Still life by William Harnett (Am., 1848-1892) could fetch $200,000-$300,000 at Shannon's, Oct. 24th What was originally planned as a fall sale of perhaps 250 works of art spanning several genres at Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers has turned into a 300-lot colossus, slated for Thursday, October 24th.
reputation and following at a young age, and is best known for his depictions of the Grand Canyon, which he first visited in 1911.
The fourth is a work by the renowned plein-air Impressionist painter Fern Coppedge (Am., 1883-1951), titled A New Hope Snow Scene. Coppedge, born in Illinois, was active in Pennsylvania and was the only major female painter in the New Hope School (along with M. Elizabeth Price). Coppedge was especially noted for her snowscene landscapes of New Hope.
Three names that need no introduction to art enthusiasts are Andy Warhol, Marc Chagall and Roy Lichtenstein. Rare graphics by Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) will include three works from the Martha Graham Series (est. $30,000-$75,000), Flowers, 1964 (est. $12,000-$18,000) and Self-Portrait 1966 (est. $3,000-$5,000). The market for works by Warhol continues to be strong.
Marc Chagall (Russ./Fr., 1887-1985) will be represented with three works, titled Couple de Paysans, Moses and the Table of the Law and The Tribe of Levi. Chagall was born Moishe Shagal, but when he became a foremost member of the Ecole de Paris, he adopted French citizenship and the French spelling of his name. Interest in Chagall shows no signs of abating.
Three nice screenprints by Roy Lichtenstein (N.Y., 1923-1997) will also cross the block. From his studio in New York City, Lichtenstein did cartoon-inspired paintings that helped launch the Pop Art movement He was unique in that he developed a new visual language in an avant-garde style that was disruptive to viewers and yet was accessible and popular with them as well.
Previews will be held daily starting Monday, Oct 14, and run through auction day, Oct. 24 (except Sundays, when Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is closed). Preview hours are 11-6 (EST), except Wednesday, Oct 23, when the preview will end at 7 p.m., and Thursday the 24th, when the preview will end at 5:30, a half-hour before the auction start time. Online bidding will be facilitated by Artfact.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
Historically, Shannon’s 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. Shannon’s produces an extensive 180-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.
Shannon’s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Oct. 24 auction, please log on to www.shannons.com.