Sotheby's Autumn Auction of American Art is scheduled for November 20 in New York. The auction includes 70 lots from some of the most important American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

One of the most exciting pieces in the auction is Georgia O'Keeffe's Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1.

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The painting is one of the most prominent pieces in the artist's repertoire (currently themost expensive Arts & Prints lot on Barnebys!) O'Keeffe is perhaps most widely known for her flower paintings, this piece was first owned by O'Keeffe's sister Anita and has since then been included in two private collections and the Georgia O'Keeffe museum, who have now put it up for auction.

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE. JIMSON WEED/WHITE FLOWER NO. 1, 1932. Estimate $10,000,000 — $15,000,000. Photo via Sotheby's GEORGIA O'KEEFFE. JIMSON WEED/WHITE FLOWER NO. 1, 1932. Estimate $10,000,000 — $15,000,000. Photo via Sotheby's

Another American Icon included in the sale is Norman Rockwell, who is represented by seven pieces. The most notable out of the collection is Fireman, a picture within a picture first published on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1944. This painting is a wonderful example of Rockwell's pieces that were partially based off of photographs.

NORMAN ROCKWELL. FIREMAN, 1944. Estimate $1,500,000 — $2,500,000. Photo via Sotheby's NORMAN ROCKWELL. FIREMAN, 1944. Estimate $1,500,000 — $2,500,000. Photo via Sotheby's

A large painting by Childe Hassam makes its auction debut in Sotheby's sale. The piece, Shingling the First Baptist Church, Gloucester, remained in the artist's personal collection during his lifetime and was returned to his family in 1970 after belonging to several museums and institutions such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The painting features one of Hassam's most beloved subjects, an idyllic New England coastline.

CHILDE HASSAM. SHINGLING THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, GLOUCESTER, 1919. Estimate $1,000,000 — $1,500,000. Photo via Sotheby's CHILDE HASSAM. SHINGLING THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, GLOUCESTER, 1919. Estimate $1,000,000 — $1,500,000. Photo via Sotheby's

 

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