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
(California, b.1920) which is expected to earn $7,000 to $9,000. Roy Lichtenstein’s lithograph and silkscreen entitled Study of Hands is estimated at $6,000 to $8,000 as is the color lithograph by Wassily Kandinsky entitled Lithographie Bleu.
THE IMPORTANT PAINTINGS
American artists will headline the paintings category at Clars in September. Beginning with Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946), his gouache on paper entitled Defending His Bounty, 1934, is estimated at $25,000 to $45,000. Joseph Rusling Meeker’s (American, 1827-1889) oil on canvas, Near Bayou Plaquemine (Louisiana), 1880, is both signed and dated and carries an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. From Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (American, 1819-1905) will be his signed and dated Young Ruffed Grouse, 1967. Originally purchased in the late 19th century in New York, this work has descended through the family to the current owner. (Estimate: $10,000 to $20,000) Rounding out the highlights of the paintings category will be an oil on board by Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902). Entitled Lake Scene, Niagara, this work is estimated to sell for $10,000 to $20,000
Additional painters of note to be represented in this sale include Stanton Macdonald Wright (California, 1890-1973) with his oil on board, Clouds of Cherry Blossoms; James Henry Dougherty’s (American, 1889-1974) oil on linen entitled Five Figures and Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933) with his watercolor Bonzarea, Algeria.
WORKS BY BARRIAS AND FIASCHI WILL HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANT SCULPTURES
As Clars attracts an international audience for their fine art sales, they routinely feature very fine 18th through 20th century sculptures and the September sale will be remarkable in this area.
In European works, a 19th century bronze by Louis Ernest Barrias (French, 1841-1905) comes into the sale with an estimate of $20,000 to $40,000. Entitled Nature Revealing Herself to Science, this exceptional work measures 22.25 inches high.
From Italian sculptor Emilio Fiaschi (1858-1941), his marble sculpture entitles Napolean Bonaparte measures 44.5 inches high and carries an impressive estimate of $10,000 to $20,000.
From 20th century American sculptors, Tom Otterness (b. 1952) will be represented by his bronze entitled Cup and Spoon, 1986, which is estimated at $7,000 to $9,000. From California specifically, Fletcher Benton’s (b. 1931) painted steel sculpture, Untitled #90, 1980, measures over 42 inches high and is expected to sell for $5,000 to $7,000. Carrying the same estimate is Hedgehog, a stone sculpture (one of 2 to be offered) by Beniamino Bufano (1898-1970). And finally, three stunning bronze sculptures by American West artist Edward Fraughton (American, b.1939), including “Vaquero,” a dynamic sculpture of a cowboy and horse, are estimated at $4,000 - $6,000.
For information on all the fine art that will be offered Clars September 8 and 9, 2012 Fine Art and Antiques Sale, please visit www.clars.com, call (510) 428-0100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previews for Clars important September sale will be held Friday, September 8th from 1pm to 6pm and 9am each auction day. A complete catalog will be available online one week prior to the sale.
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