Moran’s Art + Design sale was topped by a juicy Raimond Staprans original

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MONROVIA, Calif.— A 1995 original by Raimond Staprans blew past its estimate to achieve what may be a record for the well-known San Francisco Bay Area artist at Moran’s August 29 Art + Design auction.

Billed by the firm as having top lots from prominent collections, institutions and galleries, the sale featured a large number of strongly performing lots from across all collecting categories, with most coming from the realm of fine art.

Raimond Staprans (b. 1926-) immigrated from Latvia to the United States in 1947 and eventually ended up as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, where professors Hans Hofmann and Karl Karsten guided his career. He become a major figure in the burgeoning postwar Bay Area painting movement.

Staprans’ A Study of Down-Rolling Oranges with a Staid Neon Apple, a 42 by 46.75in oil on canvas from Mendenhall Gallery in Pasadena, California, was estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Bidding drove the piece to $190,000 ($247,000 with a 30% buyer’s premium), possibly a record for the artist.

Moran had three Alice Baber (1928-1982) works in the sale. Known for her abstract expressionist creations in oil and watercolor, one lot soared above the rest. The Door to the Gate to the Bridge, a 1975 oil on canvas measuring 34 by 54in, carried an estimate of $50,000-$70,000, ultimately crossing that bridge to a $110,000 hammer ($143,000 with buyer’s premium).

Peter Max has enjoyed a long and legendary career in the world of art, moving through a variety of styles with ease. A 1970 example from the height of his Pop Art phase, Right Now, made $50,000 ($65,000 with buyer’s premium) against an estimate of $25,000-$35,000.

Furniture design was also well represented, with this 1950s-era Herman Miller Model 420 storage unit by Ray (1912-1988) and Charles Eames (1907-1978) climbing well above the $7,000-$9,000 estimate to hammer at $20,000 ($26,000 with buyer’s premium).

View the complete sale results now at LiveAuctioneers.
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Raimond Staprans, ‘A Study of Down-Rolling Oranges with a Staid Neon Apple,’ $190,000 ($247,000 with buyer’s premium) at John Moran Auctioneers.
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Alice Baber, ‘The Door to the Gate to the Bridge,’ $110,000 ($143,000 with buyer’s premium) at John Moran Auctioneers.
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Peter Max, ‘Right Now,’ 1970, $50,000 ($65,000 with buyer’s premium) at John Moran Auctioneers.
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Herman Miller Model 420 storage unit, $20,000 ($26,000 with buyer’s premium) at John Moran Auctioneers.
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Henrietta Berk, ‘Piper Island Ferry,’ $20,000 ($26,000 with buyer’s premium) at John Moran Auctioneers.
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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
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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