A Rare Group of Sketches by Pablo Picasso and a Large Watercolor by Paul Jenkins Lead the Autumn Fine Art Sale Now Open for Bidding on iGavelauctions.com.

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Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), Large Color Abstract, Watercolor on Paper, 1982 (Est: $7,000-10,000)
Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), Large Color Abstract, Watercolor on Paper, 1982 (Est: $7,000-10,000)

New York: Lark Mason Associates is pleased to announce that that its Autumn Fine Art sale, which includes a rare group of sketches by Pablo Picasso and an oversized Paul Jenkins watercolor are among the eclectic selection of Old Master, Modern and Contemporary works of art, which are now open for bidding on www.igavelauctions.com through November 17th.  

The sketches by Pablo Picasso and his daughter Maya Picasso provide an intimate glimpse into their creative relationship. The drawings were created for the amusement of his daughter and demonstrate Picasso’s masterful, yet playful ability as an artist. This collection was part of the estate of Marie-Thérèse Walter, who was Picasso’s lover and Maya’s mother.  

Paul Jenkins became known for his unique style of controlling the color as he worked.  Using mainly a knife to create the depths and parameters of his color environments, Jenkins would serendipitously allow his pigments to pool, blossom, run along the surface. The encroaching colors relieving new ecologies of juxtapositions engage the viewer to look deeper externally, yet reflectively within themselves. 

Rounding out the sale are works by Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Richard Hamilton, Dan Christensen, Mary Bauermeister, George Bellows, George Tooker, and Red Grooms.

Among the highlights are:

Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), Large Color Abstract, Watercolor on Paper, 1982 (Est: $7,000-10,000)

Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), Phenomena, Share of Violent, Acrylic on Canvas, 1966 (Est. $6,000-8,000)

Maya Picasso and Pablo Picasso, Seven Drawings on Pages from Maya’s Sketchbook (Est: $10,000-15,000)

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), Self Portrait with Marie-Therese Walter, Pencil on Paper (Est: $30,000-50,000)

Poemes de Charles D’Orleans, illustrated with 100 original lithographs by Henri Matisse, 1950 (Est: $2,000-3,000)

George Bellows, The Sawdust Trail, Lithograph, 1917 (Est: $2,500-3,500)

Mary Bauermeister (German, b. 1934), Swish, 1969, Glass, Ink, Lenses and Plaster (Est: $20,000-40,000)

Dan Christensen (1942-2007), Yellow Standard, Enamel on Canvas, c. 1970
(Est: $5,000-8,000)

George Tooker (American 1920-2011), Un Ballo in Maschera, Color Lithograph, 1984 (Est: $500-800)

Red Grooms (American, b. 1937), Little Italy, Large three-dimensional Lithograph & Catalogue (Est: $6,000-8,000)

For more information contact: Charlene Wang [email protected] or phone: 646-892-8906.

About Lark Mason

With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian, ethnographic, and ancient works of art, was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York.

Mason served as a General Appraiser from 1979 until 1985, and as a Senior Vice President and specialist in Chinese art with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department from 1985-2003.  From 2000-2003 he concurrently was a Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com. He also served as a consulting curator at the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas from 2003-2009. He is a generalist in American and European works of art and paintings, as well as an expert in the field of Chinese art and has valued and advised many private collectors and institutions.

Lark Mason Associates regularly hosts auctions on the iGavel Auctions platform and has an established history of record sales of Chinese and other works of art and holds the record for the highest price achieved for any work of art in an online sale, for a painting sold in May 2014 that realized close to $4.2m. In addition, the recent sale of the Collection from Anthony Bourdain

achieved an impressive $1.846,575. Mason, the founder and CEO of iGavel Auctions, is noted for his regular appearances on “The Antiques Road Show.”