Works by Cornell, Warhol, Condo, Hockney, Sotter, Dupré, and More in Rago's Final Fine Art Auctions of 2019

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • October 29, 2019

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Lambertville, NJ - On Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, Rago Auctions hosts its semi-annual auctions of Post War + Contemporary Art and American + European Art, to include a substantial selection of works from the estate of art dealer Allan Stone.

Lot 511: George William Sotter "Titans of Space" $70,000 - 100,000
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Starting Friday at 11:00 a.m., the sale of Post War + Contemporary Art will feature paintings by George Condo, Richard Anuszkiewicz, George L. K. Morris, April Gornik, Joan Snyder, Jean-Michel Atlan, James Nares, and Michael Loew; photographs by Mike and Doug Starn, Ruth Bernhard, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo; prints by Robert Longo, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean Dubuffet, Frank Stella and Wayne Thiebaud; sculpture by Christopher Wilmarth, Jeff Koons, Marc Sijan and Larry Rivers; and works on paper by David Hockney, Jim Dine, Ralph Goings, Wolf Kahn, Alexander Calder, Keith Haring and Romare Bearden.

Also of note in the Post War + Contemporary Art sale is a sizable collection of paintings, sculptures, mixed-media, and works on paper from the estate of art dealer and pioneering supporter of Abstract Expressionism, Allan Stone, including works by Arshile Gorky, William de Kooning, Franz Kline, Wayne Thiebaud, Joseph Cornell, Harry Bertoia, James Havard, Kazuko Inoue, James Bohary and Marisol Escobar.

Lot 190: Joseph Cornell "Grand Hotel-Hotel Taglioni" $80,000 - 120,000
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American + European Art will begin the following day at 11:00 a.m. and features paintings by Hermann Ottomar Herzog, William Louis Sonntag, Julien Dupré, Henri Hecht Maïk, George Gardner Symons, John Sennhauser, Aaron Gorson and John Grabach; photographs by Horst P. Horst, Walker Evans, and Berenice Abbott; prints by Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Jean Dupas, Alphonse Maria Mucha, Milton Avery, Wassily Kandinsky, and Joan Miró; sculpture by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Paul Howard Manship, and Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington; and works on paper by Herman Henstenburgh, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Jean Dupas and Renato Guttuso. Also included; several works by Latin American artists including Francisco Zuniga, Armando Amaya, Pedro Figari, Manuel Pailós Blanco, and María Freire; as well as a collection of Trompe L'œil paintings including works by Otis Kaye, Michael Theise, and Gayle B. Tate.

The American + European Art sale will also present an assemblage of works by Pennsylvania Impressionists including George Gardner Symons, Harry Leith-Ross, Kenneth Nunamaker, Morgan Colt, Edward Willis Redfield and a remarkable landscape by George William Sotter titled “Titans of Space” estimated at $70,000 – 100,000.

Lot 130: Andy Warhol "The Witch" $30,000 - 50,000
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Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding
Saturday, November 2 through Thursday, November 7, 12–5 p.m. Also by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on November 8 + 9.

Open House "Caring for Your Collection: A Panel Discussion on Handling, Preserving and Presenting Your Art Collection" featuring insights from industry insiders on Wednesday, November 6. The auction house opens at noon, reception at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m. RSVP: 609.397.9374, ext. 125 or

Rago is located midway between NYC (1 hr. 15 min) and Philadelphia (50 min). Directions online at

For those unable to attend, telephone/absentee bidding available at 609.397.9374. Online bidding available at

Printed catalogues are available for $20 each at the auction house, by calling 609.397.9374 or by emailing a request to

View a complete online catalogue with color images at and, online now.

High-resolution images available on request.

About Rago Auctions:Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with nearly $34 million in sales in 2018. In the Summer of 2019, Rago joined forces with Wright (based in Chicago and New York), creating a combined company with $60+ million in consolidated annual sales, a team of 75 and more than a century of business experience. Rago’s broad expertise in art, jewelry, ceramics and estates and Wright’s focus on design and innovative presentation will better serve their clients and extend their capacity in the world of art and design. Both houses will continue to operate under their individual names while sharing technology, expertise and marketing efforts. As always, Rago will continue to offer free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections), as well as estate and appraisal services from its offices in Lambertville, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York) and in Westchester/Connecticut.

Next Auctions:
Masterworks of American Craft (presented by Rago + Wright) - Nov. 22, 2019
Fine Jewelry - Dec. 8, 2019
20th C. Design - Jan. 17, 2019
Living Contemporary - Jan. 29, 2019

Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey

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