Thursday, June 17, 2010

Art and Design at Auction

This day flew by! But I like some of the pieces I've seen in the upcoming auctions, so I want to show them to you...First is a woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito Ancient City - Kyoto 1970. His works come up on occasion and the city scenes always appeal to me. Love this one. Next a little sterling...Two art deco flasks and a lovely Tiffany Daisy bowl from the late 19th century. The goodies above will be auctioned on line at Leland Little this Saturday. And here is a Picasso print of a young girl...that was auctioned at the Ro Gallery today, but did not sell because no one offered a bid above the reserve (they asked $6,000 to start the bidding). Below is a Chinese vase, which also did not sell. It was up for auction at Leslie Hindman today, with it's estimate between $200-$400...I think it's very sweet. Perhaps it just wasn't it's day. I wish I'd been there to see it in person. These last three will be at Rago tomorrow, Friday, among a large selection of attainable mid-20th century furniture and decorative arts... Two possibly Paul McCobb chairs that I think are really fun, a great collection of watering cans, and an Asian window panel. I'd love having any one of these pieces in my home! And now I'm off to cheer for the Celtics ;)

6 comments:

kerry said...

oh, that first print is really wonderful! i'm going to go find out more about the artist now!! i've been so behind on my blog reading (and writing) and looking at all your paint, french doors, and beds have me totally giddy--and relaxed. it really is such a great inspiration and escape to visit you!

Laura. said...

oops. that last comment was from me :) someone else's computer. . . .

liza said...

Laura! Hi. Thanks for visiting. I hope you're doing so well!

Cashon&Co said...

That picasso print is so cool, don't think I've seen it before! Like all the picks though, especially the sterling. Thanks for the link you gave me on the Italian pottery. I do think that is the same one! How did you know?

Splendid Willow said...

Liza, I love going to auctions! Especially buying art. Maybe one day we can go together!

ox, Mon

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MODsquad said...

Oh, those chairs are fantastic!

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