Roland to debut Arcade Auction Sept. 11 followed by Sept. 12 Fine & Decorative Arts session

Le Temoin ottoman, after Man Ray. Roland Auctions image

Le Temoin [The Witness] coffee table/ottoman, attributed to Man Ray. Roland Auctions image

NEW YORK – Roland Auctions NY announces its inaugural online “Arcade Auction” to be held on Friday, September 11th, 2015 commencing at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Responding to the growing popularity of its monthly estates sales, Roland Auctions NY is introducing its new monthly sales of affordable merchandise to cater to the young collector, beginning design enthusiast, or simply those bitten by the auction bug. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The Sept. 11 session includes a bounty of items spanning the fine and decorative arts at price points well below those in the flagship monthly estate sales. To further enhance the opportunities for bidders, nearly all lots being presented in this sale are offered without reserve.

September’s Arcade Auction boasts over 140 lots with multiple segments of the marketplace represented and notable categories including: Mid-Century Modern Design, including John Stuart, Widdicomb, Knoll, and Danish Modern (see below), Traditional Period and Period Style Furniture, including leaded glass windows and a Tiffany & Co. tall-case clock, Fine Art with artists A.B. Frost, L.T. Foujita, O. Louis Guglielmi, Erte and many more, Lighting, and Asian Decorative Arts.

Pair of Danish Modern chairs. Roland Auctions image

Pair of Danish Modern chairs. Roland Auctions image

On September 12th, 2015 Roland Auctions NY presents over 700 lots of Fine and Decorative Arts selected from choice estates throughout New York City including : 733, 750, 784, and 983 Park Avenue, 1065 Fifth Avenue, 200 East 57th Street, 53 Washington Square South, 126 Chambers Street, and many more. This third and final auction of Roland’s innovative Summer sales program also launches New York City’s internationally anticipated Fall auction season.

This month’s estate pieces span European Old Master works through modern vanguards and contemporary emerging artists. Important works featured in the auction span nearly half a millennium and include: Johann Kellerthaler (the younger), Leonor Fini, Marc Chagall, Matta, and Jean Dufy (see below).

Jean Dufy (French), painting titled 'Cavaliers Dans Boulevard.' Roland Auctions image

Jean Dufy (French), painting titled ‘Cavaliers Dans Boulevard.’ Roland Auctions image

Modern and Contemporary Design has robust representation with pieces by celebrated designers: James Mont, Willy Rizzo, Louis Majorelle, Eero Saarinen, and Rene Lalique among others. Already generating great interest are works attributed to Paul Frankl and Jules Leleu.

Traditional Furniture and Antiques hit the mark in a multitude of period styles including: Queen Anne, Empire, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Regency, Biedermeier, Sheraton, and French Provincial.

Chinese and Asian Art is represented by objects accomplished in ceramic, bronze, enamel, amber, and jade accompanied by a selection furniture. Featured items in this category include: Japanese erotica watercolors, a Chinese opium table, antique Chinese Buddhas (see below), Tibetan Kapala bowls, a carved wood Daimyo sculpture, and a Chinese jade archaic dragon censor.

Chinese antique bronze Buddha. Roland Auctions image

Chinese antique bronze Buddha. Roland Auctions image

Vintage jewelry enthusiasts will find multiple specimens accomplished in gold and silver. Many pieces contain gemstones and semi-precious stones that include diamonds, pearls, garnets, jade, and more. Luxury brands represented include Tiffany & Co. and Gucci.

Roland Auctions NY is proud to represent a collection of unpublished Grateful Dead artist’s proofs by acclaimed photographer Roberto Rabanne. Among these images [all newly printed with archival inks] are many exceedingly rare specimens (see below). As Rabanne relates, he was contacted by Warner Bros. Records concerning a collection of his photo negatives that were lost for nearly 50 years in their vast storage facilities. Included were historic negatives are Rabanne’s shots of the Grateful Dead working on their first studio album, the eponymous “Grateful Dead,” over a four-day recording session at Studio A in Los Angeles during January 1967.

Unpublished artist's proof of Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, taken by Roberto Rabanne. Roland Auctions image

Unpublished artist’s proof of Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, taken by Roberto Rabanne. Roland Auctions image

These early intimate and candid depictions of the band that would later become an American institution feature many portraits of the, then youthful, members: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. Among these signed artist’s proofs, Rabanne has generously created a handful of large format Special Edition Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary prints to be offered in Saturday’s auction.

Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through To inquire about any item in the auction, contact Gallery Director Michael Podniesinski at 212-260-2000 or email

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