Bob Dylan limited edition print, $5,312, Woodshed Art Auctions

Bob Dylan limited edition print

A signed limited edition print by the legendary musician-songwriter (and artist) Bob Dylan, titled Train Tracks, sold for $5,312 at a two-session, online-only auction held September 20th by Woodshed Art Auctions, based in Franklin, Mass. Train Tracks was the top earner of the 25 Dylan prints in the session. From the other session, Edvard Munch’s Study, The Sick Child, Marc Chagall’s Lovers and Gustav Klimt’s Girl Standing (all attributions) each hammered for $40,000. Prices are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.


Ancient Cycladic marble head, $188,800, Cottone Auctions

Ancient Cycladic marble head

An ancient Cycladic marble head dating from 2,500 BC with impeccable provenance sold for $188,800 at an auction held Sept. 22-23 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a black-and-red-painted sheet metal sculpture made circa 1946 by Alexander Calder (Am., 1898-1976), titled Crayfish, gaveled for $153,400; a pair of Chinese porcelain bowls bearing the Ch’en Lung mark brought $67,850; and a painting Angelo Savelli (It., 1911-1995), titled Ascent #51 (1969), rose to $40,120. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Nakashima table and chairs, $187,500, Freeman’s Auction

Nakashima table and chairs

A George Nakashima (Am., 1905-1990) Sanso “Reception House” table and six conoid chairs sold for $187,500 at a Design Sale held October 8th by Freeman’s Auction in Philadelphia. Also, a desk designed by Louis Kahn (Am., 1901-1974) and realized by Alexander Woodwork Company of Philadelphia in 1950, made $33,750; and a Louis XVI desk designed by John Vesey (Am., 1924-1992), once owned by former Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles owner Jerry Wolman rose to $32,500. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Henry Ossawa Tanner oil, $341,000, Swann Auction

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An oil on canvas painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner, rendered around 1910 and titled Flight Into Egypt, sold for $341,000 at an African-American Fine Art Sale held October 5th by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, Norman Lewis’s 1960 oil on marbleized slate, Untitled (Processional Composition), realized $233,000; Sam Gilliam’s acrylic and flocking on canvas titled Rubiyat (1973) made $191,000; and Elizabeth Catlett’s 1943 tempera War Workers rose to $149,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.


Queen Anne maple highboy, $10,530, Copake Auction

Queen Anne maple highboy

An 18th century Queen Anne curly maple highboy made in eastern Connecticut sold for $10,530 at an auction held September 23rd by Copake Auction in Copake, N.Y. Also, a Goyard trunk with a label to Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, an assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Roosevelt family, breezed to $8,190; a leaping stag weathervane with worn gilt paint over a verdigris copper body, hit $5,557; and an Achille Perilli abstract mixed media went for $5,557. Prices include the buyer’s premium.