In the Manner Of's June 28th art auction will be held online and at 500 Gallery in Franklin, Mass
A mixed media on paper of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe image that's attributed to the Pop Art master, and a tempera and watercolor on paper landscape attributed to French artist Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), are expected headliners.
It will be just the second auction for the young firm that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks created in the styles of master artists (hence the name In the Manner Of) but, unlike the inaugural event, an online-only affair, this sale will have a live component. The preview auction and live event will be held in the recently opened 500 Gallery, at 500 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin.
"Our consignors have sent an amazing selection of paintings, many of which have been tucked away in portfolios for decades," said Bruce Wood, co-founder of In the Manner Of. "We're looking forward to presenting them in our first preview exhibition, followed by live bidding at 500 Gallery." Previews will start on June 20th; 500 Gallery is open Thursday and Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 10-3.
The 166-lot auction is filled with paintings, drawings and prints attributed to, and done in the manner of, art world giants like Picasso, Warhol, Renoir, Degas, Monet, Motherwell, Basquiat, Dali, Twombly, Modigliani, Appel, Sam Francis and many others. The auction catalog is online now, at www.IntheMannerOf.com. Internet bidding is also being facilitated by www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
Warhol's Marilyn Monroe is artist signed front and back and is verso stamped "Contemporary Masters Exhibition", with a certificate of authenticity from the Galerie d'Art Internationale in Luxembourg. The 9 ½ inch by 8 ¼ inch work carries a reasonable estimate of $8,000-$10,000.
There are several other Warhol attributions in the auction. They include the following:
· Chanel No. 5 (Pink) – a gouache and ink on paper, signed lower left and reverse and marked with a stamp from Wakefield Gallery verso, in a 20 ¼ inch by 17 inch frame. The painting, with a robust estimate of $30,000-$50,000, could end up being the top lot of the auction.
· Yellow Cow – a graphite and acrylic drawing, verso signed, stamped, marked with the Arthur Tooth Gallery (London, England), and reference numbers. The unframed painting measures 10 ¾ inches by 8 inches. It's in very good condition and should gavel for $8,000-$12,000.
· Mount Vesuvius – a gouache and acrylic on paper, signed and unframed (7 ¾ inches by 10 ¾ inches), with the verso stamp of the Arthur Tooth Gallery in London and a certificate of authenticity from Gallery 64 (Belfast, Ireland). The painting is estimated at $6,000-$10,000.
The watercolor painting attributed to Corot is titled Landscape, Countryside (with figure in a boat). The 8 inch by 10 ¼ inch unframed work is artist signed lower right. It comes with a certificate of examination and the reverse bears the Hotel Longchamp collector's stamp (est. $5,000-$8,000)
An oil on canvas abstract composition done in the manner of Sam Francis (Am., 1923-1994), artist signed and installed on a new stretcher in a new white 23 ½ inch by 23 ¼ inch frame, should realize $25,000-$35,000;
An oil on canvas titled Portrait of a Woman, done in the manner of Amedeo Modigliani (It., 1884-1920), signed, framed and verso stamped Duret, with a COA from the van Hassel Galeri (Rotterdam, Holland), should achieve $15,000-$20,000. Also, a framed oil on board attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988) titled Samo, artist signed and titled, should command $10,000-$15,000.
A pair of untitled abstract compositions each carries an estimate of $8,000-$10,000. One is done in the manner of Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940), an acrylic on canvas signed lower right and housed in a 20 ½ inch by 16 ½ inch frame. The other is an oil on canvas attributed to the Swedish artist and mystic Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), in very good condition and in a frame 25 inches by 19 inches.
Vase of Flowers, a tempera and oil on paper still-life work attributed to Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Fr., 1841-1919), artist signed, with the verso stamp of Arthur Boudin and a COA from van Hassel Galeri, is expected to hit $10,000-$15,000;
A drawing on laid paper attributed to Pablo Picasso (Sp./Fr., 1881-1973), titled Bird, artist signed, dated 1950, contained in a 13 ¼ inch by 16 ½ inch frame that's in better condition than the paper, should reach $6,000-$8,000;
In the Manner Of is actively seeking artworks that are created in the style of, after or attributed to master artists. The firm encourages potential sellers who have been turned away from other auction houses because their artwork lacked provenance or did not fit perfectly into so-called "blue chip" auction houses to inquire by phone, at (508) 533-6277; or via e-mail, at art@IntheMannerOf.com.
To learn more about In the Manner Of and the firm's live and internet sale now online and ending June 28th, please visit www.IntheMannerOf.com.