PRIZED WORKS BY 20th C. MASTERS BECKON IN RAGO’S MAY FINE ART AUCTIONS

Lambertville, NJ – On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. This auction series will also include the sale of Property from an Important New York Collection which contains art, furniture, sculpture, and objets d’ vertu representing a life-time of considered and masterful collecting. The sales feature many works fresh to market after being held privatley for decades.

19th/20th C. American/European Art: May 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., 184 lots
Paintings by Fernand Toussaint, Henri Manguin, Alphonse Osbert, Louis Valtat, Édouard Vuillard, Frederick Judd Waugh, John R. Grabach, Henry Martin Gasser, Eugene Edward Speicher, Emile Albert Gruppe, Karl Knaths, Waldo Peirce, Jane Peterson, Severin Roesen, George Matthew Bruestle, Henri Fantin-Latour, Alfred Emile-Leopold Stevens, Charles Robert Knight, Humbert L. Howard, Ángel Botello, Stanislas Lepri, Antonio Bueno, Nino Caffè, Carlo Canevari, Itzchak Tarkay and Julius Bloch. Pennsylvania Impressionists and Modernists including Ranulph Bye, Daniel Garber, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge, George W. Booz, Jr., John Wells James, Louis Bosa, Lee Gatch, Louis Stone, Antonio Pietro Martino, Charles Evans, Clarence Carter, Lloyd Raymond Ney and Franz Jozef Ponstingl. Prints by Milton Avery, Luigi Rist, Marie Laurencin, Louis Lozowick, Ben Shahn, Joan Miró, Man Ray, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Roberto Matta, Romare Bearden and Peter Milton. Works on Paper by Jean Dupas, Milton Avery, Henry Martin Gasser, William Yarrow, Joseph Stella, John Steuart Curry, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Colin Campbell Cooper, Jessie Willcox Smith, Hilla Rebay, Irene Rice Pereira, Norman Rockwell, Byron Browne, Thomas Brownell Eldred, Eugene Berman and Peter Max. Sculpture by Mahonri Macintosh Young, Chaim Gross, Eudald Serra Güell, Thomas Ostenberg, Doris Porter Caesar, Berta O’Hare Margoulies, Milton Hebald, R. C. Gorman, Gary Weisman and a significant collection of works by Joe Brown.

Rago is especially honored to be offering Le Joueur de Flute by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This very special example of the plaque conceived by Renoir in 1918 and cast by Valsuani in 1950 has been passed down in the Renoir family since the 1950’s. Following an extended loan by the Renoir family to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art of almost 15 years, it was finally sold to a private collector in 2006.

Property from an Important New York Collection: Sat., May 6, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., 128 lots
Acquired over the course of several decades by an important New York collector, the works in this auction segment span the 20th century. A small, but striking selection of fine and decorative Asian arts are also on the block. Post-War and Contemporary Art including works by Arman, Jean-Michel Atlan, Mary Bauermeister, Fernando Botero, Helen Frankenthaler, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Karel Appel, Yaacov Agam, Alan Davie, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Claes Oldenburg, Victor Vasarely and Christopher Wilmarth. Early 20th C. Art including works by Joseph Stella, George Copeland Ault, Theodore van Rysselberghe and Alfred Henry Maurer. Sculptures and Decorative Arts by Sir Jacob Epstein, Sorel Etrog, George Kolbe, Gerhard Marcks and William Zorach.

Post-War and Contemporary Art: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., 329 lots
Post-War and Contemporary Art features a second offering of selections from the Collection of Allan Stone including works by Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Baribeau, Robert Kulicke, William Beckman, Bo Bartlett, John Gibson, Jerry McLaughlin, Lorraine Shemesh, Robert Rasely, Robert Arneson, Mark Di Suvero, Dan Basen, Robert Mallary, Richard Stankiewicz, Edvins Strautmanis, Kazuko Inoue, Charles Ginnever and Richard Haden. Also includes Paintings by Leonardo Cremonini, Albert Bitran, Léon Zack, Sidney Gross, Norman Bluhm, Olivier Debré, Stepher S. Pace, Balcomb Greene, Humbert L. Howard, John Ferren, Theodoros Stamos, Romeo Tabuena, Gandy Brodie, Yiannis Spyropoulos, Key Sato, Masatoyo Kishi, James Hiroshi Suzuki, Robert Goodnough, Allan D’Arcangelo, George McNeil, Malcolm Morley, A-One, Doug Ohlson, Tom Slaughter, Katherine Porter, John Bellany, Dan Rizzie, Lowell Nesbitt, Leonard Nelson, Nassos Daphnis, Robert Birmelin, Blaise Drummond, Juan Genovés, Christopher Schmidberger, Paul Giovanopoulos, Jin Meyerson and Yi Chen. Photographs by Annette Messager, Silas Shabelewska, Vik Muniz, Wang Jinsong, Hong Hao, Neil Winokur, Huang Yan, Zhang Dali, Cang Xin, Hong Lei, Hai Boi, Wang Qingsong and Zhuang Hui. Sculptures by Hans Haacke, Henryk Stazewski, Herman Krikhaar, Olga de Amaral, Conrad Marca-Relli, Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, Alexander Calder, Arman, Faustino Aizkorbe, Reuben Nakian, Jean-Claude Farhi, Roxy Paine, George Sugarman, Justin Lieberman, Maurizio Cattelan and George Rhoads. Works on Paper by Piero Dorazio, Ilya Bolotowsky, Frantisek Kupka, Serge Poliakoff, Lenore Tawney, Nell Blaine, Jack Youngerman, Alexander Calder, Guillaume Corneille, Keith Haring, Eduardo Chillida, Bill Scott, Claes Oldenburg, Danica Phelps, Damien Hirst and Gu Wenda. Prints by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Claes Oldenburg, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Tom Friedman, Sarah Morris, Elizabeth Peyton, Donald Sultan, Ed Ruscha, Robert Cottingham, David Hockney, Wang Guangyi, KAWS and Yue Minjun. Also included in the sale, a selection of works by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring (boat paddle, t-shirts and hat), several with original drawings.

Saturday, April 29 through Thursday, May 4, 12–5 p.m. Friday, May 5, 12-7 p.m. Also by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on May 6.
Open House featuring PAFA Curator, Kelli Morgan, “In Similar Likeness: Black Women’s Figurative Art” on Wednesday, May 3. The auction house opens at noon, reception at 5 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m. RSVP: 609.397.9374, ext. 125 or [email protected]

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