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.
An original ink drawing on white art paper attributed to the American artist and social activist Keith Haring (1958-1990), titled Crucifixion and Barking Dogs, signed and dated 1982, should fetch $6,000-$12,000; while an unframed, unsigned and untitled charcoal drawing on Arches laid paper, attributed to Hans Hofmann (Germ./Am., 1880-1966), should command $2,000-$4,000.
An untitled serigraph on paper by Victor Vasarely (Hung./Fr., 1908-1997), signed (“F.V.”) and numbered (27/65), printed with metallic gold and pigmented inks, framed with acrylic glazing, is expected to garner $2,500-$3,500. Also, an untitled, signed and numbered (38/99) lithograph in colors on paper by Pierre Alechinsky (Belg., b. 1927), framed, is expected to hit $1,000-$2,000.
The Woodshed Gallery has been selling works from the estate of American artist Howard John Besnia (1921-2104), over the course of the past two years. This sale will feature more from his vast collection, to include a Leonard Baskin proof sheet with wood engravings; and six double-fold proof pages from the book The Matchmaker’s Lament (1967), with poems by Leonard Nathan and gravures of drawings by Leonard Baskin. Both lots are estimated at $100-$200.
An ink on white bond paper drawing by the one and only Dr.Seuss (Am., born Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991), depicting a scene from his classic children’s book Green Eggs and Ham, signed by the artist, is expected to make $1,000-$2,000, as is a signed and numbered (7/30) lithograph by Odilon Redon (Fr., 1840-1916), titled Faces and signed with Redon’s initial.
A signed drawing by Hans Erni (Swiss, 1909-2015), titled Minotaur, newly matted and framed, has a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$2,000. Also, a folio of eight prints in varying media by five artists, in a compilation titled Los Jardins De Lorca (published by Casa-Museo Federico Garcia Lorca, Granada, Spain), with each print signed and numbered (25/50), should bring $400-$800.
Other artists in the sale will include Winslow Homer, Pablo Picasso, Norman Rockwell, Oren Cooper, Ed Demers, Wang Hui-Ming, Gugliemo Martin, Ay-O, Tex Avery, Mort Walker, Russ Gant, Richard Earlom, Harold Altman, Jan Luyken, Jamie Wyeth, Itzchak Tarkay, Elmer Boyd Smith, William Gropper, Gilbert William Gaul, Edwin Austin Abbey and many others.
This being an online-only auction, there will be no live previews. However, all lots may be viewed now, online, at the two internet bidding platforms already mentioned, as well as The Woodshed Gallery website, www.woodshedgallery.com. The Woodshed Gallery is a family-owned art gallery specializing in oil painting restoration, art auctions and custom picture framing. The firm presents online and live auctions and is celebrating its 49th anniversary.
The Woodshed Gallery is always accepting quality artworks for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call Bruce Wood at (508) 533-6277; or, you can e-mail him at email@example.com. To learn more about The Woodshed Gallery and the online-only auction on February 22nd, please visit www.woodshedgallery.com.