Contemporary art will headline Shannon's American & European Fine Art Auction on Thursday, May 4th Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will host a biannual American & European Fine Art Auction on Thursday, May 4th at 6 pm Eastern time, in their gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, Connecticut.
tribute to his teacher’s famous regionalist style.
American watercolors will include Grouse Hunter in a Landscape by Ogden M. Pleissner, in remarkable condition (est. $25,000-35,000); The Thoroughfare, 1922 by Frank Weston Benson (est. $25,000-35,000); and two watercolors by Jane Peterson: At the Foot of the Rialto Bridge (est. $15,000-25,000) and Venice, Late Afternoon (est. $12,000-18,000).
Leading figurative works will include J.G. Brown’s adorable Shoeshine Boy estimated at $8,000-12,000; and a whimsical Ralph Cahoon mermaid group titled Mother’s Little Helpers, expected to bring $10,000-15,000.
The sale will also feature other fresh-to-the-market contemporary art. An early allegorical painting by top-tier artist Mark Tansey, done in his characteristic monochromatic style, will be offered together with an etching, with an estimate of $25,000-35,000. Other offerings in American modern and contemporary art will include a pair of sculptures by Louise Nevelson expected to bring $12,000-18,000; and an abstract painting by Alice Mattern, estimated at $15,000-25,000. Shannon’s set a record price for Mattern in its last sale, at $31,200.
Previews will be held daily, starting Monday, April 24th, and continuing through Thursday, May 3rd (closed April 30th). Preview hours are 11-6 Eastern time, except on Saturday, April 29th, when the preview will end at 3 pm. There will also be a preview on Thursday, May 4th, the date of sale, from noon until 5:30 pm. The auction will start promptly at 6 pm. Live, internet, phone and absentee bidding will all be permitted.
Shannon’s produces an extensive 180-page, color catalog, which is available for sale on their website (shannons.com). A large, 8-page color brochure will also be mailed to 18,000 clients.
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions.
Shannon’s will be holding an online-only fine art auction in June. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, send an e-mail to email@example.com. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, May 4th auction, please visit www.shannons.com. Updates are posted frequently.