Published: June 7, 2022
LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Clarke Auction Gallery’s spring estates sale on June 3 was loaded with fine art, vintage timepieces, jewelry, Asian antiquities, Persian carpets and more. The premier lots were a woodcut and screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) and a portrait of a lady by German artist Julie Wolfthorn (1864-1944). Both finished at $30,000, including buyer’s premium.
The Lichtenstein, “Imperfect Print for B.A.M.,” 1987, was signed and dated lower right, No. 67 from an edition of 75, and came from a White Plains, N.Y., collection. The Wolfthorn oil on canvas portrait, from a New Rochelle, N.Y., collection, outperformed its $6/9,000 estimate. Known best for her portraits, Wolfthorn was one of the leading female artists at the start of the Twentieth Century, along with Käthe Kollwitz and Dora Hitz. She created portraits of hundreds of famous people from her time from Berlin, including many female activists. An extended recap of this sale comes later.
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