FRANKLIN, Mass. – An original ink drawing by Vincent van Gogh, an untitled 1967 gouache study by Adolph Gottlieb, a work by Fernand Leger titled Composition with Three Women and a paint and ink on cardboard attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat will all be part of a 97-lot online-only auction set for March 29 by The Woodshed Gallery. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
“I decided to keep this auction small, in order to focus on the bigger-name items,” said Bruce Wood of The Woodshed Gallery, adding that the sale will also be a showcase for exciting and emerging talent, such as Juta Barbara Bender (Swiss, 1944-2016), a self-reverential artist who will be represented with five original oil on canvas paintings, expected to bring $1,000-$2,000.
The sale will also feature paintings by Latin American artists, rare posters by SEPO, a Picasso drawing with autograph and offerings from Man Ray and Andy Warhol. The auction will start at noon Eastern time.
The 9½-by-13-inch paint and ink on cardboard by Jean-Michel Basquait, titled Federal Reserve (above), is attributed to the artist, with a starting bid of $1,500.
The Van Gogh (1853-1890) is a dark brown ink drawing on heavy wove paper, attributed to and done in the manner of the Dutch Master. It’s signed lower right and titled Landscape with Tree, and measures 8¼ inches by 8½ inches. The starting bid is $20,000.
The gouache and ink on wove paper by Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) is untitled, signed in pencil and dated 1967, also in pencil, on the reverse. The study, 11¼ inches by 13¾ inches, carries a starting bid of $5,000.
The mixed media on paper by Fernand Leger (French, 1881-1955), titled Composition with Three Women, is artist signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The 18-by-13¼-inch work has a starting bid of $20,000.
The 9½-by-13-inch paint and ink on cardboard by Jean-Michel Basquait, titled Federal Reserve, is attributed to the artist, with a starting bid of $1,500.
Five drawings, all attributed to the pop art icon Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), will be in the auction, to include a drawing in color markers on manila folder-weight paper titled Two Campbells Soup Cans. It has a starting bid of $1,500. Several drawings by the inimitable Dr. Seuss will also cross the auction block including a drawing in ink and color pencil on heavy bond of his iconic Cat in the Hat character, signed “Best Wishes.” The starting bid is $1,000.
An unsigned oil on canvas Portrait of Moses, attributed to the Spanish artist Jose de Ribera (1591-1652), done circa 1637, installed in an ornate 20th century frame and restored around 1980 by Margaret Weatherstone of the Whitney Museum, has a starting bid of $10,000. Also, a 16th or 17th century baby’s crib adorned with tempera paint on wood depictions of 12 biblical scenes, possibly Italian and inscribed in a secret language that was invented by Hildegard von Bingen, has a starting bid of $2,000.
For details contact Bruce Wood of The Woodshed Gallery at 508-533-6277 or email email@example.com.