Yamamoto abstract stands out at Sarasota Estate Auction, Oct. 29-30
SARASOTA, Fla. — Sarasota Estate Auction will conduct a two-day sale on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Headlining this 1,400-lot auction will be works by American artists Richard Diebenkorn, John Frederick Peto, John Philip Falter and Taro Yamamoto. It will also feature more than 180 lots of estate jewelry and luxury designer handbags. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Works by Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) will be offered at the beginning of the second auction day, October 30. Titled Red Yellow Blue and numbered 1/60, this original etching, aquatint and drypoint, estimated at $50,000-$75,000, is a fine example of his geometric originality and his eye for the abstract. Diebenkorn’s work is associated with Abstract Expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He was a key contributor to the Bay Area figurative and abstract school of painting.
John Frederick Peto (1854-1907) is recognized today as one of America’s foremost exponents of trompe l’oeil (French for “fool the eye”) still life, a mode of painting that was highly popular during the late 19th century. Appearing in the sale is an oil on academy board titled Still Life with Pipe and estimated at $15,000-$25,000. The painting has several gallery labels on the verso and an inscription saying, “Painted by my father, John F. Peto – Helen Peto Smiley.”
John Philip Falter (1910-1982) started his illustration career by selling his first artwork in 1930 to Liberty, a pulp magazine. Later, he became one of the most noted illustrators for The Saturday Evening Post. This untitled oil on canvas exquisitely captures a behind-the-scenes drama at a French theatre. Falter’s output was prodigious, and by his own reckoning included more than 5,000 paintings.
Taro Yamamoto (1919-1994) was an American-Japanese non-objective artist known for his abstract works. He started painting at the age of six and belonged to the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists. The bold and vibrant abstract Yamamoto oil on canvas on offer in the October 29-30 sale, titled Roody Toody Bee-Bop and signed and dated at the lower right, is sure to brighten any room. It is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
A Cartier platinum Maillon Panthere three-row diamond ring will be among the selections on day one of the auction, October 29. Designed by Cartier and estimated at $5,000-$7,000, it features all-around platinum links pave-set with 1.53 carats of diamonds.
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