Summer Online Fine Art Auction, June 24
Online bidding for Shannon’s summer online auction is open now through Thursday, June 24th at 2 pm Eastern time for 212 lots of fine art from the 19th century through the present. Leading the sale are two bronzes by Janet Scudder (American, 1873-1940), titled Cupid and Tortoise Fountain and Victory, each estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Scudder succeeded during her lifetime as a sculptor in a field that was dominated by men. She was a feminist and a suffragette, often marching in parades and demonstrations to support women’s issues. Headlining the contemporary offerings are two paintings by Emily Mason (American, 1932-2019). Mason worked in the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field traditions to develop her own “lyrical, luminous abstraction” (emilymasonstudio.com). A New York City native, Mason taught painting at Hunter College for over 25 years. Shannon’s will offer Gentian Waves, an oil on canvas from 1986-1987 for $8,000-$12,000, and an untitled oil on paper at $5,000-$7,000. Other works by women artists in the sale include two botanical drawings by Connecticut artist Fidelia Bridges, portraits by Anna Meltzer, Modernist sculptures by Marg Moll, Doris Caesar and Brenda Putnam, and prints by Kathe Kollwitz and Louise Nevelson. To view the full catalog, condition reports and to bid live online, visit www.shannons.com. Previews will be held by appointment, June 18-23, weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm Eastern time. Virtual previews and additional photos are available by request. Bidding is available online through shannons.com. A live-stream of the auction will be broadcast on shannons.com at 2 pm Eastern on Thursday, June 24th. Consignments at Shannon’s are accepted year-round. To consign a single item or an entire collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sandra Germain