Auction of Fine Paintings on March 13, 2018
Over 150 Works by American, European, Latin American and Asian Artists with Moderate Estimates
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's first auction in the new category of Fine Paintings on March 13, 2018 offered over 150 works by a wide range of by American, European, Latin American and Asian artists with moderate pre-sale estimates.
With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the sale totaled a strong $885,875, surpassing the estimate of $397,100-625,200, with an exceptional 91% sold by lot and 96% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a landscape by American Regionalist painter Roger Medearis that soared past its estimate of $4,000-6,000 to achieve a stunning $81,250. In the late 1930s, Medearis studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute and embraced the medium of egg tempera. The current landscape, Loading Fodder, dated 1947-48, was executed in oil and egg tempera on Masonite and incorporates stylized forms and undulating lines reminiscent of his teacher.
By Modernist painter Janice Biala was a 1957 view of Poitiers estimated at $3,000-5,000 that fetched $23,750 – a world auction record for the artist. Spanning a career of seven decades, Biala’s work is sought-after by collectors in both France and the United States.
“Light is my passion,“ stated French artist Roger Mühl, and a 1988 seaside view in the sale, Bretagne - Le Finistere, perfectly exemplified the sunny colors and distilled forms so favored by the artist. The work found favor among bidders, selling for $22,500, more then doubling its $7,000-10,000 estimate.
A relatively self taught artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Orville Bulman defied his family's wishes of taking over the family business to devote himself to art. During an extended stay in Haiti, he was so inspired by the people and culture of the island nation that they were to become his muse. Bulman settled in Palm Beach where his brightly hued canvases, full of life, whimsy and the magic of Haiti were celebrated by the locals. The artist's love for Haiti is celebrated in a 1973 work titled Fast Express that sold for $21,250, tripling its estimate of $6,000-8,000.
Among the other artists whose works sold strongly at the sale were Emile Albert Gruppe, Jean Dufy, Leopold Seyffert, Robert William Vonnoh, Arther B. Davies, Clauyde Venart, Jelues Dupres, Julius Leblanc Stewart, Ibrahim Hussein and Marcel Mouly.
All prices include the buyer's premium.
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