Charles Sheeler, a founding member, and leader of the Precisionism art movement had a keen eye for the large forces shaping 1920s America. With his camera and paintbrush, Sheeler sought to explore the triumph of industrialization in American cities. Rago will present a notable drawing by Charles Sheeler in the upcoming American & European Art auction. The artist executed View of Central Park in 1932. Art patron and socialite Abby Aldrich Rockefeller commissioned this drawing (as well as its larger counterpart), which overlooks Central Park from the American Museum of Natural History. Several other examples of American drawings will be available, including pieces by wildlife artist Bob Kuhn.
From the other side of the Atlantic Ocean comes several lots by Paris-based Vietnamese painters Lê Phổ and Vũ Cao Đàm. The available Lê Phổ still life features his signature explosion of color, particularly yellows and oranges, arranged in a vivid bouquet. Vũ Cao Đàm’s work shows a blue-clothed figure standing beside a horse as he glances back at a mother and child. The catalog presents a wide selection of European art from Gustave Courbet to Edvard Munch and others. For the complete listings and to register to bid, visit Rago’s website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (167)
# of Lots:167
Price Range:$900 - $180,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Charles Sheeler 1883–1965 View of Central Park|| Estimate: |
|Lê Phổ 1907–2001 Untitled (Still Life)|| Estimate: |
|Gustave Courbet 1883–1877 People on the Rocks|| Estimate: |
|Fern Isabel Coppedge 1883–1951 June in the Catskills|| Estimate: |
|Alexander Archipenko 1887–1964 The Conversation|| Estimate: |
|Steven Campbell 1953–2007 Discovering Insects In a Herbaceous Border|| Estimate: |