ABELL AUCTION CO. PRESENTS EXCEPTIONAL MODERN ART AND CALIFORNIA ESTATES ON SEPTEMBER 25 IN LOS ANGELES
The highly anticipated online sale will feature the most important work by Yaacov Agam ever offered at auction, a stunning 20-foot-long stained-glass window that once adorned the famed Spreckels Theater in San Diego, California.
(Los Angeles, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2022) An important collection of works by iconic artists such as Yaacov (Gibstein) Agam, Ernie Barnes, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Norman Rockwell comes to Abell Auction Co. for the Exceptional Modern Art and California Estates sale on September 25 in Los Angeles. Live bidding for the online auction starts at 9 a.m. PDT.
Leading the sale will be a Yaacov Agam double-sided polymorph window installation from the famous Spreckels Theater in San Diego, California. The mosaic-like stained-glass window, measuring 20 feet long, once adorned the entrance of the performing arts theater and was commissioned in 1983 by theater president Jacquelyn Littlefield. Also featured will be “Pool Hall,” an important oil on canvas measuring 48 inches wide, by famed NFL football player and artist Ernie Barnes.
Unique collections from the California estates of Hollywood producer Mace Neufeld, art collector Juliet McIver, real estate developer Richard Kelton, and founder and C.E.O. of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Montecito David Karpeles also will be offered. Other sale highlights include:
Fine original works of art by Yaacov Agam, Ernie Barnes, Larry Bell, Harry Bertoia, Eugene von Blaas, Mary Ann Corse, Jean Dubuffet, Paul Gauguin, Morris Graves, André Hambourg, Paul Jacoulet, Norman Rockwell, Fritz Scholder, Roland Strasser and others.
Prints and multiples by Marc Chagall, Richard Diebenkorn, Alberto Giacometti, Sam Francis, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miró, Shikō Munakata, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol.
Collection of Latin American art by Miguel Covarrubias, José Luis Cuevas, Carlos Mérida, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rodolfo Morales, Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo.
Fine selection of furniture and furnishings by Karl Springer, Philip and Kelvin Laverne, Josef Hoffman, Carlo Scarpa, Hans Hopfer for Roche Bobois, Edward Wormley for Dunbar, and more.
Fine jewelry highlighted by a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch, platinum and diamond rings, earrings and bracelets.
Pianos by Steinway and Sons and Yamaha.
Other notable items include a 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, an electric 2018 BMW 530E, and a collection of Tiffany lamps.
An auction preview will be held on weekdays starting September 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Abell gallery located at 2613 Yates Ave. in Los Angeles. Prospective bidders may register for the sale and view a complete catalog at www.abell.com (catalog will be posted on September 2). 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.
About Abell Auction Co.
In 1916, company founder A.N. Abell established Abell Auction Co. as Los Angeles’ first permanent auction house that would serve generations of loyal clients to come. Abell has been entrusted with fine estates and collections for over a century, handling the treasured belongings of many high-profile clients and legendary figures in Hollywood. Now in its fourth generation of continuous family operation, Abell’s weekly and quarterly sales attract an international audience of buyers. Visit www.abell.com or call 310.858.3073
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