JOHN MORAN’S FEBRUARY 2007 CALIFORNIA AND AMERICAN ART SALE WILL BE ONE TO WATCH FOR NEW WORLD RECOR Pasadena, CA – On February 20, John Moran Auctioneers will host the first of their triannual California and American Paintings sales at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Highlighted by
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JOHN MORAN’S FEBRUARY 2007 CALIFORNIA AND AMERICAN ART SALE WILL BE ONE TO WATCH FOR NEW WORLD RECORDS
Pasadena, CA – On February 20, John Moran Auctioneers will host the first of their triannual California and American Paintings sales at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Highlighted by several important pictures with six-figure estimates, the auction will feature over 200 works from renowned California and American artists including Edgar Payne, Granville Redmond, John Gamble, Joseph Kleitsch, Eanger Couse, Armin Hansen, Hansen Puthuff and more.
Atop the list are two oils by Edgar Alwin Payne (1882 – 1947). The first, titled “Desert Skies”, depicts riders in a canyon before a cloud-dappled horizon. It is estimated to bring $250,000-$300,000. The second, titled “Evening”, comes from Payne’s European sojourn. Using a sophisticated palette, this composition depicts a sailboat with figures at harbour. Its estimate is $100,000 - $150,000.
Two significant paintings by Granville Redmond (California, 1871 – 1935), each bearing estimates of $150,000 to $250,000, will be offered. The first, a large-scale canvas titled “Going Home” , depicts a shepherd with flock along a misty tree-lined lane. The second “Poppies, Lupine and Mountains”, captures Redmond’s talent as a quintessential California colorist.
John M. Gamble’s, “Lupine and Poppies, Santa Barbara, CA,” is estimated to bring $100,000 to $150,000. Moran suspects that this work could better the results he achieved for a similar picture in February 2006- presently the third-highest price ever achieved for the artist at auction
The richly painted “Garden at Capistrano”, executed in 1923 by Joseph Kleitsch (California 1882 – 1931), is also expected to entice bidders. Moran presently holds the second-highest auction price for this artist (“Still Life – Censer & Bowls on Chinese Silk for $367,000, sold October 2004). “Garden at Capistrano." It is estimated to bring $200,000 to $250,000.
A painting by Eanger Couse (1866 – 1936), the New Mexican artist who is credited for helping to shape popular perception of the American West, will be offered. This work, titled “The Ambush," depicting a scout with rifle is estimated to sell for $75,000 to $100,000.
Two works the renowned California painter Armin Carl Hansen will also be featured. Known for his marine and coastal paintings, there will be two works by this artist offered. The first, “Lampara Men – Hauling in the Nets” is estimated at $60,000 to $80,000 and “Ship on Rocks” is estimated to sell for $50,000 to $70,000.
Also known for his richly colorful marine paintings will be an oil on canvas entitled “Avalon – Catalina Harbor” c. 1935 by Joe Duncan Gleason (California 1881 – 1959). Moran, who has offered several of his paintings at their previous art sales, established the present world record for this artist when they sold “Endymion” for $47,000