THOMASTON, Maine – Art of nearly every genre could be seen at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ July Splendor Sale, held on July 7, 8 and 9. Attracting aggressive bidding, the multifaceted selection united to achieve an overall result of $1.9 million. Absentee and Internet live bidding was facilitated through LiveAuctioneers.
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LOS ANGELES — John Moran Auctioneers will present an Art of the American West sale on Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 10 am Pacific time. The 354-lot auction will feature an exciting and robust offering of fine art for a wide range of collecting aesthetics, from historic to contemporary. There will be 60 lots of traditional and contemporary Navajo and Pueblo silver jewelry. Also on offer is a fantastic collection of framed Ganado and Tees Nos Pos blankets, stunning Pueblo pottery, and even saddles from John Wayne. Finely woven examples of California Mission, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest Coast baskets, together with a handful of beautiful Native American beadwork will round out the plentiful collectible items on offer in this auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – An exquisite Navajo rug, a charming mid-century American flag quilt, and an American copper setter dog-form weathervane will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Special Thanksgiving Americana Day 1 auction, which will be held on Thursday, November 24 – yes, Thanksgiving day – starting at 6 pm Eastern time. As is true for virtually every Americana auction offered through Jasper52, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
MONROVIA, Calif. – On August 31, John Moran Auctioneers presented a curated selection of Western-themed fine art and bronzes along with a treasure-trove of American Indian jewelry, baskets, textiles and pottery. The second Art of the American West auction of the year was a clear success with a 95% sell-through rate with more than 70 lots selling well above their high estimates.
MONROVIA, Calif. – Maranda Moran grew up in a family of collectors, being pulled out of bed in the wee hours at a young age to accompany her parents to garage and estate sales, flea markets and auctions. At age 16, she was operating her own antiques booth in an antiques mall, specializing in fine and decorative arts from the turn of the century to the 1950s. Apt at sussing out choice, hard to find objects d’art for clients and armed with a degree in art history and history from UCLA, she turned her expertise into a career. In 1994 she joined her husband’s firm, John Moran Auctioneers, as a fine and decorative specialist with a concentration in Western and Native American art, a booming market genre.
MONROVIA, Calif. – On May 25, the spirit of the wild west flowed through the 10,000-square-foot showroom at John Moran Auctioneers during its Art of the American West sale. Cowboys and American Indians played nicely through paintings and bronze sculptures, but there was a showdown of epic proportions between bidders participating on every platform available. Beautiful hand-woven rugs, blankets, and baskets had a 100% sell-through rate, and contemporary Western artwork earned its place next to historical depictions of the West, placing bright splashes of color next to rich browns and reds.