FINE AMERICAN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK MARCH 4 On March 4, Christie’s will offer its mid-season sale of Fine American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, featuring a selection of 19th and 20th century works at prices ranging from $2,000 to $60,000
that mirrors the modern industrial landscape Sheeler claimed as his primary subject matter. Also featured in the sale is Afternoon in the Park (estimate: $40,000-60,000) by the Philadelphia artist Martha Walter (1875-1976), best known for her spontaneous, Impressionistic style and vivid color palette, as well as two exceptional portraits by the Ashcan School painter George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933), Portrait of a Girl in Black (estimate: $60,000-80,000) and Man with a Violin, painted circa 1910 (estimate: $50,000-70,000).
Among the sculpture highlights in the sale is Speed by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880-1980), a stylized depiction of a winged god in mid-flight that was originally designed as a custom hood ornament for cars (estimate: $12,000-18,000). Western art bronzes include 'On the Warpath' (estimate: $10,000-15,000), a depiction of a Native American warrior on horseback by Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944), and ‘Peace’ (estimate: $20,000-30,000), a standing image of an Indian chief cast circa 1895 by Carl Kauba (1865-1922). Rounding out the group are two 1920s-era bronzes of racehorses by Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), entitled Jockey on Horse (estimate: $20,000-30,000) and Thoroughbred Horse (estimate: $12,000-18,000).
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