Warhol’s ‘Cowboys and Indians’ portfolio leads at Clars, Sept. 16
OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery inaugurates its fall season of auctions with a Modern + Contemporary Fine Art sale on Friday, September 16, starting at 1 pm Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The star lot will be the complete 1986 Andy Warhol portfolio Cowboys and Indians. The 10-screenprint series portrays a range of imagery representing both historical and mythical lore of the American West, from Annie Oakley to Geronimo to John Wayne. The Warhol portfolio will be offered with an estimate of $500,000-$700,000.
Another excellent work in the September 16 sale lineup is a 1965 oil on panel by Joan Brown (American, 1938–1990) titled Cucumber and Lemon. Estimated at $40,000-$60,000, this charming still life was given to fellow artist and friend Ira Yeager (1938–2022) on his birthday.
Additional highlights will include important works by Bay Area figurative artists including Nathan Oliveira and Raimonds Staprans as well as works by KAWS, M.F Husain, Yayoi Kusama and Richard Pettibone.
The auction will feature a fine selection of design items, including a set of Mario Bellini Cab chairs estimated at $10,000-$15,000; an Angelo Mangiarotti Eros dining table estimated at $6,000-$9,000; and a Vladimir Kagan Couture Sloane II sofa at $6,000-$9,000.
There will be other noteworthy designers in the auction, including ceramicists such as James Lovera and Antonio Prieto, as well as Danish Modern including Eric Hansen, Hans Wegner, Arne Iversen, Johannes Andersen and Peter Hvidt, and American Modern such as Charles and Ray Eames, Milo Baughman and Silas Seandel.
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