Winning Works from Calder, Chamberlain and Pene Du Bois Propel Rago's May Fine Art Auction to $1.9 Million

  • Lot 552, Alexander Calder, Nuages, sold for $75,000

    Lot 552, Alexander Calder, Nuages, sold for $75,000

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  • Lot 110, Angel Botello, Untitled, sold for $46,875

    Lot 110, Angel Botello, Untitled, sold for $46,875

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  • Lot 600, John Chamberlain, Portrait of a Nude with a Chrome Fan, sold for $41,250

    Lot 600, John Chamberlain, Portrait of a Nude with a Chrome Fan, sold for $41,250

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Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th C. American and European Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on May 7 brought $1,963,313 million in sales.  

HIGHLIGHTS/STATS

Both Sessions

  • Hammer:  $ 1,570,650
  • Hammer + bp:  $ 1,963,313
  • Number of Lots: 539
  • In-House: 44
  • Internet Bidders: 968 from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, China, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Philippines and Australia.
  • Phone Bidders: 205
  • Absentee Bidders: 46
  • Percent sold: 80%

 Post-War and Contemporary Art

 

Hammer:  $ 1,062,500

  • Hammer + 25% bp =  $ 1,328,125
  • Low estimate $ 1,118,900
  • High estimate: $ 1,644,500
  • Percent sold: 80% 

 

  1. 552 Alexander Calder, Nuages   $ 75,000
  2. 600 John Chamberlain, Portrait of a Nude with a Chrome Fan   $ 41,250
  3. 619 Andy Warhol, Tom Seaver   $ 37,500
  4. 523 Heinz Mack, Moving Light Line   $ 37,750
  5. 791 Vik Muniz, Haystack #3 after Monet   $ 29,440
  6. 788 Ellsworth Kelly, Blue Gray Green Red   $ 23,750
  7. 696 Mike and Doug Starn, Blue Lisa   $ 22,500
  8. 533 Roy Lichtenstein, On   $ 20,000
  9. 717 Robert Ryman, Five Works   $ 20,000
  10. 547 Karl Benjamin, #13   $ 18,750
  11. 688 Bruce Beasley, Intersections   $ 18,750

  

19th/20th C. American and European Art

 

  • Hammer:  $ 508,150
  • Hammer + 25% bp =  $ 635,188
  • Low estimate: $ 496,950
  • High estimate: $ 734,100
  • Percent sold: 81%

           

  1. 110 Angel Botello, Untitled   $ 46,875
  2. 15 Preston Dickinson, The Drive   $ 35,000
  3. 1   Guy Pene Du Bois, Untitled   $ 27,500
  4. 21  Max Weber, The Mirror   $ 22,500
  5. 4  Guy Carleton Wiggins, The Public Library, New York   $ 21,760
  6. 44 Fernand Léger, Dessin   $ 18,750
  7. 45 Fernand Léger, Dessin   $ 18,750
  8. 65 John Folinsbee, Untitled   $ 17,500
  9. 12 Walt Kuhn, Hedda in Hat   $ 13,750
  10. 162  Pablo Picasso, Vallauris 1956 Exposition   $ 13,750

 

Consignments are now being accepted for Rago’s November 2015 Fine Art auctions and all of Rago’s Fall 2015 auctions: 609.397.9374 or info@ragoarts.com

About Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in annual sales. It serves thousands of sellers and buyers yearly with a singular blend of global reach, personal service and competitive commissions for single pieces, collections and estates. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, Asian, militaria, coins and currency, silver, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property. Rago also provides a range of appraisal services conducted by USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant appraisers, performed to the highest standards set by the IRS, insurers and the Appraisers Association of America. Rago is located in New Jersey, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.

 

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