Fall Estates Auction, Sept. 11-13 in New Orleans
Original oil on canvas paintings by renowned Louisiana artists George Rodrigue (1944-2013) and Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), plus a fine selection of designer purses by some of the most respected names in couture, are just a taste of what bidders will find in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Estates Auction slated for the weekend of Sept. 11th-12th-13th. The painting by George Rodrigue is from the artist’s famous Blue Dog series and is titled Flames of Hope (1992). The signed and titled work, 13 ½ inches by 10 ¾ inches, carries an estimate of $20,000-$40,000. The oil painting by folk art legend Clementine Hunter, titled Wash Day (circa 1985), is signed lower center right. It measures 17 ¾ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000). The three-day weekend event is packed with 975 quality lots in a variety of collecting categories. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and BidSquare.com. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time on Thursday, September 10th. A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, will be open for exhibitions beginning Thursday, September 3rd, from 10-5 Central time, by appointment only (excluding Sunday). A live Saturday preview will be held September 5th, from 9am to 1pm, also by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 504-529-5057 or email email@example.com. Crescent City Auction Gallery is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All phone calls and e-mails are confidential. For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the three-day Estates Auction scheduled for September 11th-12th-13th visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.
- Sully Hildebrand