplease.com or contact Angelina Lippert at 212-787-4000.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Charles Loupot (1892-1962) created this two-sheet poster for aperitif producers St. Raphaël/Quinquina. The rare poster has a $40,000-$50,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

Charles Loupot (1892-1962) created this two-sheet poster for aperitif producers St. Raphaël/Quinquina. The rare poster has a $40,000-$50,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.


René Vincent (1879-1936) had a passion for elegance in posters and with the Bugatti T46 he had the perfect subject. With slight tears and stains at the edges, this poster has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

René Vincent (1879-1936) had a passion for elegance in posters and with the Bugatti T46 he had the perfect subject. With slight tears and stains at the edges, this poster has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.


Marcello Dudovich (1878-1962) established himself as Italy’s premier posterist, largely as through posters for the store Mele & Ci. This refined yet lively poster has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

Marcello Dudovich (1878-1962) established himself as Italy’s premier posterist, largely as through posters for the store Mele & Ci. This refined yet lively poster has a $20,000-$25,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.


Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) created this poster for Troupe de Mlle Eglantine at the request of Jane Avril, one of the cancan dancers. Graded an A- for slight edge staining, the poster is expected to sell for $40,000-50,000. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) created this poster for Troupe de Mlle Eglantine at the request of Jane Avril, one of the cancan dancers. Graded an A- for slight edge staining, the poster is expected to sell for $40,000-50,000. Image courtesy of Poster Auctions International.

Bearing an ‘Ingrid’ mark, this 1920s Czechoslovakian perfume bottle is in ruby red crystal, with opaque ivory crystal openwork stopper, gilt metal filigree mount with jewels and Bakelite roses. It is 7 5/8 inches tall and has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

Perfume bottle auction April 30 to be highlight of convention

Bearing an ‘Ingrid’ mark, this 1920s Czechoslovakian perfume bottle is in ruby red crystal, with opaque ivory crystal openwork stopper, gilt metal filigree mount with jewels and Bakelite roses. It is 7 5/8 inches tall and has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

Bearing an ‘Ingrid’ mark, this 1920s Czechoslovakian perfume bottle is in ruby red crystal, with opaque ivory crystal openwork stopper, gilt metal filigree mount with jewels and Bakelite roses. It is 7 5/8 inches tall and has a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

RESTON, Va. – Collectors who cannot attend the 22nd annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association can still enjoy the sweet smell of success by participating in the convention auction April 30 beginning at 5 p.m. LiveAuctioneers will facilitate Internet live bidding.

“I’ve tried to gather something for every taste and every pocketbook,” said Ken Leach, a renowned specialist who manages the annual auction held in conjunction with the IPBA national conventions. “We’ve have people who have been collecting for 30 to 40 years and we have those who are just starting to collect. I don’t want those people sitting there and feeling like there’s nothing they can buy.”

Leach said that prices on the 359 lots will range from $25 to $25,000.

He added that the auction has a good representation of three major collector categories: Czech bottles; commercial bottles, which include Rene Lalique and Baccarat; and pre-1900 scent bottles.

This year’s auction will offer a spectacular array of bottles and vanity items spanning 200 years of artistic production, with an emphasis on such 20th-century glassmakers as Rene Lalique and Baccarat, and perfumers such as Rosine, Gabilla, Hudnut, Ybry and Schiaparelli.

Items to be auctioned include property from the estates of a longtime Baccarat collector, a popular vaudeville and radio actress, and from the exotic and provocative 1914 dancer known internationally as Verona.

Nicholas Dawes, who is regularly featured on Antiques Roadshow, will return as the auctioneer.

The IPBA convention will be conducted held April 29-May 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, near Washington, D.C.

An auction preview will be held there Friday from 1 p.m. until the start of the auction.

For details, call Leach at 917-881-8747.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Rene Lalique provided the bottle for Gabilla’s fragrance Le Lilas in 1925. The frosted glass has a lavender patina, neck label and frozen stopper. The bottle has a molded ‘R. Lalique’ mark. In a rare tassel box, 3 3/4 inches tall, the package has a $5,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

Rene Lalique provided the bottle for Gabilla’s fragrance Le Lilas in 1925. The frosted glass has a lavender patina, neck label and frozen stopper. The bottle has a molded ‘R. Lalique’ mark. In a rare tassel box, 3 3/4 inches tall, the package has a $5,000-$6,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.




From a limited edition of 200, this 1929 R. Lalique egg-shape perfume bottle for Worth is in frost glass with a gray patina. A ‘W’ motif is repeated over all. The upper section is molded as the stopper. The 2 1/8-inch bottle has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

From a limited edition of 200, this 1929 R. Lalique egg-shape perfume bottle for Worth is in frost glass with a gray patina. A ‘W’ motif is repeated over all. The upper section is molded as the stopper. The 2 1/8-inch bottle has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.


This scent bottle in double cased crystal, green on white, fancy cut to a cranberry ground, dates to the 19th century. With the stopper and a hinged silver mount, this unmarked bottle, 3 3/4 inches long, has a $1,000-$1,200 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

This scent bottle in double cased crystal, green on white, fancy cut to a cranberry ground, dates to the 19th century. With the stopper and a hinged silver mount, this unmarked bottle, 3 3/4 inches long, has a $1,000-$1,200 estimate. Image courtesy of Perfume Bottles Auction.

Four dozen separate scenes are painted on marble on this 19th-century Chinese eight-panel screen. The wooden frame is 54 inches high by 84 inches long. It has a $5,000-$10,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art &Antiques Auctions.

Lavishly painted Chinese marble screens adorn Bill Hood’s Apr. 27 sale

Four dozen separate scenes are painted on marble on this 19th-century Chinese eight-panel screen. The wooden frame is 54 inches high by 84 inches long. It has a $5,000-$10,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art &Antiques Auctions.

Four dozen separate scenes are painted on marble on this 19th-century Chinese eight-panel screen. The wooden frame is 54 inches high by 84 inches long. It has a $5,000-$10,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art &Antiques Auctions.

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A fresh collection of art and antiques, 429 lots in all, will be sold by Bill Hood and Sons Arts and Antiques Auctions’ monthly sale April 27 beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Heading the list will be two 19th-century Chinese marble painted screens. The larger consists of eight panels and is 84 inches long by 54 inches high. It contains 48 separate hand-painted scenes covering both sides. It carries a $5,000-$10,000 estimate.

Preliminary bidding has been active on a 7 1/2-inch carved ivory Chinese man holding mythological creature. Estimated at $300-$400, the carved figure had already generated a half dozen bids 24 hours before the auction.

A Chinese carved ivory woman carrying flowers and standing atop an attached stand, 8 1/2 inches high overall, carries a $300-$500 estimate and already 5 preliminary bids.

Also from Asia is a Chinese carved ivory and hard stone collection.

Chris Hood said this month’s auction has a collection of nice bronzes including an Emile Pinedo (French, 1840-1916) 9 3/4-inch patinated figure of a nude standing in front of a cheval mirror. The Art Nouveau bronze is expected to sell for $2,500-$3,500.

Other highlights include many sterling silver items, a KPM plaque, a Tiffany Favrile vase, two Wave Crest boxes, antique and 20th-century porcelains, clocks, lamps and Victorian furniture.

Artwork will include an Orville Bulman (American, 1904-1978) 20- by 22-inch oil on canvas depicting several black figures on a small boat at sea. This dated 1958 work titled M. Renom is dated 1958 and is expected to achieve $15,000-$20,000.

A Jean Dufy (French, 1888-1964) gouache on paper depicting two women at an outdoor café, 19 inches by 24 inches, has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.

The auction will begin with a selection of Royal Doulton figures.

For details call 561-278-8996.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Orville Bulman (American, 1904-1978) painted this distinctive oil on canvas titled ‘M. Renom’ and dated 1958, The 20- by 22-inch work has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.

Orville Bulman (American, 1904-1978) painted this distinctive oil on canvas titled ‘M. Renom’ and dated 1958, The 20- by 22-inch work has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.


This KPM hand-painted porcelain plaque measures 7 1/2 inches by 13 inches. It carries a $500-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.

This KPM hand-painted porcelain plaque measures 7 1/2 inches by 13 inches. It carries a $500-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.


Bronze figures in the auction include this Art Nouveau beauty by Emile Pinedo (French, 1840-1916). The patinated bronze nude is 9 3/4 inches high, 13 1/2 inches high overall.  It has a $2,500-$3,500 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.

Bronze figures in the auction include this Art Nouveau beauty by Emile Pinedo (French, 1840-1916). The patinated bronze nude is 9 3/4 inches high, 13 1/2 inches high overall. It has a $2,500-$3,500 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.


Weighing 98 troy ounces, this sterling silver Grand Baroque four-piece tea set with a silver-plated tray has a $3,500-$4,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.

Weighing 98 troy ounces, this sterling silver Grand Baroque four-piece tea set with a silver-plated tray has a $3,500-$4,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Bill Hood & Sons Art & Antiques Auctions.

J. & E. Stevens Calamity cast-iron mechanical bank, estimate $60,000-$90,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

RSL to auction Richard C. Stevens mechanical bank collection, May 22

J. & E. Stevens Calamity cast-iron mechanical bank, estimate $60,000-$90,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

J. & E. Stevens Calamity cast-iron mechanical bank, estimate $60,000-$90,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

TIMONIUM, Md. – Few categories of antique toys have been as consistently “bankable” over the past few decades as banks themselves, especially cast-iron mechanicals. And nothing brings out the collectors faster than news of a great collection coming onto the market, says mechanical bank specialist and RSL Auction co-owner Ray Haradin, who speaks from long experience. Together with his business partners Steven and Leon Weiss – the “S” and “L” of “RSL” – Haradin has handled some headline-grabbing collections in the past. On May 22, they’ll do it once again as they auction the Richard C. Stevens collection of mechanical banks in a 360-lot auction at Richard Opfer’s gallery in Timonium, Maryland. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Richard Stevens began collecting banks in 1984, but his most active period of buying was in the early 1990s. “Mr. Stevens has always sought out the very finest examples, and his collection contains probably 30 banks that qualify as ‘world class,’” said Haradin. “These banks have exquisite pedigrees and rival or surpass the conditions seen in many major collections. The quality is simply spectacular – it tops anything we’ve ever had in our past sales.”

Rich with provenance, the Stevens collection carries on the tradition of many legendary collections of the past. An Atlas Bank formerly in the collections of Leon Cameto and Larry Feld is estimated at $25,000-$35,000 and is “as close to mint as you can get,” said Haradin. A Boy Scout Camp bank, made by J. & E. Stevens and in near-mint condition, was once part of the fabled Perelman Museum collection and is expected to earn $20,000-$30,000.

The collection also includes a mint/boxed ex-Stephen Steckbeck collection Calamity bank ($60,000-$90,000) and what may be the finest known example of a circa-1895 “Butting Ram Man Thumbs Nose” bank ($12,000-$18,000). Haradin described the rare Butting Ram as “an anomaly in the mechanical bank world. It was made in a machine shop in Wisconsin and was the only bank they produced.”

An exquisite example of a Chief Big Moon bank with red base rather than the usual brown was successively in the ownership of Bill Bertoia, Donal Markey and Stanley Kesselman. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. An African-American and baseball-themed Darktown Battery bank traces back through the collections of Kesselman, Larry Feld, and before that, Markey; while a Two Frogs bank in mint/boxed condition includes provenance from the collections of Feld, Kesselman and Bertoia.

In near-mint condition, a Lion Hunter is expected to make $25,000-$35,000; and a Magician bank in outstanding condition with particularly good flocking to the sides of the podium stairs could conjure a winning bid of $8,000-$12,000.

A red-dress version of the Mammy with Child mechanical bank carries an estimate of $18,000-$24,000; while a white Owl Turns Head bank is expected to make $12,000-$16,000). Another animal form that is as rare as hen’s teeth is the circa-1930 Kilgore Turtle bank, ex Stan Sax and Gertrude Hegarty collections, estimate $50,000-$70,000. Additional items of note include original bronze patterns for early mechanical banks, including Darktown Battery and North Pole; and one pattern for a still bank.

A second featured grouping within the mechanical bank section consists of 20 examples from the collection of New York investment broker Stanley Kesselman. “Not only has Mr. Kesselman always been known for seeking out the finest examples of mechanical banks, he would also pay whatever it took to get the best – and it shows,” said Haradin. “When you see the banks in this sale from the Kesselman collection, it’s very clear that he got what he paid for.”

The list of mechanicals with prestigious lineage continues with a superb example of a J. & E. Stevens Breadwinners bank that, prior to its purchase by the consignor, belonged to Al Caron, Bob Brady, and then Larry Feld. Exhibiting bright, beautiful paint, the Breadwinners bank could bring home both the bread and the bacon, if it achieves its presale estimate of $90,000-$120,000.

While the majority of the sale consists of mechanical banks, it also contains some gorgeous cast-iron and spelter still banks. Cast-iron still bank highlights include: King Midas, Hippo, a rare painted version of Barrel with Arms ($6,000-$9,000) and a neighborhood of approximately 30 building banks, including a City bank. A fast-rising specialty, painted spelter banks are expected to put in a praiseworthy performance, just as they did in RSL’s Oct. 17, 2009 sale. Top lots include a Paul Kruger Transvaal bank ($5,500-$7,500) and a Puss in Boots with Staff ($6,500-$8,500).

Approximately 15 American clockwork toys, mainly from one collection, have been consigned to the sale. Top Ives lots include an Aunt Chloe (Washerwoman) estimated at $12,000-$18,000; circa-1885 Boxers (Sparring Pugilists) estimated at $9,000-$12,000; probably the finest known example of Old Nurse, which is mint and boxed; and two examples of Preachers at Pulpit. Other American clockwork toys include a circa-1876 Secor Banjo Player ($18,000-$25,000) and a fabulous oversize tin omnibus, probably made by Hall & Stafford. Emblazoned with the word “Hotels” on its front and “Depots” on its back and sides, the 22-inch vehicle is described by Haradin as “the largest clockwork omnibus I’ve ever seen.” It is entered in the auction with a $45,000-$65,000 estimate.

The sale also includes seven charming bell toys and a lineup of excellent European tin automobiles and novelty toys. A beautifully restored boat, the Jolanda, is expected to drop anchor at $14,000-$20,000.

“If there’s one thing that I can’t stress enough, it’s the condition of the banks in the Stevens collection,” Haradin said. “In our past sales, we would have maybe 3 or 4 banks that you could confidently describe as being at the pinnacle of the collecting ladder. This collection contains more than two dozen that would fit that description. This is a rare opportunity to acquire some very, very high-quality banks.”

For additional information on any item in the auction, call Ray Haradin at 412-343-8733, Leon Weiss at 917-991-7352, or Steven Weiss at 212-729-0011. E-mail raytoys@aol.com or geminitoys@earthlink.net.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


1876 Secor cloth-dressed clockwork Banjo Player, estimate $18,000-$25,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

1876 Secor cloth-dressed clockwork Banjo Player, estimate $18,000-$25,000. RSL Auction Co. image.


Circa-1930 Kilgore cast-iron Turtle bank, formerly in the collections of Stan Sax and Gertrude Hegarty, estimate $50,000-$70,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

Circa-1930 Kilgore cast-iron Turtle bank, formerly in the collections of Stan Sax and Gertrude Hegarty, estimate $50,000-$70,000. RSL Auction Co. image.


German painted-spelter Puss ‘N’ Boots with Staff bank, 7½ inches tall, one of only two known examples, estimate $6,500-$8,500. RSL Auction Co. image.

German painted-spelter Puss ‘N’ Boots with Staff bank, 7½ inches tall, one of only two known examples, estimate $6,500-$8,500. RSL Auction Co. image.


Circa-1890 Ives, Blakeslee & Williams Charity Swing cast-iron bell toy, estimate $12,000-$15,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

Circa-1890 Ives, Blakeslee & Williams Charity Swing cast-iron bell toy, estimate $12,000-$15,000. RSL Auction Co. image.


Circa-1885 Ives, Blakeslee clockwork toy known as the Boxers, or Sparring Pugilists, estimate $9,000-$12,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

Circa-1885 Ives, Blakeslee clockwork toy known as the Boxers, or Sparring Pugilists, estimate $9,000-$12,000. RSL Auction Co. image.


Circa-1886 J. & E. Stevens Breadwinners cast-iron mechanical bank, in bright, near-mint condition, estimate $90,000-$120,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

Circa-1886 J. & E. Stevens Breadwinners cast-iron mechanical bank, in bright, near-mint condition, estimate $90,000-$120,000. RSL Auction Co. image.


One of fewer than 10 known examples of the circa-1900 large version of the City Bank, painted cast iron, estimate $6,000-$8,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

One of fewer than 10 known examples of the circa-1900 large version of the City Bank, painted cast iron, estimate $6,000-$8,000. RSL Auction Co. image.


Lion Hunter mechanical bank, near-mint condition, estimate $25,000-$35,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

Lion Hunter mechanical bank, near-mint condition, estimate $25,000-$35,000. RSL Auction Co. image.

Celadon green jade vase and cover, Ming dynasty, 8 1/2 inches high, estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

N.J. family selects Wichita Auction Gallery to sell Asian antiques April 26

Celadon green jade vase and cover, Ming dynasty, 8 1/2 inches high, estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

Celadon green jade vase and cover, Ming dynasty, 8 1/2 inches high, estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

WICHITA, Kan. – Asian antiques and fine oil paintings collected by the late Frank G. Hickey, a successful businessman and philanthropist from New Jersey, will be sold at Wichita Auction Gallery on April 26. Hickey, who died in 2006, was former chairman and chief executive officer of General Instrument Corp.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 4 p.m. Central.

Among the highlights of the 350-lot auction is a Ming dynasty celadon green jade vase and cover that stands 8 1/2 inches high. It is expected to sell for $10,000-$15,000.

Also selling in the opening minutes of the auction will be a Ming dynasty celadon jade carving of a horse. The 5-inch-long figure carries a $4,000-$5,000 estimate.

A Ming Dynasty white jade libation cup, also from the Hickey collection, has a $5,000-$6,000 estimate.

Also estimated at $5,000-$6,000 is a gilt bronze figure of Buddha dating to the Kangxi Period (17th century). The seated figure is 6 1/4 inches high.

A Qing dynasty songhua stone ink stone box and cover bearing a date and marks has a $1,000-$1,200 estimate. The delicately carved box is 5 3/4 inches by 3 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.

Steven Curry of Wichita Auction Gallery said that he regularly sells collections from New York, Pennsylvania and Chicago. He said the Hickey collection came his way through a family member who has been a buyer at Wichita Auction Gallery.

For details call 316-269-1111.

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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Celadon jade carving of a horse, Ming Dynasty, 5 inches long, estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

Celadon jade carving of a horse, Ming Dynasty, 5 inches long, estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.


White jade libation cup, Ming Dynasty, 9 inches, estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

White jade libation cup, Ming Dynasty, 9 inches, estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.


Songhua stone ink stone box and cover, Qing dynasty, dated and marks, 5 3/4 inches by  3 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches, estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

Songhua stone ink stone box and cover, Qing dynasty, dated and marks, 5 3/4 inches by 3 7/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches, estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.


Gilt bronze figure of Buddha, Kangxi Period, 6 1/4 inches high, estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

Gilt bronze figure of Buddha, Kangxi Period, 6 1/4 inches high, estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Image courtesy of Wichita Auction Gallery.

Guenther Uecker’s untitled work of nails and canvas on wood measures 31 3/4 inches square. It carries a $150,000-$200,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

Wright’s Apr. 27 Contemp. Art sale features noted dealer’s collection

Guenther Uecker’s untitled work of nails and canvas on wood measures 31 3/4 inches square. It carries a $150,000-$200,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

Guenther Uecker’s untitled work of nails and canvas on wood measures 31 3/4 inches square. It carries a $150,000-$200,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

CHICAGO – Wright’s auction of Post War & Contemporary Art on April 27 will be the inaugural sale for Erica Barrish, the Chicago auction house’s new senior specialist for Fine Art. Barrish, a former assistant vice president of Fine Art at Christie’s, has assembled a 225-lot sale that includes notable works from Kazimir Karpuszko’s collection and former gallery inventory.

LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding for the auction, which begins at noon Central.

Born in Poland in 1925, Karpuszko immigrated to the United States after serving with the British Army at the end of World War II. Studying at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as the Chicago Bauhaus, Karpuszko received a master’s degree in art education and  studied photography with Aaron Suskind and Harry Callahan. He became involved in the Structurist Art movement as a dealer, author and curator. He and his family moved to Minneapolis in 1973 where he continued to deal in art. Karpuszko, who collected mid-century Constructivist and Chicago Bauhaus works, died Aug. 29, 2009.

The sale will feature exceptional works from Karpuszko’s collection and select works from movements including Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Photorealism, Conceptualism and Graffiti.

Featuring select works of the 20th century, the sale includes a 1966 Guenther Uecker Zero Movement work estimated at $150,000-$200,000. Barrish noted that a similar work by the German artist sold at Sotheby’s for $1.3 million.

Other artists represented at the auction include Ilya Bolotowsky, Deborah Butterfield, Walter Dahn, Thomas Downing, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Irene Rice Pereira, Luis Tomasello, Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol and Lawrence Weiner.

For details call Wright at 312-563-0020 or visit the Web site www.wright20.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.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Wright’s auction will begin with ‘Composition No. 36,’ considered a seminal example of Jean Gorin’s work. Kazimir Karpuszko acquired the 1960 work directly from the artist. The enamel on panel painting is 40 1/2 inches square and has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

Wright’s auction will begin with ‘Composition No. 36,’ considered a seminal example of Jean Gorin’s work. Kazimir Karpuszko acquired the 1960 work directly from the artist. The enamel on panel painting is 40 1/2 inches square and has a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.


Josef Albers painted ‘Ochre Around Red + Browns’ in 1947 as part of his Variants series.  The painting is oil on blotting paper mounted to aluminum. It is 15 1/4 inches high by 19 1/4 inches wide and carries a $100,000-$150,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

Josef Albers painted ‘Ochre Around Red + Browns’ in 1947 as part of his Variants series. The painting is oil on blotting paper mounted to aluminum. It is 15 1/4 inches high by 19 1/4 inches wide and carries a $100,000-$150,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.


Ruth Asawa created this untitled (Snowflake) out of copper wire in 1955. It is 23 inches in diameter and has a $30,000-$40,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

Ruth Asawa created this untitled (Snowflake) out of copper wire in 1955. It is 23 inches in diameter and has a $30,000-$40,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.


Louise Bourgeois signed ‘House Struck by a Lightning Bolt’ on the lower right ‘LB.’ The ink and graphite on paper, 9 inches by 12 inches, has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.

Louise Bourgeois signed ‘House Struck by a Lightning Bolt’ on the lower right ‘LB.’ The ink and graphite on paper, 9 inches by 12 inches, has a $20,000-$30,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Wright.