Published: June 19, 2017
LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Chairs went flying at Clarke Auction’s June 18 sale as a 25 ½ inch high model of Artuto Di Modica’s iconic “Charging Bull” sculpture found a new home at $25,000. Editioned 7/10 from a run the artist did in 2000, the piece had all of the dramatic motion of its Wall Street brother but came finished in polished steel.
Di Modica was in the headlines earlier this year in opposition to the permanent addition of “Fearless Girl” next to his original “Charging Bull” outside of the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan.
Soaring high above the $1,500 high estimate were three original oils by Saturday Evening Post cover artist John Falter. The paintings depicted three mid-Twentieth Century Americana scenes featuring men at work, at home and on the go. In one lot, they went for $21,250.
A Ralph Cahoon painting entitled “Sleeping Sailor” went out the door at $20,000. At 19 ¼ by 24 ¼ inches, the painting featured a scene of five mermaids finding a sailor sleeping on the beach and playing with his belongings.
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