Karel Appel Highlights Grogan’s May Auction

. May 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

Dedham, MA – Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers are gearing up for a fabulous two-day auction, May 21st and 22nd. Comprised of two sessions over two days, Session One will include the Jacob B. Noble Collection of Fine 20th century Art Glass and Modern Paintings and American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculpture; and Session Two will include Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, Silver, and Oriental Rugs and Carpets.

The first session beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, May 21st will begin with the Noble Collection of Art Glass and Modern Paintings. The highlight of this session is Karel Appel’s Flowering Personnages, a colorful 48 x 35 inch oil on canvas estimated at $100,000-150,000. Other modern paintings from the collection include French cubist painter Andre L’Hote’s Landscape, a 23 x 31 inch oil with a presale estimate of $20,000-30,000 and English abstract painter Alan Davie’s Phantom in the Room, No. 7, a 60 x 72 nch oil estimated at $8,000-12,000. More affordable offerings include a serigraph by Yaacov Agam, the Israeli father of Kinetic art, estimated at $600-800 and several prints by Latin American artists including, Rufino Tamayo, Jose Ortega, David Siqueros, Sergio Tornero and sculptor Jose de Creeft amongst others. A suite of colorful woodcuts by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, titled Nana Hyaku Mizu Suite, is a complete set from only 200 created in the 1960’s, and is expected to fetch $20,000-30,000.

The sale will continue on Saturday with American and European Fine Art from various estates and collections. Highlights include Malvina Hoffman’s rare bronze, Mandarin Dancer, a limited edition casting from her “Races of Man” series created for the Field Museum of Chicago. The turquoise patinated 23 ½ inch sculpture is estimated at $20,000-30,000. James Buttersworth’s Yacht Ambassadress, an 11 x 18 inch oil on canvas is estimated at $60,000-80,000; while William McGregor Paxton’s A Modern Madonna, a 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas formerly in the personal collection of Elizabeth Okie Paxton, is estimated at $8,000-12,000. Other American offerings include Louis Aston Knight’s Cottage by a River, estimated at $10,000-15,000 and A Dominican Monk; a 57 x 38 inch oil on canvas by Walter Gay has a pre sale estimate of $5,000-10,000.

The highlight of the European offerings is an impressive Floral Still Life with Strawberries, by French artist Jean Baptiste Robie. The 34 x 26 inch oil on canvas bears a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-50,000, while other featured lots include Marie Laurencin’s watercolor, Jeaune Filles Avec Chien, estimated at $10,000-15,000 and a Claire Jeanne Colinet bronze and ivory sculpture titled Valkyrie ($5,000-10,000).

Grogan and Company is located at 22 Harris Street, in historic Dedham, Massachusetts. The auction exhibition opens on Thursday, May 19th; hours: Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. A fully illustrated catalogue can be found on-line at www.groganco.com. Contact the gallery at 781-461-9500 for inquiries.

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