John Moran Auctioneers’ Studio Fine Art and Studio Decorative Art auctions are filled with an exciting array of art and objects
• Fine art from American artists are sure to appeal to collectors
• Works of art from around the world are set to dazzle
• A fabulous collection of African and Oceanic art is heading to the block
• Décor and fine furnishings from leading makers are ready for their debut
MONROVIA, CA – John Moran Auctioneer’s two day auction event, October 20th Studio Fine Art auction and the October 21st Studio Decorative Art auctions, are filled with a curated selection of art and artisanal objects from around the globe. From landscapes to abstract, African treasures to fine décor, the Studio auctions have something to appeal to any taste, all at approachable price points. With all lots and condition reports online, browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. A digital catalogue will be available online ahead of the auction for convenience.
Lovers of American fine art will find plenty of tempting options in the auction. American Regionalist Thomas Hart Benton’s evocative Loading Corn lithograph is a fantastic work from the artist and is sure to bring $1,500-2,500 at the block. The richly painted Mission Gates from Pasadena artist Orrin A. White is sure to appeal to collectors with its $1,500-2,000 estimate. Stylized dancers with their shocks of red hair is the subject of a beautifully rendered Anna Katherine Skeele work and is estimated to sell between $1,000-1,500. An impressionistic view of the peaceful Russian River from Selden Connor Gile beckons the viewer to relax and take in the scene and is sure to inspire bids within its $3,000-5,000 estimate.
Works of art from around the globe will surely appeal to collectors. A sweet portrait of a mother holding her baby by Filipino artist Simeon Saulog heads to the block with a $2,000-3,000 estimate. French artist Georges Dargouge captures the bustle of the titular Port Le Havre, sure to bring $1,000-2,000. Polish/French artist Wlodzimierz Terlikowski features in the auction with a skillfully rendered still life with a vase of flowers, expected to sell between $1,200-1,800. For those looking to add to their Contemporary art collection, Banksy’s Peckham Rock would make a fantastic option at $400-600.
A collection of ethnographic art from Africa, Oceania, and Pre-Columbian Mexico are sure to appeal to collectors. A beautifully modeled African antelope mask from the Bobo culture of Burkina Faso is estimated to bring $2,000-3,000. Twin African figures from the Yoruba culture in Nigeria are adorned with cowry shells and should easily bring $2,000-3,000. Three Pre-Columbian terracotta musician figures from the Nayarit culture of West Mexico would make a stunning addition to any collection and are expected to sell between $7,000-10,000. A wonderfully carved wooden ornamental canoe prow from Papua New Guinea is sure to bring $2,000-3,000 at the block.
“Lovers of American fine art will find plenty of tempting options in the auction. ”
Décor and furnishings from around the world will make a splash at the auction. Bigelow & Kennard feature in the auction with a wonderful leaded glass lamp, estimated to bring $2,000-3,000. A delightful model of the tug boat “Adela” will make a fantastic addition to any nautical collection and heads to the block with a $1,000-1,500 estimate. A sweet Tiffany Studios Favrile glass vase is sure to bring $400-600 at the block. A timeless “Champs-Elysees” bowl from famed company Lalique is always a hit at the auction block, an example can be found in this auction with an $800-1,200 estimate.
Moran’s fall auction season will continue when 20th Century Art + Design hits the block on October 27th. November will see the highly-anticipated California & American Fine Art auction as well as California Living. Fine Jewelry & Timepieces together with Studio Jewelry and Luxury, Couture, & Accessories as well as Traditional Collector are slated to warm up December. Moran’s takes the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously, as such, all previews for the auction will be by appointment only and the sales will be held online without a live audience.
For upcoming highlights, online catalogues, and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: www.johnmoran.com. Bidding is now available online via Moran’s new mobile app Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. Live bidding on a desktop is available through our website; bidding is also supported by telephone or absentee.
Consignment inquiries are always welcome.