Works Held Privately, Untouched for Decades, Surface in Rago's Fine Art Auctions in May Featuring the Reingold Collection of Sculpture and Reliefs, as well as the work of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Roy Lichtenstein, Jules de Balincourt, Raymond Pettibon, Damien Hirst, Andy Wa
estimated at $15,000-20,000; lot 42, a Fern Isabel Coppedge (American, 1883 - 1951) untitled oil on canvas, estimated at $30,000-40,000.
There are prints by George Braque, Jacob Lawrence, Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miro, Marcel Duchamp and Rufino Tamayo. Featured is lot 121, a Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968) lithograph, “Pharmacy”, 1945, signed, dated and numbered 6/100, estimated at $10,000-15,000. The print is mounted in View Magazine, Special Issue, 1945, vol 5, no. 1.
There is Sculpture by Carl Emil (Vilhelm) Milles, Grace Helen Talbot, Hugo Robus, Jacob (Sir) Epstein, Maude Sherwood Jewett, Miklos L. Sebek, Robert Tait McKenzie and Wheeler Williams. Featured sculpture in the sale includes: lot 8, a bronze relief by Robert Tait McKenzie (American, 1867-1938), “Brothers of the Wind”, 1925, estimated at $6,000-9,000; and lot 91, a signed bronze by Jacob (Sir) Epstein (British, 1880-1959), “Nude”, estimated at $12,000-18,000.
There are works on paper by Chen Chi, David Bierk, Leonard Baskin, Marsden Hartley, Reginald Marsh and Romare Howard Bearden. Featured works on paper includes: lot 106, a watercolor by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000), “Second Post-Stroke, Self-portrait”, 1991, estimated at $4,000-6,000; lot 112, an ink and watercolor by Romare Howard Bearden (American, 1911-1988), “Harlem Night Club”, estimated at $5,000-7,000; lot 119, a watercolor by Chen Chi (Chinese/American, 1912 - 2005), “Fireworks 4th of July”, 1982, estimated at $8,000-10,000.
The Reingold Collection: Saturday, May 12, (immediately following 19th/20th C. Art)
Sculpture, plaques and medallions in 239 lots:
The Reingold collection includes a wide range of American and European sculpture meticulously assembled by Marvin and Eileen Reingold over many decades. It covers everything from three dimensional sculpture to plaques and medallions of historical importance. The collection includes a group of plaques depicting the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, Literary Figures, Poets, Performers, Explorers, Animals, Children’s portraits, athletes, exonumia and numismatic lots by artists such as Malvina Cornell Hoffman, Leonard Baskin, Arthur Lee and Robert Ingersoll Aitken. Featured plaques include: lot 273, three bronze medallions by Robert Ingersoll Aitken (American, 1878 – 1949), “See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil”, estimated at $800-1,200; lot 274, two bronze medallions by Arthur Lee (American, 1881 - 1961), “Mercury with Caduceus”, estimated at $1,200-1,800; lot 324, two plaques by Malvina Cornell Hoffman (American, 1885 - 1966), “Bacchanale Russe”, estimated at $1,200-1,800; and lot 354, a bronze plaque by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000), titled "Lisa Baskin/1970/LB", estimated at $800-1,000.
A collection of Presidential Plaques/Political figures, Medallions and Busts of presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Rutherford Hayes, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Garfield, by artists such as: Daniel Chester French, George Bissell, Jo Davidson, Ruth Yates, Charles Henry Niehaus, Erastus Dow Palmer, William O'Donovan, James Earle Fraser, Allen George Newman, Gregory Allen, Henry Baerer, Godefroid De Vreese, Edward F. Widstrom, Oscar Gallo, Edward F. Widstrom, C. Ricelli, Charles Calverley, Victor D. Brenner, M. Peinlich, Julio Kilenyi, Jeno Juszko, Jo Davidson, Lucien H. Gosselin, Leo Nuck, James Edward Kelly,