Robert Gwathmey, Prologue II, oil on canvas, 1962.
Wayne Thiebaud’s Blighted Area is the earliest work by the artist to ever come to auction. The piece – made before Thiebaud started painting the vibrant candy for which he is known – was painted circa 1955 and brought $45,600, the top lot among the Contemporary Art.
Wayne Thiebaud, Blighted Area, oil on board, circa 1955.
Another major item was a group of drawings by Robert Mangold. Arc Studies: 4 Drawings, 1974, color pencil drawings on paper which explore material, shape, line and color, sold for $31,200.
Robert Mangold, Arc Studies: 4 Drawings, color pencil on paper, 1974.
We hold annual auctions of American Art, with a focus on original works by artists working or living in the United States. Our Contemporary Art auction occurs biannually. Contact Todd Weyman for information about consigning quality materials.