Original works by Le Sidaner, Frieseke, Neiman to highlight Shannon's spring fine art auction, May 1 Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures – to include original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman – will be sold May 1.
No less important in the Modernism category is a collection of five works by Blanche Lazzell (Am., 1878-1956). These were descended in the artist’s family to the present and include a woodblock print of Provincetown Studios (est. $20,000-$30,000) and two Cubist-influenced oils from the 1920s. Also from the category is Gerome Kamrowski’s Cluster (est. $25,000-$35,000).
The sale will feature works from a variety of different schools. Examples include John George Brown’s Girl With Doll (est. $50,000-$70,000); Theodore Butler’s Artistic Reverie (est. $50,000-$75,000); Emil Carlsen’s Chrysanthemums (est. $40,000-$60,000); Dale Nichols’s Western Winter (est. $20,000-$30,000) and Gari Melchers Still Life With Flowers (est. $15,000-$25,000).
Fresh from a local collection are a pair of rare works by Ludwig Bemelmans (Am., 1898-1962), both pictured in the book Madeline in London and each estimated to bring $30,000-$50,000. Rounding out the sale are two important works by the contemporary still life artist Jenness Cortez (Am., b. 1944), Da Vinci’s Bookcase and Rothko’s Lilacs (each est. $30,000-$50,000).
Previews will be held daily starting Monday, April 21st, and run through auction day, May 1st (except on Sunday, April 27th when Shannon's is closed). Preview hours are 11-6 (EST), except April 30th (noon to 7 p.m.) and May 1st, auction day (noon to 5:30 p.m.). Online bidding will be facilitated by Invaluable.com (formerly Artfact.com). Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.
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 164-page, color catalog, which is available for sale on their website (www.shannons.com).
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 upcoming May 1st fine art auction, please log on to www.shannons.com.