Collections of Bronze, Art, and Modern Design to Showcase September at Clarke.

  • Large Tiffany Window

    Large Tiffany Window

    Clarke Auction

  • Helen Khal Painting

    Helen Khal Painting

    Clarke Auction

  • Marilyn Newmark Bronzes

    Marilyn Newmark Bronzes

    Clarke Auction

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

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

Clarke Auction
2372 Boston Post Road
Larchmont, New York
Press Contact:
Keane Ryan
Clarke Auction
P: 914-833-8336

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