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Nye & Company will hold a Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction, online-only, March 2nd and 3rd
Up for bid is a wide variety of fine and decorative arts with a concentration on Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern furniture, contemporary and modern paintings, monotypes and prints. Internet bidding will be available across several platforms.
By: Nye & Company Auctioneers
The Wednesday-Thursday sale will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time both days. Up for bid is a wide variety of fine and decorative arts with a concentration on Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern furniture, contemporary and modern paintings, monotypes and prints.
Headliners include two Andy Warhol screen prints in colors of flowers. These exceptional works are signed and numbered (129/250). Inspired in 1964 from the botanical issue of modern photography, Warhol transformed a picture of the hibiscus flower into a rainbow of colors. Each work, estimated at $50,000-$100,000, is bound to attract great attention and spirited bidding.
The depth and breadth of the fine art in this auction comprises many household names, with highlights that include a drawing by Willem de Kooning, a Wrapped Book (1973) by Christo, a drawing by Marsden Hartley and two drawings by James Castle, one of which is double-sided.
Additionally, works by Beverly Pepper, Purvis Young, Joseph Stella, Gregory Amenoff, Lucas Samaras, Abraham Wolkowitz and video art by Peter Sarkisian are all represented. A whimsical cast-resin sculpture by Theodor Seuss Geisel titled Blue-Green Abelard will bring out the kid in bidders. Part of Geisel's Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy, it's estimated at $10,000-$20,000.
For those who prefer slightly early works of art, there is an exceptional Nicholai Tarkhov (Russia, 1871-1930) impressionistic view of a street scene. The artist captures the light wonderfully in this grand composition. Equally as exciting is Ryūsei Kishida's (Japanese, 1891-1929), Portrait of Kondō Tsugishige, which carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000.
It's possible the hammer price will exceed even the high estimate, as Kishida's work frequently sells for more. Tsugishige was the father of modern Japanese surgery and was highly respected. He is well known for his Western style painting and his work can be found in several museums, including the Tokyo National Museum.
Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis. To learn more, visit www.nyeandcompany.com,