work is extremely rare, being the only known sculptural work
by the painter who would become America’s preeminent
trompe l’oeil still life artist.
In addition, the sale will also feature several works by
Herman Herzog, including the vibrant and alluring Sunset,
Florida (estimate: $20,000-30,000), a sought after locale
painted by the artist .
Auction: September 25, 10 a.m.
Viewing: September 20-24
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