Over 1,100 lots, featuring two private collections, will be auctioned at Great Gatsby's, Aug. 27-28 Over 1,100 lots of 19th and 20th century art, fine furnishings, Asian objects and works of art, Persian rugs, garden accents, and fine collectibles will come up for bid Aug. 27-28 at Great Gatsbys.
News-Antique.com - Aug 16,2016 - ATLANTA, Ga. – Over 1,100 lots of 19th and 20th century art, fine furnishings, Asian objects and works of art, gorgeous Persian rugs, garden accents, and fine collectibles will come up for bid the weekend of August 27th and 28th at Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s 60,000 square foot gallery at 5180 Peachtree Boulevard.
Headlining the two-day auction of fine estates will be property belonging to a former American senior executive for Honeywell Corporation, acquired while based in China over a ten year time period , and original artworks from the private collection of a distinguished gentleman in Portland, Oregon. Internet bidding will be available via the LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com platforms.
Fine art will be offered in abundance. Key lots will include a watercolor and crayon depiction of actor Sylvester Stallone by iconic American artist Leroy Neiman (1921-2012), inscribed, dated (1985) and numbered; and a charcoal on paper by Paul-Emile Pissarro (Fr., 1884-1972), circa 1959, and titled River Landscape, 28 inches by 32 inches (in the frame) and artist signed.
Artworks from the Portland gentleman’s collection will feature two oversized neon-hued works by Cuban-born artist Pastor Castillo; a framed mixed-media work by Florida-based Alexander Gore; a work depicting modern dancers by Gatja Helgart Rothe, as well as a number of original pen-and-ink cartoons produced for Esquire Magazine in the 1940s, along with a wide variety of marine art.
For those nostalgic for Mid-Century illustration, original oil paintings by James Alfred Meese (Am., 1917-1971) will be on offer. One, of a lady in a red bandeau top and skirt, speaking to a police officer in a quasi-erotic encounter, served as original cover art for the Signet pulp fiction novel A Private Stair (1955). The piece measures 25 inches tall by 25 inches wide in the frame.
Additional works include an acrylic on woven paper titled Peach Celebration by Anatole Krasnyansky, depicting colorful masks and measuring 37 ˝ inches by 46 ˝ inches; a signed linocut by Pablo Picasso titled Two Women, in steely tones of blue and black, measuring 14 inches by 12 inches; and four signed limited edition lithographs by Salvador Dali, including works from The New Jerusalem suite, The Song of Songs of King Solomon portfolio and The Twelve Apostles suite.
A number of abstract works of art, from a private Miami collection, will include an untitled oil and charcoal on canvas by American artist Sandra Gierke; a painting titled Olor a Lluvia by Arnold Coen (exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico) and an oversized work by Xavier de Torres, titled Amarillo Limon, impressive at 72 inches tall by 58 inches wide.
Asian items from the Honeywell executive will include exquisitely carved 19th century Chinese cabinets, 19th century carved Chinese folding chairs, colorful genre scene paintings by Chinese artists, an impressive Chinese rococo-inspired carved bed standing 56 inches tall, and a charming 19th century child’s silk robe, possibly Japanese, hand embroidered with gold dragons. A large number of hand painted Chinese porcelain vases will