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Artworks done in the style of, or are attributed to, master artists will be in 500 Gallery's online-only auction June 17
The 153 artworks have been done in the styles of, or are attributed to, master artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Klein, Krasner, Renoir and others.
Franklin, MA, USA, June 9, 2020 -- Multiple artworks attributed to Vincent van Gogh (two signed studies, in materials that van Gogh was known to use and on paper dated to the 19th century) and Maurice Prendergast (a pair of watercolor and pencil works on illustration board) are expected highlights in an online-only Summer Fine Art Sale scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th by 500 Gallery.
The auction, with a 5:30 pm Eastern start time, is packed with decorative artworks that have been done in the styles of, or are attributed to, master artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Klein, Krasner, Renoir and others. 500 Gallery has launched a new bidding platform, with discounted or free shipping for those who bid on it, at https://bid.500gallery.com/auctions/catalog/id/24195. In addition, folks can also bid on the popular online bidding platform www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
“One of the really strong parts of our Summer Sale is that it has so many great examples of preliminary work, by really well-known artists,” said Sable Matula, the Gallery Director of 500 Gallery. “We have quite a few quick, but very strong, sketches in all sorts of media.” Ms. Matula added that ten percent of bid prices will be applied to shipping, up to the full shipping value.
The two sketches attributed to Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) are iron gall ink on paper. Both are signed. One, titled Orchard Blossom, is 4 ¼ inches by 10 ½ inches, is a possible study for his 1889 painting of an orchard in Aries, France. The other is a sketch of trees, 3 ½ inches by 3 ¼ inches. The pair will be offered as a single lot, with a pre-sale estimate of $25,000-$35,000.
The watercolors attributed to Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858-1924) will be sold as two lots The first is untitled (Women in a Park), unsigned and undated, housed in a 14 ¼ inch by 19 ½ inch frame by Charles Prendergast (est. $20,000-$30,000). The second, untitled (Women with Parasols #6) is also framed by Charles Prendergast and is signed lower left (est. $6,000-$8,000).
A framed oil on canvas self-portrait painting done in the modernist style of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), depicting the artist with her signature full brow, carries a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000. The 19 ½ inch by 16 inch canvas is signed and dated (1945) lower right and is marked with stamps reading, “certification, M_Seo Frida Kahlo Mexico.”
A gouache and ink on paper done in the manner of Chaim Soutine (French, 1893-1943), titled Portrait of a Chef (circa 1932), should hit $10,000-$20,000. The signed, undated and unframed painting measures 15 ¼ inches by 11 inches. Soutine was a French-Russian painter who created expressive landscapes, still lifes and portraits with sweeping brushstrokes that distorted reality.
A spray paint and stencil on a Do Not Enter street sign after the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy (b. 1974), titled Do Not Enter Graffiti Rat, is estimated to bring $5,000-$15,000. The 30 inch by 30 inch rat-themed artwork cannot be authenticated by Banksy Pest Control, which only authenticates works of Street Art that are still located in their place of origin (which this is not).
A still life graphite on paper done in the manner of the celebrated American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), titled Morning Glories, has a pre-sale estimate of $2,500-$10,000. The unframed work, 7 ¾ inches by 11 ½ inches, is signed verso. O’Keeffe is known as “The Mother of Modernism”. She’s famous for her paintings of flowers, desert landscapes and skyscrapers.
A gouache on cardboard done in the manner of the renowned American folk artist Bill Traylor (1854-1947), titled Man with a Plough, signed in pencil center top, should make $5,000-$15,000. The 11 ½ inch by 15 ¼ inch unframed work depicts a man plowing a field – a motif Traylor used often. Traylor was born a slave on a plantation in Alabama. His art career began when he was 85.
All 153 lots can be viewed in the 500 Gallery showroom, at 1243 Pond Street in Franklin, Mass., by appointment only on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To make an appointment, call 508-834-8190 or send an email to email@example.com. For more info, visit www.500Gallery.com.
500 Gallery specializes in original artworks and works that are in the style of, in the manner of, or attributed to fine art masters. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or an entire collection, you may call them at 508-834-8190; or, you can email them at info@500Gallery.com. For more info, visit www.500Gallery.com.