Warhol and Diebenkorn headline Revere’s March 20 fine art evening auction

Andy Warhol, 'Sunset,' estimated at $70,000-$100,000 at Revere.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Revere Auctions has announced a 58-lot evening auction of fine art for Wednesday, March 20. Major names from the 20th century are featured, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Andy Warhol. The catalog is now open for bidding at LiveAuctioneers.

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was a major player in the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Abstract expressionism was his forte, as reflected in the sale’s top-estimated lot, a 1959 oil on canvas titled Reclining Nude II. It was originally offered at Poindexter Gallery in New York in 1961 and sold many times before landing in the private Minnesota collection from which it has been consigned. The piece carries a $200,000-$300,000 estimate.

As a member of the New York School of abstract expressionism, Grace Hartigan (1922-2008) was contemporaries with Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, and Larry Rivers. She was profiled in Life Magazine in 1957, further boosting her presence on the art scene. Dublin is from the 1958-59 period and is from her European Place painting series. It was first exhibited at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts in 1960 and has had few owners since. It comes to market now with an estimate of $150,000-$200,000.

In 1972, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was commissioned by the Hotel Marquette in Minneapolis to create a series of screen prints. Sunset is from a 632-print edition, and as Revere notes, “The Sunset prints demonstrated Warhol’s ability to elevate mundane subjects into captivating, mass-produced art.” The print is estimated at $70,000-$100,000.

Charles Biederman (1906-2004) has three works in the sale. Structurist Relief, NY #7 is a painted wood wall sculpture depicting a three-dimensional geometric composition in blue, yellow, and white. The design is dated to 1938, but the piece itself carries a copyright notice of 1978. It is estimated at $30,000-$50,000.

Alden Mason work rockets to record-setting $162K at Revere Auctions

‘Winter Zinger,’ a 1974 oil on canvas by American artist Alden Mason, trounced its $2,000-$4,000 estimate to sell for $162,500 and a new world auction record for the artist. Image courtesy of Revere Auctions and LiveAuctioneers
‘Winter Zinger,’ a 1974 oil on canvas by American artist Alden Mason, trounced its $2,000-$4,000 estimate to sell for $162,500 and a new world auction record for the artist. Image courtesy of Revere Auctions and LiveAuctioneers
‘Winter Zinger,’ a 1974 oil on canvas by American artist Alden Mason, trounced its $2,000-$4,000 estimate to sell for $162,500 and a new world auction record for the artist. Image courtesy of Revere Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A 1974 abstract oil-on-canvas by Alden Mason (American, 1919-2013) sold for $162,500 at Revere Auctions‘s July: Fine Art & Decorative Art sale held on July 27. The work, titled Winter Zinger, rocketed past its $2,000-$4,000 estimate to achieve the sum, a new world auction record for the artist. The winning bid was placed online through LiveAuctioneers.

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