DESIGNS OF VLADIMIR KAGAN HIGHLIGHT CLARS JUNE 2012 SALE Oakland, CA — On June 16th & 17th, 2012, Clars will host the ninth sale in their record-setting fiscal year. On the heels of the firm’s largest sale in their 40+ year history held in May, their June e
News-Antique.com - Jun 05,2012 - CLARS JUNE 2012 AUCTION TO FEATURE DESIGNS OF VLADIMIR KAGAN PLUS EXCEPTIONAL EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN FINE ART
Oakland, CA — On June 16th & 17th, 2012, Clars will host the ninth sale in their record-setting fiscal year. On the heels of the firm’s largest sale in their 40+ year history held in May, their June event promises to complement that auction nicely with, again, exceptional fine art, furnishings, jewelry and Asian offerings including Part II of a collection to be sold on behalf of the Honolulu Museum of Art.
The furnishings and decoratives category will be particularly exciting with offerings from renowned American modern furniture designer Vladimir Kagan. Kagan is regarded as one of America’s most important 20th century furniture designers. In an article in the New York Times, his work is described as “Icons of Modernity” with he himself being referred to as “the creative grandfather of a whole generation of designers.” On Sunday, June 17th, as part of Clars Gallery sale, two works from Kagan will be offered. The first, a biomorphic sofa, circa 1950, carries a presale estimate of $7,000 to $9,000. The second piece, an inlaid cabinet, comes to the sale with an estimate of $5,000 to $7,000.
Other highlights in this category include a hammered copper occasional table attributed to Dirk Van Erp studios estimated at $3,500 to $4,500 and a pair of Tiffany Studios candlesticks expected to earn $2,000 to $4,000. A fine selection of French and California wines will also be offered including Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Turning to the fine art category, from Europe will be two rare gouache and watercolor works by Belgian artist, Leon Spilliaert (1881-1946) that are estimated at $20,000 to $40,000 each. A painting, Still Life with Roses, by Margaretha Roosenboom (Dutch, 1843-1896) is expected to earn $10,000 to $15,000 and a very large color lithograph of St. Petersburg from 1912 by Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (Russian, 1875-1957) carries the same estimate. Also featured will be a set of four European Classical Genre scene paintings on panel from the late 16th/early 17th century. Lastly, a very nice etching Faune et bacchante, avec combat de faunes (from Series 347)” by Pablo Picasso at is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000
American works to be offered will be highlighted by a lithograph from the edition by Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), The Race (Homeward Bound), estimated at $6,000 to $8,000. In the paintings category, Clars is pleased to feature a work by Ash Can artist, George Luks (American, 1867-1933) titled Barnyard Scene with Figure and Horse (1920)” (estimate: $7,000 to $9,000) and a rare painting by American artist, Aloysius C. O’Kelly (1853-1926) of Two Girls Playing in the Poppy Fields which carries an estimate of $10,000 to $15,000. A beautiful illustration by Mabel Rollins Harris of a Brown & Bigelow Calendar Girl from the 1930s is expected to earn $4,000 to $6,000.
From American artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) will be her bronze entitled Naima (estimate $8,000 to $12,000). In