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Modern and Mid-Century Highlights

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Lot 471: Fernando Zobel Abstract Oil on Canvas Fernando Zobel Abstract Oil on Canvas Lot 471: Fernando Zobel Abstract Oil on Canvas

Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo (Spanish/Filipino, 1924-1984), “Plaza de Pilatos I,” oil on canvas abstract painting, with artist signature “Zobel” and Spanish inscription lower right. English translation: “Afternoon light in the face of Pilate (Casa de Pilatos) from the window of my study, seen through the square, Seville, 31 of December 1972”. Additionally signed, titled, and dated en verso. Housed in molded, silvered and gilt wood frame. Sight – 31 1/8″ H x 38 3/4″ W. Framed – 33 1/2″ H x 41 1/8″ W. Biography: Manila-born, Harvard-educated artist Fernando Zobel de Ayala y Montojo was not only a painter but also an important patron of the arts, collector, teacher, photographer, and writer. As an artist, Zobel is best known for abstractions that reflect the dual influences of Abstract Expressionism (particularly the works of Mark Rothko ), and Japanese and Chinese painting and calligraphy. Zobel was extremely active in the Manila art scene in the late 1950’s. He served as the President of the Philippine Art Association, and because of Zobel’s urging and vision, in 1967 the Ayala Foundation established the Ayala Museum, which focuses on Philippine art and culture. Zobel won several international art prizes, and his work is in the collections of museums including the Ayala Museum and National Museum of the Phillipines; Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; the Museo de Arte Abstracto, Spain; The British Museum in London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Case wishes to thank John Seed, Professor of Art at Mt. San Jacinto College, for the use of his biographical information on Zobel for this catalog entry). Provenance: From the estate of Robert L. Zarbock, Escondido, California. After graduating from the University of Illinois School of Music, Zarbock became a producer of symphonic operatic music at RCA Record’s Victor label for many years. Upon retirement, he settled in California, where he served on the San Diego Opera Guild and the California Center for Arts. Proceeds to benefit Zarbock’s alma mater, the University of Illinois. (Note: see also two drawings by Zobel in this auction). CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Some slackness in lower right quadrant (needs restretching) and upper left quadrant, scattered very light craquelure, a few scattered minor accretions, scattered minor abrasions to exterior edges of frame. [See more photos →]

$123,900.00
Lot 135: Beauford Delaney portrait of Delia Delaney Beauford Delaney portrait of Delia Delaney Lot 135: Beauford Delaney portrait of Delia Delaney

Beauford Delaney (American, 1901 – 1979) oil on canvas of his mother, Delia Delaney. Subject attired in green with a white collar, yellow background. Signed lower right corner, “Beauford Delaney 1963” (or 1964). Executed in Paris, Beauford painted this oil on canvas of his mother from memory. Author David Leeming writes, “Beauford Delaney’s early life was dominated by the powerful figure of his mother, Delia Johnson Delaney, a strict, proud woman who upheld what she saw as the Christian virtues. She punctuated lessons on forbearance, patience, self-control, and turning the other cheek with songs.” (Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney). In 1865, Delia was born into slavery in Richmond, married and had 10 children in the Knoxville, TN area (only 4 children lived past the age of 20 years old). Delia Delaney died in 1958. This work was exhibited in “Beauford Delaney: A Retrospective”, The Studio Museum in New York, 1978, with a full page color illustration in the exhibition catalog, #10. This work is also referenced in “Hidden Treasures: Beauford and Joseph Delaney of Knoxville, Tennessee”, Volume 24, Number 1 (1997). Verso on central stretcher support, “Mother’s portrait” in black marker script, “Beauford” label, Ollendorf Fine Art moving label, and other inventory annotations. 25 1/8″ x 20 7/8″ sight, 26″ x 21 1/2″ framed. Provenance – Delaney Estate, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator. CONDITION: Minor exfoliation above head, light lifting of paint to hair above left ear, background around head. [See more photos →]

$48,380.00
Lot 186: An important and rare Oscar Bach classical console table and mirror, signed An important and rare Oscar Bach classical console table and mirror, signed Lot 186: An important and rare Oscar Bach classical console table and mirror, signed
Classical bronze console table and matching bronze mirror with classical scenes, bronze label on back of mirror, “Oscar B Bach” (Oscar Bruno Bach, American, 1884-1957). Bronze table contains an inlaid pink marble top supported by an apron consisting of classical Greek scenes around the entire perimeter of the table, resting on reeded legs with cross stretchers and medallions. Medallions with a paterae design on front and back cross stretchers with flower medallions on the side cross stretchers. The legs terminate in hoof feet. The mirror repeats the classical Greek scenes in the frieze surrounded by a reeded molding. Condition – overall excellent condition, slight bend to a bottom side stretcher, a couple of minor chips to lower corners of marble. Table dimensions 30″ height x 38 3/8″ width x 19 3/4″ depth, mirror dimensions 21″ x 39″.Early 20th century. Oscar Bach was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1912. Bach was considered to be one of the most technically proficient and commercially successful decorative metalworkers of the early 20th century. He established a successful studio in New York City and gained several high profile commissions including the inlaid steel mural in the lobby of the Empire State Building. Bach’s work is in several museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Museum of Art, and The Toledo Museum of Art.

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$31,050.00
Lot 456: George Nakashima Walnut Credenza George Nakashima Walnut Credenza Lot 456: George Nakashima Walnut Credenza

George Nakashima (Pennsylvania/Washington/Japan/India, 1905-1990) mid-century modern walnut credenza, pinned and dovetailed case construction with two vertical slat sliding doors backed with pandanus cloth, concealing a fitted interior comprised of adjustable shelves on the left side and drawers on the right side. Unsigned. Copy of the original 1958 sales receipt from the George Nakashima studio shown as the last photo. 32″ H x 72 1/8″ W x 20″ D. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.) CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light fading to top finish, mostly on the left side. [See more photos →]

$25,600.00
Lot 141: Abstract acrylic on canvas, Friedal Dzubas Abstract acrylic on canvas, Friedal Dzubas Lot 141: Abstract acrylic on canvas, Friedal Dzubas

Friedal Dzubas (German/American, 1915-1993) acrylic on canvas, titled “Malmoe”. Signed and dated, 1974, en verso. Provenance – Knoedler Contemporary Art, New York and Howard Ameriger Art Gallery, New York. Dzubas was a German artist known best for his abstract style and use of vivid colors. Excellent condition. Sight – 40″ Height x 40″ Width. Framed – 41″ Height x 41″ Width. Circa 1974. [See more photos →]

$24,815.00
Lot 523: Wolf Kahn Oil on Canvas Landscape, Glow on the Ridge Wolf Kahn Oil on Canvas Landscape, Glow on the Ridge Lot 523: Wolf Kahn Oil on Canvas Landscape, Glow on the Ridge

Wolf Kahn (New York/Vermont, born 1927) oil on canvas painting, “Glow on the Ridge,” colorful landscape depicting a cabin set amid fiery yellow and orange trees, with a purple and yellow sunset overhead. Signed lower left. Numbered 97-1990 and titled in pen en verso. Label en verso from the Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Float mounted in a giltwood molded frame. 22″ x 28″ sight, 32 3/8″ x 26 3/4″ framed. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection, purchased from Jerald Melberg Gallery circa 1990. Biography: Wolf Kahn studied under Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann (later becoming Hofmann’s studio assistant) and at the University of Chicago. He is known for his works which blend abstractionism and realism with Color Field painting. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$21,760.00
Lot 509: Philip & Kelvin Laverne "Eternal Forest" Coffee Table Philip & Kelvin Laverne "Eternal Forest" Coffee Table Lot 509: Philip & Kelvin Laverne "Eternal Forest" Coffee Table

Phillip (1908-1988) and Kelvin LaVerne (active 1960/1970) “Eternal Forest” design coffee table, low round form; the top having an acid-etched, enameled and patinated bronze and pewter forest design over wood, supported on a shaped bronze pedestal base. Raised “Philip and Kelvin LaVerne” signature on table top surface. 17 3/8″ H 41 7/8″ dia. Circa 1970. Note: another “Eternal Forest” table was sold by this auction house January 26, 2019, lot 560. Provenance: an Indiana estate. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with top having minor scuffs and scratches, some minor scattered wear and oxidation to the base. [See more photos →]

$16,640.00
Lot 560: Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Eternal Forest Coffee Table Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Eternal Forest Coffee Table Lot 560: Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Eternal Forest Coffee Table

Philip & Kelvin Laverne “Eternal Forest” design coffee table, low round form; the top having an acid-etched, enameled and patinated bronze and pewter forest design over wood, supported on a shaped bronze pedestal base. Raised “Philip and Kelvin LaVerne” signature on table surface. Philip LaVerne Galleries Ltd. Works of Art, N.Y., N.Y. shipping label adhered to underside of table. Additionally accompanied by original Laverne sales brochure. 17 1/4″ H x 42″ dia. American, circa 1970. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Top with some minor scattered scuffs and scratches, some minor scattered wear and oxidation to the base. [See more photos →]

$16,640.00
Lot 150: Beauford Delaney Abstract Watercolor, "Composition" Beauford Delaney Abstract Watercolor, "Composition" Lot 150: Beauford Delaney Abstract Watercolor, "Composition"

Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979), “Composition,” watercolor on paper abstract expressionist painting featuring green, red, orange, and yellow brushstrokes. Signed and dated in ink “Beauford Delaney 64″ lower right corner. Float mounted onto ivory cardstock and housed in a contemporary silver and gilt frame. Sheet – 14″ H x 10 3/4″ W. Framed – 22 5/8″ H x 18 5/8” W. Third quarter 20th century. Provenance: Private South Carolina collection, originally acquired through Tree Galleries, Chicago. Biography: Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. An apprentice to artist Lloyd Branson, Delaney was encouraged by his mentor to study art in Boston. In 1929 he traveled to New York and established himself as a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. There he gained the attention and admiration of well known writers and artists such as James Baldwin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, and many others. His departure from New York to Paris in 1953, where he would live the rest of his life, also marked his transition from figurative compositions to abstract expressionism, with a focus on color and light. In 1978, the year before he died, the Studio Museum in Harlem initiated its Black Master series with a retrospective of his work. His paintings can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago; the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and numerous other museums. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with some light toning and waviness to paper. Light wear and abrasions to frame, losses to lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$16,600.00
Lot 395: Louis Le Brocquy, O/C, Torso Louis Le Brocquy, O/C, Torso Lot 395: Louis Le Brocquy, O/C, Torso

Louis Le Brocquy (Ireland, 1916-2012) oil on canvas abstract painting titled “Torso” rendered in a heavy impasto technique. Signed lower right. Titled en verso. Housed in a contemporary frame. Sight – 11 1/2″ H x 9 3/4″ W. Framed – 18 1/8″ H x 16 1/8″ W. Late 20th century. Biography (courtesy Askart): A self taught artist, Louis le Brocquy is considered one of the most successful Irish artists of the twentieth century. He was born in Dublin to Albert le Brocquy, Honorary Secretary of the League of Nations Society in Ireland, and Sybil Staunton Le Brocquy, co-founder of Amnesty International in Ireland. At age 17, he began pursuing his art talent. Encouraged by his mother, he left Ireland in 1938 to study art collections in London, Paris, Venice and Geneva. He returned to Dublin and launched his career in contemporary art, although he also spent time in London, living there for periods of time. In addition to creating art, he was a teacher at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, a founder and board member of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and a founding member of the Kilkenny Design Workshops. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee, purchased directly from the artist, May 1957. CONDITION: Some light craquelure to surface of canvas. 1/8″ paint flake, lower right quadrant. Canvas slightly loose in frame. [See more photos →]

$16,520.00
Lot 485: Beauford Delaney Estate, Abstract on Paper No. 313 Beauford Delaney Estate, Abstract on Paper No. 313 Lot 485: Beauford Delaney Estate, Abstract on Paper No. 313

Beauford Delaney (American, 1901-1979) watercolor on paper abstract expressionist painting featuring green, yellow and orange swirls. Signed and dated in ink, lower right corner, “Beauford Delaney 1962 Paris”. En verso on white sticker in black ink: “565” and below, in pencil, ” 25 1/2 x 19 1/4 ” and “BD-P-313,” (estate inventory numbering system of court-appointed administrator, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire). Sheet – 19 3/4″ x 25 1/2″. Provenance: Estate of Beauford Delaney, Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, court-appointed administrator. Biography: Beauford Delaney was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. An apprentice to artist Lloyd Branson, Delaney was encouraged by his mentor to study art in Boston. In 1929 he traveled to New York and established himself as a prominent artist of the Harlem Renaissance. There he gained the attention and admiration of well known writers and artists such as James Baldwin, Georgia O’Keefe, Alfred Stieglitz and many others. His departure from New York to Paris in 1953 also marked his transition from figurative compositions to abstract expressionism, with a focus on color and light. CONDITION: 1 1/8″ tear upper left corner. 3/8″ W tear with pinhole near top center with second pinhole above, third pinhole right upper quadrant, 5 3/4″ W x 1 1/2″ H crease lower center edge. [See more photos →]

$16,000.00
Lot 540: Hector Julio Bernabo Carybe O/B, The Horseman Hector Julio Bernabo Carybe O/B, The Horseman Lot 540: Hector Julio Bernabo Carybe O/B, The Horseman

Hector Julio Bernabo Carybe (Argentina, 1911-1997) oil on canvasboard abstract painting titled “The Horseman” depicting the profile of a man, possibly a Conquistador or a Horseman of the Apocalypse, on horseback with a second man in an elaborate robe standing with his back towards the viewer in a desert landscape. Signed “Carybe” lower right. Signed and titled with possible museum deaccession numbers, measurements, and biographical information en verso of board and frame. Housed in a wormy wood frame with a white painted rabbet edge. Sight – 17 5/8″ H x 23 5/8″ W. Framed – 24″ H x 29 7/8″ W. Mid/late 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Frank Wood, Evansville, Indiana and Dickson, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Warping to top quadrant of board. [See more photos →]

$15,600.00
Lot 522: George Nakashima Frenchman’s Cove Table George Nakashima Frenchman’s Cove Table Lot 522: George Nakashima Frenchman’s Cove Table

George Nakashima (1905 ñ 1990), Nakashima Studios, Cherry Frenchmanís Cove #2 dining table with straight edges. Cherry throughout with top joined by four butterfly joints. 72? x 40?. Circa 1968. Includes letter of authenticity from Mira Nakashima stating the table was manufactured for Mr. Philip W. Brown of Atlanta, GA in 1968. Philip Brown earned his Navy wings in 1963 and served 4 years active duty in a fighter squadron. His later years as a NASA research pilot included 27 years of service, and he authored and co-authored 36 papers and oral NASA presentations. In 1995, Brown was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for his work. Condition: Overall excellent condition with old varnish and very minor abrasions to top. Condition: Overall excellent condition with old varnish and very minor abrasions to top. [See more photos →]

$15,500.00
Lot 464: George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture, Space Churn George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture, Space Churn Lot 464: George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture, Space Churn

George Warren Rickey (American, 1907-2002) ” Space Churn With Cams II ” abstract kinetic steel sculpture, signed and dated “Rickey 1972″ and numbered 15 on base. 11 3/4″ H x 6 5/8” W. Provenance: private Nashville, Tennessee collection, purchased June 7, 1972 from Staempfli Gallery, New York. Insurance appraisal dated May 18, 1990 by Maxwell Davidson Gallery for $12,000. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists’ Bluebook) – George Rickey is known for his precisely engineered kinetic sculptures. He was born in Indiana, and studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, England, and with Andre Lhote in Paris. From 1930 until the late 40s, he was a fresco and mural painter, and also a teacher, chairing the art department at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, from 1941 to 1948. He completed his first mobile in 1945 while serving in the Air Force, and in 1949, he began glass kinetic works, after which he experimented with a variety of materials. Stainless steel became his preferred medium. His sculptures (many of which are very large scale) are included in collections at the Tate Gallery, London; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; J. Paul Getty Museum; MOCA, Los Angeles; and Kunsthalle der Stadt, Germany to name a few. CONDITION: Some scattered surface scratches and minor spots of oxidation, most noticeably to pennant and joints. [See more photos →]

$14,880.00
Lot 463: Friedeberg Hand Chair, Chagall Litho, Raiken Sculpture Friedeberg Hand Chair, Chagall Litho, Raiken Sculpture Lot 463: Friedeberg Hand Chair, Chagall Litho, Raiken Sculpture

1st item: Pedro Friedeberg giltwood miniature hand and foot chair, signed on underside. 3″ H x 4″ W x 5″ D. Circa 1960s. 2nd item: Marc Chagall lithograph, “The Red Rooster,” surrealist image with figures, plant and bird. Unsigned/trimmed. 8 3/4″ H x 15 1/4″ W. 3rd item: Beatrice Levy- Raiken (American, 20th c.) molded acrylic abstract Mid-Century sculpture mounted on a painted wood base. Ink signed on the base “B. Levy-Raiken/7208 Westwood Dr./Tamarac, FLA”. 6 1/2″ H x 5 1/2″ W x 2 1/2″ D. 20th century. Provenance: Private Florida Collection. CONDITION: 1st item: Repaired break to one leg, very tiny paint flake to end of thumb. 2nd item: Full crease to center, 2 small 1/4″ spots of foxing or water, mat burn to exterior edges, taped to mat along upper edges. Scattered small creases. Likely trimmed. Tear to corner. Mat in poor condition with grime. 3rd item: Minor abrasions/losses to painted base, otherwise very good condition. [See more photos →]

$14,880.00
Lot 762: Salvador Dali Lithograph Salvador Dali Lithograph Lot 762: Salvador Dali Lithograph

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) colored lithograph titled “Cosmic Rays Resuscitating Soft Watches”, published by Sydney Z. Lucas, New York, circa 1965. Numbered “34/150” with Sydney Z. Lucas copyright, lower left. Pencil signed “Dali” lower right with the Dali monogram lower right. Housed in a contemporary metal frame. Sight 23_ H x 33_ W. Framed  30 3/4_ H x 40 1/4_ W. Sheet size 37 1/8_ x 25_. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$13,860.00
Lot 465:  Harry Bertoia Tabletop Sound Sculpture Harry Bertoia Tabletop Sound Sculpture Lot 465:  Harry Bertoia Tabletop Sound Sculpture

Harry Bertoia (Italian-American, 1915-1978) beryllium sonambient sculpture, “Wheat”. Sculpture – 14 7/8″ H x 6 1/2″ W x 2 3/4″ D. Base – 10″ W x 5″ D. Provenance: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection, purchased Dec. 8, 1970 from Staempfli Gallery, New York. Insurance appraisal dated April 20, 1990 by George Staempfli for $7,500. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists’ Bluebook): Harry Bertoia is known for his kinetic and sound sculpture as well as painting, abstract monoprints, and furniture design. In 1936, this Italian born artist studied at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and then attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan, where he later taught and established the metalworking department. During this time, he began experimenting with jewelry forms and explored ideas that would later emerge into his sculpture. In 1943, he moved to Venice, California and worked with designer Charles Eames in the war effort until 1946. Shortly after that he began his first experiments with metal sculpture. In 1949, he moved to Barto, Pennsylvania where he joined Hans Knoll in Knoll Associates. He became a prolific architectural sculptor. His first commission was a screen for the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. His first sculpture exhibition was in 1951 at the Knoll Showroom in New York. It was his custom not to sign his works. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor expected oxidation. [See more photos →]

$13,570.00
Lot 193: Margaret Bourke White Photograph, Diamond Edge Margaret Bourke White Photograph, Diamond Edge Lot 193: Margaret Bourke White Photograph, Diamond Edge

Margaret Bourke White (American, 1904-1971) warm-toned silver gelatin print, pencil signed lower right margin and labeled on back, “A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph” and “Diamond Edge Saw Indiana Limestone Company”. Mounted on cardstock and unframed. Image – 13 3/8″ H x 9 3/8″ W. Sight – 15″ H x 10 1/2″ W. Circa 1931. Provenance: estate of Francis Edward Faragoh (1898-1966), American screenwriter. Condition: Some overall toning. Some rippling to print. [See more photos →]

$12,760.00
Lot 195: Exceptional M. C. Escher (1898-1972) "Stars", signed engraving, 1948 Exceptional M. C. Escher (1898-1972) "Stars", signed engraving, 1948 Lot 195: Exceptional M. C. Escher (1898-1972) "Stars", signed engraving, 1948

Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) wood engraving, “Stars”, October 1948, signed “M C Escher” in pencil lower left margin and “eigen druk” (artist’s impression) in lower right margin. Uncut sheet of wove paper. Signature and date “MCE/X – “48” in block. Condition – very light foxing to right margin, lower right and upper left margin corners creased, not affecting image; straight crease from center of upper margin diagonally through margin, image and center right margin, but only faintly visible in image. Circa 1948. Glen Leven estate. Note – Author Bruno Ernst writes in his book, The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher, “During this same period (1946-1956) Escher’s interest in straightforward geometrical spatial figures such as regular multisurfaces, spatial spirals, and Moebius strips came to the fore. The origin of this interest is to be found in Escher’s delight in natural crystal shapes…The first print was Crystal (1947). Stars (1948) is almost certainly the high point.” (p.23). [See more photos →]

$12,650.00
Lot 396: Paul Jenkins Paris 1962 Phenomena Paul Jenkins Paris 1962 Phenomena Lot 396: Paul Jenkins Paris 1962 Phenomena

Paul Jenkins (1923-2012, New York/France), abstract painting, acrylic on canvas, in blue, red, gold and brown on white ground, titled and dated en verso “Phenomena Cut Heather, Paris 1962”. Signed lower left in white paint, “Paul Jenkins”. 23 3/4″ H x 28 3/4″ W sight, 26″ H x 31″ W in narrow metallic frame. Biography (courtesy Askart): Abstract Expressionist Paul Jenkins began studying art at the Kansas City Art Institute in his hometown when he was only 13. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II, then studied in New York at the Art Students League under Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Morris Cantor. During this time he also met Jackson Pollack and befriended Mark Rothko. In 1953, he went to Paris where he had his first one-man show. He studied there at the American Artists Center where he experimented with pouring paint on canvas in various thicknesses to create a sense of dynamism in the process itself. Jenkins was heavily influenced by the theories of Jung and by the visionary imagery of Odilon Redon and Gustave Moreau, and described himself as an “abstract phenomenist.” From the 1960s on, all his paintings’ titles began with the word “Phenomena.” Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Slight abrasions to lower right corner. [See more photos →]

$12,390.00
Lot 456: Stephen Powell Large Glass Vase Stephen Powell Large Glass Vase Lot 456: Stephen Powell Large Glass Vase

Stephen Powell (Kentucky, b. 1951) large tri-lobe murrine glass vessel form, engraved signature near base, “Stephen Powell 1999 RO”. 44 3/8″ H x 18″ x 17″ (56″ circumference at widest point). Provenance: Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Overall excellent condition – no chips, cracks, abrasions noted. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition – no chips, cracks, abrasions noted. [See more photos →]

$11,800.00
Lot 558: Baker Abalone Chandelier, Tony Duquette Baker Abalone Chandelier, Tony Duquette Lot 558: Baker Abalone Chandelier, Tony Duquette

Baker Furniture Hollywood Regency style “Abalone” sculptural chandelier after a design by Tony Duquette (California, 1914-1999). Comprised of paint decorated metal, abalone shells and glass beads in a scrolling vine motif. Top cap with chain included. 38″ H x 30″ W. Circa 2008. Note: The original piece was designed and handmade by Tony Duquette for his solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 1952. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Not tested for functionality, but wiring is intact and appears to be in excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$11,520.00
Lot 432: Picasso aquatint "La Corrida" Picasso aquatint "La Corrida" Lot 432: Picasso aquatint "La Corrida"

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) aquatint of a bullfight, titled “La Corrida”. Pencil signed lower right and numbered 137/200 lower left. Aldo Crommelynck printer’s stamp in the lower left margin. Printed by Atelier Lacouriere, Paris, 1956. Old Houston Galleries label en verso reads “The Bullfight, An original artist proof, #137 of 200, lithograph designed and executed by the artist Pablo Picasso. Signed by the artist”. Plate – 25 1/2″ H x 19″ W. Sight – 26 3/4″ H x 20 1/4″ W. Framed – 31 1/4″ H x 23 1/2″ W.  CONDITION: Hinge mounted. Some toning, acid mat burn, light bleach spot to the upper right margin. [See more photos →]

$11,328.00
Lot 403: Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Centaur Au Visages" Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Centaur Au Visages" Lot 403: Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Centaur Au Visages"

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) enameled earthenware with engobe and paraffin decoration titled “Centaur au Visages”. Signed and numbered “Madoura Plein Feu Edition Picasso, 80/125 R. 153″ underside of base. 10″ H x 9 1/2″ W x 7 1/2” D. Includes copy of 1997 French purchase receipt from Galerie Madoura, Vallauris, France. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Collector, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$10,836.00
Lot 316: G. Wiedemann Abstract Watercolor G. Wiedemann Abstract Watercolor Lot 316: G. Wiedemann Abstract Watercolor

Guillermo Wiedemann (Germany/Columbia, 1905-1969) abstract watercolor painting on paper; abstract black-lined figures against a background with swaths of blue, green, red and yellow. Signed lower right and dated, “G. Wiedemann 1957”. 21-1/2″ x 29″ sight, 29-1/2″ x 37″ matted and framed in plain gilt frame. Guillermo Weidemann was born in Munich and studied under Hugo von Habermann. A member of the Berlin modern art community persecuted by Hitler’s regime for so-called “Degenerate Art,” Wiedemann fled to Columbia. There, his work began to show the influence of his tropical surroundings, and he won a national Columbian art award in 1946. He exhibited at the National Salon of Modern Art in Bogata in 1949, the Haus der Kunst in Munich in 1955 and 1958, and the Guggeheim Competition in 1958. He died in 1969 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Provenance: a Chattanooga, Tennessee collector, acquired from her mother, who lived in Key Biscayne, Florida in the 1960s. CONDITION: Scattered foxing, light toning. [See more photos →]

$10,664.00
Lot 422: Richard Jolley Totem "Memories Lingering" Richard Jolley Totem "Memories Lingering" Lot 422: Richard Jolley Totem "Memories Lingering"

Richard Jolley (Tennessee, born 1952) blown and hot formed glass “totem” titled “Memories Lingering” with fabricated and acid etched elements. Colors of amber, clear, cobalt, purple, aqua and gold. Signed and dated “1997” en verso on base. 34″ H x 9 1/2″ dia. 20th century. Biography (Courtesy of the Knoxville Museum of Art): Richard Jolley was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1952 and as a youth, he moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He began his art training at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee in 1970, studying under noted glass artist Michael Taylor. After receiving his B.F.A. from George Peabody College in Nashville (now part of Vanderbilt University), Jolley continued graduate studies at North CarolinaÃs Penland School of Crafts, under the instruction of studio glass artist Richard Ritter. He currently maintains a studio in Knoxville. To date, JolleyÃs work is represented in more than 33 public collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Art; the Corning Museum of Glass; the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, the Knoxville Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Purchased in 1997 by owner. Provenance: Property of the estate of Arlene Goldstine, Knoxville, TN. Condition: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$9,920.00
Lot 274: Ellsworth Kelly, colored paper image XV Ellsworth Kelly, colored paper image XV Lot 274: Ellsworth Kelly, colored paper image XV

Ellsworth Kelly colored paper image XV, (dark gray and blue), 1976, Colored and pressed paper pulp (Axzom 155), numbered lower left: “15/23′, signed lower right: “Kelly”. Gilt frame. In excellent condition. Sheet size: 33 5/8″ x 30 1/2″, framed: 39 1/8″ x 38″. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. Biography (courtesy AskArt) – Kelly’s extensive work has been recognized in numerous retrospective exhibitions, including a sculpture exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1982; an exhibition of works on paper and a show of his print works that traveled extensively in the United States and Canada from 1987/88; and a career retrospective in 1996 organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, which traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Tate Gallery, London; and the Haus der Kunst, Munich. Kelly lives in Spencertown, New York. [See more photos →]

$9,775.00
Lot 402: Sonia Delaunay carpet, "Pierrot Lunaire" 52/100 Sonia Delaunay carpet, "Pierrot Lunaire" 52/100 Lot 402: Sonia Delaunay carpet, "Pierrot Lunaire" 52/100

Sonia Delaunay-Terk wool carpet, “Pierrot Lunaire” abstract design with colors of blue, green, grey, black, purple, yellow and orange. Edition 52/100 by Artcurial Editions, Paris, “SD” initials woven in one corner of the rug. Verso with three labels including title, edition number, inscription and manufacturer. 11 ft 3 in x 8 ft 6 1/2 in. Circa 1990. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light scattered surface grime, one stain approximately 3″ L x 1/4″ W, appears to be food. Binding loose and partially stained. [See more photos →]

$8,968.00
Lot 400: Marc Chagall lithograph, Jacob’s Vision Marc Chagall lithograph, Jacob’s Vision Lot 400: Marc Chagall lithograph, Jacob’s Vision

Marc Chagall (French/Russian, 1887-1985) lithograph in colors on Arches wove paper, “Vision de Jacob” (M.625), signed úMarc Chagallî in pencil, lower right, and numbered 40/50 in pencil, lower left. Kraskin/Mitchell Gallery note paper with image title and notations in paper pocket en verso. Sheet – 36 11/16″ plus 1 9/16″ foldover at lower margin x 25 9/16″ W. Sight – 30 1/4″ H x 20 1/2″ W. Framed – 41″ H x 30 3/4″ W. Late 20th century. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Toning along margins, old adhesive residue, approx. 3/4″ D, along upper margin, sheet with 1 9/16″ D foldover along lower margin. Arches watermark at right center edge. [See more photos →]

$8,820.00
Lot 313: Salvador Dali, 200 ed. "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" Salvador Dali, 200 ed. "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" Lot 313: Salvador Dali, 200 ed. "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland"

Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1969, Double Suite edition “CXIII/CC” on Rives paper, published by Maecenas Press-Random House, France, printed by Ateliers Rigal and M. Nourrisson, first interior folio including one signed color etching on Rives and signed on frontispiece; with 12 illustrations and additional color etching printed on Japon Nacre with original remarks, second interior folio with text and 12 illustrations printed on Rives paper, folio 3 3/4″ x 18 1/2″ x 13 1/4″; single: 16 7/8″ x 11 3/8″. Generally excellent condition. Original cardboard shipping box with white label “R113″ on exterior: 4 1/2″ H x 15 3/4″ W x 20 7/8” D. Note: This Double Suite edition on Rives paper of only 200 portfolios was a separate publication from the 2500 portfolios printed on Mandeure paper. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$8,680.00
Lot 508: Stickley Mission Dining Table and 8 Chairs Stickley Mission Dining Table and 8 Chairs Lot 508: Stickley Mission Dining Table and 8 Chairs

Stickley Mission Style cherry dining room set, comprised of a drawleaf dining table with multi-board, butterfly joined top that extends with two 21” self-storing leaves; together with eight Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design chairs including 2 armchairs and 6 side chairs, all with blue faux leather upholstered seats. All pieces with the Sickley brand and tag to the undersides, dated 1998. Table measures: 29 7/8″ H x 72″ W x 42″ D (114″ W with leaves extended). Armchairs: 42 1/2″ H x 26 1/4″ W x 21″ D. Side chairs: 42 1/2″ H x 21″ W x 20″ D. Late 20th century. CONDITION: All pieces overall good condition with light general wear. [See more photos →]

$8,400.00
Lot 457: Pablo Picasso "Visage" Ceramic Plate Pablo Picasso "Visage" Ceramic Plate Lot 457: Pablo Picasso "Visage" Ceramic Plate

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) unglazed ceramic plate titled “Visage” by Madoura Pottery. Stamped en verso “Madoura Plein Feu/Empreinte originale de Picasso”. Inscribed en verso “A102″ and numbered in black marker 20/100. 14 1/2” dia. Circa 1965. Provenance: Property of a private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor area of yellowing bottom left rim edge. Possible minor errant pencil marks lower rim below nose. No cracks or chips. [See more photos →]

$7,900.00
Lot 390: Marcel Duchamp "Sink  Stopper" Medallion Marcel Duchamp "Sink Stopper" Medallion Lot 390: Marcel Duchamp "Sink  Stopper" Medallion

Marcel Duchamp (New York/California/France, 1887-1968) bronze medallion titled “Bouche-Evier” (Sink Stopper). Signed, dated, and numbered, “64 56/100″, en verso. Mounted in black plexiglass frame. Medallion – 3/8″ H x 2 1/2″ dia. Framed – 2 5/8″ H x 6 7/8″ W x 7 1/4” D. Mid 20th century. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Patron, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Oxidation of bronze in crevices, surface of medallion. [See more photos →]

$7,812.00
Lot 405: Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Yan Barbu" Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Yan Barbu" Lot 405: Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Yan Barbu"

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) red earthenware with black paint titled “Yan Barbu”. Signed and numbered “Madoura Plein Feu Edition Picasso, 294/300 V. 104″ underside of base. 10 1/2″ H x 6 1/4″ W x 4” D. Mid 20th century. Includes copy of 1997 French purchase receipt from Galerie Madoura, Vallauris, France. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Collector, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$7,560.00
Lot 404: Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Visage Aux Cercles" Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Visage Aux Cercles" Lot 404: Picasso Ceramic Vessel "Visage Aux Cercles"

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) white earthenware with multicolor paint titled “Visage Aux Cercles”. Dated on side of vessel. Signed and numbered “Madoura Plein Feu Edition Picasso, 243/500 R 140″ underside of base. 11 1/2″ H x 10 1/2″ W x 6 1/2” D. Includes copy of 1997 French purchase receipt from Galerie Madoura, Vallauris, France. Provenance: Private Collection of a Retired Sculptor and Art Collector, Middle Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$7,300.00
Lot 483: Richard Jolley "Force of Gravity" Totem Richard Jolley "Force of Gravity" Totem Lot 483: Richard Jolley "Force of Gravity" Totem

Richard Jolley (Tennessee, born 1952) blown and hot formed glass totem sculpture on stand titled “Force of Gravity”. Depicting a male head with fabricated and acid etched elements in colors of amber, red, lime and yellow. Signed and dated “Richard Jolley 2006″ lower right front edge. Fitted with a custom metal display stand. Sculpture – 22″ H x 9 3/4″ W. Stand – 19″ H x 12” W. Early 21st century. Biography (from the Knoxville Museum of Art): Richard Jolley, internationally recognized as one of today’s most important glass sculptors, was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1952. As a youth, he moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and in 1970 began his art training at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee, studying under noted glass artist Michael Taylor. After receiving his B.F.A. from George Peabody College in Nashville (now part of Vanderbilt University), Jolley continued graduate studies at North Carolina’s Penland School of Crafts, under the instruction of studio glass artist Richard Ritter. One of Jolley’s early assistants was glass artist Tommie Rush. They married in 1988 and now share a studio full time in Knoxville. Jolley has participated in over 65 solo museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and in Australia, Europe, Israel, and Japan. In 1997, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, organized the first extensive exhibition of Jolley’s mature glass sculptures; and in 2002, the Knoxville Museum of Art presented the first major retrospective of Jolley’s work, which later traveled nationally to 14 museums over five years. Jolley’s works have been showcased in numerous important museum surveys of contemporary glass, including the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan; the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Jolley has received several prestigious private and public commissions, including Everything and the Cosmos (2007), installed at 7 World Trade Center, New York City. Jolley’s large, permanent exhibitiontitled “Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity” has been on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art since 2014. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$7,040.00
Lot 177: Roberto Burle Marx Abstract Painting Roberto Burle Marx Abstract Painting Lot 177: Roberto Burle Marx Abstract Painting

Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil, 1909-1994) untitled abstract painting in shades of blue, red and green. Acrylic and gouache on paper. Signed and dated lower right, “Robert Burle Marx 1984.” Molded giltwood frame with mauve silk mat and gilt liner. 12-1/2″ x 19-1/2″ sight, 20″ x 27″ framed. Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee estate. Biography: Roberto Burle Marx was born in San Paolo but studied painting in Berlin, where he also became interested in landscape architecture. He is now considered one of the most celebrated landscape artists of the 20th century. But he continued to express himself artistically through paintings, sculpture, jewelry design, tapestry and singing, and once said that he thought of himself first and foremost as a painter. Marx donated his large estate, including his renowned plant collection, to the Brazilian National Institute for Cultural Heritage in 1985 and died in Rio de Janeiro in 1994. An exhibit devoted to his work in all mediums was featured at the Imperial Museum in Rio de Janiero in 2009 (see The New York Times, Jan. 20, 2009, article by Larry Rother). Condition: Excellent condition. [See more photos →]

$6,960.00
Lot 525: Wolf Kahn pastel, "Evening Breeze" Wolf Kahn pastel, "Evening Breeze" Lot 525: Wolf Kahn pastel, "Evening Breeze"

Wolf Kahn (New York/Vermont/Germany, b. 1927) pastel on Somerset paper landscape titled “Evening Breeze,” vividly depicting nearly bare treetops set against a violet and orange sky. Signed lower center. Jerald Melberg Gallery label en verso with number #4029. Hinge mounted to wide white mat and housed in molded giltwood frame. Somerset watermark upper right. Circa 1998. Sheet – 15″ H x 22″ W. Sight – 14″ x 21 1/4″. Framed – 25″ x 31 1/4″. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection, purchased from Jerald Melberg Gallery circa 1990. Biography: Wolf Kahn studied under Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann (later becoming Hofmann’s studio assistant) and at the University of Chicago. He is known for his works which blend abstractionism and realism with Color Field painting. CONDITION: Excellent condition with possible smudge print lower left corner. Spiral bound eyelets across top. [See more photos →]

$6,400.00
Lot 474: Gabriella Crespi Abstract Bronze Sculpture Gabriella Crespi Abstract Bronze Sculpture Lot 474: Gabriella Crespi Abstract Bronze Sculpture

Gabriella Crespi (Italian, born 1922) abstract bronze sculpture in the form of a head with lightly hammered surface, untitled. Signed and numbered 300/3 on the base edge. 17 1/2″ H x 12″ W x 14″ D. Provenance: Private Florida collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$5,952.00
Lot 535: Perle Fine Black & White Collage, Encounter Perle Fine Black & White Collage, Encounter Lot 535: Perle Fine Black & White Collage, Encounter

Perle Fine (New York/Massachusetts, 1905-1988) Abstract Expressionist mixed media collage titled “Encounter” with black, white, and gray paint on shaped and applied wood forms, suggesting human figures intertwining and interacting with geometry and pattern. Signed lower right. Artist’s name and title, en verso. Housed in a plexiglass shadow box. 24 1/4″ H x 24 1/2″ W x 2″ D. American, mid 20th century. Biography: A creator of abstract paintings and collages, Perle studied at the Grand Central School of Art, the Art Students League, and with Hans Hofmann. In 1949 she became one of the few female members of the Eighth Street or Artists Club, at the invitation of Willem de Kooning. She also spent twelve years as a professor of art at Hofstra University in New York. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (source: Askart and the Hofstra Museum). Provenance: a Nashville, Tennessee estate. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Traces of pencil marks to surface of wood. [See more photos →]

$5,888.00
Lot 521: Laverne Rectangular Coffee Table Laverne Rectangular Coffee Table Lot 521: Laverne Rectangular Coffee Table

Phillp (1908-1988) and Kelvin LaVerne (active 1960/1970) bronze and pewter coffee table, rectangular top with rounded edges and etched decoration of Roman figures. Raised signature to lower right corner of top. 17 1/2″ H x 69″ W x 23 1/4″ D. Circa 1960/1970. Provenance: Knoxville, TN collector. Condition: Overall very good condition. Condition: Overall very good condition. [See more photos →]

$5,700.00
Lot 519: LaVerne Lo-Ta Cube Table LaVerne Lo-Ta Cube Table Lot 519: LaVerne Lo-Ta Cube Table

Phillp (1908-1988) and Kelvin LaVerne (active 1960/1970) “Lo Ta” hexagonal cube side table, comprised of patinated bronze and pewter with enameled accents and etched Chinoiserie design. Raised signature on the side. 15 3/4″ H x 18″ W x 10″ D. Circa 1960/1970. Provenance: Knoxville, TN collector. Condition: Overall very good condition. Top with light surface scratching from use. One small 1″ narrow indentation near one corner. Condition: Overall very good condition. Top with light surface scratching from use. One small 1″ narrow indentation near one corner. [See more photos →]

$5,700.00