Director, California & Western Art, San Francisco
Creek at Twilight of 1927 is truly an awe-inspiring tour-de-force of Sandzen’s oeuvre. It perfectly typifies the artist at his best: a great composition and palette, untouched condition, impeccable provenance, and a great story. With all proceeds going towards Washington High School’s Continuing Education Scholarship Fund, it’s a feel good painting as well
I just love the Taos School and Couse in particular. The Pottery Connoisseur is such an intimate, poetic work, with impeccable provenance tracing back to the artist himself. The work is also accompanied by the Zia pot depicted in the composition—which is a fabulous addition to a fabulous painting.
I greatly admire this classic California plein-air painting, and it is being offered at a great price point. This fresh to the market gem is perfect for the seasoned and new collector and a must-have for any California Art collection.
Director, American Art, New York City
I adore the Stieglitz Circle of Early American Modernists, and Marin is a personal favorite. Here, Marin tightens his geometric style when painting his rocks, water, boat, and sky. He places the horizon line high, flattening the natural elements of the seascape against the picture plane. He avoids the complex overlapping of geometric shapes and instead creates a pattern of broadly conceived forms resulting from a strong contrast of color. The provenance is impeccable, and the work comes to us from an esteemed collection. It’s a great Marin to own.
I consider Stella to be one of the most influential Early Modernists in American history. This particular work is a study for The Port, first panel of the artist’s seminal “New York Interpreted” series, which currently resides at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey. It’s an important work at an affordable price.
Oscar Bluemner was fascinated with the formal, emotional, and spiritual qualities of strong color. He dubbed himself the “Vermillionaire” in reference to his reliance on bright red hues for his houses and barns. He explored his color theories in angular, brightly colored landscapes, abstracted from nature. James St. Place exemplifies the artist’s love affair with his ‘Bluemner Reds.’
Director, Fine Art, Dallas
Coming to us from the superb collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry and Mary Ann Gans. Dancing Boats, Monhegan is a masterwork of Hayley Lever’s oeuvre. Expertly capturing the exuberance of life in an American resort town, the work is also wonderfully modern—almost nearing abstraction—with its tilted picture plane and broad, expressive brushwork.
What I love about Cahoon is that though his works such as this were painted in the mid-20th century—the revolutionary 1960s, no less—they could easily be plucked right from the 19th century, a much simpler time in our nation’s history. The artist was a direct descendant of original Dutch settlers to New England, and one can certainly see his artistic roots firmly planted in the traditions of early American Folk Art. A classic work that employs Cahoon’s iconic mermaid as its primary motif, this work embodies all the eccentricity, charm, and wit that are all so unique to American Folk Painting.
Senior VP, Fine & Decorative Arts
You can’t get much more iconic than this work: here is an opportunity to acquire a study for arguably one of Rockwell’s most identifiable and important works.
Norman Rockwell (American, 1894-1978)
Study for Triple Self Portrait, 1960
Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000
Dohanos is another great artist from the Golden Age of Illustration—and I firmly believe that he is still undervalued. This is a quality work that can also serve as a smart investment
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