Published: May 17, 2022
WARWICK, N.Y. – On April 30, Collector Fine Art Auctions conducted a selective Live Sale of American and European paintings from different art consignors. Drawing strong interest from online, absentee and international telephone bidders, both American and international, the sale achieved notable prices. Of the 71 lots offered, 63 sold and the auction realized $1.6 million.
Soaring to the lead at $281,250 was “The Heinz Buildings, Pittsburgh,” done in watercolor and gouache on wove paper laid down on card stock by Childe Hassam (1859-1935). Hassam had received a Temple Gold Medal from the Carnegie Institute for this two-image Gilded Age watercolor, which depicts in the upper register the Heinz Time Office and adjacent buildings, while the lower image shows a close-up of the vantage at top left with ladies strolling in a garden on the Heinz building roof.
Hassam’s work was followed by a colorful oil on canvas by Albert O’Hayon (b 1950), titled “The Storm,” which had been exhibited at the Albert Wisner Library in Warwick, N.Y., and sold for $181,250.
Provenance to Christie’s, New York, may have boosted interest in Bahram Hajou’s (b 1952) 1988 oil on canvas self portrait, which measured 55 by 47½ inches and achieved $175,000. It was followed at $150,000 by a portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, which had been painted in 1877 by Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911). Executed in pastel on canvas, it measured 30 by 25 inches. Abbey, who was the nephew of Emerson, helped found the Tile Club, which included among its members Augustus Saint Gaudens and Winslow Homer.
The next auction scheduled by Collector Fine Art Auctions will take place on July 1 and will feature works by Childe Hassam, Thomas Anshutz, Grant Wood, Andrew Hyett, Willem De Kooning, Rufino Tamayo, William James Glackens, Ivan Aivazovsky, Giovanni Boldini, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Camille Pissarro, Camille Corot, Joshua Reynolds, T. Foujita, William Harnett and Rembrandt, to name a few.
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