Lambertville, NJ - On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Rago will hold auctions of American + European Art and Post-War + Contemporary Art.
Included among the more than 700 lots of paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and works on paper are three segments of single-owner collections: The Collection of Joshua P. Smith (Part Three); Tierras y Materias: Works from the Collection of Clara Diament Sujo; and works from the Allan Stone Collection.
Joshua P. Smith (1942-2005) made collecting, curating, and caring for art his life’s work. This third installment of his collection includes over 100 lots, with works by Sigmar Polke, Luc Tuymans, Hiroshi Sugimoto and more.
A session from the personal collection of celebrated art critic, dealer and collector, Clara Diament Sujo, entitled Tierras y Materias, attests to Sujo’s exquisite taste, with works from Jose Gamarra, Carlos Merida, Elsa Gramcko and other modern and contemporary artists from Latin America.
The third single-owner session comes from the eminent art dealer and collector Allan Stone, who amassed an art collection unrivaled in diversity and depth. Highlights from this session include works by Bo Bartlett, James Havard, a portfolio by Tiber Press and more.
“This sale has so many great pieces to offer, but I’m particularly impressed with the strength and variety of prints. The American + European auction includes important editions representing a variety of movements from Ashcan to Regionalism to Modernism. I’m particularly fond of John Marin’s ‘Brooklyn Bridge No. 6 (Swaying)’, an extremely rare find and a definitive American Modernist work.”
- Lauren Bradley; Specialist, Fine Art
"We are honored that so many private collectors have given us the opportunity to bring the best works from their collections to market. From Sotter to Sturtevant, these works have been privately held for decades by the original owners."
- Meredith Hilferty; Director, Fine Art
American + European Art
November 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., 255 lots
Paintings by: Emil Jean Kosa Jr., John Grabach, Jean Dufy, Paul Serusier, Jean Dufy, Louis Aime Japy, Pierre Eugène Montézin, Lucien Frank, Andre Hambourg, Dorothea Sharp, Theodore Gudin, Daniel Vertangen, Henri Hayden, Wojciech Adalbert Kossak, Francisc Sirato, Antonio N. G. Jacobsen, Paul Cornoyer, Wilson Henry Irvine, Charles Warren Eaton, Carl Rudolph Krafft, Lilla Cabot Perry, Henry Boller Pancoast Jr., Charles Hargens, Werner Drewes, Sigmund Menkes, Humbert L. Howard, Philip Evergood, Moses Soyer, Benito Quinquela Martin, Rafael Coronel, Angel Botello, Olga Costa, Enrique Climent, Marcel Dyf, Robert Kulicke, George Wexler, Ludolfs Liberts, Vu Cao Dam, Nicola Simbari.
Prints by: John Marin, Peggy Bacon, John Sloan, Edward Hopper, George Grosz, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Martin Lewis, Milton Avery, Georges Rouault, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Odilon Redon, Fernand Léger, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Ben Shahn, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray Peter Milton, Salvador Dalí, Neil Welliver, George Rodrigue.
Sculptures by: Joe Brown, Egon Schiele, Albert Heinrich Hussmann, Edith Barretto Stevens Parsons, William Zorach, Chaim Gross, Felipe Castañeda, Angel Botello, Erzsébet Schaár, Hans Jorg Limbach, Christopher T. Ray, Tom Merrifield, Richard MacDonald, Frederick Hart.
Works on Paper: Thomas Hart Benton, Henry Martin Gasser, Jane Peterson, Rockwell Kent, George Luks, Milton Avery, Marino Marini, Camille Pissarro, Jean Dufy, Pavel Tchelitchew, Béla Kádár, Maurice Prendergast, James Denmark, Stephen Scott Young, Rafael Coronel, Benjamín Cañas, Renato Guttuso, Zoran Antonio Music, Salvador Dalí.
Important Regional Artists (from Pennsylvania and New Jersey): B. J. O. Nordfeldt, Henry Ryan MacGinnis, Bernard Badura, Thomas Manley, Arthur Meltzer, Harry Leith-Ross, George William Sotter, Walter Emerson Baum, Robert Spencer, John Fulton Folinsbee, William Francis Taylor, Joseph Meierhans, Fern Isabel Coppedge, Nancy Maybin Ferguson, Mildred Bunting Miller, Paulette Van Roekens, Freda Widder Ledford, Marian T. MacIntosh, Ethel Franklin (Bains) Betts, Cora Brooks, Ethel A. Wallace, Dorcas Cooke Doolittle, Robert Riggs, Frank C. Herbst, Albert Van Nesse Greene, Ernest David Roth, Ben Kamihira, Morris Blackburn, Louis Bosa, Lloyd Raymond Ney, Clarence Carter, Louis K. Stone, Joseph Barrett, Peter Sculthorpe.
Post-War + Contemporary Art
November 10, 2018 at 12:30 p.m., 453 lots
Paintings by: Jean-Pierre Yvaral, Carl Holty, Xanti Schawinsky, Michael Loew, Fateh al-Moudarres, Gulam Rasool Santosh, Gérard Schlosser, Bill Schenck, John Alexander, Tom Palmore, Eric Orr, Ilya Bolotowsky, Adja Yunkers, Gandy Brodie, Robert Zakanitch, Lester Johnson, Rafael Cauduro, Dan Christensen, Michael Goldberg, Ronnie Landfield Elaine Frances (Horan) Sturtevant, Nabil Nahas, Leonard Nelson, James Bohary, William Smith Ronald, Adam Straus, Yrjo Edelmann, John Stuart Gibson, Zhao Nengzhi, José Bedia, Miguel Florido, Andy Denzler, Grear Patterson, Nina Beier, Romero Britto.
Photographs by: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Louis Faurer, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Sandy Skoglund, David LaChapelle, Joel Meyerowitz, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Lynn Davis, Matthew Pillsbury, Loretta Lux, Julie Blackmon, Michael Kenna, Alex Haas, Serge Mendjisky, Gijs Bakker.
Prints by: Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Gene Davis, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Zao Wou-Ki, William Scott, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean (Hans) Arp, Ad Reinhardt, Gerhard Richter, Claes Oldenburg, Wayne Thiebaud, Joseph Cornell, Mel Ramos, Alex Katz, James Rosenquist, Patrick Heron, Patrick Caulfield, Graham Vivian Sutherland, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Sam Gilliam, Louise Nevelson, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sol LeWitt, Sam Francis, John Chamberlain, Richard Diebenkorn, Howard Hodgkin, Francis Bacon, Donald Sultan, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Jules de Balincourt, Bernar Venet, Elizabeth Peyton, Ross Bleckner, Donald Baechler, John Baldessari, Damien Hirst, Wang Guangyi, Yue Minjun.
Sculptures by: Victor Vasarely, Thomas Chimes, Menashe Kadishman, Lynn Chadwick, Mathias Goeritz, Fletcher Benton, Clyde Connell, Dario Morales, Georges Charpentier, Red Grooms, Keith Haring, Leonard Nelson, Douglas Bourgeois, Sam Gilliam, Sandro Chia, Dylan Lynch, Tony Oursler.
Works on Paper by: Penrod Centurion, James Brooks, Karel Appel, Philip Guston, Larry Rivers, Paul Feeley, Saul Steinberg, Nell Blaine, Lee Mullican, Andy Warhol, Alex Schomburg, Francisco Toledo, Kenneth Noland, Karl Fred Dahmen, Willem de Kooning, Keith Haring, Paul Jenkins, Hannelore Baron, Toko Shinoda, Leon Ferrari, Dasha Shishkin, Damien Hirst.
Works from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith by: Terry Winters, Sigmar Polke, Royal Art Lodge, Luc Tuymans, Anthony Green, William Klein, Antonius Hockelmann, Richard Artschwager, Lutz Bacher, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Lee Friedlander, Leon Levinstein, Marc Riboud, Carlos Garaicoa, Les Levine, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Danica Phelps, Guy De Cointet, Xylor Jane, Maureen Gallace, Abellardo Morell,, Keith Carter, Harold Eugene (Doc) Edgerton, Dieter Roth, Nam June Paik, Nikki Lee, Robert Smithson, Aaron Fink, John Bock, Marcel Dzama, Hannelore Baron, Amy Sillman, Rosemarie Trockel; Curtis Anders, Günther Förg, Palmer Schoppe, Richard Hambleton, Donald Baechler, Kurt Peter Buchwald, Georg Herold, Robert F. Heinecken, Jack Youngerman, Peter Schuyff, Fred Sandback, Jonathan Monk, Lewis Baltz, Andy Goldsworthy, Dan Weiner.
Works from the Collection of Clara Diament Sujo by: Carlos Merida, Jose Manuel Cruxent, Elsa Gramcko, Mercedes Pardo, Jose Gamarra, Armando Morales, Rodolfo Abularach, Rolando Lopez Dirube, Oscar D'Empaire, Ismael Vargas, Germán Gárgano.
Works from the Allan Stone Collection by: Bo Bartlett, Don Nice, Merton D. Simpson, Gerald Jackson, Robert Baribeau, Kazuko Inoue, Tiber Press: Alfred Leslie; Grace Hartigan, Philip Sherrod, James Havard, Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Rasely.
Saturday, November 3 through Thursday, November 8, 12–5 p.m. Friday, November 9, 12-7 p.m. Also by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on November 10.
Open House featuring James Steward, Director of Princeton University Art Museum, "The Museum & Democracy" on Wednesday, November 7. The auction house opens at noon, reception at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m. RSVP: 609.397.9374, ext. 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rago is located midway between NYC (1 hr. 15 min) and Philadelphia (50 min). Directions online at ragoarts.com.
For those unable to attend, telephone/absentee bidding available at 609.397.9374. Online bidding available at www.bidsquare.com.
Printed catalogues are available for $20 each at the auction house, by calling 609.397.9374 or by emailing a request to email@example.com
View a complete online catalogue with color images at www.ragoarts.com and www.bidsquare.com, online on now.
NOTES FOR THE EDITOR
High-resolution images available at https://we.tl/t-TTzFxwL6ls
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