Rachel Davis Fine Arts

1301 West 79th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44102

About Auction House

Rachel Davis Fine Arts was founded in July of 1987 and a commercial gallery opened in May 1992. We began auctions of works on paper in October of that year, and added auctions of paintings in March 1996. Later in 1996, we began auctioning rare and out-of-print books. In 2001 we branched out to become a full service auction house including furniture, jewelry and decorative arts.

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    Edward Hopper’s 1923 Etching and George Rickey’s Stainless Steel Sculpture Come to Auction

    The latest auction from Rachel Davis Fine Arts will present a variety of American and European paintings, along with sculptures. A particular highlight is a piece by Edward Hopper. Regarded as one of the most influential American realist artists, Hopper’s 1923 original etching titled The Locomotive will be on offer. It belongs to an edition of less than 100, and the artist’s pencil sign is visible in the lower right-hand corner.  George Rickey’s stainless steel sculpture is also featured in this event. Produced in 1977, Six Lines in an L features six stainless steel blades attached to a slender vertical pole. The metal parts move in response to the slightest air currents. The American sculptor is famous for his kinetic sculptures characterized by unpredictable movement. Also available is Arthur Beecher Carles’ oil on canvas titled Dancers from 1927. An American Modernist painter, Carles adopted various styles throughout his career, including Fauvism, Realism, and Abstract Expressionism. Other notable lots include a drawing by R. B. Kitaj, a glass sculpture by Harvey K. Littleton, and a suite of lithographs by Robert Rauschenberg. View the full catalog of the upcoming Fine Art at Auction- Sale 253 and register for bidding on Bidsquare.

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    Fine Art at Auction – Sale 221

    A leading figure in the Pop Art movement and beyond, Roy Lichtenstein experimented with both Abstract Expressionism and graphic works during his career. One of Lichtenstein’s watercolor paintings from 1952 is available in the upcoming Fine Art at Auction event, presented by Rachel Davis Fine Arts. In the 1950s, his subjects were mostly derived from mythology, American history, and folklore. In this upcoming sale, 430 lots of oil paintings,sculptures, and ceramics created by contemporary artists will be presented. Leading the auction is a color screenprint by Bridget Riley. Using pastel tones, Riley’s minimalistic screenprint depicts curved lines at regular intervals. These lines create an illusion of movement. Also showcased is a lithograph and serigraph by Frank Stella. His style is characterized by the use of geometric patterns and shapes. The artist describes his paintings as a narration of a story with shapes: “It wouldn't be a literal story, but the shapes and the interaction of the shapes and colors would give you a narrative sense.” View the complete collection and place a bid at Bidsquare.

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    Fine & Decorative Arts at Auction- Sale 219

    The upcoming Fine & Decorative Arts auction offered by Rachel Davis Fine Arts will present a variety of Asian antiques and Haitian paintings. A particular highlight is a piece by Shiko Munakata. Regarded as one of the most significant modern Japanese artists, Munakata’s woodcut titled Fish and Flower and Female Buddha will be on offer. Handmade on Kozo paper, the artist's red stamp is visible on the woodcut. Gorham Strasbourg sterling silver flatware is also featured. First produced around 1897, the silverware pattern features a glossy finish, a plume design, and scrollwork. The flatware in the sale includes shrimp forks, salad forks, and ice teaspoons. Also available is Alberto Giacometti’s Bust I lithograph from 1960. An Expressionist artist, Giacometti was best known for his portrayal of solitary figures. A pair of award-winning PK22 lounge chairs by Poul Kjærholm will be at auction as well. Born in Denmark, he produced the original PK22 lounge chair in 1956. The piece went on to be awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair. View the full catalog for this auction and register for bidding on Bidsquare.

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    Rachel Davis Fine Art Auctioneers & Appraisers

    Exploring different styles of artistic expression in his works, Andy Warhol became one of the most prolific figures in art history. The artist truly believed that art should not be defined by time or concept-but it should create a new feeling and movement every time. Andy Warhol’s ''Paolo Uccello” creates a similar feeling and is being presented at Fine Art at Auction - Sale 218.  This extensive sale held by Rachel Davis Fine Art Auctioneers & Appraisers is a collection of diverse styles of fine art. Such as Marc Chagall's figurative style incorporated in a lithograph which depicts a setting of a circus. Similarly, art enthusiasts can find the work of artists who have influenced many art movements including Theodore Rousseau, Abel G. Warshawsky and Ed Ruscha. For more information about the auction, visit Bidsquare.

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    Fine & Decorative Arts at Auction – Sale 217

    This September, Rachel Davis Fine Arts is here to offer Fine & Decorative Arts at Auction - Sale 217, the highlight of which is a work of Antoine Blanchard. This exquisite piece of art embodies Blanchard’s delicate touches and tones that produce an expression of harmony. It utilizes a mesmerizing color palette to relive the period in Paris, by showing pleasant strolls along boulevards, when the time was idle and life wasn’t rushed. Among the 546 lots, a piece that makes one realize the uniqueness of the collection is the bottle whimsy by Carl Worner. He is a prolific craftsman whose art has been able to capture stories in a bottle. Among over 100 surviving examples, one of his carvings has made it to the auction. Beyond that bottle of amusement lies many other significant categories. In particular, the highest estimated lot at $7,000 is a Hosea Hayden camp stool. A combination of variety and unique artistry is well presented in this sale, discerning some of the finest art selection. View the full catalog and register for bidding on Bidsquare.

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    Works On Paper

    This August, auction enthusiasts are in for a surprise as Racheal Davis Auctioneers and Appraisers present a momentous online auction. Works on Paper is a collection of lithography, etching, silkscreens, drypoints and many more. The collection is made furthermore desirable. With artists depicting both realistic portraits and imaginative scenes showcasing their craftiness. In the auction, the major highlights are more than five works of Gerald L. Brockhurst, a fashionable portrait painter and etcher celebrated for his technical perfection.  Similarly, providing essence to the auction is an instrumental watercolor on paper, by Charles F. W. Mielatz, as it has the highest estimated value of $1,200. Among many, a lithograph in color by Bernard Buffet, and etching and drypoint by James A. M. Whistler are items auction buyers will unquestionably admire. For more information on items like such, visit Racheal Davis Auctioneers and Appraisers.

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    Prints & Drawings at Auction-Sale 215

    The upcoming Prints and Drawings auction offered by Rachel Davis Fine Arts features American, European, Japanese, and contemporary works on paper dating back to 19th and 20th century.   Included is a signed Andy Warhol silkscreen of Jacqueline Kennedy, a bold aquatint Joan Miro etching, and several charming etchings by James A.M. Whistler.  Japanese artists such as Katsunori Hamanishi are included, as are several antique folio books. Bids range from $10 to $7,000. For more information and to preview the catalogue, go to Bidsquare.

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    Fine Art Dealer Rachel Davis Speaks at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve This Saturday

    With over three decades of experience as a fine art dealer, Rachel Davis has seen it all. At 1 p.m. this Saturday, Mar. 28, she will share her personal stories and professional experience during a free discussion at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR), as part of the Archives’ ongoing Collecting Art lecture series.  Just a few weeks ago, auctioneer and PBS celebrity Wes Cowan discussed his role in the art market as an antiques auctioneer based in Cincinnati.  'Wes Cowan very succinctly covered the topic of the state of the art market for us in his talk at the AAWR , as well as covering what's hot and what's not nationally in art auctions right now,” says AAWR Executive Director Mindy Tousley. “He seems to be interested in only selling specific kinds of art in his auctions, Rachel on the other hand has dealt for years in regional art, and the art acquired by local collectors. The work she handles is generally more eclectic. Many of the people who will attend this talk at the Archives already know her and so I think this will be a smaller, more intimate gathering where people will feel relaxed and free to ask all kinds of questions."  Rachel Davis Fine Arts (RDFA) was founded in Cleveland in 1987 and opened its first commercial gallery in 1992. Later that year, Davis began auctioning works on paper. In 1996, RDFA added auctions of paintings, and later that year, rare and out-of-print books. By 2001, RDFA was a full service auction house with the addition of furniture, jewelry and decorative arts.