Philip Weiss Auctions' June 15th auction will be packed with 550 lots in many collecting categories Original illustrations and paintings by the renowned science fiction artist Chesley Bonestell and original cover art from the legendary comic book artist Joe Kubert bill be sold on Wednesday, June 15.
News-Antique.com - May 18,2016 - LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Original illustrations and paintings by the renowned science fiction artist Chesley Bonestell (Am., 1888-1986), original cover art from the legendary comic book artist Joe Kubert (Am., 1926-2012), rare and highly desirable Disney production cels and collectible ocean liner memorabilia will all come up for bid on Wednesday, June 15th, at Philip Weiss Auctions.
The 550-lot sale, slated to begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time, will be held in Philip Weiss Auctions’ gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. An eclectic mix of fine, high-end and unusual pieces from multiple areas of collecting will be offered. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.
Other highlights will feature an oil on canvas figural rendering by noted German-born American historical genre and portrait painter Emmanuel Leutze (1816-1868), best known for such iconic artworks as The Last of the Mohicans; wonderful Tiffany pieces; an outstanding collection of carved Black Forest bear hall trees; and a group of terracotta and Majolica blackamoor statues.
Frequent visitors to Philip Weiss Auctions will recognize the names Chesley Bonestell and Joe Kubert. They’ve been featured in previous sales. In September of last year, a collection of nine original oil on board paintings by Bonestell sold for a combined $135,000. The group in the upcoming auction is a newly discovered archive of his work, being auctioned for the first time.
Bonestell’s illustrations were a major influence on science fiction art, earning him the nickname the “Father of Modern Space Art.” His paintings are prized by collectors, as well as institutions like the National Air and Space Museum and the National Collection of Fine Arts. A crater on Mars was named after him, and his art was so influential it helped inspire the US space program.
The Bonestell paintings in this auction will include a circa-1977 original illustration of Rhea, Saturn and Spacecraft for Beyond Jupiter; a circa-1975 painting that depicts a futuristic view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in the year 2100 AD; a circa-1978 painting titled Our Galaxy; and a painting that depicts what the Aleutian Islands might look like in 10,000 years.
The Joe Kubert original cover art represents the continued sale of a massive collection, part of which was sold in a previous Philip Weiss auction. More parts will follow. Kubert was a highly regarded comic book artist, known for his many DC Comics characters. His cover art in the June 15 sale includes G.I. Combat #160 and 255, Punisher War Zone #33 and Mystery in Space #111.
The blackamoor statues include a life-size terracotta figure of a young black boy, seated, by the Czech-born painter and sculptor Friedrich Goldschneider (1845-1897), who was active in France and Austria. Another statue certain to draw interest is an 18th century polychrome and giltwood painted statue of the Virgin and Child, 37 inches tall and executed by an unknown Italian artist.
The auction also features additional fine oils, lithographs and engravings by