Though American artist James Havard was best known for his Abstract Illusionist paintings of the 1970s, he later embraced a distinct variant of Abstract Expressionism. He sampled from many different cultures for his works in the 1980s. Native American motifs, African masks, and Oceanic aesthetics appeared in Havard’s repertoire. Several James Havard paintings from this later period will come to auction with Dane Fine Art in early December. Among them is Navaho Mask – New Paint, a 1985 acrylic collage that blends abstraction and figuration. The white outline of a human figure appears beside an abstract composition near the center. Havard placed squiggles, paint drips, and small patterns throughout the piece.
The December Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art also features an original screenprint by Julian Opie and several Balloon Dog sculptures by Jeff Koons. Opie’s New York Couple 2 shows a blue-clothed pair in the artist’s signature line drawing style. Koons’ sculptures are available in orange, magenta, and yellow. Collectors will also find a variety of prints and etchings from such disparate artists as Louis Icart, Marcel Duchamp, KAWS, and Martha Walter. Visit Bidsquare for the complete catalog and to register to bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (942), Posters, Prints & Multiples (875), Drawings & Watercolors (41), Sculptures & Carvings (14)
# of Lots:976
Price Range:$300 - $30,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|James Havard - Navaho Mask - New Paint|| Estimate: |
|Julian Opie - New York Couple 2|| Estimate: |
|Jeff Koons - Balloon Dog (Yellow)|| Estimate: |
|Louis Icart - Mimi Pinson|| Estimate: |
|Russell Young - Al Capone|| Estimate: |
|Hijack - Environmental Protection Squad|| Estimate: |