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
such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha and Robert Rauschenberg. Featured in this group: lot 506, an Andy Warhol, “Self-Portrait”, 1966, offset lithograph on silver coated paper, estimated at $8,000-12,000; lot 581, a Robert Rauschenberg screenprint, “Signs”, 1970, signed, dated and numbered 248/250, estimated at $5,000-7,000. There are several featured Roy Lichtenstein prints, including: lot 509, a lithograph, “Pyramids”, 1969, signed, dated, and numbered 96/101, estimated at $5,000-7,000; lot 516, a screenprint, “Brushstroke”, 1965, signed and numbered 248/280, estimated at $8,000-12,000; lot 517, a lithograph “Crak!”, 1969, estimated at $8,000-12,000; and lot 589, a lithograph and screenprint “Modern Print”, 1971, signed, dated, and numbered 169/200, estimated at $4,000-6,000.
The sale also features a collection of Op Art, held privately for decades, by artists Bridget Riley, Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz and Julian Stanczak. Other artists in the collection include Mary Bauermeister and Hans Haacke. Featured lots in this grouping include: lot 500, an untitled screenprint on plexiglass by Bridget Riley, edition 6 out of 75, estimated at $12,000-18,000; lot 598, is an untitled acrylic on board by Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz, estimated at $10,000-15,000; lot 513, an acrylic polymer on canvas, “Fenced”, 1966 by Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz, exhibited at Montclair Art Museum "Radius Five", 1967, estimated at $40,000-60,000; lot 520, an acrylic polymer on canvas, “Unrestful Space” by Julian Stanczak, estimated at $20,200-30,000. The piece was exhibited at Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York in "Plus X Minus: Today's 1/2 Century" in 1968, and at the New Jersey State Museum "N.J. Collects” in 1970.
A graffiti collection from the Estate of Martin Wong, with works by DAZE (Chris Ellis), Sharp (Aaron Sharp Goodstone), LA II (Angel Ortiz), Delta 2 and ERO (Ever Rocking On) Dominique Philbert, Featured graffiti pieces include: lot 634, an untitled acrylic and spray paint on canvas in two parts by Sharp (Aaron Sharp Goodstone), estimated at $1,500-2,000; and lot 635, an untitled marker on canvas by LA II (Angel Ortiz), estimated at $1,000-1,500. A featured work by artist DAZE (Chris Ellis) is lot 631, two works of art hinged together, including an untitled 1984 acrylic on canvas and "Forty Deuce" 1987, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, estimated at $3,000-5,000. Another featured piece by DAZE is lot 632, "The City", 1983 acrylic on canvas, estimated at $2,000-3,000. There are also works by street artists SEEN, REVOLT and COPE 2 (Fernando Carlo). Featured work by SEEN includes lot 742, an untitled, 2007, spray paint on canvas, estimated at $5,000-7,000; and lot 743, an untitled, 2007, spray paint on NY map (triptych), estimated at $6,000-8,000.
There are paintings by Leonard Nelson, Jerzy Kujawski, Nicholas Krushenick, Naoto Nakagawa, Sam Messer, Gregory Amenoff, Sam Reveles, David Deutsch, Sterling Ruby, Enoc Perez and Jules de Balincourt. Featured contemporary paintings include: lot 559, “Sterling Moss at the Esses” by Nicholas Krushenick, estimated at $10,000-15,000; lot 585, “Still Life in Black” by Naoto Nakagawa, estimated at $9,000-12,000; lot 664, a very early work by Sterling Ruby, untitled mixed media and collage on wood, estimated