Fine Modern Art
Auction of Fine Modern Art on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10am
Catalogue Will Be Available on Saturday, December 5
December 12 - 14 from Noon - 5pm and by appointment at other times
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NEW YORK, NY -- Following the recent successful sales in the new category of Fine Modern Art, Doyle will hold the next auction on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10am. Seasoned collectors and new buyers will vie for a wide spectrum of affordable paintings, drawings, sculpture and fine prints. Represented will be regions around the globe and artistic movements spanning over one hundred years of creative activity.
A Selection of Highlights
A prime example of the artist’s geometric abstract sculptures, Fletcher Benton’s “Indian #5” from 1998, delicately balances simple forms and is intended to be viewed from a multitude of angles. Lot 6
Straddling both figurative and abstract works throughout her career, British artist Prunella Clough employed a multitude of methods and techniques. “Blue Day,” 1974 is a prime small-scale example of her usage of collage and texture. Lot 21
Activist, artist and illustrator Sue Coe is renowned for her work with animal rights groups, and for her countless contributions to Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Nation, and many others. From 1992, “No Job,” which appeared in an issue of The Progressive, is a fantastic example of the influence Kathe Kollwitz played on her work. Lot 22
Sourcing inspiration and technique from craft, Michelle Grabner marries Minimalism to textile patterns. “Beige Grid,” 1998 embraces her two-tone palette while achieving a texture akin to weaving. Lot 36
Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan was a part of the legendary New York School, along with friends and peers Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler and others. While representational objects always seeped into her work, by the 1980s, Hartigan had moved even farther away from abstraction, as shown in this 1980 work “Portugal St. Hat. Lot 39.
A rare 1969 Alex Katz portrait of the artist’s son Vincent, this unique drawing was included with a signed and numbered copy of the book Fragment by poet John Ashbery. Released by Black Sparrow Press, also home to Charles Bukowski, John Fante and others, often created very limited and exclusive printings featuring artwork by R. Crumb, Marsden Hartley and many more. The poet Ashbery, a close friend of Alex Katz, was himself the subject of several of Katz’ portraits as well. Lot 50
Ukranian-American artist Louis Lozowick is revered for his Precisionist works, deeply influenced by Constructivism and the Russian Avant-Garde. Circa 1930, “Bridge in a Shadow” is an excellent representation of his evolution into the Social Realism work of the time, as he would shortly begin working with the WPA at the time this work was created. Lot 60
The Miami-based artist Gavin Perry creates ethereal abstractions, often encased in layers of thick resin. This untitled 2008 work employs thin, vivid pinstripes, echoing the Finish Fetish work of West Coast artists such as Peter Alexander and John McCracken. Lot 77.
Multi-media artist Peter Wegner addresses color and language in his work, be it photography, paintings, or installation pieces. The 1998 diptych Blue Mood/Blue Mood is culled from his famed “Remarks on Color” series of unique works approximating commercial paint chips. Lot 105
Produced during the artist’s time in Eureka, CA before arriving to New York’s Lower East Side, this original drawing by Martin Wong was later reproduced in his late 70s portfolio “Eureka Sketchbook.” Wong depicted the Vance Hotel in many works of this era; the Italianate style hotel, built circa 1872, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lot 109.
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