Online-only auction of prints & drawings spanning 400 years to be held Feb. 22nd by Woodshed Gallery A pair of sanguine drawings on white paper by the Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall and two signed lithographs by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali will be in an online-only auction, Feb. 22.
News-Antique.com - Feb 08,2017 - FRANKLIN, Mass. – A pair of sanguine drawings on white paper by the renowned Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), two signed lithographs by the equally famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali (1904-1989), and other original drawings by notables like Keith Haring, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Jean Cocteau and Fernand Leger, will be sold in an online-only auction.
They’re just a few of the nearly 200 highly collectible prints and drawings, by Old and Modern Masters representing four centuries of artworks on paper, that will be offered by The Woodshed Gallery on Wednesday, February 22nd, at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and the website www.woodshedgallery.com.
Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. “This started out as a nice little discovery auction, but then some very old prints from the 1500s and 1600s came in, as did some newer drawings, so the merchandise mix was suddenly a survey of printmaking and drawing spanning hundreds of years,” said Bruce Wood of The Woodshed Gallery. “There are many fine pieces in this sale.”
The Chagall drawings are the expected headliners, each carrying estimates of $30,000-$40,000. Both are artist-signed and unframed. One, a drawing on white Arches paper, is titled Village Berger Descending (or Dream of the Dance). It’s in excellent condition. The other is titled Violinist and Family and is in good condition. Both were previously owned by The Ashkenazy Gallery in Los Angeles, which was flooded in the late 1990s, but neither work was damaged.
The Dali works are both signed and framed lithographs. One is titled Land Come to Life, from his book The Aliyah, numbered (116/250) and measuring 30 ½ inches by 22 ½ inches framed. The other is titled Land of Milk and Honey, also from The Aliyah. It’s also numbered (116/2650) and is 30 ½ inches by 22 ½ inches framed. Both lithos are expected to sell for $1,000-$2,000.
An ink drawing on toned paper by Man Ray (Am., 1890-1976, born Emmanuel Radnitzky), titled Female Nude on a Bridge and signed and dated 1917, has a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000; while a much later Man Ray work, this one an ink drawing on tan paper with abstract watercolor underpainting titled Female Figure, signed and dated 1951, also has an $8,000-$12,000 estimate.
A drawing in color-markers on manila folder-weight paper, attributed to the pop art icon Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) and titled Two Campbell’s Soup Cans, should reach $4,000-$8,000. From the same consignor, a personal note of thanks written in blue ink on buff paper by former President John F. Kennedy, unframed and 3 ¼ inches by 2 ¾ inches, should sell for $600-$1,000.
A blue ink drawing with water wash on heavy art paper, signed by Jean Cocteau (Fr., 1889-1963), titled Mermaids and having just light handling marks, has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Also, an ink drawing on heavy-weight tan art paper by Fernand Leger (Fr., 1881-1955), titled Group of Women, signed (“F.L.”) and dated (1951), has a pre-sale estimate