Tag Archive for: Alice Baber

Alice Baber’s ‘Axe in the Grove,’ a 1966 oil on canvas, achieved $275,000 plus the buyer’s premium in February 2023. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. and LiveAuctioneers.

Bid Smart: Alice Baber, once overshadowed, now seen in full color

NEW YORK — Alice Baber (1928-1982) is said to have had a hunger for color. She was one of the most important woman Abstract Expressionist artists working at a time when the field was dominated by men such as Rothko, de Kooning and Pollock. Her biomorphic color-stained canvases, featuring hazy spheres of pure hues, are […]

Raimond Staprans, ‘A Study of Down-Rolling Oranges with a Staid Neon Apple,’ estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

John Moran anticipates a fruitful Art + Design auction, Aug. 29

Raimond Staprans, ‘A Study of Down-Rolling Oranges with a Staid Neon Apple,’ estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

Raimond Staprans, ‘A Study of Down-Rolling Oranges with a Staid Neon Apple,’ estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, August 29 at noon Pacific time, John Moran Auctioneers will present its Summer Art & Design sale, featuring more than 300 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Likely top lots include works by artists Alice Baber, Raimond Staprans and Lê Phổ as well as furniture designer Adrian Pearsall.

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Detail of Josh (SHAG) Agle’s ‘L.A. Modern (Day),’ $20,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

John Moran’s $1M Modern and Contemporary art sale set several records

Josh (SHAG) Agle, ‘L.A. Modern (Day),’ $20,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

Josh (SHAG) Agle, ‘L.A. Modern (Day),’ $20,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

LOS ANGELES — On June 13, John Moran Auctioneers presented its bi-annual Modern & Contemporary Fine Art auction to a strong reception that propelled it to a total in excess of $1 million. It was filled with phenomenal works by many important arts of the 20th and 21st centuries and included paintings, prints and multiples, photography and sculpture. Outstanding results were achieved by Alice Baber and Panayiotis “Takis” Vassilakis as well as multiple new world auction records, the highest earned by Ivan Picelj. This sale also featured a capsule collection of works from the estate of the esteemed New York gallerist Howard Wise. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.

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Detail of Josh (SHAG) Agle’s ‘L.A. Modern (Day),’ estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

Artful Modern & Contemporary lineup presented at John Moran, June 13

Josh (SHAG) Agle, ‘L.A. Modern (Day),’ estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

Josh (SHAG) Agle, ‘L.A. Modern (Day),’ estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will present its bi-annual Modern & Contemporary Fine Art sale on Tuesday, June 13, starting at noon Pacific time. This auction features works by important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including paintings, prints and multiples, photography and sculpture by Alice Baber, Jacques Lipschitz, Karl Benjamin, Joan Miro, Damien Hirst, Mary Lovelace O’Neal and Herb Ritts. This sale will also feature a capsule collection of works from the estate of the esteemed New York gallerist Howard Wise, including pieces by Charmion von Wiegand, Takis, Nam June Paik, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Peter Hujar. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Alice Baber, ‘Storm of the Rainbow,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Abell Auction Co.

LA design marketplace consigns prizes to Abell auction, May 20-21

 

Alice Baber, ‘Storm of the Rainbow,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Abell Auction Co.

Alice Baber, ‘Storm of the Rainbow,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Abell Auction Co.

LOS ANGELES – An assortment of coveted items from the design marketplace Fat Chance Los Angeles and the personal favorites of its founder, Jeff Schuerholz, will highlight Abell Auction Co.’s Fine Art, Jewelry & Fine Furnishings sale on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Bidding starts at 9 am Pacific time each day of the online auction, which features more than 500 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Howardina Pindell, ‘Untitled #83,’ estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Artworks by prominent women artists in spotlight at Hindman, April 19

Howardina Pindell, ‘Untitled #83,’ estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

Howardina Pindell, ‘Untitled #83,’ estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Image courtesy of Hindman

CHICAGO – A pair of works by Howardena Pindell will highlight Hindman’s Wednesday, April 19 Post War & Contemporary Art auction. The remarkable dot collages anchor a group of artworks by prominent women artists, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Miyoko Ito, Gertrude Abercrombie and Alice Baber. Powerful works by Kerry James Marshall, Leon Polk Smith, Jack Bush and Winfred Rembert will also be featured. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Read more

Alice Baber, ‘Axe in the Grove,’ estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

1976 Alice Baber artwork leads impressive lineup at John Moran, Feb. 28

Alice Baber, ‘Axe in the Grove,’ estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

Alice Baber, ‘Axe in the Grove,’ estimated at $50,000-$70,000. Image courtesy of John Moran Auctioneers

LOS ANGELES — February 2023 is filled with many noteworthy days: Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and also John Moran’s Art + Design sale, taking place Tuesday, February 28 at noon Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Containing more than 300 lots, the sale will include works by Alice Baber, Hans Burkhardt, Roy Lichtenstein, Rosangela Renno, Margaret Keane, Bruno Munari, Alex Weinstein, Wucius Wong and Pablo Picasso. The variety of furniture is also impressive, featuring designers such as George Nakashima, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Frank Gehry, Charles and Ray Eames, Yves Klein, Eero Saarinen, Toyoda Hiroyuki, George Nelson and Rudolph Schelling Webermann. In the realm of decorative pieces, a couple of Venini glass vases are sure to win attention, coming from designers Tina Aufiero and Gio Ponti.

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Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Untitled (Woman with Tethered Horse and Moon),’ $437,500

Gertrude Abercrombie painting sells for record $437K at Hindman

Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Untitled (Woman with Tethered Horse and Moon),’ $437,500

Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘Untitled (Woman with Tethered Horse and Moon),’ $437,500

CHICAGO – Hindman set a new world auction record for Gertrude Abercrombie with the sale of her 1947 painting Untitled (Woman with Tethered Horse and Moon) for $437,500. As a leader in offering works by the artist dubbed the Queen of the Bohemians, the firm broke its own auction record for the artist of $387,500, which it set in February. Abercrombie was just one of many female artists who drove Hindman’s December 14 Post-War & Contemporary Auction to strong results. It realized more than $2.044 million overall, nearly doubling its total estimate.

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