Neue Auctions’ Winter Antiques & Art Online Auction on Saturday February 19 features over 300 carefully selected lots

Rare Magic Realism oil painting by British artist Mark Lancelot Symons (1887-1935), titled Moving Day, circa 1929-1930, depicting his daughter in her empty room.

Aquatint by Pablo Picasso from the Artist's Moving Sand (1964), published in 1966, of a painter and model (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Fans of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) will be treated to an aquatint of The Moving Sands (1964) by the artist, published in 1966, by a painter and model (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Showcase in mahogany and gilt bronze possibly by Louis Majorelle (French, 1859-1926).

Mahogany and gilt bronze display case (richly decorated showcase or shelf), possibly by Louis Majorelle (French, 1859-1926).

Monumental poster by Charles Gesmar (French, 1900-1928), entitled Rags to Riches (1928), representing the French actress-singer Mistinguett (1875-1956).

Monumental poster by Charles Gesmar (French, 1900-1928), titled Rags to Riches (1928), depicting French actress-singer Mistinguett (1875-1956), measuring 123 inches high by 44 inches wide.

Oil on canvas by John Hemming Fry (American, 1860-1946), titled The Elemental Drift (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Oil on canvas by John Hemming Fry (American, 1860-1946), titled The Elemental Drift (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

The auction will provide bidders with an exceptional auction experience and the opportunity to acquire some of the finest pieces available in the Midwest.

“Swedish, Finnish, German and Austrian, French, Asian and American furniture such as chairs, chaise lounges, sideboards and cabinets, side tables, tables and chests are in abundance.”

—Cynthia Maciejewski

BEACHWOOD, OH, USA, January 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Neue Auctions’ Winter Antiques & Art Online Auction, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. EST, features more than 300 lots of antiques and art. fine art, carefully selected from local estates and collections, offering bidders an exceptional auction experience and the chance to acquire some of the finest pieces available in the Midwest.

“Swedish, Finnish, German and Austrian, French, Asian and American furniture such as chairs, chaise lounges, sideboards and cabinets, side tables, tables and chests are in abundance and conservatively valued for sale “said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. Online auctions will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com.

A bronze coffee table by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, titled Eternal Forest, is expected to inspire some lively bidding. As a father-son team, Philip (1907-1987) and Kelvin (b. 1937) LaVerne created stunning functional works of art (mostly coffee tables) in patinated bronze, pewter, and silver. Their designs were made using a unique technique that took years to perfect, and their furniture was created in limited editions of twelve, making them collector’s items today.

Furniture by Louis Majorelle (French, 1859-1926) will include a table and chairs (estimate: $4,000-7,000) and a fine mahogany and gilt-bronze case possibly by Majorelle (estimate: $4,000-8,000). Majorelle was a decorator and furniture designer who made his own creations in the French cabinetmaker tradition. He was an exceptional designer of furniture in the Art Nouveau style. The palette he composed resembled that of a painter.

fans of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) will be entitled to an aquatint of The Artist’s Quicksand (1964), published in 1966, by a painter and model (estimate: $2,000 – $4,000). In 2015, Picasso remained the top-ranked artist (based on sales of his works at auction) according to the Art Market Trends report. More of his paintings have been stolen than any other artist.

Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966) is also up for auction, with a lithograph titled Stars. Parrish was a painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century, known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neoclassical imagery. His career spanned 50 years and was wildly successful. His painting Daybreak is the most popular art print of the 20th century.

Several mythological subject oil paintings by John Hemming Fry (American, 1860-1946) will also be sold, all ex-collection of the Canton (Ohio) Art Institute. Mr. Fry was married to Georgia Timken of the Timken Roller Bearing Company (Canton, Oh). His estate, estimated at more than $10 million, was received by Mr. Fry upon his death. The paintings in the auction were donated in 1946 to the Canton Institute of Art.

The sale will feature a collection of magical realism works, including the following:

• A painting by Mark Lancelot Symons (British, 1887-1935), titled Moving Day (estimate: $5,000 – $8,000). Symons was an English symbolist and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy until his death. Her work alternates between religious subjects, fairy paintings and symbolist/surreal mystical subjects, incorporating her children and family life.
• Five paintings by Gretchen Troibner (Ohio), an artist active in the 1980s, producing affordable, high-quality magical realism works in the $500-$1,000 range.
• A collection of seven ceramic works by Ohio artist Gary Spinosa.

A rare oil painting by British artist Mark Lancelot Symons (1887-1935), titled Moving Day, circa 1929-1930, will go under the hammer. Symons was a Pre-Raphaelite and devout symbolist painter. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Alongside religious objects, his work often included children as an expression of innocence. Moving Day depicts his daughter in her empty room. It is a fine example of magical realism.

A monumental poster by Charles Gesmar (French, 1900-1928), titled Rags to Riches (1928), depicting French actress and singer Mistinguett (1875-1956), measuring 123 inches high by 44 inches wide, is expected to fetch 2 000 to $4000. Gesmar was one of the greatest costume and poster designers from the golden age of Parisian music hall to the jazz age. He traveled with Mistinguett and created many posters depicting her. He died very young of pneumonia.

Nat Koffman is a somewhat underrated artist of the Abingdon Square painters. He will be represented in the auction with an expressionist-style work titled Sheepshead Bay, Long Island (estimate: $1,000-$2,000). Additionally, Jim Dine’s Palette IV, from Four Palettes, multiple, numbered (72/75), published in 1969 by Petersburg Press, is expected to fetch between $1,500 and $2,500.

The furniture category will include ten upholstered dining chairs by Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), the Finnish-American architect and industrial designer known for his wide range of building and landmark designs. Saarinen designed Washington Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC, the TWA Flight Center in New York City, and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Also on offer will be a pair of wooden lounge chairs by Folke Ohlsson (Swedish-American, 1919-2003). Ohlsson was famous for building “knock down” furniture which reduced shipping and storage costs and helped make Dux a household name. The concept revolutionized the production and transport of furniture and led to the birth of large international companies like IKEA.

Modern and contemporary sculptures will include bronzes, marbles and a modern kinetic bronze sculpture by Bill Keating (American, b.1932). Keating is best known for his abstract sculptures with geometric shapes. The online-only auction will be hosted live by members of the Neue Auctions team. The catalog will soon be put online on the three auction sites. Telephone and mail order bidding will be taken.

Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its mailing list to receive notifications and information regarding all current and future sales. For info, visit www.neueauctions.com. To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Winter Art & Antiques Auction scheduled for Saturday, February 19 at 10 a.m. EST, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are released frequently. They can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or, by email at [email protected]

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