Clarke will offer the significant collections of several estates, including an artist's personal estate and legacy of bronze sculptures, a modern design collector's various pieces of furniture and lighting, and many other individual estate fresh items in the categories of Fine Art, Jewerly and Silver, Antiques, Decorative Arts and Design on Sunday, September 11th.
The sale will feature nearly 50 equestrian bronzes from the estate of acclaimed
artist, Marilyn Newmark, alongside important fine art offerings and over 120 lots of
modern design from a Manhattan collector.
The single owner collections are groupings of significant and important works of
art and design, but there are still exceptional individual estate-fresh offerings that have
expectations on the rise. The featured individual lots will be highlighted by a
monumental Pierre-Auguste Renoir bronze sculpture entitled “La Grande Venus Victrix,”
and an equally impressive and large Tiffany figural stained glass window measuring
over seven feet.
The life-sized Renoir bronze of a nude holding an apple was cast in a limited
edition of 10 from the original plaster created by Renoir between 1914 and 1916.
Offered to market for the first time at a $20,000/$30,000 estimate, this work is a shining
example of the quality selections that Clarke will be presenting in September. The
Tiffany stained glass window is from an impressive Tiffany collector’s apartment in
Manhattan and will be cataloged with an estimate of $40,000/$60,000. The window
depicts a beauty playing a mandolin and is of significant market importance due to its
rarity and exceptional quality.
The bronzes from the estate of artist, Marilyn Newmark, will be sold
consecutively and will showcase the scope of the artist’s talent in both single subject
work and medium. While not every work depicts an equestrian subject matter, the horse
sculptures for which Newmark is renowned take the main stage. The bronzes will host a
range of conservative estimates, which should interest both equestrian and sculpture
aficionados. Depicting everything from horse racing to horse familial behavior, Clarke’s
selection of Newmarks offer the public a way to capture an artist’s legacy.
The modern design collection will be led by what may be an even stronger
grouping of modern art examples. A large patinated bronze sculpture of a bull with
stylized mosquito will round out the beginning of the sale in which a quality selection of
more traditional arts is brought to the block. The sculpture by Bernard Reder is a
welcome contrast to the Newmark bronze selection and should appeal to a more
midcentury-leaning buyer. The work is from a local estate and will be auctioned with an
estimate of $8,000/$12,000. Several Picasso jugs will also be set apart from the
modern design, the most intriguing of which is a turned pitcher entitled “Four Faces” and
dated 1959. This particular pitcher has the highest estimate of the three offered at
Popular paintings in the sale also follow a more modern tilt as well, as
exemplified in the blue toned 1968 abstracted “Moon” by Helen Khal. The elegant work
is already showing early signs of desire by collectors. The work will be presented with
an $8,000/$12,000 estimate. More important fine art selections include a highly colorful
oil on canvas entitled “Looking Back with Love,” by Yohanan Simon. The Israeli artist
executed this painting in 1970 and it will be brought to auction after Clarke obtained it
from a nearby Connecticut estate.
A later 1983-1985 work by highly successful contemporary artist Jenny Holzer is
also offered on September 11th at Clarke. The work entitled “Selection from the Survival
Series (Bodies Lie in the Bright Grass)” is a must-have for any modern or contemporary
art collector, especially at the $6,000/$9,000 estimate it bears.
The modern design and furniture collection is something that needs to be seen to
fully grasp. The catalog will show over 120 lots from a Manhattan collector that spread
their multitude of designer pieces between several Manhattan and Palm Beach
locations. The selection will include items like a Dunbar console ($2,000/$3,000), a pair of Paul Evan's Bars ($2,000/$3,000), a Milo Baughman server($1,500/$2,000), a collection of Harvey Probber, several Corbusier LC1 and LC4 chairs, and much more.
There will also be an exceptional pair of Arne Vodder for France and Sons lounge
chairs that were distributed by John Stuart. They will be sold at an estimate of
$800/$1,200 for the two. There will also be a lot of Hans Wegner chairs, a pair of T.H.
Robsjohn-Gibbings armoire, a Grete Jalk sofa, and several important works by
designers of the highest market regard.
A September sale would not be complete without a number of quality works of
sterling silver and jewelry as well. A jewelry, sapphire, and platinum ring with an
estimate of $800-$1,200 will lead the early selection. It will be followed by a number of
gold coins and gold bar offerings. There will also be an 18kt gold, onyx, jade and
diamond necklace with an auction estimate of $1,500/$2,000, a gold cigarette case ($1,500/$2,000), and many lots of sterling silver serving pieces and objects. The early favorite of the jewelry selection is a large 14ct emerald, platinum, and diamond ring. The beautiful piece is offered with an enticing estimate of $3,000/$5,000.
As the sale develops, even more attractive and valuable pieces will be added to
the growing catalog. The auction will feature a fully prepared selection of fine art,
antiques and decorative arts, Asian art and objects, sterling silver and jewelry, modern
design, and collectibles. Clarke updates their lots daily and will display the upcoming
items on their new website at www.ClarkeNY.com.
The in-house previews for the Sunday, September 11th sale at Clarke will be
held at the gallery on Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th from 12pm to 6pm.
Early sale day previews will be held from 10am to 12pm. For questions on specific lots
or to consign with Clarke, please call the gallery at (914) 833-8336 or email
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