Alex Cooper Auction to Unveil a Spectacular Display of Paintings, Arts, and Furniture

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The Auction house of Alex Cooper is a well-recognized name for hosting artifacts dating back to ancient history. They are also known for their painting collections which have a major diversity. The upcoming Alex Cooper auction on April 11, 2019, is all set to host a similar display of popular artifacts for all the collectors out there.

The auction’s collection will host an array of Decorative Arts, Furniture, Paintings, and many more collectibles. The Fine arts collection will host a wide variety of displays in multiple categories. Frames and paintings belonging to categories like Folk arts, Photography, mix media, posters, and prints will be a major part of the auction. Likewise, paintings from artists like Karel Appel, Tom Wesselmann, Stephen Scott Young, Louis Jones, Romare Bearden, and many others are also for sale.  

The highlight of the auction is an oil canvas by famous Dutch painter Karel Appel. “Bij tussen de bloemen” meaning “In between the flowers” is a notable work of arts of the Dutch. The oil on fabric adhered to canvas, 1982, framed painting by Appel comes from the Cyprus Private collection from Brussels. Among them, the oil on fabric adhered to canvas ‘In between the flowers’ is estimated to be the highest bid item of the auction. The painting will enter the show with a starting bid of $ 75,000 and estimated to go up to $125,000-$150,000.

A distinct feature of Karel’s arts is that they are mostly gestural and very colorful. Few notable works of Karel include paintings like ‘The Discovery’ and ‘Portrait of Rudi Fuchs’ which is among the few of his last paintings.

American Artists Stephen Scott Young is popularly known for his watercolor paintings. These paintings portray the simple subjects of everyday life. Most of his works depict life in the coastal areas of Bahamas and the east coast of the United States. The striking feature of his work is the most realist use of watercolors. Similar watercolor painting by Scott ‘Study for scarecrow’ is on sale in the Alex Cooper auction. The watercolor on paper, and signed in pencil with initials “S.S. Young” dates back to 1996. The framed painting is from the John H. Suroveck Gallery will have a starting bid of $ 10,000. The estimated price for the painting is $20,000-$30,000.

Furthermore, “Clair Nude” a color screenprint by Tom Wesselmann is also up for bid. The initial bid will start at $ 5,000 and is the estimated price is supposed to be $10,000-$12,000. Signed and dated “Wesselmann, the image size is 25 x 24 1/4 inches and is framed. Another piece by Lois Mailou Jones named ‘Still Life with Flowers’ is on sale for a starting bid of $ 3,000. Many more paintings by artists of the modern era will form a major part of the auction.

Sculptures from different timelines of history will be on the shelves. A lot of these sculptures are affordable. The sculpture of ‘Reclining woman’ made of bronze by Volti Antoniucci. The French artist’s work is mainly dominated by sculptures which glorify the woman and her body.

The beautiful bronze piece dates back to 1955. It is signed and dated on base, along with the diamond-shaped Foundry Stamp of Valsuani. The artifact will be on sale with a whopping starting bid of $16,000 and is estimated to go up to $16,000-$20,000.

Likewise, other sculptures by notable artists are also on display. The crystal sculpture of Steuben glass “Boy and Butterfly” is among the most sought after.

The sculpture is designed by artist George Thompson and engraving designed by Tom Vincent. With Steuben signed on the bottom, this exclusive beauty which dates back to 1970, comes in a fitted red leather case. The overall condition is very good. However, one edge has a 1/2 inch rough spot. With an estimated price of $3,000-$5,000, the starting bid is $1,500.

Another one by Steuben is “Monument Valley” designed by Bernard X Wolff and introduced in 1984 is also up for bid. It is an engraved and carved glass sculpture mountainous landscape in a very good condition.

The auction will also host few furniture collectibles from the 20th century. The affordable collectibles are estimated to be sold quickly. Consisting of mid-20th century Modern Teak Credenza is estimated to be sold for $1,500 to $ 2,000.  The Povl Dinesen designed compartment with shelves enclosed by sliding panel doors will have a starting bid of $ 750.  Other furniture items include the Oval Tulip Cocktail Table, the mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy chest of green color drawers will start with an affordable bid price of $150.

Louis XVI Bronze Cartel Clock & Barometer

Likewise, collectibles belonging to multiple categories are also on the bid. The  Louis XVI Bronze Cartel Clock & Barometer, circa 1785 is a clock by Jean Antoine Lepine (1720-1814). With a cartouche shaped bronze case, this antique piece is topped with urn and flanked by two female busts, along with acanthus and berried laurel branches. The white enamel metal face is signed “Lepine Hger du Roi,”. With an estimated price of $30,000-$35,000, the starting bid would begin at $15,000.

The Antique Serapi Carpet, and Louis XVI Style Bronze Dore 12-light Chandelier are also among the top bid items in their respective categories.

With a total of 364 items that will be a part of the Alex Cooper auction, a preview and entry to the bid are also available on Bidsquare. The preview is available for the users and registration is open to all the bidders. The preview will be is available at 908 York Road, Towson, MD 21204 from Monday 8th April to Thursday 11th April 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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