Successful Auction of Affordable Paintings, Prints & Sculpture on June 9, 2021
Work by March Avery Achieves a World Auction Record for the Artist!
Sale Total Surpasses Expectations Amid Competitive Bidding
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Fine Art on June 9, 2021 saw competitive bidding, strong prices and a World Auction Record reflecting a buoyant art market. A popular sale category, the Fine Art auctions offer affordable paintings, prints and sculpture by prominent artists spanning the late 19th through the 20th centuries. Exciting opportunities abound for seasoned buyers and new collectors alike!
March Avery - A World Auction Record for the Artist!
Highlighting the sale was a painting from 1971/72 by March Avery (b. 1932) that achieved $37,800 -- A World Auction Record for the Artist. The daughter of painters Milton and Sally Avery, March Avery was self-trained – evidently not receiving guidance from her parents. Afternoon in Italy was a prime example of her use of warm colors and flattened, abstracted forms.
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 local collectors. Featured in the sale were a group of works by Bullman from the Estate of a Palm Beach Heiress -- all exceeded expectations, including Pere et Fils, 1972, estimated at $3,000-5,000 that realized $28,350 and Le Barque Vendredi, 1975, estimated at $4,000-6,000 that realized $22,680.
The beloved Romanian painter Stefan Luchian (1869-1916) battled Multiple Sclerosis throughout his life, even painting with brushes tied to his wrist when his condition worsened. Luchian’s bright Still Life with Flowers and a Jug was an excellent example of the great influence the Impressionists had on his work. Determined idders drove the work to $15,120, more than $5,000-8,000 estimate.
With competitive bidding, the sale totaled an impressive $570,150, far surpassing its pre-sale estimate of $251,500-402,200, with an exceptional 92% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.
All prices include the Buyer's Premium.
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A Word Auction Record for the Artist