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    GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S LAKE GEORGE REFLECTION TOPS CHRISTIE’S AMERICAN SALE

    Friday, May 20th, 2016
    Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Lake George Reflection © 2016 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) Lake George Reflection © 2016 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Reflection was the top lot at the Spring sale of American art at  Christie’s in New York on May 19. It sold for $12,933,000 in a sale which achieved $42,737,500 and made artists records for Max Weber ($1.9 milion0 and Rebecca Salsbury James ($509,000).   Estimated at $8-12 million this was the second highest price paid for an O’Keeffe.  Lake George Reflection was inspired by O’Keeffe’s frequent visits to the family home of Alfred Stieglitz. There were 98 lots in the sale.

    Active bidding was seen from established collectors to new buyers with nearly 200 registered bidders across every region in the U.S. and considerable online participation.

    Elizabeth Beaman, Head of Department, American Art, remarked: “Impressive prices were realized for major American modernists, Georgia O’Keeffe and Max Weber, and 19th-century masters, John Singer Sargent and Alfred Jacob Miller alike. The range of prices realized shows a broad interest in the category from new buyers to established collectors. We are also pleased to see active online participation, continuing momentum from our mid-season online-only sale in March.”

    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for April 27, 2016)

    AMERICAN MODERNISTS AND 19TH CENTURY MASTERS AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    Major American modernists and 19th century master will feature at the spring sale of American art at Christie’s in New York on May 19.  There are 98 lots with artists ranging from Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove, and Max Weber, to 19th century  artists Frederic Edwin Church, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler.  The Western section is led by Alfred Jacob Millier’s Pawnee Running a Buffalo painted in 1854.  Here is a small selection:

    Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) A New England Lake courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900)
    A New England Lake courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016

    Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) Pawnee Running a Buffalo courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874)
    Pawnee Running a Buffalo courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016 UPDATE: THIS MADE $1,565,000

    Max Weber (1881-1961) New York courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    Max Weber (1881-1961)
    New York courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016  UPDATE: THIS MADE $1.925,000

    John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) François Flameng and Paul Helleu courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2016

    John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
    François Flameng and Paul Helleu courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2016  UPDATE: THIS MADE $1,325,000

     

     

    AN ICONIC FLOWER PAINTING BY GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
    Georgia O'Keeffe - White Calla Lily.

    Georgia O’Keeffe – White Calla Lily.  UPDATE: IT MADE $8,968,000

    An iconic flower painting by Georgia O’Keeffe, White Calla Lily, will lead Sotheby’s  American art auction in New York on May 20.  the artist kept the work in her own collection until her death in 1986.

    Between 1918 and 1932 O’Keeffe executed over 200 flower paintings, but it was arguably in the calla lily that the artist found her ideal motif, one that provided the perfect synthesis of subject and form that now defines her most celebrated work. White Calla Lily was acquired by the present owner in 1994 from Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has not been shown in public since. It is estimated at $8-12 million.

    The sale will feature 21 works by Martin Johnson Heade, Maxfield Parrish, Childe Hassam and more from a private collection, four paintings by Milton Avery and four works on paper by John Singer Sargent.

    UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR $8,968,000.  White Calla Lily follows the sale of Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 for $44.4 million in Sotheby’s previous sale of American Art (November 2014), which set the current auction record for O’Keeffe as well as for any female artist