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Paul Jenkins, ‘Phenomena North West Spinner,’ est. $30,000-$40,000

Something for everyone at Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery, May 7

 

Paul Jenkins, ‘Phenomena North West Spinner,’ est. $30,000-$40,000
Paul Jenkins, ‘Phenomena North West Spinner,’ est. $30,000-$40,000

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A large Abstract Expressionist acrylic on canvas by the acclaimed American artist Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) is the expected headliner in a Fine Artwork, Estate Jewelry & Decorative Arts auction planned for Saturday, May 7, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery. The online-only auction starts at 1 pm Eastern time and contains 510 lots in all. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

With a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$40,000, the Jenkins painting, completed in 1975 and titled Phenomena North West Spinner, measures 50 by 60in unframed, is signed at the lower left and also signed, titled and dated to the verso. It is a fine example of Jenkins’ work, employing the artist’s chance-based painting technique, which pioneered new approaches to Abstract Expressionism.

Jenkins typically avoided paintbrushes altogether. He made his vibrant compositions by pouring paint directly onto the canvas, then tilting it so the paint dripped, bled and pooled into fluid washes that resembled ceramic glazes. His paintings are highly prized by collectors and his work can be found in the Smithsonian, Guggenheim, Tate and Whitney museums, among others.

 Richard Smith, ‘Figure 7,’ est. $6,000-$8,000

Richard Smith, ‘Figure 7,’ est. $6,000-$8,000

Another standout artwork in the May 7 auction is an acrylic-on-canvas painting with aluminum rods and string, comprising three panels, by the British-American artist Richard Smith (1931-2016). Titled Figure 7, it is artist-signed, dated 1986 to the verso, and estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Philip Reisman, ‘Hotel Taft Grill (aka the Taft Hotel in New York City,’ est. $1,600-$2,000
Philip Reisman, ‘Hotel Taft Grill (aka the Taft Hotel in New York City,)’ est. $1,600-$2,000

Rounding out the art highlights is a 1943 oil-on-Masonite painting by Philip Reisman (American, 1904-1992), titled Hotel Taft Grill (aka the Taft Hotel in New York City). It is estimated at $1,600-$2,000.

Ceramic tile mosaic from the French street exhibition The Invasion of Paris, est. $10,000-$15,000
Ceramic tile mosaic from the French street exhibition The Invasion of Paris, est. $10,000-$15,000

Lots 156-160 are devoted to unique and colorful ceramic tile mosaics (one tile per lot) from the French street exhibition The Invasion of Paris, attributed to the artist known as Invader (French, b. 1969). The tiles, which range in size from 8 ½ by 6 ¼in to 11 ½ by 7in, were affixed to various walls on busy Paris streets between 1998 and 2002. All were taken down between 2015 and 2016. They carry pre-sale estimates from $6,000-$8,000 to $15,000-$20,000 each. The tiles were listed in the artist’s book The Invasion of Paris 1.0, as well as the Flashinvader app.

112-piece set of Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware in the Acorn pattern, est. $6,000-$8,000
112-piece set of Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware in the Acorn pattern, est. $6,000-$8,000

The silver category features two tantalizing lots. One is a 112-piece set of Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware in the Acorn pattern – a complete service for 12, with a nine-piece place setting plus four additional pieces. It has a total sterling weight of 132.7 troy ounces and is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. The other is a six-piece Camusso sterling silver tea set, including a kettle with warming stand, a teapot, coffee pot, creamer, covered sugar and waste bowl. Each piece is marked “Camusso, Plata Esterlina, 925, Industria Peruana.” The total weight is 149.3 troy ounces and it is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.

Tiffany & Co. dore bronze clock and garniture set, est. $1,500-$2,000
Tiffany & Co. dore bronze clock and garniture set, est. $1,500-$2,000

A three-piece, 19th-century Tiffany & Co. dore bronze clock and garniture set, consisting of a bronze and white marble clock mounted with two cherubs and flowers, accompanied by a pair of matching urns decorated with cherub masks, paw feet and flame finial, carries an estimate of $1,500-$2,000. The urns are 11 ½in tall, and the clock includes a pendulum and key.

To consign an item, an estate or a collection, call Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery at 561-318-1834 or email at info@antiquesmodern.com. To learn more about Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery, please visit www.antiquesmodern.com.

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