Quality consignments now being accepted for Shannon's Oct. 24 fine art auction Quality consignments are currently being accepted for an auction slated for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Milford, Conn.
is signed lower left and dated 1965. This painting is a study for a painting of the same name and date, which sold for $106,000 in 2008.
Four works by American artist Thomas Michael (T.M.) Nicholas (b. 1963) will cross the block. One is an original oil on canvas titled Three Masted Schooner, Sunset (est. $12,000-$18,000). The 30 inch by 40 inch view, possibly of Rockport Harbor, is signed lower left. Nicholas, an artist from the Cape Ann School, captures New England by using magnificent colors and rich textures.
Sculpture will include a bronze titled Navajo Code Talker, by R.C. Gorman (Am., 1932-2005). The 16-inch tall rendering, one of only ten made, is of the artist’s father, Carl N. Gorman, a Navajo Code Talker and one of a group of revered Native Americans who served in World War II. A monumental casting of this sculpture is located in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Previews will be held daily starting Monday, Oct. 15, and running through auction day, Oct. 24 (except Sundays). Preview hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Oct. 24, when the preview will end at 5 p.m., an hour before the first gavel comes down. Online bidding will be facilitated by Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bidding is also available.
Historically, Shannon’s has specialized in American and European art executed between 1840 and 1940. In recent years the firm has expanded more into post-war Modern and Pop art. Shannon’s produces an extensive 132-page, color catalog, which is also available on their website (shannons.com). An 8-page, oversize color brochure will also be mailed to 18,000 clients.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Oct. 24 auction, please log on to www.shannons.com.