Crow Art Partnership Collection to be Auctioned by Heritage! The Crow Art Partnership Collection will be offered by Heritage Auction Galleries on October 13th, 2007 in Dallas, Texas, at the famous Anatole Hotel near The Trade Mart.
Gary Hendershott, 1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1182; GaryH@HA.com
Crow Art Partnership Collection to be Auctioned by Heritage!
DALLAS, TX: "This is the most exciting collection of fine and decorative art I've ever been involved with," said Gary Hendershott, Consignment Director for Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries.
"The Crow Art Partnership Collection Auction at the Anatole Hotel, to be held October 13, 2007, represents a portion of the holdings of one of the largest real estate developers in the world," Hendershott said. "Well known as leading commercial developers of local, national and international hotels and office buildings and headquartered here in Dallas, they also played an important role in making Dallas an important center for fashion, art and design when they developed the Dallas Trade Mart in the 1950's. With a terrific eye for quality, they assembled an exceptional collection of artwork over the past half century, from paintings and sculpture to furniture and decorative pieces and more, much of which will be presented to the collecting public for the very first time."
"There are a few items in the collection I'd like to point out," Hendershott said, "such as an incredible 21st Dynasty Egyptian painted carved wood sarcophagus of a female figure from the time of Moses, circa 1100 BC, that was formerly on loan to the Aegyptologische Institut Der Universitat Heidelberg, Germany from 1981-1984 and the San Antonio Museum until 2001. There are also some exceptional bronze figures, including a Nandi bull from South India, circa 1860, a Lopburi figure of Buddha from Thailand, circa 1100-1400, and a great contemporary Longhorn Rider by Beaumont, Texas artist David Cargill that was on display for many years at the Men's Apparel Mart when it was first built."
"The collection truly spans the centuries," said Hendershott, "with an elegant pair of 17th century Spanish gilt wood columns and a nineteenth century Indian painted gilt wood standing lion offered alongside an American photomural, Dallas Skyline, by Bob Wade which was commissioned by the Dallas Market Center for the Apparel Mart in 1980, and a contemporary European oil on glass painting, entitled The Deer, by Ivan Generalic of Croatia dated 1978."
"Collectors of fine decorative arts will want to examine the Royal Worcester English porcelain cabinet vase, dated 1919," Hendershott said, "as well as a pair of nineteenth century Chinese cloisonné enamel and gilt bronze vases. Also noteworthy is an extensive collection of works by artist Bjorn Winblad, including his well known bronze sculptures entitled The Gossips that were on display at the entry of the Design Center on Turtle Creek, as well as his tapestries that decorated the Great Hall of the Apparel Mart when it opened in the 1970's."
"Of course, this is just the merest glimpse at this spectacular collection," Hendershott said, "and I haven't even mentioned the nineteenth century bronze figure of Rome's Caesar Augustus, or the pair of Italian marble lions, after Canova, that were on display at the entry to