CLARS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SEPTEMBER SALE TO BE HIGHLIGHTED BY A VERY IMPORTANT CHINESE TABLE, MAGNI Oakland, CA — Each September, Clars Auction Gallery presents a two-day sale sourced from distinguished private collections and museums from across the country. This important annual event, which will
$5,000 to $7,000). From Van Cleef & Arpels will be a stunning yet very wearable blue sapphire and diamond brooch set in 18K yellow gold that is estimated at $4,000 to $6,000.
FINE ART, PHOTOGRPAHY AND SCULPTURE
The Fine art to be offered will span important photographs to exceptional European sculpture.
Highlighting the photography offerings will be two photographs by Irving Penn (American, 1917-2009) 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). 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). Surfing fans will be interested to know that several lots of early surfing photographs of Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Huntington Beach and many others from 1960 by LeRoy Grannis (Californian, 1917-2011), co-founder of Surfing Magazine and inductee into the Surfing Hall of Fame, will also be offered.
The outstanding work in the category of works on paper 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 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 (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.
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