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Three days of auctions at Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, June 15-17, combine to gross $1.2 million
The auctions featured items from the collection of a North Carolina gentleman on Thursday, June 15th; then a Summer Fine Estates & Collections auction on Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th. Nearly 1,000 lots came up for bid over the three days.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
The auctions featured items from the collection of a North Carolina gentleman on Thursday, June 15th; then a Summer Fine Estates & Collections auction on Friday and Saturday, June 16th and 17th. Nearly 1,000 lots came up for bid in a sale that grossed $1.2 million. Around 100 people attended the event in person; others bid online through LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and bid.AandOAuctions.com.
The color lithograph on paper by David Hockney titled Bora Bora was the overall top lot of the three days. It depicted a colorful tropical scene and was pencil signed and dated. It also had a Tyler Graphics bind stamp to the lower right and was numbered ("74/100"). The frame size was 37 ½ inches by 50 ½ inches. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. His artworks are highly prized by collectors.
The pastel on medium light brown paper by Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), titled Study in Orange and Rose (1909), was signed to the lower center ("T.W. Dewing") and measured 10 ½ inches by 7 inches (paper, less frame). The work had been exhibited during the 1990s at The Brooklyn Museum, The National Museum of American Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. It also toured.
The oil on canvas painting by William Worcester Churchill (Mass., 1858-1926), titled Portrait of Lady with Pitcher (1910), depicted a profile portrait of a seated blonde woman holding a small ceramic pitcher. It was signed and dated upper left and measured 27 inches by 22 inches (canvas, less frame). Churchill was a painter of figure studies, portraits, female nudes and landscapes, done in oil and pastel.
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