OAKLAND, CA.- Clars Auction Gallery
will offer an impressive array of important fine art in every major category on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
In the 20th century European, Modern category, one of the highlights of the sale is an impressive pen and ink drawing by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881- 1973), titled, Nue Accroupi (1902 Cat Ref. Zervos, Vol. VI, no. 459) for $50,000 to $70,000. In addition, Clars will be featuring a rare, Surrealist painting (that was purchased from the Atlantic Richfield Collection) titled, Vagaries of War (1946), by French artist, Henri Bernard Goetz (1909- 1989) for $20,000 to $40,000. Also, we are pleased to be offering a beautiful, Post-Expressionistic oil on canvas, St. Tropez, by Paul Augustin Aizpiri (French, b. 1919) for $20,000 to $25,000.
The American, Modern and Contemporary categories will be equally as astounding. For the fourth time in less than a year, Clars will be offering another powerful work by sculptress, Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), titled, Mother and Child, for $8,000 to $12,000. Also from the Atlantic Richfield collection, a painted steel sculpture titled, Lippincott I (Maquette), by Abstract sculptor, James Rosati (American, 1911-1988), for $10,000 to $15,000. Rounding out the sculpture category is a whimsical bronze by Richard MacDonald titled, Whiteface (from the Mime series), for $6000 to $8,000. In the paintings area, Clars will be offering a marvelous, yet complex, oil on canvas by William Theophilus Brown (American, 1919-2012) that fits the season titled, Football Players (1952), for $6,000 to $8,000. Also featured is a voluptuous portrait of the actress, Jayne Mansfield, by renowned, pin-up painter, Earl Moran (American, 1893-1984) for $10,000 to $15,000. Lastly one of the highlights in the prints category will be a mesmerizing woodcut composition by Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011) titled, Cameo (1980 - Cat. Ref. 75, Harrison) that will be at offered at $5,000 to $7,000.
In the classic, late 19th and early 20th century department, there will be numerous important American and European paintings, prints and sculpture to choose from beginning with a large, richly executed painting by William Keith (American, 1838-1911) titled, California Oaks, for $20,000 to $40,000. Another painting titled, Hawaiian Coast, by Maurice Logan (American, 1886-1977) for $10,000 to $15,000, exemplifies the artists colorful, but dramatic use of color. On the European side, a striking, Orientalist painting titled, A Moment of Prayer, by Swiss painter, Rudolf Johann Weisse (1846-1933), will be offered for $40,000 to $60,000. For the passionate French Barbizon collector, a lovely, yet large, bucolic oil on panel titled, Figures and Cows in a Country Landscape (1874), by Charles Daubigny (1817-1878) will be available for $40,000 to $60,000. In the late 19th century sculpture category, there will be an astounding bronze by Henri Godet (French, 1863-1937) titled, Le Ravissement de Psyche (after Bouguereau), for $15,000 to $20,000.
For Old Master enthusiasts and collectors, Clars will be featuring a monumental painting by Dutch, Still Life artist, Simon Pietersz Verelst (1644- 1721), titled, Roses, tulips, carnations, a butterfly and other flowers in a vase on a table. This important work is being offered for $25,000 to $35,000.
Clars November 11th Fine Art Sale will be held in conjunction with their November 10 and 11 auction of fine furnishings, decoratives, jewelry and Asian antiques. A complete catalog of all lots to be offered will be available online one week prior to the sale.