Great last-minute consignments make Shannon's Oct. 27 fine art sale even better Late additions to what was already a packed sale are promising to make the Shannon’s Fine Art Auction slated for Thursday, Oct. 27, in Milford, Conn., an event to remember. Modernist works especially
botanical renderings. He is a product of the Hudson River School and is coveted by collectors.
The second is a tea party painting by Martha Walter (1875-1976), who painted in France, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania over the course of her rich and fruitful career. She was best known for portrait work, beach-child-park paintings and landscapes. A second painting by her – a beach scene – will also come under the gavel. It is expected to command $60,000-$80,000.
Lastly is a Birge Harrison rendering of Bryant Part in New York City. Mr. Harrison (N.Y./Mass./Calif., 1854-1929) was born in Philadelphia and has been described as one of America’s leading tonalist painters. He specialized in moonlit landscapes, but he eschewed plein air work, preferring instead to paint from memory.
The auction will be held in Shannon’s spacious gallery facility, located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, located just off I-95 just south of New Haven. Online bidding will be facilitated by Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held from Oct. 17 up until auction day, Oct. 27, from 9-5:30 (except Sunday, Oct. 23, when the firm is closed).
Shannon’s only conducts two fine art auctions per year – in April and October – and when they happen, collectors do take notice. In the sale held this past April, bidders from 18 countries and 42 states participated, and the full bank of 20 phones was ringing all evening. Like last sale, a lively crowd is expected Oct. 27 when bidding begins promptly at 6 p.m. (EST).
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is one of only two auction houses in the country that sells only fine art. Its auctions include paintings, watercolors, drawings and rare prints. Historically, Shannon’s has specialized in American and European art executed between 1840 and 1940. But in recent years the firm has expanded more into post-war Modern and Pop art.
Shannon’s produces a 180-page, full-color catalog and an eight-page, oversize color brochure that is mailed to 18,000 clients. Paintings consigned to Shannon’s are viewed by collectors, museum directors, appraisers and clients with an interest in fine international art. The firm markets itself online worldwide and in newsletters and magazines in Europe and the U.S.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will be accepting quality consignments for the April 2012 sale through March 1, 2012. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Shannon’s and the upcoming Oct. 27 fine art auction please log on to www.shannons.com.