Cottone Auctions is celebrating 30 years in the business with a major auction on Saturday, March 19 Cottone Auctions will celebrate 30 years in the business with a Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, March 19th, featuring original artworks by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein and many others.
News-Antique.com - Feb 03,2016 - GENESEO, N.Y. – Cottone Auctions will celebrate 30 years in the business with a Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, March 19th, featuring original artworks by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, Wendell Castle and others, plus Tiffany lamps, period furniture and more. The sale will be held in Cottone's gallery, located at 120 Court Street in Geneseo, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
“We’re extremely thankful for our history of bringing quality merchandise to auction for these past 30 years, and we look forward to doing the same for the next 30 years as well,” said Matt Cottone of Cottone Auctions. “The items in our March 19th sale continue in that tradition – merchandise that has been pulled from prominent various estates and collections. Much of it is fresh to the market.”
Three fresh to the market gouache and ink on paper works by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976) will come up for bid. One, titled Segmented Spiral (1974), carries the highest pre-sale estimate of the group, at $60,000-$80,000. The signed work measures an impressive 29 ½ inches by 43 ¼ inches. Two other paintings – one titled Ra and the other one Looping – should fetch $20,000-$40,000 each.
Four fresh to the market artworks by the iconic pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (Am. 1923-1997) will cross the auction block, all from the estate of Molly McGreevey of Rochester, N.Y. Molly, a former actress and contemporary art collector, purchased most of her collection in the 1960s and '70s from prominent artists and dealers in Manhattan and Kansas City, where she resided most of her life. One is expected to make a strong case for top lot of the sale, with a robust estimate of $100,000-$150,000. It’s a porcelain enamel on steel, titled Modern Painting in Porcelain, signed on the reverse and numbered (3 of 6). Executed in 1967, it measures 34 ½ inches by 45 inches.
Another Lichtenstein work is an offset lithograph in red, yellow and black titled Crying Girl, signed in pencil and dated 1963. It is estimated at $15,000-$25,000. From the estate of Professor Duayne Hatchett of Buffalo, N.Y., comes a rare illuminated sculpture by the German-born American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976), made from glass and brushed aluminum, 14 ½ inches tall and artist monogrammed in glass, should garner $30,000-$50,000.
Also in the 20th century category, a fine and rare stack laminated walnut trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye) table, crafted in 1978 by Wendell Castle (Am., b. 1932) and purchased by Dr. J. Raymond Hinshaw, former Chief of Surgery at Rochester General Hospital (N.Y.), should achieve $30,000-$50,000. The handsome table, standing 40 inches tall, was signed and dated on the underside by Castle.
A fine grouping of fresh to the market Tiffany lamps will be led by a leaded glass, bronze and glass ball lamp that’s expected to illuminate the room for $50,000-$70,000. The lamp, standing 29 inches tall, has a shade that’s 22 inches in diameter and signed Tiffany Studios (New York). The base is