John Moran Auctioneers’ 20th Century Art + Design auction is filled with blue chip fine art and furnishings
• Exciting works from the century’s leading designers are sure to dazzle collectors
• Contemporary works from sculptors and artists are sure to make a splash
• Modernist décor and furnishings from around the globe will appeal to collectors
MONROVIA, CA – John Moran Auctioneer’s October 27th auction, 20th Century Art + Design, is filled with a dizzying array of art from the leading artists of the last 100 years. From important Surrealist and Fauvist artists to fine makers and designers, the auction features one of the most exciting line-ups Moran’s has hosted to date. 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.
Blue chip artists feature prominently in the sale with several fresh-to-market finds. Joseph Cornell, one of the most important artists of the 20th century, comes to the auction with one of his famed box constructions. Likely from his Observatory series, the work is expected to bring between $100,000-150,000. Moran’s is proud to feature works from the Cooprider family collection, featuring important pieces from Modern and Contemporary artists. Gonzalo Cienfuegos’ Uncle Albert’s Studio is a triumph from the artist and a centerpiece of the Cooprider collection and should easily bring $30,000-50,000 at the block. A stellar Maurice De Vlaminck painting, Paysage a la Route, completed during his late career is a vibrant work from the artist and comes to the block with a $40,000-60,000 estimate. Cuban artist José Bedia’s signature style is on full display with Lampiao e seus Cabras, O Rei do Cangaco, Governador do Sertao and is sure to bring $40,000-60,000.
Sculptural works from clay to bronze are sure to impress collectors. An eerie sculpture by Christopher Lee is sure to appeal to collectors at $5,000-7,000 and also comes from the famed Cooprider Family collection. Pablo Picasso’s work for Madoura is always a hit with the auction audience, a bull profile wall plaque is sure to capture attention with its $4,000-6,000 estimate. Agustín Cárdenas’ work, La Torre, is a wonderful contribution to the sale and heads to the block with a $20,000-30,000 estimate. KAWS’ Warm Regards Bar (Chocolate) with its characteristic design executed in painted cast vinyl is estimated at $1,000-2,000.
“Fantastic Modernist designs can be found throughout the sale. A luscious rocking chair from master woodworker Sam Maloof is one of the finest examples.”
Fantastic Modernist designs can be found throughout the sale. A luscious rocking chair from master woodworker Sam Maloof is one of the finest examples Moran’s has handled and is sure to bring $25,000-35,000 at the block. A beautiful tall vase from ceramicist Harrison McIntosh estimated at $1,000-1,500. Coveted Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm features in the auction with two PK20 lounge chairs sure to appeal to collectors at $3,000-5,000. An abstract brooch from leading Modernist jewelry designer Margaret de Patta is a glorious example from the artist and is estimated to bring $1,200-1,800. Four bronze chairs from Robert Lewis are the epitome of mid-century chic and should easily bring $1,000-2,000 at the block.
Other highlights include:
• A 2016 Mercedes Benz S600 Maybach, estimate: $80,000-90,000
• A Sam Maloof walnut dining table, estimate: $5,000-7,000
• A Marc Chagall Le Chevalet aux Fleurs color lithograph, estimate: $7,000-9,000
Moran’s fall auction season will continue through November with 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.
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