Auction of Fine Art on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 11am
Works Spanning the Post-War Years to the Present Day by Established and Emerging Artists
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold a sale in the Fine Art auction category on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 11am. Showcased will be a wide range of affordable paintings, prints and sculpture spanning the Post-War years to the present day by established and emerging artists.
The Collection of Norma and Martin Stevens
Doyle is honored to auction property from the Collection of Norma and Martin Stevens. Norma and Martin Stevens were in love for fifty years. Their remarkable collection attests to their enthusiastic championing of art in its many forms as the spirit of life itself. Norma Stevens, now 85, represented Richard Avedon for thirty years, accompanying and managing his projects as a business manager and dear friend. Martin Stevens, as an art and creative director for Revlon and other agencies, enlivened and shaped advertising’s golden age. Martin Stevens died in 2016. Property from the Collection of Norma and Martin Stevens comprises 43 lots in the June 21 sale.
Los Angeles Artists
A special section of the sale comprising lots 692 through 715 showcases Contemporary works by Los Angeles artists Carlos Almaraz, Robert Gil de Montes, Eric Orr, Frank Romero and many others.
Along with James Turrell, Mary Corse, Larry Bell and others, Eric Orr was part of the West Coast-based Light and Space Movement. Marrying minimalism to Op Art and employing industrial materials, Orr and the Light And Space artists explored sensory perceptions of light and its properties, often in sculpture and installations. With Untitled 1990, Orr achieves a sublime calmness with radiating blue pigment, a meditative work relating to his studies of Buddhist spirituality.
Part of the groundbreaking Los Four collective, Romero, along with Carlos Almaraz, Roberto de La Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, is a leading figure of the Chicano Art movement. A graphic designer for the Eames studio in the 1960s, Romero would infuse imagery of the Civil Rights movement with influences drawn from the Mexican Muralists during the 1970s and 80s. A scene from the infamous Zoot Suit Riot, Closing of Whittier Boulevard depicts a group of chopped and channeled cars in classic LA Lowrider style, facing off against a team of officers, taking place on the East LA street now known as the Latino Walk of Fame.
Otis College grad and political activist Carlos Almaraz was deeply involved in the civil rights movements of the 1970s, creating rally banners for the United Farm Workers labor union. Almaraz produced a number of public murals along with the other members of the Chicano Art group Los Four. The works included in this stellar collection are examples of Almaraz’ colorful narrative paintings, both magical and mysterious.
Robert Gil De Montes
Born in Guadalajara, Robert Gil De Montes graduated from Otis and immersed himself in the growing Chicano Art scene of the 1970s. De Montes would split time between Mexico and Los Angeles throughout the 1980s before permanently locating to San Francisco in 2000. Like his Chicano Art peers, De Montes would combine Surrealism with local political actions and personal experiences in East Los Angeles. Morning Surprise depicts an abandoned car in a state of decomposition; the focal point of a barren, ominous landscape.
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We Invite You to Auction!
Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please contact
Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture: Angelo Madrigale, 212-427-4141, ext 237, [email protected]
Prints & Multiples: Cynthia Klein, 212-427-4141, ext 246, [email protected]