NEW YORK — In keeping with the organization’s rich American art history, Salmagundi hosts its Spring Auction on Friday, April 9, at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and live online bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.
Nicholas Dawes, Salmagundi Chairman of the Board and Senior Vice President of Heritaqe Auctions, will host the event.
Bidders will be treated to more than 200 works by current Salmagundi members and have the opportunity to own two rare Antonio Cirino works from Salmagundi’s archives. A number of commissioned works will also be available.
Participants will be part of the oldest continuous art auction in New York City. Each sale supports our historic Club, home to such luminaries as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Childe Hassam, William Merrit Chase, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Guy Wiggins.
The top estimated lot in the sale is Cradle by Walter Hatke. A depiction of family relics rendered in oil on linen, the piece may be hung in portrait or landscape orientations. Measuring 42 by 28in, Cradle is estimated to bring $10,000-$15,000.
Collectors who love seascapes will want to watch Becalmed at Sunset by Joseph McGurl, an oil on canvas depicting schooners drifting along the coast as nightfall approaches. Measuring 12 by 16in, Becalmed at Sunset should fetch $6,000-$9,000.
A historic member of Salmagundi is Antonio Cirino (1888-1983), who joined the Club in 1926 and has received more than 79 prizes for his paintings. Born in Italy, Cirino graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1909, and taught jewelry design there for 35 years.
This Cirino artwork from the Salmagundi archives, New England Morning, is unframed, signed and rendered in oil. Measuring 20 by 24in, New England Morning is estimated at $2,000-$3,000.
This Salmagundi work of art is titled A Garden Rose, and is by Elizabeth Beard. Most notable in this floral still life is the visiting bumble bee. An oil on canvas measuring 20 by 16in, A Garden Rose should bring $2,000-$3,000.
The Salmagundi Club’s Spring Auction event will commence at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, April 9. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.
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