Modern & Post-War Art: Featuring Alma Thomas & the Washington Scene — December 1, 2022 Auction Highlights

Lot 87: Ernest Briggs, Untitled, (#220), oil on canvas, 1959. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

The Modern & Post-War Art auction has works beginning with early modernism through post-war abstraction, as well as Latin-American and Latinx art. Modern works by John Piper, William Zorach, and Maximilian Luce will begin the sale, followed by works of Post-War artists, Giorgio Cavallon, John Little, Sally Michel Avery and many more. Our Latin-American art section features a collagraph by Cuban artist Belkis Ayón, Intolerancia, 1998. Latinx contemporary artists include Alexis Duque, Lina Puerta and Scherezade García.

At Auction December 1: left: Lot 85: Esteban Vincente, Blue, oil on canvas, 1970. Estimate $50,000 to $70,000; right: Lot 82: David Smith, Untitled, oil, watercolor & India ink, 1957. Estimate $7,000 to $9,000.
Lot 9: Marlow Moss, Untitled, ink, pencil & tempera, 1950. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.

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Alma Thomas & the Washington Scene

A special section is devoted to the artwork of Alma Thomas and her Washington, DC contemporaries. The centerpiece, Reflections, was recently featured in the traveling retrospective Alma Thomas: Everything is Beautiful. In addition to works by Thomas, fellow Washington artists feature such as Richard Dempsey, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones and Delilah Pierce.

Lot 73: Alma Thomas, Reflections, oil on cotton canvas, 1960. Estimate $450,000 to $650,000.

At Auction December 1: left: Lot 107: O. Louis Guglielmi, Composition: Ave, oil on canvas, 1953. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000; right: Lot 58: John Opper, Untitled, oil on canvas, 1955. Estimate $7,000 to $9,000.
Lot 116: Sidney Gordin, Untitled, oil & wood relief on masonite, 1964. Estimate $3,000 to $5,000.

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