Dane Fine Art

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Our reputation and acclaim in the industry started over 50 years ago. Dane Fine Art gallery now consists of a staff of over 25 knowledgeable art professionals with in-depth knowledge and understanding in multiple fine art forms and mediums.

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    Arman’s ‘Accumulations’ Sculpture and Andy Warhol Screenprints Featured in Upcoming Dane Fine Art Event

    Object artist Arman was famous for creating unorthodox sculptures utilizing everyday things. The Nouveau Réalisme co-founder was known to create sculptures known as ‘Accumulations.’ These works were inspired by the Dada movement. Arman’s ‘Accumulations’ sculptures utilize general objects like spoons, hairbrushes, or toy cars. He destroys these objects and assembles them in a way that gives them a new perspective. The upcoming auction from Dane Fine Art presents a sculpture titled Venus Hairspray by Arman. The 1996 bronze sculpture has a silver and blue patina. Another highlight is a 3D screenprint and paper collage titled Tidal Basin by Andy Warhol. It was created for a 1983 Washington Post magazine cover. The auction also showcases Warhol’s screenprints of popular subjects like Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. Also featured is a 1995 book consisting of hand-printed intaglios by printmaker Helen Frankenthaler. Valentine for Mr. Wonderful consists of seven intaglios of lithographed poems and images. The handmade paper folio reflects the artist’s interest in Color Field painting and Abstract Expressionism. Items by street artists Mr. Brainwash and BAMBI are also available. Bidders can consider works by Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Louis Icart, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró in this sale. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog, register to bid online on Bidsquare, and browse other online auctions.

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    Pop Art Prints & Multiples Available at Dane Fine Art

    Dane Fine Art’s January 26, 2023 Luxor Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art particularly focuses on fine Pop Art prints and contemporary multiples. Offering over 1,000 lots from well-known American artists, the catalog features a wide range of works that comment on society and the state of popular culture. Among the top items are lithographs from three iconic artists of the Pop Art movement: Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg. Robert Indiana, Winter (Four Seasons of Hope), 2012. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Robert Indiana American artist Robert Indiana was perhaps best known for his iconic Love sculpture, which has become one of the most recognizable and most plagiarized works of 20th-century art. Maxwell Anderson, the former director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art, described Indiana as “an artist of consequence who gets mistaken for a one-hit wonder,” someone who had a significant but often-overlooked role in the rise of Pop Art. He explored the American Dream from many opposing angles, often highlighting the gap between the country’s intentions and its reality. Indiana was also among the first artists to focus exclusively on word art. The upcoming auction will feature a Pop Art print that Robert Indiana designed in 2008 for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign (lot #0008; estimate: USD 13,000 - $18,000). The design riffs on Indiana’s original Love composition, including a forward-leaning O. The available screenprint was created in 2012 and features a blue-gray gradient against a bright yellow background. Roy Lichtenstein, Girl, 1964. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Roy Lichtenstein  Another leading figure of the Pop Art movement, Roy Lichtenstein, fully embraced parody and criticism of American popular culture. Lichtenstein was intrigued by commercial printing and comic books, both of which used Ben-Day dots to create color, texture, and depth. In his work, Lichtenstein used tongue-in-cheek humor to approach the subjects that dominated American popular culture at the time. “I was interested in anything I could use as a subject that was emotionally strong,” the artist later stated, “usually love, war, or something that was highly charged and emotional…

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    Rare Lithographs by Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas Come to Sale with Dane Fine Art

    Louis Icart, a French painter, was a well-known graphic artist and illustrator who began drawing very early in his life. He was influenced by 18th-century French masters such as François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. His portrayal of women was marked by a combination of sensuality and humor. An original oil painting by Louis Icart, titled Le Thé au Jardin, is a key highlight of the upcoming Dane Fine Art sale. The rare work is hand-signed in paint at the lower left corner. Another unusual artwork on offer, an offset lithograph of The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk), is based on Marc Chagall’s original painting. The piece belongs to an edition of 100 published by the Art Institute of Chicago. The portrait is notable for its limited palette and simplicity. In his autobiography, Chagall described that he made a sitter pose wearing his father’s prayer clothes and then painted him to create the image.  A lithograph on chine applique on wove paper by Edgar Degas and George William Thornley also leads the catalog. Le Jockey, a rare artwork from an edition of 25, is hand-signed by Degas and Thornley. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Jeff Koons’ Magenta Balloon Dog Makes Appearance in Mid-Winter Sale

    Mr. Brainwash’s The Heroes is available in the forthcoming Mid-Winter Sale of Modern & Contemporary, presented by Dane Fine Art. In honor of the 2017 premiere of the movie Justice League, Mr. Brainwash made a new addition to the ongoing series of comic book covers that features the Justice League of America superheroes. Mr. Brainwash is the pseudonym of French-born Los Angeles-based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta. Using stencil graffiti and posters of icons, Mr. Brainwash has swiftly rose to prominence in the burgeoning street art scene. The available original serigraph shows the classic Justice League heroes bursting from a collage of comics and advertisements.  Also available is Balloon Dog (Magenta), an original porcelain sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons. This piece belongs to Koons' Celebration series, which started in the mid-1990s. There are five distinct hues of the balloon dog motif: blue, magenta, orange, red, and yellow. Each balloon dog depicts a dog standing upright on all four legs and casting its gaze forward. Find more items and online auctions on Bidsquare. 

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    Post-Impressionist and Modern Paintings Highlight Dane Fine Art’s Upcoming Sale

    French painter Maurice de Vlaminck (1876 – 1958) was a founding figure of the Fauvism movement. His Fauvist-styled paintings were characterized by use of intense colors and fierce brush strokes. Dutch Post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh inspired Vlaminck deeply and was a major influence on him. A gouache and ink on paper work by the artist is a key highlight of the upcoming Winter Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, presented by Dane Fine Art. Titled La Maison Abandonnée, the painting depicts a dramatic landscape view with a stormy sky. Like most of the artist’s Fauvist work, this too is marked by wild brushwork and deep hues. Another noteworthy artwork is Watch Out!, an original screenprint with hand splattered paint on paper by Mr. Brainwash. French street artist Thierry Guetta (also known as Mr. Brainwash) is famous for his style of merging street art with Pop Art using recognizable imagery.  The sale also features KAWS’ Untitled VI, an original silkscreen on paper from a rare limited edition of 250. The American artist and designer makes repetitive use of macabre motifs and characters that have connected with collectors and institutions around the globe. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Sol LeWitt’s Work Headlines Dane Fine Art’s End-of-Year Sale

    The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Sol LeWitt grew up to become a founding member of Minimalism and Conceptual art in the United States. His experiments in sculpture and size challenged mainstream beliefs about the purpose and nature of art. By creating detailed instructions and careful ratios for his work, LeWitt ensured that his art would continue to exist and evolve in the world, even if his hand was not the one to make it. Concept, not execution, was his highest priority. Several notable examples of Sol LeWitt’s art will be available in Dane Fine Art’s annual New Year Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, held live on December 29, 2022. Learn more about the artist and the available works before placing a bid. Sol LeWitt, Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1990. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Like many American artists of his era, Sol LeWitt was disaffected by the options presented by mainstream movements. He felt that the feelings of Abstract Expressionism and the flair of Pop Art were more performative than pure. Art needed a reset, and Minimalism offered that. “My thinking was involved with the problem of painting at the time: the idea of the flat surface and the integrity of the surface,” LeWitt said in 1993, according to Lary Bloom’s Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas. “I wasn’t really that interested in objects. I was interested in ideas.”  To explore that interest, LeWitt began his career creating three-dimensional sculptures (which he called “structures”) that often utilized the proportions of perfect cubes. They were open and airy, revealing the skeletons of lines and angles that hide within every physical object. Negative space started to intrigue LeWitt, and it played an important role in his art for the rest of his career. Sol LeWitt, Plate #41, 1984. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Simultaneously, LeWitt worked on two-dimensional artwork in the form of wall drawings. These could be installed directly on the wall of a gallery or museum, eliminating the space between structure and artwork. LeWitt used a geometric system to create dozens of variations on cubes, pyramids, and…

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    Rare & Romantic 3D Screenprint by Warhol Takes the Lead at Dane Fine Art’s New Year Sale

    Dane Fine Art will present more than 1,000 lots of fine art, mixed media, paintings, posters, prints, sculptures, and carvings this December. The upcoming New Year Sale celebrates its 43rd year by bringing artworks from prominent figures like Lichtenstein, Warhol, Haring, Opie, Mr. Brainwash, Miró, Picasso, Chagall, Icart, Dalí, Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir, and many others. The sale will be held live on December 29, 2022. Collectors can view the complete catalog and place bids by visiting Bidsquare.  Andy Warhol - Tidal Basin Leading Dane Fine Art’s New Year Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art is Andy Warhol’s Tidal Basin, a unique 3D screenprint and collage on paper (lot #37; estimate: USD 91,000 - $126,000). It is a one-of-a-kind artwork showing a couple on a romantic getaway, produced by Warhol in 1983. The iconic Campbell’s Soup can painter rose to prominence with his poster-like paintings and screenprints. His painting style and subjects are as unique and extravagant as the artist. Warhol chose to paint subjects that the American public was obsessed with, like Marilyn Monroe, featured in another available Warhol work. KAWS - Far Far Down The New Year Sale will also offer a rare, limited edition of Far Far Down by KAWS (lot #1; estimate: $52,000 - $72,000). It is an original screenprint on paper made in 2018 and hand signed by KAWS. Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, and Drake are some of the celebrities who own Companion toys by KAWS. His toys are the disruptive appropriation of pop culture icons such as Mickey Mouse and the Michelin Man. The graffiti artist turned toy designer has exhibited worldwide, including at the MoMA. Leornardo Nierman - Flight Sensation Alongside posters and prints, the upcoming sale will offer several noteworthy paintings. Leading this category is a painting from Leonardo Nierman (lot #288; estimate: $6,500 – $9,000). The painting, titled Flight Sensation, is an original acrylic on panel hand signed by Nierman. The year of completion isn’t clear but the available painting is in excellent condition. Nierman is a Mexican artist of Lithuanian Jewish descent who trained as a violinist, but the path of his career…

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    Dane Fine Art Presents Prints, Lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Miró This December

    Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein was a significant figure in the 1960s American art scene. His works were influenced by popular comic strips and advertising styles. Lichtenstein’s The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, an original serigraph on BFK Rives paper, is a key highlight of the upcoming Dane Fine Art sale. In this circular composition, the artist showed a limited range of colors to portray a Roman column, a bridge, and a man in front of buildings. With a palette including yellow, green, and red, Lichtenstein used black lines and Ben-Day dots to depict two-dimensional objects. Two original lithographs by Joan Miró from Le lézard aux plumes d'or also lead the listings. Both works portray colorful dots and shapes in an artistic language that is characteristic of Miró’s style. The artist’s abstract art decodes ideas into colors and shapes that are deceptively simple. The sale also features Itzchak Tarkay’s Lady in Red, an original cast bronze sculpture. Tarkay was considered a leading figure in the contemporary figurative movement. He was known for his perceptive artworks depicting women socialites as important subjects. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Andy Warhol’s Tidal Basin and Rare Limited Edition Works Highlight Dane Fine Art’s New Year Sale

    Andy Warhol is regarded as one of the most prominent artists who shaped the 1960s Pop Art movement. The influential American visual artist is known for his exuberant portrayal of popular subjects and iconic American objects. Warhol often deployed his signature screen-printing techniques and used bright colors for his works. The upcoming New Year sale at Dane Fine Art will feature rare and limited edition works by the artist. Warhol’s Tidal Basin is a key highlight of the auction. Rendered in 1983, the artwork includes silkscreened ink on two colored sheets of paper and a collage on board. Hand-signed Warhol screenprints of Marilyn Monroe with distinct color variations and canvases painted with Campbell’s Soup cans feature in the sale as well.  Far Far Down by American artist Brian Donnelly, known as KAWS, also leads the listings.  The original screenprint on paper depicts an abstract composition of graphic shapes in vibrant, bold colors. The signed screenprint was produced by the artist in 2018. This sale consists of over 1,000 lots, most of them modern and contemporary posters, prints, and multiples. To view the complete auction catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    David LaChapelle Photograph Among Top Lots in Upcoming Dane Fine Art Auction

    Famously known as the ‘Fellini of photography,’ artist David LaChapelle creates hyper-realistic photographs. His celebrity portraits are full of controversies and often feature top icons. LaChapelle’s works combine elements of Pop Art and Surrealism. The upcoming Dane Fine Art auction features a chromogenic print by David LaChapelle. Anna Kournikova: The Courts Free is a saturated portrait of the tennis star wearing all red and holding a red racket. The Maurice De Vlaminck oil painting titled La Maison Abandonnee is another highlight of this event. The Vincent van Gogh-influenced painting portrays monochromatic hues and bold brushstrokes. Also notable is a hand-painted resin wall souvenir by street artist Banksy. Walled Off Hotel Sculpture explores the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Other notable lots in this event include serigraphs featuring the number and alphabet series by Erté, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erté’s alphabet series took 40 years to complete. The letter C recalls his love for classical music and his cats. The auction also offers artworks from Andy Warhol, Jean Miró, Mr. Brainwash, Roy Lichtenstein, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and others. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog, register to bid online on Bidsquare, and browse other online auctions.

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    Original Etchings and Rare Limited Editions Highlight Dane Fine Art’s Mid-Summer Sale

    Frank Stella is regarded as one of the most ingenious figures of the 20th century. The influential Italian American artist is known for his exuberant portrayal of geometric shapes and irregular patterns in paintings and sculptures. Stella’s Bene Come il Sale (As Good as Salt), an original color etching with aquatint and relief, is a key highlight of the upcoming mid-summer sale at Dane Fine Art. Influenced by the gouaches of Russian artist El Lissitzky, the rare etching exemplifies Stella’s use of vibrant colors and shapes. Particularly noteworthy is the range of electrifying hues including pink, magenta, brown, and lavender. Another notable work is from a limited edition of three printer proofs: Tom Wesselmann’s Thames Scene with Power Station. Depicting symbols from an urban setting, it is characterized by reductive lines and flat primary colors. The New York Pop artist rejected abstract expression, making his own distinctive statement. Julian Opie’s Still Life with Aubergines and Cucumber also leads the listings. It portrays vegetables in vivid, saturated colors with a black backdrop. The original laminated lambda print on canvas belongs to Opie’s Still Life series from 2001. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Karel Appel’s Jumping Dog II and Jim Davis’ Garfield Meets Rockwell Available in Dane Fine Art’s Upcoming Summer Sale

    Among the modern and contemporary fine art items listed in the upcoming Dane Fine Art Summer Sale is a rare, limited edition wood sculpture from Karel Appel’s 1978 Circus collection. Standing 40 inches high and 25 inches wide, this orange and red painted dog shown jumping through a colorful hoop has been signed and numbered by the artist at the bottom of its base. Guaranteed in perpetuity, this piece also comes with a letter of authenticity. In the auction is an offset lithograph by Jim Davis after Norman Rockwell titled Garfield Meets Rockwell (The Great Frame Up). This 1978 work of art shows Norman Rockwell holding a large picture frame as if he also belongs on the wall with the other artwork. Just below the frame is Garfield, who is holding a smaller frame in the same fashion. The 15-inch by 13-inch piece is numbered from the rare, limited edition of 750 and has been hand signed by Jim Davis. To view the entire catalog and explore more online auctions, visit Bidsquare.

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    Rare Works by Expressionist Artists Highlight Dane Fine Art’s Memorial Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art

    American-born modern artist Neil Gavin Welliver was known for his landscape paintings inspired by the expansive wilderness around his home in Maine. With landscapes as his core subject matter, Welliver also painted nudes in wooded areas or water pools. Sacred Bull, one such countryside painting by the artist, is a key highlight of the upcoming Memorial Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art from Dane Fine Art. Like some of Welliver’s artworks of the 1960s and ‘70s, this rare oil on canvas depicts female nudes in a landscape. It marks a significant mid-point in Welliver’s creative transition from fanciful and figurative to landscape and realistic art.  Peter Max’s Flower Heart, an acrylic mixed media on canvas, also leads the listings. Passionate about astronomy and the cosmic world, the iconic German-American Pop Expressionist uses bold colors and free brushstrokes to express his psychedelic style. Another noted avant-garde Expressionist, Karel Appel, also employed bright but aggressive brushwork in his painted stone relief Floating Family. The human figure is treated in a riotously abstract fashion. One of the founding members of the CoBrA movement in 1948, Appel was influenced by children’s and folk art. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.

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    Dane Fine Art Presents Early Shot of Madonna by Lee Friedlander

    In 1979, an unknown 21-year-old named Madonna Ciccone answered an ad seeking nude models to be photographed by Lee Friedlander. The model who would eventually be known by just her first name— Madonna— signed a release and was paid a small amount, then went back to the work of becoming a pop star. When the photographs resurfaced on the pages of Playboy magazine in 1985, Madonna was well on her way to becoming one of the biggest pop stars of all time. A print of one of the early photos from that shoot is up for bid in the Bloom Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, offered by Dane Fine Art. There are over 900 lots in the sale, representing works of photography, drawing, lithography, sculpture, and more. A few of the notable works in the sale include several original etchings signed by Pablo Picasso, hand-signed and numbered silkscreen works by Julian Opie, original balloon dog pieces produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art and signed by Jeff Koons, original paintings by Jeff Harvard, and more. There is also a signed book by KAWS, lithographs by STIK, Keith Haring, and Joan Miró, and an original box that contained prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog of this and other online auctions.

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    Dane Fine Art Will Represent Renowned Figures, From Picasso To Sperling

    The Aurora Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, hosted by Dane Fine Art, showcases original artworks by prominent creators such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Mr. Brainwash, and Pablo Picasso. Among them is a sketch by French artist Louis Icart. Born in 1888 in Toulouse, the artist started sketching at an early age. He traveled to Paris in 1907 to further his studies in painting, sketching, and printing. During this time, Icart was influenced by the works of Jean Antoine Watteau. His themes often incorporated the depiction of nude women and everyday life in 1920s Paris. Between the 1920s and 30s, Icart became one of the most influential figures in the Art Deco period. The available lot shows a brown dog and a woman riding an open-top motorcar.  The sale also showcases Josh Sperling’s Donut Lamp. Employing a minimalist painting style, Sperling works on geometric canvases. He combines the mediums of painting and sculpture to craft three-dimensional artworks. The offered lot is a hollow circular disk painted in a vibrant yellow hue. View more of these lots and register to bid in this and other online auctions on Bidsquare.