ABELL AUCTION CO. PRESENTS FALL FINE ART, MODERN AND JEWELRY AUCTION FEATURING IMPORTANT CALIFORNIA ESTATES ON SEPTEMBER 23 AND 24
(Los Angeles, Calif. – Sept. 11, 2023) A coveted collection of works by Adolph Gottlieb, Yaacov Agam, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Charles Arnoldi and other iconic artists will lead Abell Auction Co.’s Fall Fine Art, Modern and Jewelry sale on September 23-24 in Los Angeles. Live bidding for the online auction, featuring over 500 lots from important California estates, starts at 9 a.m. PDT.
An exceptional assortment of modern art and furniture by iconic designers will headline the first day of the sale (Part I), plus a Yaacov Agam double-sided polymorph window installation that once adorned the famous Spreckels Theater in San Diego, Calif. The second day of the sale (Part II) will offer an array of fine jewelry, important works of art and antique furnishings.
Abell is pleased to offer property from the legendary Pickford estate in Beverly Hills; property from the estate of Richard Kelton, including works from the Harari collection; items from the estate of Mike Lang, one of the preeminent pianists in Hollywood history; a large collection of Jim Dine originals and hand-signed prints from the collection of Mitchell Freidman, master printer for Jim Dine from 1974-1981; “A Time Capsule” from The Watt Family Harbor Island Estate in Newport Beach, featuring furniture by George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Walter Lamb that have been untouched since the 1960s; and collections from other premier estates in Los Angeles and Corona Del Mar, Calif. Featured auction items include:
Original works of modern art highlighted by Yaacov Agam Important Spreckels Theatre Windows ($100,000 - $200,000); Pablo Picasso “Grande Tete de Femme au Chapeau Orne” ($80,000-$100,000); Adolph Gottlieb “Man With Fish” ($50,000-$70,000); Maya Ando “Kumo” Cloud ($20,000-$30,000); Larry Stuart Bell “9/11 and The Time Machine” ($2,000-$3,000); Charles (Chuck) Arnold “Untitled” Tree Branches Joined by Nails ($30,000-$50,000); Patrick Nagel “Untitled” Portrait of a Woman ($7,000-$10,000); Jim Dine “Untitled” Robe ($15,000-$20,000); and Paul Gauguin “Pot en forme d'une tête grotesque” glazed earthenware ($40,000 - $60,000). Plus, original paintings by Franz Bischoff, Margaret Keane, Edouard Cortez, Albert Marquet, John Marin and more.
Fine selection of modern furniture by George Nelson, Eames, Karl Springer, Milo Baughmann, Roche Bobois, Ligne Roset, Paul McCobb, Walter Lamb, Herman Miller Furniture, Charlotte Perriand and more, including George Nelson/Alexander Girard CSS hanging mirror ($1,200-$1,800); George Nelson “Thin Edge” Rosewood Cabinet ($2,000-$3,000); Walter Lamb patio, Eames lounge and ottoman furniture ($15,000-$20,000); and Roche Bobois Mah Jong sofas ($5,000-$7,000) and Ligne Roset Togo sofas ($6,000-$15,000).
Print and multiples from Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Rufino Tamayo, Jim Dine, Shepard Fairey; photographs from Brett Weston, Marc Chagall, Roy Lichtenstein and Henry Moore; and works by Paul Gauguin.
Vintage and fine jewelry including a platinum square emerald cut 11.08 carat diamond ring ($100,000 - $120,000); 18 karat yellow gold ring with 5.13 carat round brilliant cut diamond; 18 karat yellow gold ring set with one round brilliant cut 5.13 carat diamond enhanced with 60 princess cut diamonds ($40,000-$60,000); and set of Denise Roberge 22 karat yellow gold and diamond clip earrings ($30,000-$50,000).
Other notable items including antique furniture, a large collection of Woolworks, Chinese and other Asian art.
An auction preview will be held on weekdays through September 23, 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. 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 323.724.8102.
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