Clarke Auction is holding its fifth, online-only, no reserve, storage sale on Monday, June 25, 2018. The sale features approximately two hundred lots of fine art pulled from the gallery’s storage. These lots, which cover a wide variety of media and styles, and range from large scale abstractions on canvas to Old Master drawings, are all being sold with an estimate of $50 to $1000. Many of the artists represented in the sale have not previously sold at auction or are still emerging within the market. Clarke’s storage sale is an excellent opportunity for buyers and collectors to bid-on and purchase works by such artists.
The sale’s highlights include “Ready for a Ride” by Maude Hall Neale (1889-1940). In the painting, Neale, one of England’s finest female portraitists of the early 20th Century, depicts a child sitting in a wagon accompanied by fellow children, a female adult, and a dog. Neale paints this tender and charming family scene without resorting to over-sentimentality. A second noteworthy piece in the sale is Latvian-born abstractionist Adja Yunkers’ (1900-1983) 1942 color woodcut “The Shoemaker”. The print comes from the artist’s estate and depicts the titular craftsman surrounded by swirling, abstracted shoes. This work was featured in the Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia’s 2000 retrospective of Adja Yunkers. The sale also features traditional painting by contemporary artists including an oil on panel Parisian scene by André Picot (1910-1992). Within the work, Picot captures the 20th Century bustle of Paris’ Boulevard de la Madeleine in an Impressionist manner befitting Pissarro, placing the post-war Eternal City in dialogue with its 19th Century past. A fourth highlight work is a 1964 oil on canvas by prominent Chilean painter Arturo Pacheco Altamirano (1903-1978). The late-career painting shows a fisherman working with his nets before a sharp blue sky, punctuated by colorful, hang-drying fish. The work fits well within Pacheco Altamirano’s oeuvre as a Fauvist representation of Chile’s coastal communities.
A catalog of the sale can be found at the gallery’s website www.clarkeny.com The sale will be held on LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable. Interested bidders can call the gallery at (914) 833-8336 to inquire about works in the sale and arrange for telephone bidding. There is no formal preview for the sale, but those interested can contact Will Schweller (914 833 8336 / email@example.com) to schedule private viewings and request condition reports.
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