Barridoff Galleries presents Fine American and European Art on Artfact Live! Bid online exclusively through Arftact Live! on over 300 lots of Fine American and European Paintings at the Barridoff Galleries auction in Portland, ME on August 7, 2009.
News-Antique.com - Jul 30,2009 - (Boston MA) Artfact Live! is pleased to announce the Barridoff Galleries auction of Fine American and European Art on August 7, 2009 is available for online bidding exclusively through Artfact Live! The auction offers over 300 lots of paintings, photographs, and sculpture, including works by Andrew Wyeth, Joshua Reynolds, Maximilien Luce, Andy Warhol, and Pablo Picasso. If you can’t join the live auction action in Portland, Maine visit Artfact.com, or its sister site in the UK, Invaluable.com, to login or register free to bid live online at this exceptional auction. If you’re not ready to bid, simply watch the activity live from the auction floor using the Artfact Live! console.
Highlights of the sale include:
The top lot of the sale, Lot 32, is “The Gleaners, Hertfordshire” by Sir George Clausen, with an opening bid of $75,000. This painting comes from the personal collection of JD DeMatteo of Torrington, Connecticut.
Lot 214, Solaris, 2000, by Alan Magee is a stunning trompe l’oeil painting of shore rocks. Bidding begins at $65,000 on this lot.
A watercolor of “Wild Rose Hips” by Andrew Wyeth is offered in Lot 160. Depicting the fields at Broad Cove farm, this work, with provenance from the Knoedler Gallery in New York, begins bidding at $38,000.
Lot 35, Portrait of Miss Ridge, 1773, by Joshua Reynolds, with provenance from the Knoedler Gallery and the Aldrich estate, has an opening bid of $20,000.
Among the European offerings is Lot 18, “La baignade dans la cure,” by Maximilien Luce. Painted in 1908, the lot opens for bidding at $38,000.
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