Auction of Fine Paintings on October 20, 2018
Traditional Paintings with Moderate Estimates by American and European Artists
Featuring Works by Ludwig Bemelmans, Antonietta Brandeis, Clarence Kerr Chatterton, Frederick Simpson Coburn, Roger Medearis, Guillaume Seignac, Huges Claude Pissarro and Ogden Pleissner
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Fine Paintings on October 10, 2018 offered a wide range of traditional, academic and early Modern works with moderate pre-sale estimates. Following the successful inaugural auction of Fine Paintings last Spring, Doyle's second auction in this new category showcased over 170 paintings by prominent American and European artists.
With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the sale totaled a strong $733,625, surpassing the estimate of $459,200-708,800, with an exceptional 90% sold by lot and 94% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a painting titled My Father's House by American Regionalist painter Roger Medearis (1920-2001) that sailed past its estimate of $6,000-8,000 to achieve $25,000. Medearis studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Kansas City Art Institute and was a rising figure in the Regionalist movement until his career was interrupted by World War II. His works executed after the War were seen as out of step with the contemporary artistic trends, and he abandoned painting until the 1960s. My Father's House from 1972 is a beautiful example of Medearis’ work from the last stage of his career.
Other Featured Artists
Other artists whose work sold strongly at the auction include Ludwig Bemelmans, Harold Weston, Henry Faulkner, Jeanne Selmer-Desgrange, Sigmund Menkes, Antonietta Brandeis, Abraham Bogdanove, Henry Martin Gasser, John Kelly Fitzpatrick and Joseph Barret.
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