March Modern + Contemporary Art Auction Highlights

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

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. The sale will also highlight a 1961 original graphite on paper by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). The drawing, titled Les Déjeuners – Femmes Accroupies (Crouching Women), 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.


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 $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.
Estimate: $400,000–$600,000.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), <em>Etudes VII (d'apres Manet)</em>, 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, <em>Hommage à Picasso</em>, November 19–December 25, 1966. Reference: Zervos XX:50.<br>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.
Estimate: $100,000–$150,000.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), <em>Le Dejeuner Sur l’Herbe, d’apres Manet II</em>, 1962, linocut in black and white, 20.75" x 25". Esimate: $15,000–$20,000.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Le Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe, d’après Manet II, 1962, linocut in black and white, 20.75″ x 25″.
Estimate: $15,000–$20,000.
Paul Wonner (American, 1920–2008), Untitled (Bouquet of Flowers), acrylic on paper, 38.5" x 27". Estimate: $15,000–$20,000.
Paul Wonner (American, 1920–2008), Untitled (Bouquet of Flowers), acrylic on paper, 38.5″ x 27″. Estimate: $15,000–$20,000.
Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920–2021), <em>Country City</em>, 1988, etching and aquatint in colors, 21.5" x 31.75". <b>Estimate: $18,000– $24,000.</b>
Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920–2021), Country City, 1988, etching and aquatint in colors, 21.5″ x 31.75″.
Estimate: $18,000– $24,000.
M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898–1972), <em>Castel Mola</em>, 1932, lithograph, 8.75" x 12.25".<br><b>Estimate: $10,000–15,000.</b>
M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898–1972), Castel Mola, 1932, lithograph, 8.75″ x 12.25″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000.
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997), Shipboard Girl, 1965, offset lithograph, 27.25″ x 20.25″.
Estimate: $40,000–$60,000.
David Hockney (British, b. 1937), Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, 1970, complete portfolio of thirty-nine (39) etchings, with additional six (6) loose etchings, 17.75" x 12.5". Estimate: $18,000–24,000.
David Hockney (British, b. 1937), Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, 1970, complete portfolio of thirty-nine (39) etchings, with additional six (6) loose etchings, 17.75″ x 12.5″.
Estimate: $18,000–$24,000.
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″.
Estimate: $15,000–$20,000.
Robert Longo (American b. 1953), Gretchen, 1984, lithograph, 67.5" x 39".Estimate: $60,000–$90,000.
Robert Longo (American b. 1953), Gretchen, 1984, lithograph, 67.5″ x 39″.
Estimate: $60,000–$90,000.
Mela Muter (Polish/French, 1876–1967), <em>Fishing Town with Women on Beach/Seascape with Trees</em> (verso), oil on canvas (double-sided), <nobr>19.5" x 25.5".</nobr><br><b>Estimate: $50,000–70,000.<b>
Mela Muter (Polish/French, 1876–1967), Fishing Town with Women on Beach/Seascape with Trees (verso), oil on canvas (double-sided), 19.5″ x 25.5″.
Estimate: $50,000–$70,000.
Milton Avery (American, 1885–1965), <em>Reclining Bathers</em>, 1950, color monotype with hand coloring in oil and gouache on cream wove paper, 17" x 22".<br><b>Estimate: $10,000–15,000.</b>
Milton Avery (American, 1885–1965), Reclining Bathers, 1950, color monotype with hand coloring in oil and gouache on cream wove paper, 17″ x 22″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000.
Thomas Hart Benton print: Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975), <em>Huck Finn</em>, 1936, stone lithograph, 16.5" x 21.75".<br><b>Estimate: $15,000–20,000.</b>
Thomas Hart Benton print: Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975), Huck Finn, 1936, stone lithograph, 16.5″ x 21.75″.
Estimate: $15,000–$20,000.
Sol LeWitt (American 1928–2007), Untitled, 1985, gouache on paper, 3.75" x 7".<br><b>Estimate: $5,000–7,000.</b>
Sol LeWitt (American 1928–2007), Untitled, 1985, gouache on paper, 3.75″ x 7″.
Estimate: $5,000–$7,000.
Richard Estes (American, b. 1932), <em>Holland Hotel</em>, 1980, screenprint in colors, 45.5" x 72".<br><b>Estimate: $10,000–15,000.</b>
Richard Estes (American, b. 1932), Holland Hotel, 1980, screenprint in colors, 45.5″ x 72″.
Estimate: $10,000–$15,000.

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