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Fine Art

Wed, Jun 09, 2021 at 11am EDT |
New York
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A World Auction Record for March Avery!


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  • 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.

Orville Bullman
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.

Stefan Luchian
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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  • Collection of David G. Carter
  • Estate of a Palm Beach Heiress
  • Estate of Carl Lesnor
  • Estate of Mildred C. Brinn
  • Estate of Nancy Hoguet Tilghman
  • Estate of Pandora Duke Biddle
  • Estate of Susan Pines
  • Estate of Thomas P. Lacy
  • From a Private Pennsylvania Collection
  • From the Collection of Hans and Beryl Neuman
  • Property from a Connecticut Estate
  • Property from a New Jersey Private Estate
  • Property from the Collection of Dr. Abraham & Carolyn Schlossman
  • Property from the Estate of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
  • Property from the Penthouse of a European Collector
  • Property of a New York Family
  • Property of a Private Collector, London, Fifth Avenue and Southampton, New York
  • Property of a Private New York Collector
  • Property of a Private Pennsylvania Collection
  • The Estate of a Los Angeles Family
  • The Estates of a Prominent French-American Couple

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