Work by Nevelson, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s Fine Art Auctions Work by Nevelson, Paine, Wesselmann, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s May 17 Fine Art Auctions
News-Antique.com - Apr 24,2014 - Work by Nevelson, Paine, Wesselmann, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s May 17 Fine Art Auctions
Lambertville, NJ: On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Rago will hold sales of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art, featuring rare finds and works of art that have been privately held for decades.
“I am exceptionally pleased with both these sales, and particularly proud that so many established collectors have chosen Rago to represent major works being deaccessioned from their collections,” says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Artists from Roxy Paine to Louise Nevelson are represented by exemplary work. The original art from Willem de Kooning and Kenny Scharf come from knowledgeable consignors who collected in depth. The New Hope School is also well served by major paintings from Fern Isabel Coppedge, Walter Elmer Schofield and John Folinsbee. The whereabouts of the Folinsbee has been unknown since the 1920s."
• 19th/20th C. American and European Art Auction: Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
• Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction: Saturday, May 17 at 12 p.m.
• Saturday, May 10 through Thursday, May 15, 12–5 p.m. and by appointment. Friday, May 16, 12-7 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. the day of the sale.
• Rago Open House: Wednesday, May 14, 6 p.m., featuring a talk by Dean Nicyper, "Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards". Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-397-9374 ext. 119.
• Rago is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Print: $20 (or both for $30). Available by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to email@example.com.
• Online at ragoarts.com as of April 28.
19th/20th C. American and European Art, Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.
Paintings by artists Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Paul Emile Pissarro, Louis Aston Knight, Henry Hobart Nichols, Jr., George Ames Aldrich, Humbert L. Howard, Jane Freilicher, Piero Aversa, Janice Biala, Moses Soyer, Dean Cornwell, Robert Fowler, Emile Gruppe, Max Kuehne, Paul Cornoyer, Claude Howell, Doris Lee, Lester Johnson and Vincent Nardone and a very early work by Gary Erbe, Levitated Table Top Composition, 1973. Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist artists represented in the sale include Stanley Reckless, Arthur Meltzer, Paulette Van Roekens, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge, John E. Berninger, Harry Leith-Ross, John Wells James, Walter Schofield, Alfred Nunamaker, Arthur Meltzer, Louis Bosa, Anthony Michael Autorino, Ranulph Bye, Alexander Farnham, Laurence A. Campbell, Charles William Ward, Charles Evans, Lee Gatch, Richard Harrison Crist, Joseph Barrett, Walter Emerson Baum, Lloyd Raymond Ney and a painting by John F. Folinsbee, Golden Morning, which has been “lost” since the 1920s.
Prints by Jacques Villon, Georges Braque, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Andrew Wyeth, Fernando Botero, Ben Shahn and Elizabeth Catlett and very rare works by James Abbot McNeill Whistler and Paul Gauguin.
Sculpture by Giacomo Balla, Boris Lovet-Lorski, Malvina Hoffman, Louis McClellan Potter, David Wynne, Solon Hannibal Borglum and a collection