Francisco Corzas painting, $9,375, Woodshed Gallery

Francisco Corzas

An oil on canvas painting by Francisco Corzas (Mex., 1936-1983), titled Two Figures, signed and dated 1963, sold for $9,375 at an online-only Master Artworks Discovery Sale held March 29th by The Woodshed Gallery in Franklin, Mass. Also, a gouache and ink on wove paper by Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974), untitled, brought $6,250; a collage by Rodolfo Morales (1925-2010) realized $2,250; and a paint and ink on cardboard attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat went for $1,875. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

 

Henry Moore sculpture study, $195,500, Cottone Auctions

Henry Moore sculpture study

A bronze maquette (or 3-D study) for the sculpture Draped Reclining Figure by British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) sold for $195,500 at a Fine Arts & Antiques Auction held March 25th by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a painting by Norman Rockwell, (Am., 1894-1978), titled Bedtime, which served as cover art for the March 21, 1923 issue of Literary Digest, brought $109,250; and a Tiffany Studios Greek key lamp with signed Roman base and shade hit $89,700. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.

 

A.F. Tait oil painting, $62,400, Willis Henry

A.F. Tait oil painting

An oil on canvas depiction of a family of quail in a landscape setting by A.F. Tait (Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, 1819-1905) sold for $62,400 at an Antiques Estates Auction held March 19th by Willis Henry Auctions in Rockland, Mass. The work was signed lower right in red, “A.F. Tait, N.Y., 1855” and was housed in the original carved and gilded frame with arched opening. The work was in overall good condition, with some in-painting in the sky. The estimate was $15,000-$20,000. The price includes a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

 

MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

MAD magazine cover art

Original cover art for the September 1968 issue of MAD magazine by Norman Mingo (1896-1980), showing Alfred E. Neuman, the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sold for $57,242 at a Pop Culture Memorabilia Auction held March 14th and 16th by Hake’s Americana in York, Pa. Also, an 1884 photo of the integrated Belleair Globes baseball team with Negro League pioneer Sol White made $15,446; and a copy of Top-Notch Comics #2 (Jan. 1940) hit $10,923. Prices include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

 

Boston & Sandwich salt, $35,100, Jeffrey S. Evans

Boston & Sandwich salt

A rare Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. CD-4 Lyre covered salt in opaque soft violet blue with subtle mottling, one of only seven examples recorded, sold for $35,100 at a glass auction held March 18th by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a colorless pressed lacy WN-2 Wagon, one of only three recorded, fetched $8,775; and an English cameo example, probably made by Thomas Webb and featuring a flowering tree design and silver rim, gaveled for $1,638. Prices include a 17 percent buyer’s premium.

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