Title: AMERICAN ART / CONTEMPORARY ART
Date: November 17, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Sat., Nov. 12, 10-4
Mon., Nov. 14, 10-6
Tues., Nov. 15, 10-6
Wed., Nov. 16, 10-6
Contact Person: Todd Weyman
Swann Galleries’ November 17 auction of American Art & Contemporary Art offers outstanding unique works and prints by choice American artists and those working in the late 20th century. Highlights include:
Two paintings by Robert Gawthmey, who is best known for his unromanticized depictions of African-American life in the rural South. Prologue II, a 1962 oil on canvas, depicts churchgoers and farmers; Southern Farmer, oil on canvas, 1966 (featured top left).
Robert Bliss, Provincetown Beach, oil on board, 1962.
Elie Nadelman’s Mother and Child, pen and ink, circa 1905.
Thomas Hart Benton, Barges on the Missouri, pen and in, circa 1940.
And four illustrations by Ludwig Bemelmans, including an gouache and watercolor of beloved children’s book protagonist Madeline, 1939.