Neue Auctions has announced its February Fine Art auction is slated for Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 11 AM ET. Neue will offer a unique selection of modern and contemporary art with major bursts of color from modern masters to the mid-20th century to the contemporary. You can access the auction catalogue from neueauctions.com. The auction will be featured live online on three bidding websites including LiveAuctioneers, Bidsquare, and Invaluable.
A few lots expected to attract keen bidder attention include a Jean-Jules Louis Cavailles Vase De Fleurs dans une Interieur, oil on canvas, signed (est. $3,000-5,000); Robert Daughters Ranchos Chapel, oil on canvas, signed (est. $10,000-15,000); John Nieto Deer Dancer, oil on canvas, signed (est. $3,000-5,000); Pablo Picasso Toros Vallauris, linocut, signed (est. $5,000-8,000); Tom Wesselman Monica in Robe with Motherwell, screenprint, signed (est. $8,000-12,000); Bridget Riley Elapse, screenprint, signed (est. $5,000-8,000); and Carroll Sockwell Studio Interior, oil on canvas, signed (est. $3,000-5,000).
This auction includes Cleveland-area masters including two floral works by Cleveland born New York artist Bob Kane. Kane’s works were collected by luminaries like Audrey Hepburn, Al Pacino, and Leonard Nimoy. Four exciting works by young and emerging Cleveland artist Rose Haserodt continue in this colorful vein. Haserodt graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2015 and is an accomplished painter using bold color and flat style paired with intriguing juxtapositions of scale and space.
Cleveland artist Julian Stanczak is once again represented in the auction, with a fiery print entitled “Harmony Yellow,” from 1991, and included in the frontispiece of the Stanczak book, Decades of Light, signed by the artist, and estimated at $400-700.
The estate of a Tennessee doctor brought a collection of contemporary Southwest art to Neue Auctions, and these works too are full of color. Depicting the landscape of Taos, New Mexico, these traditionally trained painters relish the color and beauty of the region. With quite a few of these works affordably estimated, there are many for bidders to choose from.
A collection of work by New Mexico artist John Nieto from the same estate is also an interesting study in color. Nieto’s subject of the Native American is depicted in bold, flat areas of color in unusual combinations. With a collection of oils and prints, these too come in several price ranges.
Three works by African-American artist Carroll Sockwell are also featured in the sale. All three are pastels and depict abstract studio interiors and still life. Raised in Washington, DC, Sockwell relocated to New York at the age of 17 where he joined the art scene of the late 1950s and early sixties, experimenting with abstract expressionism, Pop and Minimalism. Returning to Washington, DC in 1963, he was successful as an artist and curator, exhibiting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and the Whitney.
The sale also features a selection of works from a corporate collection, including a large scale screenprint by Tom Wesselman, Bridget Riley, Alex Katz, a small selection of sculpture and Cleveland School works including Frank Wilcox.
Neue Auctions is always accepting consignments for single items or entire estates. The gallery assists clients in the complicated process of settling estates and general downsizing, working with both private individuals, as well as trusts, estates, banks, and attorneys. Neue Auctions also combines regular online auctions with selected art exhibitions and educational opportunities.
The gallery is located on 23533 Mercantile Road, Suite 119 in Beachwood, Ohio. An auction preview will be held Thursday, February 6 through Friday, February 21 from 10 AM to 5 PM ET, or by appointment. The live online auction will begin Saturday, February 22 at 11 AM ET.