Landscape painting by William Gear (U.K., 1915-1997) will lead the charge at Bruneau & Co. auction, Nov. 25th

BC image 1 Oil on canvas landscape by Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950) (est. $10,000-$20,000).

An oil on canvas landscape painting by Scottish-born abstract modernist William Gear (1915-1997), titled Paysage, Mai 50 (May Landscape, 1950), is the expected top lot in a 436-lot Estate, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Art Auction planned for Saturday, Nov. 25th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and at the firm’s gallery in Cranston, Rhode Island. The painting shows an amalgamation of abstracted naturalistic forms in an earthly palette, over a gray background. It’s artist-signed and dated and is a fine example of Gear’s work embodying his long and stellar career.

BC image 2 Figural bronze sculpture of a woman by the noted Mexican muralist Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998), 23 ¼ inches tall, on a marble plinth (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Bruneau & Co. has assigned the work an estimate of $10,000-$20,000. It has a compelling back story and provenance. In 1950, the same year Gear painted Paysage, Mai 50, he left Paris, where he’d been living, for New York, to take part in a joint exhibition with Jackson Pollock. It would be his one and only American exhibition. While in the States, he met his future wife, Deborah Chertok, and he gifted this very painting to her sister. “Sometimes the story can be just as interesting as the item itself,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist. For more info, click here.

BC image 3 Large (50 inch by 80 inch, framed) oil on canvas maritime seascape of a brigantine ship at sea by Wesley E. Webber (Am., 1841-1914) (est. $8,000-$12,000).




20th century iconic art, sculpture and glass at Le Shoppe Too auction, November 18th

LST image 1 Abstract mixed media work proof, signed and dated (1977) by Frank Stella (Am., born 1936), titled Study for Inaccessible Rail, 46” by 34” (est. $40,000-$70,000).

Pre-bidding ends and the live auction begins on Saturday, November 18th, for Le Shoppe Too’s auction featuring rare and iconic 20th century art in the form of original paintings, lithographs, serigraphs, mixed media pieces, sculptures, ceramics, glass and more. The sale will get underway promptly at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific), with online bidding facilitated by Based in Keego Harbor, Michigan, just outside Detroit, Le Shoppe Too is the city’s largest premier mid-century modern store, housed in a roomy and inviting17,000-square-foot space.

LST image 2 Color screenprint signed and numbered (39/58) by Jasper Johns (Am., born 1930), titled Cicada, circa 1981, 26” by 35” sight, less the frame (est. $15,000-$25,000).

Le Shoppe Too features fine collections of unique, iconic 20th century furniture, fine art, home decor, lighting and glass. They accept pieces on consignment and hand-pick their own inventory, creating an appealing in-store arrangement that makes each visit to their store a new and refreshing experience. Le Shoppe Too hosts auctions with bidders worldwide and attends collectibles shows. They’re at 3325 Orchard Lake Road in Keego Harbor. Call (248) 481-8884 or send an e-mail to They also have presences on and Visit

LST image 3 Large ceramic pottery wall charger (or plate) by Viola Frey (Am., 1933-2004), signed and dated (1992), measuring 25 inches in diameter (est. $2,500-$4,500).





Works by Latin artists, plus contemporary fine art at Santa Monica Auctions’ fall auction, Nov. 18-19

SMA image 1 Oil on canvas painting done in 1989 by Carlos Almaraz, titled The Clock said 3:00, signed and dated, 68 ½ inches by 86 inches, framed (est. $100,000-$125,000).

Santa Monica Auctions and Robert Berman Gallery will team up for their annual two-day fall auction on Saturday, November 18-19, in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, located at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica, California, at 6 pm on Saturday, Nov. 18, and 1 pm on Sunday, Nov. 19 (both times Pacific). Featured will be quite a few rare and exceptional artworks by Latin artists, as well as a selection of contemporary fine art. The catalog can be viewed online, at, and the gallery will be open Tuesday thru Saturday, from 11-6, for live previews.

SMA imge 2 Paint and resin on a rubber garden hose with a severed deer neck mounted on wood by Ed Kienholz, titled The American Way II (est. $60,000-$80,000)

Lots will include a paint and resin on rubber garden hose with severed deer neck mounted on wood by Edward Kienholz titled The American Way II (est. $60,000-$80,000); a 1989 oil on canvas painting by Carlos Almaraz titled The Clock Said 3:00 (est. $100,000-$125,000); an untitled circa-2000 acrylic and mixed media on canvas by Faile, impressive at 60 inches by 48 inches (est. $18,000-$25,000 ; a 2006 silkscreen (one of 500) by Banksy, titled Applause (est. $7,000-$9,000: and a 1985 acrylic on canvas by Gronk, titled La Tormenta (est. $80,000-$100,000). For more info, click here.

SMA image 3 Whimsical untitled acrylic and mixed media on canvas by the artist known as Faile (b.  1975 or 1976), 60 inches by 48 inches (est. $18,000-$25,000).