Artworks by Picasso, Calder, Renoir, Warhol, others to be sold March 30th by A. B. Levy's in Florida 125 modern and contemporary works of art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, etc., will be sold by A.B. Levy’s on March 30 in West Palm Beach, Fla
News-Antique.com - Mar 19,2014 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – 125 modern and contemporary works of art, inclusive of traditional, blue chip and cutting edge by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Nancy Graves, Tomas Sanchez and Tokujin Yoshioka will be auctioned by A.B. Levy’s, in an evening sale of fine art on Sunday, March 30, at their Flamingo Building in West Palm Beach.
The facility is located at 1921 South Dixie Highway, not far from A.B. Levy’s main gallery, at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. The works of art are presently on exhibition in the Palm Beach gallery through Sunday, March 23rd, They will then be moved to the Flamingo location for preview through Saturday, March 29th. The evening sale of fine art will begin at approximately 6 p.m. (EST), upon the conclusion of a day sale of mainly European furniture, antiques, estate jewelry and select 19th century paintings scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
The evening fine art sale boasts four lots by Picasso and an iconic Warhol. One of the Picasso’s is an early dry point etching from the artist’s Blue Period, titled Femmes regardant un Modle (1923), signed in pencil and numbered 17/100. It is conservatively estimated to fetch
$20,000-$30,000. Warhol’s is a pink Marilyn Monroe, one of the most recognizable Pop images in the world and one that could be considered a must-have for any beginning collector. (est. $10,000-$20,000).
One of two of the lots expected to top the $ 100,000 mark is a bronze of a whimsical rabbit by Barry Flanagan (Welch, 1941-2009), titled Stagedoor Johnny, (# 5 from an edition of 8), which carries a $100,000-$150,000 pre sale auction estimate.
One lot comprises six color silkscreens by John Chamberlain (American., b. 1927), titled Flashback. Each measures 28 inches by 19 ½ inches, which in a two-dimensional form is reminiscent of the artist's automobile part sculptures in both coloring and distinct shapes.
Two lithographs by Marc Chagall (Russ./Fr., 1887-1985) are also included in the sale. One titled The Little Red Horse (1975) is estimated at $6,000-$9,000.
An iconic work by an artist who is often the topic of conversation within the art world is a “circular spin painting” by Damien Hirst (b. 1965). The 1960’s referenced work is inscribed to a friend (“for Sidnie”) and carries a pre-sale estimate of $28,000 to $35,000. Also, a 1989 color lithograph by Roy Lichtenstein (Am., 1923-1997), titled Blonde (from the artist’s Brushstroke Series), numbered 35 of 60, is expected to exceed its conservative estimate of $8,000-$12,000.
A signed and dated lithograph (or multiple) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Fr., 1841-1919), of one of the artist’s most popular renderings, titled Le Chapeau Epingle (1897), one of 100 impressions, should breeze past $20,000-$30,000. An acrylic on canvas by Italian artist Giancarlo Impiglia (b. 1974), titled Street Life I (1986), 40 inches by 32 inches, and carrying a $6,000-$9,000 pre-sale estimate, would seem to pay homage to the earlier Italian Futurists.
An acrylic on canvas by American artist Paul Jenkins