SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-
Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present The John Pence Collection of Academic Realists & Abstract Art, Part II, on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10:30 am PDT. Featuring artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, this sale offers over 200 lots of diverse subject matter works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, crayon, pencil, egg tempura and mixed media; as well as etchings, lithographs and sculpture.
Artists from the 19th century include Raymond Nott, Jacques Maroger, Walter Engelhardt, Robert Hallowell, Michael von Meyer, Frank Herrmann and Carroll Thayer Berry. Works from the 20th century were created by Will Wilson, Randall Lake, Robert Maione, Douglas Fenn Wilson, Jason Gaillard, Robert LaVigne, Michael Bergt, John Koenig, Daniel Phill, Steve Armstrong and Gary Viviano, among others. Women artists represented in the auction include Mary Foote, Iola Lorie Benton, Marguerite Takvorian-Holmes, Maria Alquilar and Judith Clancy. Two Audubon prints, Havell Edition, complete the sale.
John Pence was founder and owner of the largest art gallery in San Francisco, which was also one of the premier academic realist galleries in the U.S. He retired last year from his eponymous firm after 44 years in business. This online auction, Part II of his sale, features artworks from Mr. Pences personal collection, supplemented with works from his gallery. The focus of Mr. Pences own assemblage and his gallery is on academic realists, abstract works, and significant works from the 19th and early 20th centuries that inspired them.
Turner Auctions + Appraisals begins its online auction on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 10:30 am PDT; sale items can be previewed online now until the sale starts. The sale will be featured on four platforms: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and eBay, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps ("Turner Auctions"). All are easily accessed through Upcoming Auctions at the companys website
Here are some highlights of the upcoming sale:
Lot 9: Artist: Raymond Nott (1888 - 1948). Signature: lower right. Size: Artwork: 18 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches. Frame: 30 1/2 x 35 inches. Medium: Pastel. Estimate: $300-500.
Lot 192: Artist: Daniel Phill (born 1955). Signature: Lower center. Size: Artwork: 82 x 62 1/4 inches. Frame: 83 x 63 inches. Medium: Mixed Media. Estimate: $800-1,200.
Lot 111: Artist: Steve Armstrong (late 20th century). Title: Take Another Little Bite of My Heart. Signature: lower right of "window". Size: Height: 24 inches; Width: Base is 9 inches; Depth: Base is 8 1/4 inches. Medium: Wood, sculpture. Estimate: $400-600.
Lot 2: Artist: Randall Lake (born 1945). Title: The Writing Table. Signature: Lower left. Size: Artwork: 21 1/2 x 29 inches. Frame: 28 1/2 x 35 3/4 inches. Medium: Oil. Estimate: $1,000-2,000.
Lot 92: Artist: Jacques Maroger (1884 - 1962). Size: Artwork: 15 1/4 x 19 inches. Frame: 21 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches. Medium: Oil. Estimate: $400-600.
Lot 16: Artist: Mary Foote (1872 - 1968). Title: Naked Paris. Size: Artwork: 24 x 18 inches. Frame: 32 x 25 1/4 inches. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Estimate: $2,000-4,000.
Lot 106: Artist: Michael von Meyer (1894 - 1984). Title: Nude. Signature: on base. Size: Artwork: Approximately 28 x 17 x 14 1/2 inches Medium: Bronze sculpture. Estimate: $2,000-3,000.
Lot 100: Artist: Jason Gaillard (20th century). Signature: Lower right. Size: Artwork: 12 x 15 3/4 inches. No Frame. Created: 1997. Medium: Oil. Estimate: $500-700.
Lot 77: Artist: Michael Bergt (born 1956). Title: West Coast. Size: Artwork: 24 x 24 inches. Frame: 28 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches. Medium: Egg Tempera. Estimate: $500-700.
Lot 1: Artist: Will Wilson (born 1957). Title: The Actor. Signature: signed upper left. Size: Artwork: 16 x 20 inches. Frame: 22 x 26 inches. Created: Undated. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Estimate: $2,000-3,000.
Lot 141: Artist: Douglas Fenn Wilson (born 1953). Title: Waterfall. Signature: signed bottom right. Size: Artwork: 17 x 10 1/2 inches. Frame: 21 3/4 x 15 inches. Medium: Oil and mix media. Estimate: $1,000-2,000.