Reginald Marsh originals unearthed at Akiba’s March 26 John Cassara estate sale

Reginald Marsh, 'Men And Women At Play, Coney Island,' estimated at $25,000-$50,000 at Akiba.

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — John Victor Cassara (1934-2022) was an industry executive who created specialized insurance products for the Brownstone communities of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Boston Proper. Beyond the boardroom, he was a connoisseur of classical music, a skilled violinist since childhood, and an avid patron of the arts. And, it turns out, he was a huge collector of Reginald Marsh social realism originals depicting life in 1920s and 1930s New York. Twenty-five examples — along with numerous watches and other luxury items — come to market at Akiba Galleries Tuesday, March 26. The catalog is now open for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

Marsh (1898-1954) was born in Paris to American artists who returned to America in 1900 when Marsh was two. The Marsh family was affluent, with the patriarch having made millions in the meat-packing business. Marsh would go to private schools and ultimately graduate from the Yale School of Art, where he served as a cartoonist and illustrator for the Yale Record, the college humor magazine. His initial career consisted of commercial illustration, but upon taking a trip to Paris, his first since returning to America, he happened upon social realist and regionalist Thomas Hart Benton, who greatly influenced Marsh to take up painting as a full-time profession.

Today, Marsh is best remembered for walking the streets of New York, sketching everyday — and often off-beat — scenes of regular working-class life. It is this period of work, that would continue up to his early death at 56, which comprises the bulk of the Cassara collection.

Akiba has placed the sinister-looking Two Women Picked by Ike for Top Places (Third Avenue El) at the top of the Marsh estimates, with a $30,000-$50,000 range. Produced only two years before his death in 1952, it carries provenance directly from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Luce, the former being the publishing titan who created Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.

Men And Women At Play, Coney Island shows Marsh’s unique ability to capture kinetic activity, a trademark of much of his work. The tempera on panel is signed and dated Reginald Marsh 1938 and was previously sold at Sotheby’s in 2012. Its estimate is $25,000-$50,000.

In high heels with her dress and long blonde hair blowing in the wind, Merry Go Round again celebrates the New York Coney Island environment with an active subject — in this instance, a happy young woman. Signed and dated Marsh 48, this oil-on-panel painting is assessed as being in ‘great overall condition.’ Akiba has placed an estimate of $20,000-$40,000 on this lot.

Bowery Bums, Babes, and Barber Poles may be the most quintessential Marsh painting in the sale. Featuring a combination of the aforementioned elements, the viewer is instantly taken to the place through the depiction of action and emotion. Created around 1944, the watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper has a $6,000-$12,000 estimate.

Marsh liked to paint New York beyond just its inhabitants. Brooklyn Bridge, from 1933, shows the iconic span along with tugs in the East River. The watercolor on paper is signed and dated Reginald Marsh 33 and is estimated at $6,000-$12,000.

Purvis Young new world auction record set with $437K sale at Akiba

This large-scale prime-period work by Purvis Young (1943-2010) sold for $350,000 at Akiba Galleries on December 6.

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Eclipsing all previous prices for the artist, a large-scale prime-period work by Purvis Young (1943-2010) sold for a remarkable $350,000 ($437,500 with buyer’s premium) at Akiba Galleries on December 6. Estimated at up to $10,000, the 1974 painting by the Florida Outsider artist was competed for by eight phone and internet bidders up to $200,000, with two bidders taking it from there.

Date, size and subject matter were key to the appeal of this work, which was consigned by the estate of Miami businessman and philanthropist Robert A. Mann.

The picture, painted in house paint on a 4ft-square sheet of shipping crate plywood, has many typical Young motifs. However, Alexander Anapolsky at Akiba Galleries learned that the subject matter is one that particularly resonates with major collectors.

Young lived his entire life in the Overtown area of Miami and was deeply upset when, in the late 1960s, his neighborhood of African American and Caribbean immigrants was effectively divided to make way for an overpass bridging more affluent sections of Miami. The painting, which shows a townscape centered by a weeping quasi-religious figure, chronicles this unhappiness as the town was split in two.

It also dates from the era of Young’s renowned Goodbread Alley Mural. From 1971, inspired by the Black activist murals in Chicago and Detroit, Young began painting regularly, hanging his paintings ‘salon style’ on the boarded-up facades of Overtown’s disused shops. A once-thriving row of bakeries that locals called Goodbread Alley became his street-level gallery. It remained an outdoor art installation until 1974, when it was finally dismantled by city officials.

Purvis Young has been part of the cultural landscape of South Florida for many years and an art market name for close to two decades.

In the late 1990s, Florida contemporary art collectors Don and Mera Rubell acquired the contents of his studio — more than 3,000 works — and donated many paintings to museums and universities across the country. A current exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art titled Purvis Young: Redux is based on the 91 works added to its permanent collection in 2004.

Since that time, a large number of Young’s works have appeared on the market. More than 3,000 have sold on LiveAuctioneers alone. The vast majority of pieces bring under $5,000, with the previous high for the artist, the painting on plywood titled People with Halos Above City – having sold for $35,000 ($43,750 including premium) at Christie’s in 2020. It, too, was another large-scale, mid-career work, dating from 1973.

The $350,000 hammer price, close to 10 times the previous auction high for the artist, elevates Young from the financial levels of outsider art into the contemporary art sphere. Alexander Anapolsky believes it will be a game-changer. “This will definitely change the market going forward. Experts and collectors that we have spoken to, have all confirmed that in the next 12 months we will see more sales in this price range.”

Old World decor, jewelry, timepieces and bronzes bring delight at Akiba Nov. 14

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Collecting interests can be as unique as the individual pursuing their passion. Some follow specific artists or movements; others favor particular media, such as paintings or sculpture; while still others focus on subject matter ranging from fine jewelry to classic comic books.

In the end, it all comes down to collecting what you like, and that’s clearly the case with the 575-lot sale at Akiba Galleries set for Tuesday, November 14. Drawn from the private collection of an Ohio physician, it’s clear the anonymous doctor had a passion for Old World art in all its manifestations, with nearly every major collecting category represented with quality and an eye for detail. The catalog is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

A perfect example of the collection’s theme is found in this 19th-century German secretary’s desk. Featuring meticulous brass and pewter inlay throughout and multiple compartments with locking drawers, the item is both beautiful and functional. The lot comes with a letter from the antique dealer explaining its history in more detail, and it is estimated at $5,000-$25,000.

Old World art is also key to any collection with such a focus. This 17th-century painting of Marie de Medici is attributed to Justus Sustermans (1597-1681), who was in the circle of Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Marie would marry Henry IV of France in 1600, and served as regent to their son, Louis XIII, after Henry’s death in 1610. The painting was in the collection of Max Oberlander of Vienna for many years and appeared in a 1932 yearbook of art collections, eventually making its way to the United States, where today it has an estimate of $10,000-$30,000.

Proving that beauty can be found in objects of any age, the collection boasts two examples of cut crystal from Martin Benito of Cristal Benito, the acclaimed French art glass house founded in 1952. The first is a hinged caviar bowl, crafted from gilt metal and diamond-shaped cut crystal with a cyan blue overlay and decorated with gilt bronze throughout. It is estimated at $1,000-$5,000.

The second item is a hinged bar with eight crystal tumblers. It is created from gilt metal and diamond-shaped cut crystal with a cobalt blue overlay further decorated with a gilt bronze rim, finial, and handles. The piece is supported by a four-footed gilt-bronze base with four stylized dolphins, and it is similarly estimated at $1,000-$5,000.
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Antique German inlaid secretary desk, estimated at $5,000-$25,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Attributed to Justus Sustermans, portrait of Marie de Medici (Queen of France), estimated at $10,000-$30,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Martin Benito cyan cut crystal and gilt bronze hinged caviar bowl, estimated at $1,000-$5,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Martin Benito blue cut crystal and gilt bronze hinged bar, estimated at $1,000-$5,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Antique 14K emerald, diamond and platinum ring, estimated at $5,000-$25,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Monumental bronze and enamel vases hammered for $210K at Akiba to lead our five auction highlights

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[av_heading heading=’Monumental French Bronze and Enamel Vases’ tag=’h1′ style=’blockquote elegant-quote elegant-centered’ subheading_active=” show_icon=” icon=’ue800′ font=’entypo-fontello’ size=’22’ av-desktop-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” subheading_size=” av-desktop-font-size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” icon_size=” av-desktop-font-size-1=” av-medium-font-size-1=” av-small-font-size-1=” av-mini-font-size-1=” color=” custom_font=” subheading_color=” seperator_color=” icon_color=” margin=’,,35px,’ av-desktop-margin=” av-desktop-margin_sync=’true’ av-medium-margin=” av-medium-margin_sync=’true’ av-small-margin=’,,20px,’ av-mini-margin=” av-mini-margin_sync=’true’ headline_padding=” headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-desktop-headline_padding=” av-desktop-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-medium-headline_padding=” av-medium-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-small-headline_padding=” av-small-headline_padding_sync=’true’ av-mini-headline_padding=” av-mini-headline_padding_sync=’true’ padding=’10’ av-desktop-padding=” av-medium-padding=” av-small-padding=” av-mini-padding=” icon_padding=’10’ av-desktop-icon_padding=” av-medium-icon_padding=” av-small-icon_padding=” av-mini-icon_padding=” link=” link_target=” title_attr=” id=” custom_class=” template_class=” av_uid=’av-lmj1khj5′ sc_version=’1.0′ admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading]

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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Leading the Autumn’s Arrival auction at Akiba Galleries on September 12 was this spectacular pair of French bronze and enamel vases of a type shown at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle. The 2ft 1in pair on polished slate bases combine the talents of two giants of late 19th-century French decorative arts, the Parisian foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-92) and the pioneering furniture designer Édouard Lièvre (1828-86).

Typical of Lièvre’s love of the fantastical and Japanese style decoration in particular, vases of this kind adorned Barbedienne’s prize-winning stand at the 1878 Expo. An engraved image of a single vase appeared on page 153 of the 1878 Art Journal exhibition catalog, The Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition. As the headline lot at Akiba Galleries, they had broad expectations of $20,000-80,000 but hammered at $210,000 ($262,500 with buyer’s premium).

Lièvre, who had begun life as an illustrator, first collaborated with Barbedienne at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle. After becoming disillusioned that his designs were often failing to be manufactured in sufficient quantities, he instead worked on a bespoke commission for Albert Vieillard (d. 1895), the director of Bordeaux’s ceramics factory.

The neo-Japanese furniture he created includes the celebrated Cabinet Japonais, now in the Musée d’Orsay. In 2008, Bonhams set a record for 19th-century furniture when another iteration of the cabinet (one of perhaps seven made, each with stylistic variants) took £1.8 million (roughly $2.2 million). Two others have appeared for sale at German auctioneers Lempertz in May 2006 and 2013 selling for €750,000 (about $800,000) and €960,000 (around $1 million) respectively.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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NEW YORK – The top lot at Antique Arena Inc.’s September 2 sale turned in a dramatic result. Estimated at a modest $100-$200, At the Seashore, an undated oil on Masonite by American Impressionist Edward Henry Potthast, hammered for $23,000 and sold for $29,440 including buyer’s premium.

The colorful seascape is typical of the work of Potthast (1857-1927), who was known for his carefree beach scenes. But the result at Antique Arena represents the latest curve in its roller-coaster ride at auction. It sold for $71,800 against a $40,000-$60,000 estimate at Swann Galleries in May 2002. Five years later, it was to appear in a May sale at Bonhams with a $50,000-$70,000, but it was withdrawn.

The lot notes for all three attest that the work has been authenticated by Mary Ran and it will appear in the catalogue raisonné she is preparing on the artist.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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RENO, Nev. – Antique and vintage beer advertising has its own unique and persistent charms. It was no surprise, then, that a one-sided framed metal sign touting the wonders of Wunder Beer, undated but clearly from ages past, hammered for $3,400 ($4,250 including the buyer’s premium) against an estimate of $1,000-$2,000 in a four-day sale presented by Holabird Western Americana Collections.

The beer sign is bedecked, as these things often are, with the image of a young woman hoisting high a glass of the product. She wears a curious, almost patchwork-like blue and pale pink outfit, but her beribboned red shoes match the color of the lettering of the slogan below her feet: ‘Wunder for Quality.’

Perhaps her winsome presence on the sign was enough to drive bidders to double its high estimate, but the draw could have been the brewery itself. According to records, the Wunder Brewing Co. of San Francisco, California operated between 1898 and 1909 – surviving the 1906 earthquake, only to disappear three years later.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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CHICAGO – Hindman‘s Fine Art & Design Selections sale on September 11 saw several lots trounce their estimates, none more strongly than Eric Aho’s 2004 oil on linen titled Sligo Rains. Estimated at $3,000-$5,000, the work, which measures a generous 40 by 60in, sold for $13,000 ($16,900 including the buyer’s premium).

Aho (b. 1966-) is American, but his father’s parents were Finnish and his mother was, in his words, ‘Boston Irish Catholic, a special world in itself.’ The artist, who creates powerful, semi-abstract landscapes devoid of people, has visited Finland and Ireland. Sligo Rains, a vision of a streaky gray sky hovering over a yellow strip of earth, testifies to that fact.
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Warhol and Haring, signed two-dollar bills, sold for $4,500 at Wright.
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PLAINVILLE, Conn. – Winter Associates knew it had a likely winner in its September 11 auction. Named Modern Prints & Paintings; Martele w/jewels, the very item cited at the end of the sale title became its top lot.

Dating to 1899, the Art Nouveau silver bejeweled coffee pot by Gorham represents an early example of its coveted and elite Martele line. One important clue was its production number, 3013, but period photos exist to confirm it also.

Entirely hand-raised and hand-hammered, the coffee pot displays the craftsmanship that Gorham Martele became known for. It has an S-shaped spout, a domed repoussé cover, a teardrop-shape finial, chased and raised acanthus leaf decorations and a total of 19 cabochon-cut stones: two opals, three sapphires, eight citrines (four yellow and four orange), three garnets, two tourmalines and an amethyst. The lot notes state that its consigner believes it was a special-order piece for a member of a Philadelphia family. Estimated at $3,500-$7,500, it sold for $21,000 ($26,880 including buyer’s premium).
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French bronze and enamel vases lead Autumn’s Arrival auction at Akiba Galleries Sept. 12

Ferdinand Barbedienne monumental bronze and enamel vases, estimated at $20,000-$80,000, at Akiba Galleries.

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Leading the Autumn’s Arrival Auction at Akiba Galleries on Tuesday, September 12 is a spectacular pair of French bronze and enamel vases of a type shown at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle.

The 2ft 1in pair on polished slate bases combine the talents of two giants of late 19th-century French decorative arts, the Parisian foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-92) and the pioneering furniture designer Édouard Lièvre (1828-86). Typical of Lièvre’s love of the fantastical and Japanese-style decoration in particular, vases of this kind adorned Barbedienne’s prize-winning stand at the 1878 Expo. A single vase was engraved and illustrated on page 153 of the Art Journal exhibition catalog The Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition, 1878.

As the headline lot at Akiba Galleries, they have a broad estimate of $20,000-$80,000. Bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.

Lièvre, who had begun life as an illustrator, first collaborated with Barbedienne at the 1878 Paris Exposition Universelle. After becoming disillusioned by the fact that his designs were often failing to be manufactured in sufficient quantities, he instead worked on a bespoke commission for Albert Vieillard (d. 1895), the director of Bordeaux’s ceramics factory. The neo-Japanese furniture he created includes the celebrated Cabinet Japonais, now in the Musée d’Orsay.
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Ferdinand Barbedienne monumental bronze and enamel vases, estimated at $20,000-$80,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Personal collection of Christian Dior’s Tyen presented at Akiba Galleries Aug. 29

‘Les Lutteurs,’ a 19th-century bronze after Francois Marius Laugier, estimated at $200-$2,000 at Akiba Galleries.

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DANIA BEACH, Fla – Auction house Akiba Galleries is providing a glimpse into the home of one of the world’s most famous fashion photographers. The Iconic Collection of Tyen auction will take place on Tuesday, August 29 with bidding available via LiveAuctioneers.

In the world of fashion and photography, the name ‘Tyen’ scarcely needs an introduction. He has worked for more than 30 years with the House of Dior to create some of its most enduring images and products. He began his career doing stage makeup for the Paris Opéra, but was discovered by the magazine world, where he created looks for photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Bill King.

Tyen’s Addison Mizner-designed Palm Beach home was packed with an array of art, furniture, and artifacts from many cultures and periods. His creative mind and artistic sensibility were evident throughout the interior, as he curated a captivating blend of styles that reflected his diverse interests and inspirations. This auction will feature the pieces in the Gothic and Renaissance style that added a touch of grandeur and historic charm to Tyen’s home plus objects that underline his interest in religious art and artifacts from various faiths.

Chinese antiquities brought an element of Eastern mystique and spirituality to the mix, while a fascination with the unusual and curious was showcased through an array of mourning items and oddities that spark curiosity and provoke thought.

A spokesperson for the auction house commented: “Tyen’s house, designed by the legendary architect Addison Mizner, was a living testament to the harmonious blend of architectural brilliance and eclectic artistic taste and an embodiment of his creative spirit. The diverse and carefully curated collection of artifacts provided Tyen with an inspiring haven where he could find solace, creativity, and a unique environment for his photography.”

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‘Les Lutteurs,’ a 19th-century bronze after Francois Marius Laugier, estimated at $200-$2,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Large Carrara marble carved figural bust by Jacob Pakciarz, estimated at $200-$2,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Life-sized plaster sculpture of an African man, attributed to Herbert Ward, estimated at $500-$5,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Monumental oil on canvas of a Christian martyrdom by Georges Moreau de Tours, estimated at $5,000-$50,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Monumental 17th-century French Gothic Revival carved wooden altar, estimated at $500-$5,000 at Akiba Galleries.
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Christian Dior’s wizard, Tyen, consigns his collection to Akiba, Aug. 29

Monumental 19th-century French gilt bronze and porcelain centerpiece, estimated at $500-$5,000.

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. – On Tuesday, August 29, Akiba Galleries will present a sale titled Iconic Collection of Tyen. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The 714-lot auction features pieces from the Addison Mizner-designed Palm Beach, Florida home of Tyen, a makeup artist and photographer who is a god within the realm of high fashion.

Tyen has collaborated with Versace, Valentino and Issey Miyake, but the Vietnamese-born Frenchman is best known for his work with the house of Christian Dior. From 1980 to 2014, Tyen helped Dior shape its public image.

Do you remember the Dior ad with the woman in the red hat, sporting lush red lipstick and holding the lipstick tube against her shoulder? Tyen made it. How about the ad for Dior’s Hypnotic Poison perfume that showed Monica Bellucci with a boa constrictor draped over her bare shoulders and chest? Also Tyen.

But he produced his most notorious visual in the service of Dior Svelte, a cellulite cream. The final shot, which was the result of four days’ toil, shows a model in profile, clad only in a length of gauzy rose-red fabric. Her face is deliberately omitted in favor of focusing on her smooth, slim, unpitted thighs. This impossible-to-achieve image of beauty generated rage – particularly in Canada, where women reportedly tore down posters for the product – but it generated sales as well. In its first year on the market, Dior Svelte rung up $14 million, wholesale.

Tyen’s collection, as it appears in the August 29 Akiba sale, reflects an individual with wide-ranging interests and an eye for killer stuff. The sale lineup features French Gothic Revival furniture, Christian religious artifacts, Renaissance furniture, Chinese antiquities, and quirky collectibles. Choice pieces include a mid-century Murano glass lamp in the shape of a mushroom, sporting a shade of purple that would make for a worthy Dior lipstick, estimated at $200-$2,000; a visually striking Gothic Revival religious bronze cathedral box, estimated at $500-$5,000; five Chinese porcelain wall plaques in wooden frames, estimated at $200-$2,000; and a huge French centerpiece in gilt bronze and porcelain, estimated at $500-$5,000.

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