Interesting Objects from our Winter Appraisals  

Interesting Objects from our Winter Appraisals

Blog | February 28, 2017
Winter auction appraisals

This winter, our specialists have been traveling across the country discovering important collections, family heirlooms and exciting novelties. After a season of conducting appraisal events nationwide, our spring auction lineup is filled with exciting highlights and unique objects that will be sold in over a dozen auctions in Chicago, Palm Beach, St. Louis and Denver.

From a rare “Paul Newman” Daytona Rolex to a historic collection of circus memorabilia, there is something for everyone this spring. Explore some of our specialists’ favorites, and stay in touch for more auction announcements by joining our email list.

Andy Warhol auction appraisals

These Andy Warhol prints will be sold in our May 23 Fine Prints auction. The portraits of John Wayne and Annie Oakley are two of ten works from Warhol’s Cowboys and Indians series. The other portraits include those of Teddy Roosevelt and General George Custer. Additional prints in the series depict Native American motifs and images, some of which Warhol photographed himself from a museum archive. The series was printed in 1986 and is recognized as one of the last series the artist worked on before his death in 1987.

Rolex Auction appraisals

The Daytona, the holy grail for Rolex collectors and watch enthusiasts worldwide, is presented here with the highly coveted “Paul Newman” exotic dial. This iconic timepiece is an outstanding example of stylish design and brand prestige made all the more rare given its unpolished original finish, accompanying box and papers, and single-owner provenance. This “Paul Newman” Daytona will be sold in our April 24 Fine Timepieces evening sale.

Denver auction appraisals

Property sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Denver Art Museum will be sold in two of our upcoming sales this spring. American Indian highlights from the museum’s collection will be sold in our May 6 – 7 Arts of the American West sale conducted in Denver. Included in this sale is this Kwakwaka’wakw painted wood mask. African and Oceanic property from the museum will be previewed in Chicago and sold in a timed online-only auction May 14 – 19. As an unmatched cultural and creative resource for the seven-state Rocky Mountain region, the Denver Art Museum is committed to the continual refinement and enhancement of its collections.

Ringling Brothers Auction appraisals

While the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is making its last stop in cities across the country, we are gearing up to offer an impressive collection of circus memorabilia from Baraboo, Wisconsin. Consigned by one of the few remaining friends of the Ringling family, Mr. Richard Bennett, the collection includes circus posters and broadsides, photographs, circus equipment and ephemera. The collection represents circuses such as the Cole Bros. Circus, Adam and Seils, Tom Mix, and Sells Floto circuses, but the majority of property is from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses. The “Greatest Show on Earth” will close in May 2017 after 146 years of entertaining. This collection will be sold as a session in our May 4 Fine Books & Manuscripts auction.

Theodore Stamos Auction appraisal

Theodoros Stamos was a first generation Greek painter and the youngest member of the first wave of Abstract Expressionists comprising the New York School. High Snow-Low Sun A depicts the sun as a fiery orange explosion of flame on a stark white textured backdrop of snow with intersecting bands of color implying the stasis of a moment. The 1961 painting is part of the artist’s High Snow -Low Sun series. The early 60s saw a transition from the gentler abstraction employed by Stamos in the 50s to a more visceral and energetic approach to mark making and pallet, also laying a spirited foundation for the hard edged abstraction of the Rothko influenced Sun Box series to follow. This painting will be offered May 23 in the Post War and Contemporary Art auction in Chicago.

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