PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release
May 4, 2011
Contact: Synae Wang +1-212-497-9700 ext. 798 [email protected]
AMERICAN SCENE PAINTING SALE: artnet Auctions sale features Thomas Hart Benton’s exceptional painting Ten Pound Hammers
Thomas Hart Benton, Ten Pound Hammers
From May 3–10, artnet Auctions will offer paintings of prints of leading American Scene Painting artists including Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh, Grant Wood, and Martin Lewis with estimates ranging from USD 1,500–300,000.
The highlight is Thomas Hart Benton’s Ten Pound Hammers, 1965 (est. USD 200,000–300,000), an exceptionally rich painting to be included in the forthcoming Benton catalogue raisonné. Also by Benton, a group of oil on paper Flower Studies (9 works), c.1914 (est. USD 20,000–30,000), deconstructing the process by which the artist produced his work and The Corral, c.1930s (est. USD 20,000–30,000), a charming pen and ink study of ranching life.
Also going live is the sultry watercolor Striptease with Black Stockings by Reginald Marsh, 1938 (est. USD 30,000–40,000), a voyeuristic look into a 1930s burlesque show.
Martin Lewis’ masterful etchings Chance Meeting, 1940–41 (est. USD 15,000–25,000), and New York in Night, 1932 (est. USD 7,000–9,000), top the American Scene prints selection to include, amongst others, Grant Wood’s Approaching Storm, 1940 (est. USD 6,000–8,000), and Louis Lozowick’s Backyards of Broadway, 1926 (est. USD 7,000–9,000).
Rounding out the sale with a more modern take on the classical nude is Milton Avery’s rhythmic monotype Bather with Blue Towel, 1950 (est. USD 30,000–50,000).
For more information, please contact us at +1-212-497-9700 ext. 798 or email us at [email protected]
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