GROGAN & COMPANY CELEBRATES TWENTY-FIVE YEARS Twenty-five years ago this past March, Michael Grogan conducted the Inaugural Auction of his new company, Grogan & Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers. To commemorate this milestone, Grogan an
News-Antique.com - Jun 05,2013 - The auction will offer a fine selection of Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Works of Art, Silver, Jewelry and Oriental Rugs. "It is exciting to be celebrating our twenty-fifth anniversary with such a diverse and quality filled auction," stated Michael B. Grogan, "With almost 800 lots, there will be a little something for every interest."
Fine art highlights include Landscape with Figure on a Road, a 14 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Texas Impressionist painter Julian Onderdonk (1882-1922). The landscape is estimated at $20,000-30,000 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raissonne by Halff Fine Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Sculpture offerings include Frederick MacMonnies' (1863-1957) Pan of Rohallion, a 30 inch bronze cast in 1899 by Parisian foundeur, Jaboeur & Rouard. Estimated at $10,000-15,000, the cast is a smaller version of a garden statue Edward Dean Adams commissioned MacMonnies to create for his Rohallion, New Jersey estate. Other American works of art to be featured include The Big Bow an oil by John Sloan, The Wind River watercolor by Ogden Pleissner, Marvin Cone's Iowa Barn and landscapes by Cape Anne painters Emile Gruppe and J.J. Enneking.
On the heels of the recent and hugely successful Contemporary Art Sales in New York, the auction will include a nice selection of affordable works. For buyers who don't have millions to spend, collectors will find works such as Forms in Space, a color serigraph by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein estimated at $25,000-35,000; and Australian artist Sir Sidney Nolan's Leda and the Swan, a circa 1960 ripolin on board, is estimated at $30,000-50,000. Forms in Space was created in 1985 specifically for the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania's benefit "Rally 'Round the Flag. For philanthropically minded buyers, Notes in Hand, a set of 50 prints by Claes Oldenburg, is one of the highlights from a collection of Contemporary works to be sold to benefit the Hasbro Children's Fund.
European offerings include a 17th century Old Master painting depicting The Annunciation. In the manner of French Baroque painter Charles Poerson, the oil on panel is estimated at $18,000-22,000. In addition to a selection of Old Master paintings and prints, other highlights include a Portrait of a James Morley, by 18th century English portraitist George Romney, estimated at $15,000-20,000; and Study of Benjamin West attributed to English portraitist Sir Thomas Lawrence, estimated at $10,00-15,000. Swiss painter Fritz Zuber-Buhler's Girl with Chicks, estimated at $15,000-20,000, is a classic example of his romanticized views of peasant children. "The sale features over 250 works of art spanning four centuries of artistic expression," commented fine art specialist Allyson Lee, "As far as I can recall, this is the largest selection of fine art we have offered in a single auction to date."
In addition to fine art, the auction will include an impressive selection of furniture, decorative arts, silver, jewelry and Oriental rugs. An important furniture offering is a Louis XVI Marquetry Inlaid Ormolu Mounted Table des Muses, circa