IRVING PENN, GUSTAV KLIMT, VASSILY KANDISKY AND ALBERT BIERSTADT ARE AMONG THE NAMES BEHIND THE MAS Oakland, CA — Each September, Clars Auction Gallery presents a two-day sale sourced from distinguished private collections and museums from across the country. The museums that will be represented in
News-Antique.com - Aug 29,2012 - IRVING PENN, GUSTAV KLIMT, VASSILY KANDISKY AND
ALBERT BIERSTADT ARE AMONG THE NAMES BEHIND THE MASTERPIECES
AT CLARS SEPTEMBER 2012 FINE ART SALE
Oakland, CA — Each September, Clars Auction Gallery presents a two-day sale sourced from distinguished private collections and museums from across the country. The museums that will be represented in this sale include The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Montclair Art Museum (New Jersey) and the Honolulu Art Museum.
This important annual event, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, will offer clients and collectors the opportunity to acquire exceptional works in fine art. This remarkable sale will feature important works in photography, works on paper, prints and American paintings.
THE IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHY
Two photographs by Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009) will be offered, each with an estimate of $20,000 to $40,000. Penn is best known for his fashion photographs beginning with his 1950s series of the Paris collection. The first of the Penn offerings is the photograph is entitled Rock Band (Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead) and the second being his Vionnet with Fan. (Provenance, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles)
A portfolio of 15 gelatin silver prints entitled Big Shots by Garry Winogrand (American, 1928-1984) is estimated to sell for $30,000 to $50,000 with the highlight of the portfolio being the Marilyn Monroe Seven Year Itch photograph. (Provenance, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles)
Among the other important photography will be Horst P. Horst’s (German, 1906-1999) gelatin silver print entitled Round the Clock I, New York followed by Julius Shulman’s (American, 1910-2009) gelatin silver print entitled Frey House, Palm Springs, California, which is estimated to earn $10,000 to $20,000. (Provenance: from the private collection of Pierluigi Serraino, AIA. A noted California architectural writer as well as architect, Mr. Serraino wrote the book, "Julius Shulman - Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen Publications, 2001)," which was a collaboration with Mr. Shulman). And finally, estimated to sell for $15,000 to $20,000 is the photograph entitled Martine Franck, Paris by Cartier-Bresson. There will also be a selection of unusual mid-19th century photographs , many by British photographer Francis Frith (1822-1898). (Provenance: Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX).
Also to be featured will be several lots of early surfing photographs of Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Huntington Beach and many others from 1960 by LeRoy Grannis (Californian, 1917-2011). Grannis was known for his iconic surfing images of the 1960s and 1970s. He was a co-founder of Surfing Magazine and was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1999.
THE WORKS ON PAPER
The outstanding work in this category will be a framed graphite drawing on paper by Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918). Entitled Kopf des Wohlgerusteten Starken”, Ornament und verzweifelter, knieder, nackter Mann, this work has been assigned the presale estimate of $40,000 to $60,000.
THE IMPORTANT PRINTS
The impressive offering of prints will include Orestia of Aeschylus, a lithograph from Francis Bacon that is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000 followed by Freeway Curve by Wayne Thiebaud