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American & European Works of Art 3390B Sunday, May 31, 2020 12PM

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3378T May 12–27 www.skinnerinc.com


American & European Works of Art Our May American & European Works of Art auctions offer you two different styles of bidding on the very highest quality works of art. Open for bidding from May 12 to 27, our auction of Prints, Multiples & Photographs is offered in a timed online format to allow bidders to participate at their leisure for iconic works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Edward Weston, and Berenice Abbott. Join us at noon on Sunday, May 31, for a virtual live auction of Paintings, Sculpture & Works on Paper. The auction features works by a diverse group of artists, from a dramatic genre scene by Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski to an Abstract Expressionist composition by Hans Hofmann; a landscape after Pieter Bruegel the Elder to a Hudson River Valley vista by Jasper Cropsey. Participate online, via phone or absentee bidding, and listen to the streaming audio.

3378T: Prints, Photographs & Multiples online: May 12–27 | www.skinnerinc.com 3390B: Paintings, Sculpture & Works on Paper: Sunday, May 31 | 12PM please contact the department for condition reports & sale information; visit our website to register & bid

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1073 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Le chapeau épinglé, 1re planche, 1897, lithograph $4,000-6,000

1065 Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Télévision—Course de chars à l’antique I, from Séries 347, 1968, etching with aquatint $4,000-6,000

280 Alfons Walde (Austrian, 1891-1958), Aufstieg der Schifahrer, oil $250,000-350,000

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1055 Samuel L. Margolies (American, 1897-1974), Builders of Babylon, 1937, etching and aquatint $2,000-3,000

1049 Paul Landacre (American, 1893-1963), Nimbus, 1934, wood engraving $1,000-1,500 1060 Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893-1983), 42, Rue Blomet, 1977, color lithograph $1,500-2,500

back cover, in sale 3378T: 1053 Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), The Oval Office, 1992, color screenprint $15,000-25,000


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this page: 1066 After Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Guitare et partition sur guĂŠridon, from the series Pablo Picasso. Dix Pochoirs., 1920, color pochoir $8,000-12,000 1037 Raoul Dufy (French, 18771953), Au Port (Cowes), c. 1935, color lithograph $1,500-2,000 1044 Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), Trois figurines, 1959, from Catalogue Kornfeld & Klipstein, etching $800-1,200 1070 Wei Qingji (Chinese, b. 1971), Holy Bone, 2010, color offset lithograph $4,000-5,000

opposite: 1052 Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Pyramids, 1969, offset color lithograph $6,000-8,000 1046 Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), Love, 1967, screenprint $2,500-3,500


Pop Art Pop Art takes its name from the integration of popular culture into fine art, and is most closely associated with the New York art scene starting in the late 1950s. Pop Art was, in part, a subversive response to the dominant movement of the time: Abstract Expressionism. In the aftermath of World War II, the Abstract Expressionists had rejected traditional representational art as elitist. In their view, it required a sophisticated knowledge of history, religious iconography, and classical myths and legends to understand most of the artworks in museums. Segments of the viewing public, however, found the lack of narrative and obvious craftsmanship even more inaccessible. Pop Art’s reaction was to create representational art with a twist: works based on familiar, even mundane, subjects accessible to everyone through the increasingly widespread mediums of print advertising, movies, and television. Given the ubiquitous and repetitious nature of popular cultural images, print media have an obvious kinship with Pop, and this sale features several stunning examples that exemplify the diversity of artists and images that are included in the category of Pop Art.


this page: 1047 Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), Untitled (Red, Yellow, Blue), 1991, etching and aquatint $15,000-25,000 1071 Mel Ramos (American, 19352018), Doggie Dinah, 1995, color lithograph $800-1,200 1038 Shepard Fairey (American, b. 1970), Sonic Firestorm, from the series 50 Shades of Black, 2014, screenprint $500-700

opposite: 1045 Keith Haring (American, 19581990), American Music Festival - New York City Ballet, 1988, offset color lithograph $800-1,200 1090 Russell Young (British, b. 1959), Brigitte Bardot on Bike, 2007, offset lithograph $700-900 1051A Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Temple, 1964, screenprint in black and blue $3,000-5,000

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1092 Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991), Bread Store, 259 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, 1937, gelatin silver print $2,000-3,000

1130 Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946), Snapshot—from My Window, Berlin, 1890s-1900s, a later printing, photogravure $600-800


1112 Horst P. Horst (German/American, 19061999), Hands behind Buttocks, 1952, a later printing, platinum palladium print $4,000-6,000

1093 Ruth Bernhard (American, 1905-2006), Perspective II, 1967, printed 1996, platinum palladium print $3,000-5,000

1111 Horst P. Horst (German/American, 19061999), Variation of Electric Beauty, 1939, printed after 1990, from the Tibet Portfolio, platinum palladium print $2,500-3,500

1113 George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian/ American, 1900-1968), Sudan Nude, c. 1930, a posthumous printing, platinum palladium print $800-1,200

1115 George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian/ American, 1900-1968), Three Platinum Prints: Greek Decoration, Paris, 1934, platinum palladium prints, (partial) $3,000-5,000 1114 George Hoyningen-Huene (Russian/ American, 1900-1968), Male Backside with Sheet and Male Torso with Sheet, c. 1930, a posthumous printing, platinum palladium prints, (partial) $3,000-5,000


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this page, in sale 3378T: 1137 Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Tomato Field, 1937, a later printing, gelatin silver print $1,500-2,500 1135 Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Kelp, 1930, gelatin silver print $4,000-6,000 1134 Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Rock - Point Lobos, 1929, gelatin silver print $4,000-6,000

1119 Danny Lyon (American, b. 1942), Twenty-four Photographs from the Portfolio Danny Lyon, negatives date from 1962-79, printed 1979, gelatin silver prints, (partial) $12,000-18,000

208 Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski (Polish, 1849-1915), The Daring Escape/A Coaching Scene, oil Wierusz-Kowalski was born in the small Polish village of Suwalki. The surrounding countryside was punctuated with woodlands and lakes. At the age of 16 his family moved to the slightly more cultured city of Kalisz. Within three years he had settled in Warsaw, where he began his artistic studies. His training ultimately took him to the Art Academy in Dresden.

If the academy’s training was less than stellar, the surrounding area exposed him to the great 17th century Dutch and Flemish masters. In 1873 he moved to Munich to study, and it is there that he spent much of his career. Initially Wierusz-Kowalski favored subjects of courtly figures in 18th century garb, but these slowly shifted toward equestrian subjects of hunters and warriors. Around 1880 his style reached its maturity, and his subjects became aligned with the rural Polish life of his childhood. $175,000-225,000


3390B Paintings & Sculpture | May 31, 12 PM


19th Century Genre

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this page: 205 J. Moriès (French, c. 1760-c. 1812), Woman in a White Headscarf Holding Flowers, oil, $2,000-3,000 221 Adolph Schreyer (French/German, 1828-1899), Arab Horseman Ascending a Rocky Hillside Path, 1863, oil $8,000-12,000 211 After Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875), Theseus Slaying the Minotaur, bronze $20,000-30,000 212 Alfredo Pina (Italian, 1883-1966), Anguish, bronze $4,000-6,000

opposite: 255 William Penn Morgan (American, 1826-1900), Painting Rainbows, oil $3,000-5,000 214 Charles Bertrand d’Entraygues (French, 1851-1914), The Interrupted Picnic, 1886, oil $4,000-6,000 224 Adolph Schreyer (German, 1828-1899), Wagon at Rest at the Water’s Edge, oil $7,000-9,000


Hudson River School

The Hudson River School of painting is arguably the first truly American style of painting. Up until the 1820s and 1830s, painting in America was a response to the styles and ideals of Europe. While Europe would continue to hold sway over the tastes of the American public and the styles of her artists, the Hudson River School painters had a uniquely American vision. Their jumping off point was European Romanticism, and in particular the expression of the spiritual and the sublime that the Romantics stirred in the emotional heart with their wild and sometime violent landscapes. In American hands—depicting places that were utterly new and unexplored— these landscape paintings captured a truly wild and untamed nature; at once recording real and identifiable locations and showing them to be unsullied by man: benevolent and beautiful. Unlike their European kin, these landscapes were filtered through the philosophical lenses of the Transcendentalists. The power of nature was able to heal the soul of man, and man, in turn, was at his best when truly alone and self-reliant in nature.


this page: 262 Worthington Whittredge (American, 18201910), View on the Sakonnet, oil $2,500-3,500 235 William Trost Richards (American, 18331905), The Isle of Hoy, 1898, oil $25,000-35,000

opposite: 252 Thomas Doughty (American, 1793-1856), Lakeside Cabin and Pine Trees, oil $4,000-6,000 248 Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926), A Glimpse of Georgica Pond, 1886, oil $35,000-45,000 241 Jasper Francis Cropsey (American, 18231900), Landscape, 1889, oil $15,000-25,000

& 19th Century American Landscapes


this page: 245 Attributed to Sanford Robinson Gifford (American, 1823-1880) or His Circle, Mountain Lake, oil $25,000-35,000

opposite: 276 Harry Jackson (American, 1924-2011), Ropin’ a Star, 1982, bronze $6,000-8,000

273 William Herbert (Buck) Dunton (American, 1878-1936), The Water Hole, oil $70,000-90,000 271 Gerald Cassidy (American, 1879-1934), Almost There, oil $8,000-12,000

272 Edwin Willard Deming (American, 1860-1942), Crow Indian Boy, oil $2,500-3,500

268 Allan Capron Houser (American, 1914-1994), At the Spring, 1978, bronze $4,500-6,500


Art of the American West


Turn of the Century


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230 LĂŠon Bonvin (French, 1834-1866), Wildflowers on a Wooded Path, 1865, watercolor and gouache $6,000-8,000

358 Filippo de Pisis (Italian, 1896-1956), Natura morta con bottiglia, 1946, oil $12,000-18,000

292 Philip Leslie Hale (American 1865-1936), Maison Rose, Giverny, oil $20,000-40,000

287A Charles Warren Eaton (American, 1857-1937), The Bruges Canal, oil $8,000-10,000

333 Jo Davidson (American, 1883-1952), France Aroused, A Study or Maquette, 1917, bronze $2,000-3,000

294 Emil Carlsen (Danish/American, 1853-1932), Venice, c. 1908, oil $20,000-40,000

330 Carl Paul Jennewein (American, 1890-1978), Cupid and Psyche, bronze $4,000-6,000


Modern & Contemporary Works


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390 Hannes Beckmann (German/American, 19091977), Luminosity, oil $2,000-3,000

389 Liu Zijian (Chinese, b. 1956), The Shining II, 1998, ink on paper $15,000-20,000

324 George Grosz (German/ American, 1893-1959), A New York Street, watercolor $4,000-6,000

365 Judy Kensley McKie (American, b. 1944), Lizard Door Handle, bronze $800-1,200 391 Robert S. Neuman (American, 1926-2015), Fragmented City, oil $4,000-6,000

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this page: 350 Jon Corbino (American, 1905-1964), Circus, oil and metallic leaf $4,000-6,000 372 Karl Knaths (American, 1891-1971), Johnny Appleseed en Route, oil $6,000-8,000 351 Donald De Lue (American, 1897-1988), Phaeton II, 1972/1986, bronze $10,000-15,000

opposite: 349 Eric Carle (American, b. 1929), King Cat and His Subjects, mixed media collage $4,000-6,000 313 Wolf Kahn (American, 1927-2020), Trunks the Color of Orange, pastel $4,000-6,000 385 Hans Hofmann (American, 1880-1966), Image in Blue, 1950, oil $80,000-120,000


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Auction featuring fine paintings, fine sculpture, fine prints, and fine photographs.

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