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 Shannonís Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firmís gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, Conn.
in France. His works were collected by Charles Laing Freer, the man behind the Freer Gallery of Art on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Freer believed that Tryon, Thayer, Whistler and Dewing represented the best of the Modern Age.
Two household names from the world of fine art will be featured in the auction. The first is LeRoy Neiman, the artist of bold life and bright canvases who died last year at age 91. Offered will be a 15 inch by 52 inch work titled Carousel (1957), once owned by stylist to the stars, Fred Glaser. Mr. Glaser did Barbra Streisandís hair, as well as many other celebrities.
The other is Guy Carleton Wiggins (Am., 1883-1962), who became world-renowned for his Impressionistic snow scenes of New York City in the 1920s. One such work is expected to fetch $50,000-$75,000.
An oil on canvas painting showing a young woman bathing in an outdoor stream, with a female attendant, by the Philippine artist Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892-1972) is expected to breeze to $25,000-$35,000. The 30 inch by 24 inch work is signed and dated 1951. In May of this year, one of Amorsoloís paintings was auctioned at Christieís in Hong Kong for $65,000.
An oil on canvas painting by John Koch (Am., 1909-1978), done circa 1940 and titled Christmas Tree (36 inches by 30 inches), should command $35,000-$50,000. Koch was born in Toledo, Ohio but he studied in Paris and was active in New York and Provincetown, Mass. He was best known for his paintings of fashionable Manhattan and New England mansion dwellers.
Previews will be held daily starting Monday, Oct 13, and run through auction day, Oct. 24 (except Sundays, when Shannons Fine Art Auctioneers is closed). Preview hours are 11-6 (EST), except Oct 24, when the preview will end at 5 p.m., an hour before the auction start time. Online bidding will be facilitated by Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Historically, Shannonís has specialized in American and European art executed between 1840 and 1940. In recent years the firm has expanded more into post-war modern and pop art. Shannonís produces an extensive 132-page, color catalog, which is available for sale on their website (shannons.com). A large, 8-page color brochure will also be mailed to 18,000 clients.
Shannonís Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, you can e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Shannonís Fine Art Auctioneers and the Oct. 24 auction, please log on to www.shannons.com.