Moran’s California & American Fine Art boasts fresh-to-market works from the country’s leading artists
• Works from American artists abound
• Important paintings from California Impressionists are sure to make a splash
MONROVIA, CA – Moran’s Fall California & American Fine Art is filled up with a selection of fine and important works from the nation’s most beloved artists. From the California coast to the cliffs of the grand canyon, inspiring vistas from across the country are sure to impress. Moran’s has made browsing from the comfort of home easier than ever before, check johnmoran.com regularly for future sales and catalogues.
Scenic vistas from across the country are sure to appeal to buyers. Kansas-based artist Birger Sandzén is beloved for his stunning landscapes of the West. Mountain Landscape with its clinging snowpack and tranquil rolling hills provides an enveloping space for the viewer and is expected to bring $60,000-80,000 at the auction. The beckoning 17 Mile Road – Monterrey, CA from Manuel Valencia gives the viewer a tranquil glimpse at the bright blue Pacific ocean and is sure to sell between $7,000-9,000. Artist Curt Walters, whom Art of the West magazine dubbed “The Greatest Living Grand Canyon Painter” lives up to his title with The Place-Sipap. The masterfully rendered view of the canyon in sun and shadow is a triumph from the artist and is estimated at $10,000-15,000.
Views of California continue to inspire and delight. California impressionist Granville Redmond features prominently in the auction with a Landscape with Poppies and Lupine. The flower-clad hillside in the foreground is cut by a footpath leading to dark green trees with a craggy foothill range in the distance and is estimated to bring $80,000-120,000 at auction. The inspiring View from my Studio – Carmel by the Sea, Cal. from William Ritchel with its thicket of lush trees exposing a hint of the rolling hills beyond is wonderfully executed and is slated to bring $7,000-9,000. Hanson Duvall Puthuff captures the waning days of heat in Golden Summer. The orangy-yellow grass of the foreground is a familiar sight to any Californian at the height summer and a relief of tall trees in the midground promises a hint of shade to break the heat and is projected to bring $15,000-20,000 at the block.
“The flower-clad hillside in the foreground is cut by a footpath leading to dark green trees with a craggy foothill range in the distance and is estimated to bring $80,000-120,000 at auction.”
Hints of figures in a scene can have a transporting effect, Moran’s has several fine examples sure to please buyers. The drying of chili peppers is the subject of a glorious work by Phil Dike. The vibrant colors and beautifully composed scene is sure to bring $10,000-15,000. The Red Road from Glendora artist Susan Hertel frames the California landscape in a more Modern light with gray palette that accentuates the meandering red road enjoyed by a solitary rider and her dogs and is sure to bring $15,000-20,000. A campsite in Yosemite is the subject of a wonderful Thomas Hill oil on canvas. The dramatic rise of El Capitan juxtaposes with the warm glow of the campfire in the foreground and is sure to bring $8,000-12,000.
Moran’s fall auction season will continue through November with the highly-anticipated California & American Fine Art auction. Fine Jewelry & Timepieces together with Studio Jewelry and Luxury, Couture, & Accessories as well as Traditional Collector are slated to warm up December. The winter auction season begins in January with the Studio auctions and continues to February with Made in Mexico, featuring works from Mexico’s top artists and artisans. 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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