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Over 1,100 lots of modern and contemporary art will come to auction with Dane Fine Art this month, including a selection of prints by American artist LeRoy Neiman. Known for his lively, impressionistic depictions of sporting events and other exuberant scenes, Neiman made use of a bold color palette in many of his works. “I do not depart from the colors borrowed from life,” the artist said. “But I use color to emphasize the scent, the spirit, and the feeling of the thing I’ve experienced.” Here are some notable works by LeRoy Neiman available in the upcoming sale. LeRoy Neiman, Cal Ripken, 2000. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Cal Ripken, 2000 Leading this auction is LeRoy Neiman’s depiction of American baseball player Cal Ripken (lot #0075; estimate: USD 11,500 - $16,000). This 2000 color serigraph on paper shows Ripken mid-air, a baseball sharply outlined by the blue-black sky in the background. Details of the stadium can be seen behind Ripken: numerical banners outside the right-field wall display the numbers “2131”, reflecting the number of consecutive games played by Ripken when he surpassed Lou Gehrig’s record in 1995. Ripken still holds the record for the longest consecutive games played in Major League Baseball history. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. The available serigraph is signed by both Neiman and Ripken. LeRoy Neiman, Giants-Broncos Classic, 1987. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Giants-Broncos Classic, 1987 Also available with Dane Fine Art this month is LeRoy Neiman’s Giants-Broncos Classic from 1987 (lot #0149; estimate: $4,000 - $6,000). This original serigraph on paper comes from a limited edition of 375. This exuberant, movement-filled print shows assorted players from the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos during the Super Bowl XXI of January, 1987, deciding the champion of the 1986 football season. The Giants eventually defeated the Broncos to secure the team’s first Super Bowl title in 30 years. In the offered serigraph, the players tussle on an electric green field with a baby blue sky overhead. LeRoy Neiman, Slapshot Hockey (New York Rangers), 1974. Image courtesy…
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Over 1,100 lots of posters, prints, multiples, and other fine artworks are heading to auction with Dane Fine Art this November. The November Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art—scheduled to begin live on November 30, 2023—will particularly highlight works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Louis Icart, and others. Andy Warhol - Tidal Basin Leading this sale is a 1983 screenprint and collage on paper by Andy Warhol (lot #37; estimate: USD 91,000 - $126,000). Tidal Basin dates back to Warhol’s later career, when he shifted his focus away from Pop Art screenprints and toward austere drawings. The available screenprint is based on a line drawing by Warhol from the same year. It depicts the silhouettes of two figures sitting in front of a body of water. The outlines of leaves and a shimmering reflection can be seen above them. In this version of the composition, Warhol placed the image over a snippet of The Washington Post; the newspaper’s typeface is visible in the lower right corner. Andy Warhol - Cooking Pot Other notable artworks by Warhol in this sale include Cooking Pot, a 1962 limited edition photoengraving on BFK Rives paper (lot #17; estimate: $45,500 - $63,000). Published by Galleria Schwarz Milan, this print features an embossed artist’s stamp in the lower left corner. Cooking Pot is a close-up replica of a vintage newspaper ad for a “4 Quart Enamel Coking Pot.” Other Warhol works in the catalog include the artist’s sketch of a cat (lot #658; estimate: $13,000 - $18,000), a signed page from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (lot #23; estimate: $6,500 - $9,000), and a screenprint portrait of Warhol in his “fright wig” (lot #383; estimate: $2,000 - $2,500). Roy Lichtenstein - Sunrise Several limited edition lithographs by Roy Lichtenstein are on offer as well. Notable among these is lot #1, Lichtenstein’s Sunrise from 1965 (estimate: $40,000 - $60,000). This subdued print features the artist’s signature Ben-Day dots, which add texture to the ribbons of blue sky visible behind the rising sun’s rays. The American Pop artist frequently used Ben-Day dots and sharp outlines to…
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Roy Lichtenstein looked for inspiration in comic books, modified the strips, and made them his own. Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was a leading figure in the American Pop Art movement. He used parody to define the premise of Pop Art. Lichtenstein's works were based on enlarged panels from comic books. In the upcoming November Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, presented by Dane Fine Art, Lichtenstein’s painting titled Sunrise will be available. It is a rare 1965, limited-edition hand-signed piece published by Leo Castelli Gallery and Graphic Industries Inc. New York. For this lithograph, Lichtenstein worked on wove paper in colors. The auction will also offer Andy Warhol’s Tidal Basin (1983) and Cooking Pot (1962). Helen Frankenthaler was considered to be a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Her painting Valentine for Mr. Wonderful (circa 1995) is a top lot in the upcoming sale. It is an original color etching aquatint engraving printed from 11 copper plates and five plastic plates with lithograph-printed poems and colophon. It is number 15 from the limited edition of 25. It was published by Tyler Graphics. Frankenthaler was one of the few American artists whose career spanned several generations of abstract painters while continuing to produce vital and ever-changing new work. View the complete catalog of the November Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Louis Icart (French, 1888 - 1950) impressed his aunt with his talent in drawing at an early age. She brought Icart with her to Paris in 1907. There, he dedicated himself to painting, drawing, and etching. Soon, he designed his works and title pages for the magazine La Critique Théâtrale. Icart was in demand and hired by numerous fashion houses. Icart’s drawings were particularly fashionable during the Art Deco period. In 1914, he met and married Fanny Volmers, an employee of the Paquin fashion house. She was his muse, modeling for many of his works. Portrait de Fanny, completed in 1935 by Louis Icart, is a unique oil on canvas of Fanny Volmers Icart. It is a hand-signed painting leading the upcoming Autumn Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, offered by Dane Fine Art. Icart painting enthusiasts can also consider other works like Le The au Jardin, an original oil on canvas available in this sale. An artwork by Andy Warhol titled Physiological Diagram is also of interest. It is a unique artwork created using synthetic polymer paint on HMP Paper. There is an authentication stamp en verso from the estate of Andy Warhol. Not many pieces like these are available. Warhol’s studio was known for creating multiple screenprints of similar subjects, but this one stands out. It was procured from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in New York. The auction will offer a plethora of fine art, photography, posters, decorative art, and sculptures. View the complete catalog of the Autumn Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Dane Fine Art’s upcoming September Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art will feature a range of paintings, posters, prints, and multiples. Among the auction’s top lots is an original watercolor painting by Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Christian666. Titled Menage A Quatre IIII, the 2023 artwork depicts a symmetrical rose with leaves. Christian666 is a printmaker known for his work with iconic 20th-century tattoo designs such as birds, bleeding hearts, Madonnas, and pin-up girls. Also notable is Jim Dine’s The Red Talisman from 2018. This one-color black woodblock print was pressed on red house paint on paper. It is signed and numbered by the artist. Limited edition drypoint etchings from French graphic artist Louis Icart are also on offer. The Art Deco-era artist was known for his work with French magazines and his depictions of sensual women in various domestic settings. Among the notable Louis Icart works in this catalog is a 1938 etching depicting a young woman leaning over a piano. She rests her head in her hands, tucking her face into her arm. Additional works of interest in the auction catalog include an abstract triptych by James Groody, as well as an original 1975 lithograph by Lucio Fontana. The Argentine-Italian painter was known for his monochromatic paintings bearing long slashes. Fontana returned from World War II and felt disillusioned with traditional painting techniques. He began slashing and poking holes in his canvases to reveal the dark space behind. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog for this September Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and find other online auctions.
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Monica Lying on Her Side with Scribble is a rare limited-edition lithograph on paper by Tom Wesselmann, and it leads the End of Summer Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, presented by Dane Fine Art. It was created in 1990 and was hand-signed by Wesselmann. It was published by International Images, New York. Artist Thomas K. Wesselmann (American, 1931 - 2004) believed that the female nude is a subject to which an artist can devote his full attention. Wesselmann shows women as the consumer, both consuming and being consumed, said Jan van der Marck, founding director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Tom Wesselmann was an admired American artist whose paintings, collages, and sculptures made an impact on the Pop Art movement. Other notable works in the sale come from James Havard, Jeff Koons, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Andy Warhol. Louis Icart’s modern version of Leda and the Swan, a rare, limited-edition dry point etching with hand coloring on paper, is noteworthy. It is a 1934, hand-signed original copy from the artist. The myth of Leda and the Swan has been brought to life in numerous forms by artists over the years. The unaware young Spartan queen Leda is taking a bath in a river when Zeus, the god of sky and thunder disguised as a swan, seduces and rapes her. The swan who is Zeus never apologizes to Leda and isn’t accountable for his actions. In Icart’s version, the swan is dark and mysterious, spreading its wings, almost engulfing Leda. Unlike most paintings that portray Leda as an innocent participant, this painting portrays her in a different light. View the complete catalog of the End of Summer Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.
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Rare Limited Edition Contemporary Art by Julian Opie and Keith Haring Come to Sale with Dane Fine Art
Visual artist Julian Opie is associated with the New British Sculpture movement. His simple figurative portraits reflect his perception of contemporary life. His silhouettes are inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics, Japanese woodblock prints, and traffic signs. One such artwork by Opie from a limited edition of 30 is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Dane Fine Art. Titled Belgium 3, it is a set of free-standing acrylic figures on a wall-mounted Corian shelf. The work measures 26 3/4 inches by 23 5/8 inches. Another rare artwork in the sale from a limited edition is Louis Icart’s Motorcar. The original drypoint etching with hand coloring on paper is characteristic of the portrayal of women in the Art Deco period. Keith Haring’s International Youth Year also leads the artwork section of the catalog. Published by The World Federation of United Nations Associations, New York, it is a lithograph in colors on Arches paper. The American artist’s Pop art was influenced by the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His works explored social activism and advocated AIDS awareness. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Harvest Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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Dane Fine Art’s Two-Day Sale Presents Mr. Brainwash Artworks, Damien Hirst’s Spaceship Spin Painting
French street artist Mr. Brainwash, also known as Thierry Guetta, specializes in provocative and distinctive pop art styles. Born in Paris, the artist moved to Los Angeles with his siblings and father at the age of 15. Guetta was hugely influenced by art icons Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, whose styles are often reflected in his works. Batman vs. Superman, an original mixed media artwork on paper with silkscreen acrylic and spray paint by Mr. Brainwash, is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Dane Fine Art. Belonging to a rare limited edition, this artwork was rendered in 2018. Also available is Spaceship Spin Painting, an artwork from British artist Damien Hirst. It is an original acrylic on paper executed in 2009. Hirst creates his spin paintings by placing his canvases on a spinner and pouring the paint as they turn. Spanish Catalan painter Joan Miró’s drypoint original etching in colors with embossing on arches wove paper is another notable lot. Titled Personatges Solars, the rare work from a limited edition of 50 was published by Editorial Gustavo Gili Barcelona. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Affordable Art Sale: Day 1 of 2, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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Tidal Basin by Warhol and Mickey and Minnie by Mr. Brainwash Available at Sunshine Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art by Dane Fine Art
Andy Warhol’s Tidal Basin is leading the Sunshine Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, offered by Dane Fine Art. It is a one-of-a-kind three-dimensional screenprint and collage on paper depicting a couple on a romantic getaway, produced by Warhol in 1983. The iconic Campbell’s Soup can painter rose to prominence with his paintings and screenprints. His painting style and subjects were as unique and extravagant as the artist. He chose to paint subjects that the American public was obsessed with, like Marilyn Monroe. Posters of Monroe by Warhol are also available in the sale. Madonna, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera performed two hits, Like a Virgin and Hollywood, during the 2003 VMA ceremony. Their performance and attire were wedding-inspired. Spears and Aguilera dressed as brides, and Madonna was in a black catsuit. The performance made headlines for the onstage kiss shared between Madonna and Spears. The image of the two pop sensations locking lips is shown in Line Kiss, a screenprint by Mr. Brainwash which is available in this sale. It is a hand-signed and thumb-printed, original screenprint in colors on hand-torn archival art paper created in 2009. It is from a rare limited edition of 50 made by the artist and is still in excellent condition. Also available in the sale is Mr. Brainwash’s Mickey and Minnie. View the complete catalog of the Sunshine Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and find other online auctions on Bidsquare.
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Rare and Limited Edition Contemporary Art by Andy Warhol and Robert Longo Come to Sale with Dane Fine Art
The oldest version of silk screenprinting gained popularity in China and Japan during the ancient period and the Middle Ages. The medium significantly transformed in the 20th century, when artists in New York started exploring it as a fresh form of creative expression. In the 1960s, Pop artists such as Andy Warhol used screenprinting to critique consumerism and capitalism. An original silkscreen on Lenox Museum Board by Warhol is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Dane Fine Art. Titled Howdy Doody, it is published by Ronald Feldman Arts Inc. and belongs to a limited edition of 200. It depicts Howdy Doody, the eponymous marionette from the famous American children's television program. Another noteworthy work is Robert Longo’s Jules, a lithograph with embossment on paper from a rare edition of 45. It belongs to his 1980s Men in the Cities series. It portrays a man dressed in black and white in a dramatized posture with a contorted expression. The pose and attire are characteristic of his subjects depicted through this series, inspired by a still image from the movie The American Soldier. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Halcyon Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
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Dane Fine Art’s Summer Sale Presents Original James Havard Paintings, Jeff Koons Balloon Dogs, and More
Dane Fine Art’s Summer Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art will highlight several works by American Abstract Illusionist painter James Havard. A master of trompe l’oeil, the artist also experimented with elements of Art Brut and Expressionism in his later career. Precision was an important part of his practice; Havard practiced animal husbandry as a boy, and his first paid art job was as a technical illustrator of electronic components. Featured in this sale is Havard’s Still Life for Morandi, a 1980 acrylic and pastel on board painting. The title likely references the Italian artist and printmaker Giorgio Morandi, who specialized in sensitive, delicately-colored still lifes. The available work features Havard’s signature swoops of paint and figurative elements, as well as several false shadows to create the illusion of three dimensionality. Additional lots of interest include two Balloon Dog sculptures by Jeff Koons from a rare 2015 limited edition of 2,300. The original porcelain sculpture is available in both yellow and magenta. Another contemporary artist with work in the sale is Adam Parker Smith, a sculptor and installation artist who often uses humor to explore serious themes like fear, obsession, and envy. The result are works that subvert expectations and balance irreverence with whimsy. Dane Fine Art will present Smith’s Shibari Heart (Black) from 2019, a resin, jute, and wood sculpture that references the Japanese rope bondage technique. Interested bidders will also find works by Jasper Johns, Fernand Léger, and Louis Icart in this event. Visit Bidsquare to find the complete catalog for this Summer Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and browse other online auctions.
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In Dane Fine Art’s August Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, a wide selection of fine art will come to auction, including 20th-century works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Louis Icart. Available from Oldenburg is a 1966 sculpture titled London Knees from a limited edition published by Editions Alecto Ltd London and Neuendorf Verlag Berlin. Oldenburg designed his Knees project during the mid-1960s, right as miniskirts, go-go boots, and feminism were on the rise. He viewed women’s newly exposed knees as objects of fascination. The artist created a series of London Knees sculptures in miniature, imagining them as vast public sculptures that would one day pepper London. This never came to pass, remaining an unrealized dream. Contemporary works in the auction catalog include a Damien Hirst Heart Spin Painting from 2009, which bursts with shades of aqua, navy, violet, and gold. Bidders can also consider a stainless steel sculpture by Romanian-American Cubist artist Alexandra Nechita. This piece includes Cubist elements, depicting a woman holding leaves and a flower while gazing down at herself. Additional works by Mr. Brainwash, Robert Indiana, Hebru Brantley, and Gary Mirabelle round out the catalog. To view the complete August Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art listings and view other online auctions, visit Bidsquare.
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Dane Fine Art of Ardmore, PA is celebrating its 44th anniversary by offering 1,092 lots of century-spanning works as part of its July Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art. This highly anticipated event will be held on July 27, 2023 with online bidding available on Bidsquare. Dane Fine Art guarantees all items sold as genuine and authentic in perpetuity and provides a certificate of authenticity for every item purchased through this event. Here are a few sale highlights that called to the Auction Daily team, and a little background on each. Lot #18, Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro's Tête de Femme, is estimated at $32,500 - $45,000. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Original works by internationally recognized 20th-century artists take several of the top lot slots in this visually stunning sale. Lot #18, Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro's (French, 1871-1961) Tête de Femme, is estimated at USD 32,500 to $45,000. This original charcoal and white chalk on brown paper from around 1952 is framed. It features the side glancing bust of a tired looking woman with her gray hair pulled back. The piece is signed by the artist in charcoal. Pissarro came from a family of artists; his father was Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro (Danish and French, 1830 - 1903), and his son would also go on to become an artist. In addition to fine art, Pissarro also designed fabrics, decorative and functional household items, and furniture. Lot #22, Louis Icart's Motorcar, is estimated at $32,500 - $45,000. Image courtesy of Dane Fine Art. Lot #22, Louis Icart's (French, 1888 - 1950) Motorcar, is estimated at $32,500 to $45,000. This original drypoint etching with hand coloring on paper is from 1923. It shows a confident woman behind the steering wheel of a convertible car with the top down. She is wearing a long red scarf, which is blowing in the wind, along with her hair. Her passenger is a glum looking dog, perhaps a Chow Chow. The piece is hand-signed by the artist. Icart is best known for his images of beautiful society women living their best lives in 1920s Paris.…
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Dane Fine Art returns with its July Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art, a midsummer event boasting over 1,000 lots of paintings, photography, prints, multiples, and sculptures. It will take place live on July 27, 2023. Online bidding options are available through Bidsquare. One top lot of this sale is a rare Keith Haring limited edition lithograph from 1985 (lot #16; estimate: USD 23,500 - $32,500). This work celebrated International Youth Year, the United Nations’ effort in 1985 to focus on issues concerning youth. The United Nations organized events around the slogan “Participation, Development, Peace.” Haring created this design to mark International Youth Day. It graced various mailers. Featuring a classic Haring dancing figure under a pink sun, this lithograph is signed and numbered by the artist. It was published by the World Federation of United Nations Association New York. The sale features an assortment of works by contemporary artist mr brainwash, also known as Thierry Guetta. Leading this section of the catalog is an original serigraph on paper from a rare limited edition of nine (lot #9). Mr. Brainwash’s The Cat and the Heart was created in 2020 and features the artist’s signature (and fingerprint on reverse). It comes to auction with an estimate of $15,000 to $21,000. Other works by the artist include Watch Out! (Large Pink) (lot #68; estimate: $15,500 - $21,500) and Life Imitates Art, a hand-signed screenprint (lot #27; estimate: $7,000 - $10,000). Mr. Brainwash - The Cat And The Heart Additional contemporary works in the catalog include prints by KAWS, a donut-shaped pink lamp by Josh Sperling, and a print by street artist Alec Monopoly depicting a fight with Muhammad Ali. A selection of 19th- and 20th-century lots will also be offered. These include an original charcoal and white chalk on brown paper piece by Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro (lot #18; estimate: $32,500 - $45,000). Showing an older woman’s head turned to the side, this piece comes in a frame and was dated by the artist—1952. The son of noted Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, the younger artist (known as Manzana) grew up in a…
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Dane Fine Art’s Luxor Sale Features David LaChapelle Print and Works by Julian Opie, Elizabeth Osborne
Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth Osborne has built a career on bridging the interests of formalism and psychology. Her paintings explore the possibilities of line and color without adhering to a specific artistic movement. A 1985 painting by Osborne will soon come to auction in Dane Fine Art’s Luxor Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art. The offered piece, titled Still Life with Amish Quilt, makes extensive use of symmetry and symbolism. Three vases holding irises dominate the middle ground. Before them is a plate of peaches, a pale pink conch shell, and a notebook. Another notable lot in the auction is a contemporary woodblock print on paper by Jim Dine. The Red Talisman was executed in 2018 and comes from a limited edition of five. Among the top lots of this sale is a 1998 chromogenic print depicting professional tennis star Anna Kournikova by David LaChapelle. The carefully-crafted photo places Kournikova in a cherry red outfit, standing beside a matching leather couch. Her pose evokes a rock star, with a tennis racket in place of a guitar. Several contemporary works by Mr. Brainwash are available as well, including Watch Out! (Large Red), a 2019 screenprint that references Keith Haring’s “Barking Dog” motif. Interested bidders can view the complete catalog of the Luxor Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art and find other online auctions on Bidsquare.