1031 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218
About Auction HouseEstablished in 1972, Concept Art Gallery is proud to represent and exhibit many of the regions most established artists, along with artists of national and international reputation. Our inventory contains Contemporary Graphics by well-known American and European Artists, including Jennifer Bartlett, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Diebenkorn, Nicole Eisenman, Sam Gilliam, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn, Deborah Kass, Richard Serra, Fred Tomaselli, and many others.
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Anselm Reyle’s Mixed Media With Foil Artwork and Aaron Gorson’s Nocturne Painting Highlight Concept Art Gallery’s Upcoming Sale
Born in Berlin, German artist Anselm Reyle is celebrated for his found-object sculptures and large-scale paintings. By alienating materials such as tinted foils from their context, he masks their original functions in a new setting. His renowned foil paintings are a series of abstract works crafted using foil installed in colored Perspex boxes. The upcoming sale, presented by Concept Art Gallery, will feature Reyle’s Untitled mixed media with foil on canvas in acrylic box. It is signed on the verso of the canvas. The dynamic surface highlights the spatial presence with the folded foil contrasting with the rigid box frame. Aaron Harry Gorson’s striking oil painting on canvas also leads the listings. It is a nocturne steelmaking scene on the Monongahela River, signed “A. H. Gorson” in the lower left. It depicts the magic of smelting chimneys, glowing lights, and clouds of smoke. The American artist was well known for his characteristic industrial landscapes. He expressed his love for the nocturnal beauty of Pittsburgh through these lyrical paintings. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Fine Art, Modern Design, Jewelry, Books, & Antiques sale, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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The upcoming Jewelry, Books, Antiques & Design Online+ Auction from Concept Gallery will particularly highlight a range of sterling silver tableware. This range includes a swing handle cake basket from Harry Atkin and the Atkin Brothers. The Atkin brand began producing silver in the mid-18th century. The business was passed down through the generations before being acquired by C. J. Vander of London in 1958. The available cake basket features a rectangular form with repoussé and chased floral details. It is stamped “HA.” The auction house dates this item back to the early 20th century, when the company was under the leadership of Harry Wright Atkin and his son. Also notable is a group of 14 English and American silver flatware pieces. Each spoon and fork bears hallmarks, maker marks, and/or monograms. Gorham sterling silver lots are on offer as well. Among jewelry items in the sale, a 14-karat bi-color gold and diamond ring is particularly notable. This ring features a split band and multi-stone center mounting that spotlights two rose-cut and two round faceted diamonds. Assorted earrings, bangles, and pendants will also be available. Technology collectors can consider an Apple iPhone 6 signed by Steve Wozniak from 2017. Included in the lot is a signed American Middle East Institute 10th Anniversary “Transformative Technologies” conference handbook, which featured Steve Wozniak as the evening speaker. To view the complete catalog for this Jewelry, Books, Antiques & Design Online+ Auction and browse other online auctions, visit Bidsquare.
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Adolph Gottlieb’s Imaginary Landscape and Malvina Hoffman’s 1913 Bronze Sculpture Lead Art, Design, Jewelry and Antiques Auction
Adolph Gottlieb (1903 - 1974) was an Abstract Expressionist painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He formed lifelong friendships with artists Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Milton Avery, and John Graham. In the 1960s, Gottlieb simplified imagery usage to create his Burst and Imaginary Landscape paintings. In a 1967 interview, he said, “Everything is part of nature, I just paint from my personal feelings, and my reflexes and instincts. I have to trust these.” Imaginary Landscape No. 1 is a 1957 gouache and ink work by Adolph Gottlieb available in the Art, Design, Jewelry and Antiques auction, presented by Concept Gallery. Black and white colors dominate the painting while carrying the weight of all the emotions and duality the artist was trying to express through abstract dots and lines. La Frileuse (Shivering Girl), executed in 1913 by Malvina Hoffman (1885 - 1966), is also a leading lot. It is a cast bronze sculpture with a lotus base as a fountain with seven slots. The lotus base is attached to a newer marble base with the artist's name inscribed. The figure alone measures 39 inches tall. The bronze sculpture comes with a lengthy typed letter from the artist to the consignor, signed and dated February 1965. The letter recounts the making of the sculpture: "I came across the photo the other day of this little girl posing for this statue in my first studio in New York, and I must say the picture proved that this pose was a natural and easy one for the child.” Among jewelry lots, an 18-karat white gold diamond ring, featuring a prong-set 2.04-carat, round brilliant-cut diamond with I color, SI2 clarity is notable. The central diamond is surrounded by six diamond baguettes, four straight baguettes, and two tapered baguettes. View the complete catalog for this Art, Design, Jewelry, and Antiques sale and find other online auctions on Bidsquare.
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Thaddeus G. Mosley’s Wooden Sculpture and Kenneth Noland’s Acrylics on Canvas Highlight Concept Art Gallery’s Upcoming Sale
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, sculptor Thaddeus G. Mosley works in wood to transform it into ingenious abstract forms. His designs are influenced by both ancient and avant-garde cultures across the world. Largely a self-taught artist, Mosley sources wood from sawmills, reclaimed buildings and local forests, repurposing it into inventive monumental creations. The upcoming Concept Art Gallery sale will feature Mosley’s Blues for Pablo (2013), a cherry wood sculpture carved in three pieces. The sculpture is signed with the artist's conjoined monogram on the lower base. The biomorphic design was created using a mallet, chisel, and skillful carving techniques. Another noteworthy sculpture in the auction is Dave McGary’s The Honor Dress. The painted bronze sculpture is part of McGary’s Native American Woman series. Measuring 23 by 18 by 13 inches, the piece features a cast signature. Kenneth Noland’s Doors: Carving the Rock (1989) also leads the fine art listings. The acrylic on canvas is mounted to a wood panel with color Plexiglass. Kenneth Noland was a renowned American Color Field painter who stained the canvas with colors instead of painting with brushstrokes. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.