collection then will continue the next day, July 16, with Heritage’s Western Art Auction, featuring important Western themed art from the estate, including The Spill, by William Herbert Dunton, possibly the most important Western painting by Dunton ever offered at auction.
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The Martignette Collection will then be the focal point of Heritage’s Oct. 21, 2009 auction of Important Glamour and Pin-Up art, with Mel Ramos’ seminal 1963 Pop Art canvas Sheena, Queen of the Jungle anchoring what is sure to be a highly anticipated and hotly contested auction.
“If I were to sit here and try to name all the major highlights of this collection,” said Jaster, “it would take me half a day. That’s how deep this collection goes. To say that we’re ecstatic to be offering this collection is a serious understatement. There are no words to describe how excited we are to offer this important artwork from one of the greatest collectors of the 20th Century.”
For those who want just a taste of what’s in store as this collection begins to come up for auction, imagine more than 20 Vargas pin-ups, more than 30 Elvgrens, more than 25 George Petty pin-ups, more than 20 major cover and advertising paintings by Leyendecker, 18 major paintings from Dean Cornwell – Martignette’s personal favorite artist – and 10 major Western paintings from Harvey Dunn.
The rest of the collection includes names like: Normal Rockwell, Howard Pyle, Jessie Willcox Smith, Frank Schoonover, Frank Stick, Haddon Sundblom, James Montgomery Flagg, Mead Schaeffer, Saul Tepper, Tom Lovell, Coles Phillips, Amos Sewell, W.H.D. Koerner, Rolf Armstrong, Earl Moran, Enoch Bolles, Norman Saunders, H.J. Ward, George Rozen, Walter Baumhofer, Earl Bergey, Rudolph Belarski and James Avati, among so many others.
To reserve your copy of this, or any Heritage auction catalog, please contact Client Services at 1-800-872-6467, ext. 150, or visit www.ha.com/Catalog to order by email.
Consignors and sellers of Illustration Art are invited to www.HA.com/Sell. Or simply email Todd Hignite at ToddH@HA.com, or call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1790.
Heritage's Signature® Illustration Art Auction will be held July 15, 2009, at the company’s Slocum Street Annex in the Downtown Dallas Design District.