Affordable art offered in Shannon's online sale, now through January 23rd

  • MILFORD, Connecticut
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  • January 20, 2020

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ENRICO PRAMPOLINI, Italian (1894-1956), Surrealist Composition, oil on panel, signed, 45 3/4 x 35 inches, Estimate: $8,000-12,000
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JENNESS CORTEZ, American (b. 1944), "Saratoga II,” signed and dated, 14 x 12 inches, Estimate: $6,000-8,000
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MILFORD, CONN. – Shannon’s is kicking off the year with an exciting Online Fine Art Auction featuring over 200 paintings by an international roster of listed artists. Bidding is available by absentee and through Works in the auction are priced to sell, with many items available for under $2,500 with attractive estimates and reserves.


The star of the sale is a recently rediscovered Italian modernist work by Surrealist artist, Enrico Prampolini. The painting was featured in the 1934 Vennice Biennale and is pictured in a photograph from that exhibition. It recently resurfaced in an institutional collection highlighted in the sale.


The leading American painting in the sale is a Jenness Cortez horse racing scene of Saratoga. In the composition the speed, movement and excitement of the race are captured as four horses race towards the finish.


Contemporary prints by Joan Miro, Frank Stella, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, James Rosenquist and David Hockney will be offered. These prints are an excellent way to start a contemporary art collection.


Paintings by listed artists include a view of Carmel Valley by George William Sotter, a charming portrait of a young girl by Thomas Waterman Wood, a River Scene by George Ames Aldrich, a Portrait by Augustus Vincent Tack, a view of Lanikai Beach by Gabor Peterdi and a view of a house on Monhegan by Andrew Winter, among several others.


Several Connecticut artists are featured in the sale, Roger Dennis, Lief Nielsson, Bruce Crane and William Merritt Post. Other landscapes in the sale by Ben Foster, Chauncey Foster Ryder, Hayley Lever and Eliot Candee Clark will be available.


An online catalog for this auction is available on Previews will be held daily, starting Wednesday, January 13th, and continuing through Wednesday, January 22nd (closed weekends and January 23rd). Preview hours are 11AM-5PM (EST). The auction will start promptly at 2PM EST. Internet and absentee bidding will be accepted, telephone and live bidding is not available for the online auction.

AUGUSTUS VINCENT TACK, American (1870-1949), "Head of a Young Girl" (Portrait of a Young Girl in Kimono), oil on board, 23 3/4 x 23 inches, Estimate: $1,500-2,500
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Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. The next auction will be a cataloged Fine Art Auction in April 2020 followed by anther Online Fine Art Auction in June 2020. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, e-mail at To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, January 23rd auction, please visit


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Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
49 Research Drive
Milford, Connecticut
(203) 877-1711
About Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneer’s opened in 1997 as Connecticut’s premier fine art auction house. Founded by partners Gene and Mary Anne Shannon, the firm quickly established a reputation for integrity, knowledge of fine art and personalized service. With over 40 years of experience as a fine art dealer and auctioneer, Gene Shannon provides his clients specialist knowledge of American and European 19th and early 20th century paintings and the fine art market.

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