Remarking on the caliber of merchandise, principal Robert Roland said, “It’s strong and amazingly rich in value.”
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern.
Featured in this auction is lot 401 a monumental modern bronze sculpture by Pablo Serrano depicting the Spanish missionary Fray Junipero Serra Ferrer. During the 18th century Fray Serra Ferrer established a chain of missions from the Baja peninsula northward through what is now California, extending the Spanish colonies into North America. In addition to being a Spanish hero and national treasure, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Sept. 15, 1988, clearing the way for ultimate sainthood. This modern, Brutalist-style, larger-than-life tour de force was commissioned by the Spanish government and prominently displayed in their pavilion at the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65.
Roland Auctions NY’s reputation for discovering and reintroducing significant works of fine art will again be well earned as bidders vie for paintings, prints, bronzes and other media not available in the marketplace for decades. This month’s estate pieces span European old master works through modern vanguards and contemporary emerging artists. Sought after canvases include Moldovan, S. Bate and Canu among bronzes by the likes of Lanceray and P. Lecoultier
In addition to 20th century modern art, mid-century design is strongly represented at Roland Auctions NY this month. Standouts among dozens of pieces in this category sought by collectors and enthusiasts will include a pair of Arteluce “Triennale” floor lamps and a pair of slate top Brutalist-style side tables designed by Paul Evans for Directional.
In tandem with this auction’s exposition of modernism are dozens of traditional 18th and 19th century American, French, Italian and English tables, chairs, bookcases, desks and commodes. Among these fine pieces are an American Empire sofa table and an English 19th side-lock specimen cabinet.
Asian arts and Orientalia include fine carved mineral specimens such as a black jade foo dog, a lapis lazuli figural group and a prasiolite urn. Other coveted items comprise an unusually large pink Peking glass vase and a Kangxi porcelain vase among many others.
A collection exemplary Judaica from antique to mid-century modern featuring a large silver Austro-Hungarian menorah will be offered just in time for this year’s high holidays as well.
For details contact Roland Auctions NY at 212-260-2000.
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