Rago’s May 18 Auctions Realize $1.9 Million

Rago Arts and Auction Center’s Fine Art auctions on May 18 brings an impressive $1.9 million.

“Results for the Contemporary Art in the Joshua Smith Collection were strong and the collection exceeded the high estimate,” said Meredith Hilferty, who directs Rago’s Fine Art department. The top price in Contemporary Art was for a Kenneth Noland painting entitled “Flown” from 1978 selling for $81,250. In the early 20th C. category, a small portrait by Milton Dacosta stole the show selling for $41,250 against an estimate of $10,000-15,000. We also broke records with sculpture by artists Nathaniel Choate and Frederick Hart and saw strong results for American paintings by Guy Carleton Wiggins, BJO Nordfeldt and George Loftus Noyes.”