Exterior architectural antiques and fine artworks will headline Bruneau & Co’s April 14th auction

BC image 1 Casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./N.Y., 1898-1962), titled Palma De Mallorca Street Scene, signed and dated 1956 (est. $6,000-$9,000).

A wonderful selection of exterior architectural antiques and fine artworks that include a Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), will headline Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ 356-lot Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction on Saturday, April 14th, online and at the Bruneau & Co. gallery in Cranston, R.I. “We have a fine selection of exterior architectural antiques,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “From the large Indian carved stone archway to the 19th century French cast iron putto, there is a piece for everyone’s front lawn, at attractive price points.”

BC image 2 Rare 19th century French cast iron garden sculpture of putti kissing, 33 inches tall, signed “Salon France” (est. $2,000-$3,000).

“I believe the phrase ‘eclectic mix’ would be an understatement for this auction’s art selection,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “From the illustrative works of Ludwig Bemelmans to American impressionism featuring LaMont Adelbert Warner and George Stengel, to the gruesome imagery of Leonard Baskin, there is something for every collector.” The casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./N.Y., 1898-1962), titled Palma De Mallorca Street Scene, is a strong candidate for top lot of the auction, with a robust pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$9,000. To see more, click here.

BC image 3 Oil on canvas painting by LaMont Adelbert Warner (Am., 1876-1970), a fine example of the artist’s impressionist hand, capturing a warm fall day (est. 1,000-$1,500).

 

 

Choice artworks abound in The Benefit Shop Foundation’s April 18th Red Carpet Auction

BSF image 1 A top offering among fine art is this antique Georgian Sir William Beechey oil on canvas portrait titled The Lady in White.

The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc., can always be counted on to have at least one striking piece of art in its monthly Red Carpet auctions. The Foundation’s next Red Carpet event, on Wednesday, April 18th, at 10 am Eastern time, online and in Mount Kisco, N.Y., boasts multiple oil paintings and artworks, a few with interesting provenances. “We have art from A to Z in this auction,” said owner and founder Pam Stone. “We have a lot of interesting artwork in this sale, from L.A. to New York, along with the collecting categories people know us for and expect to find here —  antiques, furniture, jewelry and all the other usuals.”

BSF image 2 Energetic contemporary painting by Joe Taylor, recreating the album cover of Buckwheat Zydeco’s Hey Joe, about 6 feet by 6 feet, made for Tower Records’ Los Angeles store.

Among the standout artworks is a Georgian-era oil on canvas portrait of a fashionable woman in white by Sir William Beechey, the official painter of portraits to the British royal family in the late 1700s and early 1800s; an energetic contemporary painting by Joe Taylor recreating the album cover of Buckwheat Zydeco’s Hey Joe and measures about 6 by 6 feet; a rare and early folk art painting by Charles Fazzino (b 1955), dated 1983, a 13-inch by 11-inch painting of people on a farm, a hot air balloon and a horse-drawn wagon filled with hay and riders; and a colorful painting by Norma Solomon (N.Y., b. 1942). For more info, click here.

BSF image 3 Rare early folky oil on canvas, signed Charles Fazzino, 1893, depicting people on a farm, a hot air balloon and a horse-drawn hay wagon, 11 inches by 13 inches.

 

 

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