Robinson Crusoe Umbrella Drawing and 10-Carat Intense Yellow Diamond Ring Lead Grogan & Co AuctionNov 07, 2021 11:00 EST
Robinson Crusoe is the eponymous castaway in Daniel Defoe’s famous 1719 novel. In the story, Crusoe washes up on an island far from the rest of the world. He creates an umbrella out of things he finds on that island to remember his former civilization. Inspired by an illustration of that umbrella, Claes Oldenburg created Crusoe Umbrella in 1977. It is a watercolor and crayon on paper piece that will be available in the upcoming Fall Auction, presented by Grogan & Co. The husband-and-wife team of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen have also created monumental sculptures inspired by everyday objects.
The Fall Auction features over 200 pieces of fine art and jewelry. Auction highlights include works by Ellen Gallagher, Wolf Kahn, Elaine de Kooning, Grandma Moses, Ogden Pleissner, and William Merritt Chase. The auction also features jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Buccellati, and Tiffany & Co. One notable lot is an 18-karat gold and platinum ring. It centers two radiant-cut white diamonds and a 10.04-carat intense yellow diamond. The accompanying GIA report states that the diamond is natural with VS2 clarity. To view the complete auction catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
# of Lots:226
Price Range:$600- $250,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|18K Gold, Platinum, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, and Diamond Ring|| Estimate: |
|ELLEN GALLAGHER, (American, b. 1965), Lips & Paper, 1993|| Estimate: |
|CLAES THURE OLDENBURG, (American, b. 1929), Crusoe Umbrella, 1977|| Estimate: |
|BOUCHERON Platinum, Onyx, Coral, and Diamond Jabot|| Estimate: |
|RICHARD LABARRE GOODWIN, (American, 1840-1910), Hanging Quail and Hanging Woodcock|| Estimate: |