Rago’s Fine Art Auctions on May 18 Featuring Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith Rago’s to Offer Two Sessions of Fine Art at Auction on May 18, 2013 Featuring Important Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith.
of Samuel Mutzner (Romanian, 1884-1959), a student of Monet’s, whose art is in important public and private collections in America and abroad. A noteworthy piece by Samuel Mutzner is lot 34, an oil on Masonite, “Kyoto”, 1914, estimated at $8,000-12,000.
Prints include the work of Leonard Tsugoharu Foujita, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden and Robert Riggs (including a nice collection from his boxing series). There are several works by Edgar Degas in the sale, notably lot 19, an etching and drypoint printed from the canceled plate in 1959, “Au Louvre: la peinture” (Mary Cassatt), ca. 1879-1880, estimated at $1,500-2,000. Also featured is lot 120, a celebrated woodcut on paper by Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), “Harriet,” 1975, estimated at $2,500-3,500.
There are works on paper to auction by artists William Trost Richards, Jane Petersen, Abraham Walkowitz, George Segal and Chen Chi. Featured works include: lot 90, six watercolors by Abraham Walkowitz, “Isadora Duncan”, estimated at $4,000-6,000; and lot 135, a watercolor by Chen Chi, “Fireworks 4th of July”, 1982, estimated at $8,000-10,000.
The Collection of Joshua Smith: Post-War and Contemporary Art, Saturday, May 18 at Noon
The collection of Joshua Smith features artists William Klein , Dan Weiner, Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Leon Levinstein, Alice Neel, Jack Youngerman, Louis Faurer, Pierre Molinier, Joel Peter Witkin, Arnulf Rainer, Sam Gilliam, Joseph Marioni, Gene Davis, Richard Artschwager, Garry Winogrand, Martin Parr, Hannelore Baron, Fred Sandback, Lewis Baltz, Joel Sternfeld, Marlene Dumas, Salvo, James Nares, Sean Scully, Richard Hambleton, Albert Oehlen, David Shrigley, Kara Walker, Donald Baechler, Abelardo Morell, Maureen Gallace, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Andy Goldsworthy, Nikki S. Lee, Marcel Dzama, Raymond Pettibon, Michael Joo, Jonathan Monk, Sandow Birk, Sigmar Polke, Carter (John Carter), Aida Ruilova, Steve DiBenedetto and Xylor Jane. Among the photography lots: lot 500, William Klein, “Smoke & Veil, Paris”, 1958, estimated at $3,000-5,000; lot 546, Lee Friedlander, “Philadelphia”, 1961, estimated at $4,000-6,000; lot 563, Lewis Baltz, “Mustang Bridge Exit, Interstate 80” from the Nevada series, 1977, estimated at $8,000-12,000; lot 632, Abelardo Morell, “Camera Obscura Image of a Manhattan View Looking South in Large Room”, 1996 estimated at $7,000-9,000; and Lot 668, Sigmar Polke, “S.H. oder die Liebe zum Stoff”, 2001, estimated at $6,000-8,000. Highlighted works of art in the collection: lot 640, an untitled oil on canvas by Maureen Gallace, 1993, estimated at $15,000-25,000; lot 647, a watercolor by Luc Tuymans, “Green”, 1999, $6,000-8,000; lot 515, an ink on paper by Alice Neel, “Phil Bard”, 1957, estimated at $7,000-9,000; lot 587, Marlene Dumas, “Just as it Used to Be”, 1987, in pencil, watercolor, ink and wax crayon on paper, $8,000-12,000; lot 602, Sean Scully, Untitled, 1985, oil, pastel and charcoal on paper, $20,000-30,000; and lot 625, Kara Walker, “What I Want History to Do to Me”, 1995, ink on paper, $8,000-12,000.
Post-War and Contemporary Art (continued) Saturday, May 18 at Noon
The sale also includes paintings by Theodoros Stamos, Albert Kotin, Kenneth Noland, Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz, Lowell Nesbitt, Thomas Nozkowski, Udomsak Krisanamis, Peter Tunney and