Neue Auctions will hold an online-only Modernism sale on Saturday, May 15th, with 424 quality lots
Items cover a wide range of mediums and categories, to include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, art glass, ceramics, enamel work and jewelry, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by Liveauctioneers.com.
By: Neue Auctions
The online-only auction, starting at 10 am Eastern time, has 424 lots gathered from regional estates and longtime collectors, including selections from the late Cleveland concert promoter Mike Belkin and his wife Annie. Items cover a wide range of mediums and categories, to include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, art glass, ceramics, enamel work and jewelry.
There are many undiscovered finds in many categories, plus works on paper by noted artists such as Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger, Robert Indiana and Julian Stanczak. Also sold will be offerings from the Print Club of Cleveland, furnishings by Charles and Ray Eames and Knoll Furnishings, bronzes by William McVey, three woodblock prints by Milton Avery and more.
The Wendell Castle dining table has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000 and features an oval top in holly veneer, inlaid with purpleheart triangles and inlaid dots spelling "The Check's in the Mail" (the table's title). It has a leather covered edge with a purpleheart substructure supporting six gold plated brass rings, all raised on 15 leather covered cones.
The untitled Franz Kline ink on paper, circa 1949-1950, is framed, with a sheet size of 21 inches by 18 inches. It's signed and inscribed "April 15, Kline" lower right and has an estimate of $30,000-$50,000. It also bears a Kline Foundation number on verso (ZD 325).
The oil on canvas still life by Lê Phổ, titled Fleurs (Flowers), is artist signed lower right with a chop mark and is 13 inches by 9 inches (sight, less frame). It should change hands for $6,000-$9,000. Lê Phổ was born in Hanoi, but he called Paris his home from 1937 until his death.
Internet bidding will be facilitated by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Neue Auctions is open for gallery previews, Monday thru Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm, at 23533 Mercantile Rd. (Ste. 119) in Beachwood.
To learn more, please visit www.neueauctions.com.