Original artworks by Birger Sandzén will highlight Woody Auction’s grand opening sale, February 24th

WO image 1 Oil on canvas painting by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1946), titled Cedars and Rocks, one of four Sandzéns in the auction.

Woody Auction will celebrate the grand opening of its new gallery in Douglass, Kansas with a major antique and fine art auction on Saturday, February 24th, one that will be highlighted by several original artworks by the renowned Swedish-born Kansas painter Birger Sandzén (1871-1954), plus outstanding collections of Royal Bayreuth, Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass, and furniture. Douglass is located just south and east of Wichita. The catalog is available for online bidding. All four of the original Sandzén paintings are fresh to the market, not offered to the public in more than 50 years.

WO image 2 Daum Nancy French cameo art glass vase, 4 ¾ inches tall, signed, with gorgeous colors and a fall season décor, one of many Daum Nancy pieces in the sale.

The McCaslin Royal Bayreuth collection of 132 items features many of the rarest animal forms available. Another private collection will present a great selection of Daum Nancy, Galle, Tiffany, Pairpoint, pattern glass and additional quality art glass. The period furniture collection features Meeks, Wooton, Hunzinger and more. Also sold will be bronze statues and lovely brides baskets. Birger Sandzén studied art in Stockholm and Paris early on, before coming to Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas in 1894. He taught art there until retiring in 1946. During his lifetime, he painted over 2,600 oil paintings and 500 watercolors. He also created 207 lithographs, five of which are up for auction also. For more info, click here.

WO image 3 Royal Bayreuth 6 ¼ inch tall unmarked candlestick holder depicting a full figure fox in a colorful dinner jacket.




Buy coins thru auction or at a fixed price on Barnebys, from David Lawrence Rare Coins

DL image 1 1821 US $5 early half eagle gold coin, an amazing survivor with beautiful fields and graded PCGS/CAC MS66+, tied for finest of the entire type (Asking Price: $795,000).

David Lawrence Rare Coins is a family business founded in 1979 by David Lawrence Feigenbaum in his spare bedroom. David, a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, was a passionate coin collector all his life. He made the jump to coin dealing when his collecting desires exceeded his limited professor's budget. After a long and valiant battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), David succumbed and the company was passed along to his son, John. In August 2015, John left to join CDN Publishing and David Lawrence Rare Coins was then passed along to John Brush, the present-day owner of the 39-year-old company.

DL image 2 1895 US $1 coin, generally considered the set-stopping date to a complete Morgan dollar set, with a mintage of only 880 coins, graded PCGS Proof 50 (Asking Price: $44,000).

David Lawrence Rare Coins lists weekly online auctions with Barnebys, but people can also “buy-it-now” by replying to an asking price, thanks to a special arrangement. The company has a dedicated staff of 15 employees and a management team with 80+ total years with the firm. “We’re passionate about all aspects of coin collecting, but we are equally focused on bringing the latest technology advances to our hobby, and the best customer service possible,” John Brush said from the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. “Over the years, we've helped build some of the greatest collections of our time.” To see more, click here.

DL image 3 DL image 3: 1909-S-VDB US Lincoln head penny, one of the primary keys to the Lincoln cent collection and a rare date that is coveted by all collectors (Asking Price: $10,250).




George Condo’s Nude Homeless Drinker will headline Phillips’ New Now sale on Feb. 28th

PH image 1 Oil on canvas painting by George Condo titled Nude Homeless Drinker (1999), an example of Condo’s interest in depicting psychological disturbance (est. $500,000-$700,000).

On Wednesday, February 28th, Phillips will kick off the 2018 auction season with its New Now sale. Offering nearly 250 lots, the sale will bring together works by emerging contemporary artists and those with firmly established careers. It will be the first of Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art auctions to include Latin American works since the announcement of the firm’s full incorporation of the two categories. George Condo’s Nude Homeless Drinker will headline the sale, alongside artworks by Damien Hirst, Ugo Rondinone and Manolo Valdés. The auction will be held online and in Phillips’ Manhattan gallery.

PH image 2 Household gloss on canvas painting by Damien Hirst titled Arachodoyl Chloride (2005), 36 inches by 36 inches and able to be hung in any orientation (est. $200,000-$300,000).

Samuel Mansour, Head of Phillips’ New Now Auctions, said, “The New Now sales have become a focal point of the auction season for collectors and this is one of our strongest to date. In keeping with this tradition we’ll offer a selection for collectors of all levels and interests, from artworks by blue-chip names like Damien Hirst, Laura Owens and George Condo to younger emerging artists like Alex Becerra and Shara Hughes. We’re proud to have worked with some exceptional consignors this season, including Michael and Sirje Gold and a private collector who has entrusted us with an exceptional group of Cuban lots.” For more info, click here.

PH image 3 Oil and twine of burlap artwork by Manolo Valdés (b. 1942), titled Joelle sobre fondo verde oscuro (2009), one of three works by Valdés in the sale (est. $180,000-$250,000).