Abell March 6, 2022 Quarterly Fine Art Auction

Collection of Celebrity Items to Highlight Abell Auction Co.’s Important Fine Art, Antiques and Jewelry Sale on March 6 in Los Angeles


Abell Auction Co. is proud to present an important fine art, antiques, 20th century design and fine jewelry auction on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 10 a.m. PDT. The online sale will feature personally-owned items, furnishings and art from influential figures in Hollywood including Jim Belushi, Gordon Carroll, Chuck Fries, James Garner, Dustin Hoffman and Don Rickles.

FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN: UNTITLED, MALIBU NORTH (Estate of Jim Belushi’s Michael Smith installation) | $10,000-12,000

PABLO PICASSO: "FAUN SOURIANT" (Estate of James Garner) | $6,000-8,000

Highlighted pieces from the sale include a Pablo Picasso “Faun Souriant” print, pair of John Dickinson tables and group of Karl Hagenauer figures from the estate of James Garner; Philadelphia Eagles 1980 Superbowl ring, and Yankees and Dodgers baseball rings from the estate of Don Rickles; vintage Mutoscopes from the collection of Dustin Hoffman; Jim Belushi’s Michael Smith installation; acrylic painting of “Alien” by H.R. Giger from the Beverly Hills estate of Gordon Carroll (Producer of Alien); modern and contemporary prints and multiples by Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Rauschenberg from the estate of Chuck Fries; and an array of fine appointments and collectibles from prominent California estates.

RICHARD DIEBENKORN: "UNTITLED" (Estate of Chuck Fries) | $4,000-6,000


H.R. GIGER: ALIEN (Estate of Gordon Carroll) | $10,000-12,000

Fine art in the upcoming auction includes an exquisite collection of California and European paintings, as well as signed paintings, drawings and sculptures by Larry Bell; Antoine Blanchard; Emil Brack; Maurice Braun; Ernst Crofts; Edouard Debat-Ponsan; Marcel Dyf; Eugenio Gianchi; H.R. Giger; Antony Gormley; Jean-Jacques Henner; Heinrich Hirt; Raoul Francois Larche; Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel; Helen Lundeberg; Giuseppe Magni; Florian Maier-Aichen; Vittorio Geggianini; and Orrin Augustine White.


ANTONY GORMLEY (BORN 1950): SHY V | $250,000-350,000

Modern and contemporary prints and multiples include works signed Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz; Chuck Arnoldi; Alexander Calder; Sam Francis; H.R. Giger; Keith Harring; Robert Indiana; Ellsworth Kelly; Roy Lichtenstein; Joan Miro; Claes Oldenburg; Pablo Picasso; Robert Rauschenberg; Bridget Riley; Donald Sultan; Cy Twombly; and many more.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN: SANDWICH AND SODA (Estate of Gordon Carroll) | $3,000-5,000

SAM FRANCIS: METEORITE | $15,000-20,000

Fine estate jewelry includes an Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet by Bailey, Banks and Biddle; Edwardian platinum and diamond pendant necklace; 18 karat white gold and diamond ring [4.00 carats, D color, IF clarity]; platinum and yellow diamond ring [6.41 carats, Fancy Yellow, VS1 clarity]; 59-carat unheated Sri Lankan loose sapphire; 32-carat emerald, diamond and 18 karat yellow gold ring; platinum, tanzanite and diamond necklace; and a pair of 18 karat white gold, diamond, and sapphire earrings.

18 karat white gold and diamond ring [4.00 carats, D color, IF clarity] | $70,000-90,000

platinum and yellow diamond ring [6.41 carats, Fancy Yellow, VS1 clarity] | $70,000-90,000

Decorative arts and antique furniture include a large collection of Royal Copenhagen ‘Flora Danica’ porcelain; glassware by Baccarat and Lalique; collection of Meissen porcelain; collection of Faberge carved stone and gem-set table articles; Steinway & Sons grand piano; and 18th and 19th century American, French, English and Italian furniture.


Modern and contemporary furnishings include pieces signed Walter Lamb; Roche Bobois (Mah Jong sectional); Vladimir Kagan; Memphis Milano; Dennis and Leen; Christian Liaigre; and Karl Springer.


Asian arts include a Chinese imperial embellished zitan wall panel; pair of 19th century Chinese porcelain cups; Chinese polychrome wood Guanyin; Chinese embroidered blue silk dragon robe; Chinese carved jade duck; Chinese Nanking Cargo gold ingot; pair of Chinese hardwood open armchairs; and Japanese and Korean art and antiquities.

A safe, socially distant auction preview will be held at the Abell gallery (2613 Yates Ave. in Los Angeles) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT on Monday, February 28 to Saturday, March 5. Buyers may place absentee bids with Abell directly, bid via telephone or bid online at LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. For more information, call 323.724.8102 or visit www.abell.com.