EUROPEAN, AMERICAN, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART


Auction

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11am

CONSIGNMENTS ARE CURRENTLY
BEING ACCEPTED

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Including Property From

Estate of a Private Collector, Palm Beach, Florida
Estate of Ben Sonnenberg
Estate of Bruce and Josephine Schlumberger Hawley
Estate of Carolyn Sheffield
Estate of Charles W. Kraushaar, Jr.
Estate of Daniel Edward and Jean Dickenson Marcy
Estate of David K. Anderson, son of Martha Jackson
Estate of Eleanor S. Rawson
Estate of Ellen R. Brown
Estate of Finbar Kenny
Estate of Grace J. Ross
Estate of Helen Steinman
Estate of Herbert Robinson
Estate of Joseph A. Patrick
Estate of Justine Auerbach
Estate of Melva Bordiga
Estate of Robert L. Werner
Estate of Sandra Schoenfein
Estate of Sonja Caron Stein
Estate of Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway
Property from the Estate of a Washington D.C. Philanthropist
Property of a Connecticut Estate
Property of Kelsey Marechal
The Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant
The Collection of Professor and Mrs. George Heard Hamilton
The Keith Irvine Collection


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  • Alexander Calder American, 1898-1976 Yellow Moon Face, 1970

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    Sold for $80,500

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  • Jannis SpyropoulosImage F

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ABSTRACT BY ANDRE MASSON FETCHES $194,500 AT DOYLE NEW YORK'S MAY 25, 2011 SALE OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

Strong Prices for Works by American, European, Asian and Latin American Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

International Competitive Bidding from Buyers in the Salesroom, on the Telephones, and via the Internet


On May 25, 2011, Doyle New York held a successful auction of Modern & Contemporary Art. The sale showcased paintings, drawings and sculpture by important European, American, Latin American and Asian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Strong international competitive bidding from the salesroom, the telephones and the Internet drove prices throughout the sale. This competition resulted in a strong total of $1,750,056 against a pre-sale estimate of $1,380,300-2,043,700 with 70% sold by lot and 89% sold by value.

The top lot was a circa 1942 untitled work by French artist Andre Masson that achieved $194,500, well over its pre-sale estimate of $50,000-70,000.   

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.

NEXT MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION: FALL 2011
Doyle New York's next auction of Modern & Contemporary Art is scheduled for Fall 2011. Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.



Images and interviews are available upon request.

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Lot 57
Andre Masson
French, 1896-1987
Untitled, circa 1942
Signed Andre Masson (lr)
Oil on canvas
25 x 20 inches (63.5 x 50.8 cm)

Provenance:
[Valentine Gallery, New York]

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Comite Masson. According to the committee, Masson painted this in New Preston, CT, in 1942


Sold For $194,500
Lot 123
Louise Nevelson
American, 1900-1988
Mirror Shadow XXVII, 1986
Painted wood
78 x 84 x 21 inches (198.1 x 213.4 x 53.3 cm)

Provenance:
The Pace Gallery, New York, no. 18247


Sold For $92,500
Lot 155
Susan Rothenberg
American, b. 1945
Three Trees, 1983-87
Signed Susan Rothenberg and dated 1983-1987; inscribed 3 Trees on the reverse
Oil on canvas
86 1/2 x 87 inches (219.7 x 221 cm)

Provenance:
Richard Gray Gallery, New York
Willard Gallery, New York
Exhibited:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Susan Rothenberg, Sept. 1-Oct. 16, 1983


Sold For $86,500
Lot 136
Alexander Calder
American, 1898-1976
Yellow Moon Face, 1970
Signed Calder and dated 1970 (lr)
Gouache on paper
29 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches (74.3 x 107.3 cm)

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under A06435.

C Estate of Robert L. Werner
Sold For $80,500
Lot 81
Jannis Spyropoulos
Greek, 1912-1990
Image F, 1965
Signed in Greek (lr); dated 1965 and inscribed as titled on the stretcher
Oil oil on paper on canvas
57 1/2 x 44 7/8 inches (146.1 x 114 cm)

C Estate of Grace J. Ross
Sold For $62,500
Lot 167
Wang Chi-Yuan
Chinese, 1893-1975
Bamboo
Signed with the artist's chop and inscribed in Chinese characters (lr)
Oil on canvas
44 3/4 x 58 inches (113.7 x 147.3 cm)


Sold For $53,125
Lot 83
Theodoros Stamos
American, 1922-1997
Infinity Field, Lefkata Series III, 1974
Signed Stamos, dated 1974 and inscribed as titled on the canvas overlap
Oil on canvas
60 x 44 inches (152.4 x 111.8 cm)


Sold For $31,250
Lot 90
Norman Bluhm
American, 1921-1999
IO, 1973
Signed Bluhm and dated 73; inscribed as titled on the reverse
Oil on canvas
66 1/2 x 90 1/2 inches (168.9 x 229.9 cm)

C Estate of David K. Anderson, son of Martha Jackson
Sold For $46,875
Lot 135
Alexander Calder
American, 1898-1976
C.E. (Pin), circa 1957
Hammered silver
3 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches (7.9 x 5.7 cm)

Provenance:
Gift of the artist

This brooch was made in the presence of the current owner at the artist's studio in Roxbury, Connecticut, circa 1957. The object is shaped in the form of the letters CE, representing the first two letters of the owner's first name.

This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under A25232.


Sold For $43,750
Lot 126
Milton Resnick
American, 1917-2004
Edna V, 1973
Signed Resnick, dated 1973 and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Oil on canvas
83 1/2 x 48 1/16 inches (212.1 x 122.1 cm)

Provenance:
The artist
[Robert Miller Gallery, New York]
Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York

Exhibited:
Houston, Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum, Milton Resnick: Paintings 1945-1985, Jun. 21-Aug. 11, 1985


Sold For $37,500
Lot 84
Theodoros Stamos
American/Greek, 1922-1997
Field I, 1952
Signed Stamos (ll); dated 1952 and inscribed as titled on the stretcher
Oil on canvas
50 x 28 inches (127 x 71.1 cm)

Provenance:
The artist
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
Private collection, New York


Sold For $46,875
Lot 148
LeRoy Neiman
American, b. 1921
Downhill Skiers
Signed LeRoy Neiman and inscribed To Luis...The Framer-Goalie (lr)
Acrylic on fiberboard
24 1/8 x 12 inches (61.3 x 30.5 cm)


Sold For $31,250