Fine artworks done in the manner of master artists will be in 500 Gallery's June 17th online auction
Multiple artworks attributed to Vincent van Gogh (two signed studies, in materials that van Gogh was known to use) and Maurice Prendergast (a pair of watercolor and pencil works on illustration board) are expected top lots in the Internet-only sale.
By: 500 Gallery
The auction, with a 5:30 pm Eastern start time, is packed with decorative artworks that have been done in the styles of, or are attributed to, master artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Klein, Krasner, Renoir and others. 500 Gallery has launched a new bidding platform, with discounted or free shipping for those who bid on it, at https://bid.500gallery.com/
"One of the really strong parts of our Summer Sale is that it has so many great examples of preliminary work, by really well-known artists," said Sable Matula, the Gallery Director of 500 Gallery. "We have quite a few quick, but very strong, sketches in all sorts of media." Ms. Matula added that ten percent of bid prices will be applied to shipping, up to the full shipping value.
The two sketches attributed to Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) are iron gall ink on paper. Both are signed. One, titled Orchard Blossom, is 4 ¼ inches by 10 ½ inches, is a possible study for his 1889 painting of an orchard in Aries, France. The other is a sketch of trees, 3 ½ inches by 3 ¼ inches. The pair will be offered as a single lot, with a pre-sale estimate of $25,000-$35,000.
The watercolors attributed to Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858-1924) will be sold as two lots The first is untitled (Women in a Park), unsigned and undated, housed in a 14 ¼ inch by 19 ½ inch frame by Charles Prendergast (est. $20,000-$30,000)
All 153 lots can be viewed in the 500 Gallery showroom, at 1243 Pond Street in Franklin, Mass., by appointment only on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To make an appointment, call 508-834-8190;