Important California and American Art Auction at Moran's Pasadena, CA – On June 20th, 2006, John Moran Auctioneers of Antiques and Fine Art will host their second major California and American Paintings sale for 2006 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pas
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JOHN MORAN AUCTIONEERS TO HOST IMPORTANT CALIFORNIA AND AMERICAN ART SALE ON JUNE 20TH
Pasadena, CA – On June 20th, 2006, John Moran Auctioneers of Antiques and Fine Art will host their second major California and American Paintings sale for 2006 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Recognized across North American and the world as a premier specialist in the sale of pre-1950 California and American Impressionist oil paintings and water colors, Moran’s important art auctions routinely set new world records and always guarantee excitement for the art world. The June 20th event will feature over 250 works from a variety of renowned artists. Moran’s art auctions typically draw over 600 national and international buyers. Bidding is available in person, by absentee, phone and the Internet via ebay Live Auctions/Live Auctioneers.
Among the important artists to be represented at this auction will be works from Guy Rose (Californian 1867 – 1925), Maurice Braun (Californian 1877 – 1941), Alson Clark (Californian 1876-1949), Franz. A Bischoff (Californian 1864 – 1929) and Birger Sandzen (American 1871 – 1954).
John Moran Auctioneers set a new world record for Guy Rose when, in 2001, his “Early Morning Summertime” sold for $1,210,000 against an estimate of $400,000 – 600,000. Moran held the record for this artist until November of 2005 when Sotheby’s New York sold “Owens River, Sierra Nevada, CA” for $1,920,000. At the June 20th sale, bidders will have the opportunity to vie for his oil on canvas entitled “San Gabriel Bells” (pic 1). This work will come to the block with an estimate of $100,000 – 150,000.
American artist Birger Sandzen will be represented with his oil on canvas entitled “In the Red Rock Region, Manitou, Colorado” (pic 2). This painting is estimated at ($60,000 – 90,000). Moran also set a new world record for this artist at their June 2000 fine art sale when “Pond with Poplars” sold for $132,000. They held the record for this artist until July 2002 when Coeur D’Alene Art Auction sold “Mountain Cabins, Logan, Utah” for $231,000.
Also coming to the block on June 20th will be “Steam in Landscape (Decker Canyon, San Diego, CA), an oil on canvas by Maurice Braun (pic 3). This work by Braun is estimated to bring $30,000 to 50,000. Franz Bischoff’s oil on board, “Coastal (Pebble Beach from Carmel Point)” (pic 3), has a pre-sale estimate of $15,000 – 20,000 and “Landscape-(Mt. Doud, Big Sur)” an oil on canvas by Arthur Hill Gilbert (Californian, 1894 – 1970) is estimated to bring $25,000 – 35,000.
John Moran Auctioneers holds the third highest sale price for California artist Alson Clark when at their February 2001 Fine Art Auction, $55,000 was realized on “Balboa Park, San Diego, CA,” (estimate $20,000 – 25,000).