Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Design for the Home and Garden auction scheduled for the weekend of May 18th and 19th will feature property from the collection of Kate Edelman Johnson, with proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s Research. The Kate Edelman Johnson collection comprises 57 lots of fine art and antiques in the auction.

Pastel on paper by Richard Pionk (American, 1936-2007), titled Still life with flowers in a vase, circa 1905, signed ‘Pionk’ lower right (est. $150-$250). Pastel on paper by Richard Pionk (American, 1936-2007), titled Still life with flowers in a vase, circa 1905, signed ‘Pionk’ lower right (est. $150-$250).

Kate Edelman Johnson is the daughter of film and TV producer Louis F. Edelman and the widow of Deane F. Johnson, an entertainment attorney and Managing Partner of O’Melveny & Meyers, who later became President of Warner Communication, Inc. and Time-Warner, Inc.  Kate is a film producer, philanthropist and art collector who also worked for her father on his TV shows.

Oil on canvas by Richard Pionk (American, 1936-2007), titled Still Life with Cherry Blossoms in a Chinese Blue and White Vase, signed ‘Pionk’ lower right (est. $700-$900). Oil on canvas by Richard Pionk (American, 1936-2007), titled Still Life with Cherry Blossoms in a Chinese Blue and White Vase, signed ‘Pionk’ lower right (est. $700-$900).

Deane F. Johnson was a legendary entertainment attorney and a preeminent alumnus of Stanford University. Deane excelled in all facets of life. He was a respected attorney and a successful producer, a connoisseur and a collector, a philanthropist, an environmentalist and a humanitarian. Deane died on February 28, 1999 at the age of 80 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Oil on canvas by Adolphe-Felix Cals (French, 1810-1880), titled Portrait of an Elderly Man with a Beard and a Hat, signed and dated ‘Cals 1875’ upper left (est. $2,000-$3,000). Oil on canvas by Adolphe-Felix Cals (French, 1810-1880), titled Portrait of an Elderly Man with a Beard and a Hat, signed and dated ‘Cals 1875’ upper left (est. $2,000-$3,000).

During their life together, Kate and Deane traveled extensively and acquired works of art with which they emotionally connected.  Adolphe-Felix Cals’ Portrait of an Elderly Man with a Beard and a Hat, 1875 (est. $2,000-$3,000) accompanied them on their various moves from coast to coast and hung in a place of honor in the dining room of their Beverly Hills residence.

Oil on canvas by Maurice Brianchon (French, 1899-1986), titled Nature Morte au Tapis Rouge, signed ‘Brianchon’ lower left (est. $10,000-$15,000). Oil on canvas by Maurice Brianchon (French, 1899-1986), titled Nature Morte au Tapis Rouge, signed ‘Brianchon’ lower left (est. $10,000-$15,000).

The Maurice Brianchon painting Nature Morte au Tapis Rouge (est. $10,000-$15,000) was one the couple acquired on a trip to Paris.  The compelling light in Jozef Israëls’ Souvenir de Tanger (est. $3,000-$5,000) speaks to their sense of exploration.

Watercolor on paper by Jozef Israels (Dutch, 1824-1911), titled Souvenir de Tanger, signed ‘Jozef Israels’ lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000). Watercolor on paper by Jozef Israels (Dutch, 1824-1911), titled Souvenir de Tanger, signed ‘Jozef Israels’ lower right (est. $3,000-$5,000).

A mutual love of flowers is evident in the still life from Achille Laugé’s Nature Morte au Bouquet de Roses, 1909 (est. $7,000-$9,000). And there are four paintings by Richard Pionk, a personal friend of the couple (est. $150-$900).

Oil on canvas by Achille Laugé (French, 1861-1944), titled Nature Morte au Bouquet de Roses, signed and dated ‘A. Laugé’ lower right (est. $7,000-$9,000). Oil on canvas by Achille Laugé (French, 1861-1944), titled Nature Morte au Bouquet de Roses, signed and dated ‘A. Laugé’ lower right (est. $7,000-$9,000).

Also sold will be Francesco Toledo’s En el Circo, circa 1970 (est. $18,000-$22,000), a piece Kate’s mother purchased during a trip to Mexico and was proud to display; and paintings by Donald Teague, Émile-Antoine Bourdelle, Bernard Lorjou, Laura Coombs Hills, Sali Herman, Martha Walter and Pablo Picasso.

Gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper by Francesco Toledo (Mexican, b. 1940), titled En el Circo (circa 1970), signed ‘Toledo’ lower left and titled on verso (est. $18,000-$22,000). Gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper by Francesco Toledo (Mexican, b. 1940), titled En el Circo (circa 1970), signed ‘Toledo’ lower left and titled on verso (est. $18,000-$22,000).

Chandeliers, carpets and furnishings will also come up for bid.

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