Three Birds by Young-Il Ahn, Meiji Period Takashimaya Screen Among the Highlights of John Moran Auctioneers’ Upcoming AuctionJan 24, 2023 13:00 EST
Young-Il Ahn had a tumultuous upbringing during the Korean War. Despite everything, he managed to go to school and complete University. His career eventually made him settle far away from Korea, in sunny California— a landscape Ahn was familiar with and liked. The upcoming Studio Fine & Decorative Art – Online Only auction, presented by John Moran Auctioneers, will showcase an abstract composition of three birds by Young-Il Ahn. The available painting is an exemplary piece by the pioneering Korean-American abstract painter who often channeled distressing experiences at sea from his past into canvases. The online-only auction also offers fine art by Peter Moran, Sam Hyde Harris, DeWitt Parshall, Paul Landacre, Ellen Burpee Farr, and others.
An array of Asian, Indigenous North American, and African cultural items are also highlights of the auction. A Japanese folding screen from the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912), marked Takashimaya, is available in the auction. The panels depict a bamboo forest and stream to the recto, and painted silk panels depict mountainous landscapes to the verso. A late 19th- to early 20th-century Redlich & Co. sterling footed bowl is a notable lot among decorative art. The sterling bowl has a reticulated floral design and scalloped edges. The auction also offers a wide variety of fine art, ceramics, art glass, textiles, and home furnishings ranging from 19th-century Continental to modern and contemporary. Visit Bidsquare to find the listed items and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:383
Price Range:$100 - $6,000
Interesting lots include:
|Young-Il Ahn (b. 1934)
|A James Goodall acoustic guitar
|A Japanese Iida & Co. Takashimaya table screen
|An American sterling silver centerpiece bowl
|A Cameroonian carved wood helmet mask