Featured March Lots

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  • Modern + Contemporary

Clars is thrilled to offer our specialized Modern + Contemporary Art and Design sale on Friday March 25th.


Loie Hollowell (American, b. 1983), <em>Point of Entry (Blood-Orange Moon Over Orange Sac)</em>, 2017, oil paint, acrylic medium, sawdust on high density foam on linen mounted on panel, signed, titled and dated  verso, dimensions: 48"h x 36"w x 5"d (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm x 12.7 cm). Provenance: Purchased Pace Gallery (New York, NY) in 2017 $400,000–600,000.
Loie Hollowell (American, b. 1983), Point of Entry (Blood-Orange Moon Over Orange Sac), 2017, oil paint, acrylic medium, sawdust on high density foam on linen mounted on panel, signed, titled and dated verso, dimensions: 48″h x 36″w x 5″d (121.9 cm x 91.4 cm x 12.7 cm). Provenance: Purchased Pace Gallery (New York, NY) in 2017.

The art portion of the sale will be chockfull of iconic prints, sculptures, and original works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Wonner, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, Milton Avery, Robert Longo, and Robert Motherwell to name a few. The highlight of the sale will be a spectacular painting by California artist Loie Hollowell (American, b. 1983) titled Point of Entry (Blood-Orange Moon over Orange Sac). The vibrant work is a stunning example of Hollowell’s colorful blend of abstraction and bodily form. The painting, estimated at $400,000–$600,000, stands four feet tall and pulls the observer in with its rhythmic arrangement and three dimensionality.


Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Le Dejeuner Sur l’Herbe, d’apres Manet II, 1962, linocut in black and white, 20.75" x 25".
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Le Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe, d’après Manet II, 1962, linocut in black and white, 20.75″ x 25″.
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Shipboard Girl, 1965, offset lithograph, 27.25" x 20.25".
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Shipboard Girl, 1965, offset lithograph, 27.25″ x 20.25″.
Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920–2021), Country City, 1988, etching and aquatint in colors, 21.5" x 31.75".
Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920–2021), Country City, 1988, etching and aquatint in colors, 21.5″ x 31.75″.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Etudes VII (d'apres Manet), 1961, graphite on les Annonay (watermarked) paper, 17.75" x 23.5". Provenance: Alex Maguy, Paris; Estate of Liselotte Weber (Burlingame, CA). Exhibited: Alex Maguy Galerie de L’Élysée, Hommage à Picasso, November 19–December 25, 1966. Reference: Zervos XX:50.Estimate: $100,000–$150,000.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Études VII (d’après Manet), 1961, graphite on les Annonay (watermarked) paper, 17.75″ x 23.5″. Provenance: Alex Maguy, Paris; Estate of Liselotte Weber (Burlingame, CA). Exhibited: Alex Maguy Galerie de L’Élysée, Hommage à Picasso, November 19–December 25, 1966. Reference: Zervos XX:50.

The sale will also highlight a 1961 original graphite on paper by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). The drawing, titled Études VII (d’après Manet), was exhibited at Alex Maguy Galerie De L’Élysée in 1966 and has remained in private collection ever since. The original work will be offered at $100,000–$150,000.


Stephen De Staebler (American, 1933–2011), Head, 1987, bronze sculpture, 25" x 7.5" x 8.5".Estimate: $15,000–20,000.
Stephen De Staebler (American, 1933–2011), Head, 1987, bronze sculpture, 25″ x 7.5″ x 8.5″.
Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912–1998), "Young Woman at the Threshold," 1940, oil on canvas, 50.38" h x 31.13" w Ref: Zuniga, Ariel "Francisco Zuniga, Catalogue Raisonne, Volume II, Oil Paintings, Prints & Reproductions 1927-1986 (2003)," #144 (Reproduced in B&W). Provenance: Estate of Ray and Barbara Wolfinger (Berkeley, California).
Francisco Zuniga (Mexican, 1912–1998), Young Woman at the Threshold, 1940, oil on canvas, 41″ h x 25.25″ w. Ref: Zuniga, Ariel “Francisco Zuniga, Catalogue Raisonne, Volume II, Oil Paintings, Prints & Reproductions 1927-1986 (2003),” #144 (Reproduced in B&W). Provenance: Estate of Ray and Barbara Wolfinger (Berkeley, California).

The Design portion of the sale will feature numerous notable names, including George Nakashima, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Hans Olsen, Jens Risom, Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll among others.


George Nakashima, 7′ overhanging walnut wall case, executed in 1971.
George Nakashima, 7′ overhanging walnut wall case, executed in 1971.

The highlight will be a George Nakashima 7’ overhanging walnut wall case executed in 1971 estimated at $20,000–$30,000. Also to be offered is a Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair and a Valet chair, and a Finn Juhl Japan sofa. There will be a large collection of glass including Dale Chihuly, Fontana Arte, Venini, Daum, and Lalique.


Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen Papa Bear lounge chair, Denmark, circa 1960.
Hans J. Wegner for A.P. Stolen Papa Bear lounge chair, Denmark, circa 1960.
Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen valet chair, Denmark 1953.
Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen valet chair, Denmark 1953.
Finn Juhl Japan sofa.
Finn Juhl Japan sofa.
Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941) Persian glass group, in amethyst with yellow lip wrap, 10.5″h.
Bidding for Clars’ March 25th auction is available by phone, absentee bid, and live online at Live.Clars.com and through Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Clars Auction Gallery is located at 5644 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

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In the last 5 years, Clars Auction Gallery has sold well over $125,000,000 of Fine Art, Furnishings, Jewelry, Vehicles and Collectibles and has set multiple new world auction records. Follow Clars on Facebook and Twitter!

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