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Ernst Fuchs, 'The Fall of Sodom & Gomorrah', estimated at $40,000-$60,000 at Everard.

Everard brings Maxfield Parrish, Ernst Fuchs, and Bud Latven works to market June 25-27

SAVANNAH, GA — Important works from Maxfield Parrish, Ernst Fuchs, and Bud Latven serve as hallmarks for Everard Auctions‘ two upcoming sales, Spring Southern Estates & Collections (taking place Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26) and Property from the Tenenbaum Estate & Others on Thursday, June 27. Complete details and bidding are now available at LiveAuctioneers.

Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966) was a titan of the Golden Age of Illustration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As Norman Rockwell famously pointed out, there was “hardly a home in America existed that didn’t have a Maxfield Parrish print.” Parrish was known for prints and paintings of mythological scenes, but he also worked commercially for Harper’s Bazaar, Life, and General Electric, and he even illustrated some of L. Frank Baum’s books.

At some point, he created this Spanish-American War-era illustration for his friend and fellow Pennsylvanian, Henry Gregory Barnhurst (circa 1875 to 1877-1933). In the 10.25 by 7in illustration, Barnhurst is wearing his Army uniform of the period and bears his rifle. The treasured portrait has been consigned by Barnhurst’s granddaughter and the auction at Everard is likely its first appearance in the marketplace. It carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.

As a cofounder of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, Ernst Fuchs (1930-2015) began his career painting in Surrealism, with a 1946 exhibition in the foyer of the Vienna Concert Hall causing such an outcry that the art was removed by popular demand. Austrian art critic Johann Muschik didn’t feel Fuchs and his peers should be grouped with Surrealists. Instead, in the late 1950s, he coined the term phantastischer realismus (Fantastic Realism), and the Viennese school was born. The Fall of Sodom and Gomorrah is a 1953-1954 oil on panel that summarizes the religious symbolism that dominated Fuchs’s career. Everard estimates the work at $40,000-$60,000.

Bud Latven (b. 1949-) is an internationally recognized wood artist and a master of the lathe. His early work transformed burled woods into fairly traditional shapes, after which he moved into laminated and turned works that took elements from American Indian pottery design. Latven continued to push boundaries with large, conical turned items made from exotic hardwoods. Some of his designs look like set pieces from a science fiction movie, while others have a streamline moderne or Mid-century Modern feel. Simpy put, Latven defies categorization.

His Open Conic Form Wood Sculpture is dated to 1999 and comes from the Lorlee and Arnold Tenenbaum estate. It is fashioned from turned and segmented prairie rutusa, cocobelo, African ebony, and aronite hardwoods. Originally purchased by the Tenenbaums at the Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 1, 2001 for $6,000, it now carries a likely modest estimate of just $2,500-$3,500.