Shannon's is seeking quality consignments for its October 24th fine art auction in Milford, Conn. Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction slated for Thursday, Oct. 24, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, Conn.
News-Antique.com - Aug 12,2013 - (MILFORD, Conn.) – Quality consignments are currently being accepted for a fine art auction slated for Thursday, Oct. 24, at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford. Up to 250 works of art, spanning many genres, will come up for bid. Shannon’s conducts two fine art auctions per year.
Offered will be fine examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionists, European and American Moderns and Abstract artists and more. Already consigned are works by noted artists such as Charles Courtney Curran, Franz Kline, Roy Nachum, Jane Peterson, Roy Lichtenstein Dwight Tryon and others. The list grows daily with the arrival of new paintings.
“We already have some wonderful pieces consigned, but we are still seeking more high-quality, fresh-to-the-market works by regarded artists,” said Sandra Germain of Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers. “We have a track record for attracting artworks that haven’t been on the market in recent history. We'll continue in that tradition.” Consignments will be accepted until Sept. 13.
Ms. Germain added, “At Shannon’s we believe in a focused target marketing of every work of art that we have in each auction. We only conduct two auctions per year, so we are able to focus on each of the works of art we sell and can contact the buyers directly. It's a unique approach that we take.”
One of the expected star lots of the October auction is a rediscovered abstract collage by the abstract expressionist master Franz Josef Kline (Am., 1910-1962). The untitled oil on paper, signed lower left and dated 1957 is a diminutive 8 ½ inches by 10 ¾ inches, bit carries a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000. The work was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in 1962.
An anticipated rival to the Kline work for top lot honors is an oil on canvas painting by the American Impressionist Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942). Titled Far Away Thoughts, the 22 inch by 18 inch work is expected to realize $120,000-$180,000. Curran was a genre and landscape painter, very prolific and known for his light-filled renderings, often of young women.
Another painting that could easily sail past the elite $100,000 mark is an oil on canvas depiction of a lady seated at her vanity by the Spanish realist Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (It./Sp., 1841-1920). The painting has a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000 and is similar, in style and content, to another Madrazo that sold at Sotheby’s in 2011 for a little over $225,000.
A special group of eight works by the renowned Tonalist painter Dwight W. Tryon (Am., 1849-1925) is also expected to attract keen interest from bidders. All the paintings are from a private collection. An example is a 16 inch by 24 inch oil on panel titled Twilight Autumn, signed lower left and dated 1913 (and signed on reverse). It should change hands for $25,000-$35,000.
Tryon was one of America’s first Tonalist painters and became perhaps its best. He was greatly influenced by the Barbizon School of painting