Neue Auctions' May Modern sale, May 28, featured printwork, paintings, pottery, sculpture, furniture
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The 262-lot, online-only modern auction featured a fine collection of modern works of printwork, original paintings, pottery, sculpture, and classic modern furniture by famous known designers. Internet bidding was available on several platforms.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - OhioPen -- An abstract acrylic on canvas collage and enamel on aluminum work by African American artist Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) sold for $67,650 in an online-only May Modern auction held May 28th by Neue Auctions. The work, titled Pantheon #5, was created in 1984. It was an exuberant, highly textured and complex composition, executed with deft craftsmanship.

The piece, impressive at 85 inches by 55 inches, was signed verso and titled on the stretcher and sold within its $50,000-$80,000 estimate. It was easily the top achiever in just the third annual May Modern sale for Neue Auctions, one that featured a fine collection of modern works of printwork, original paintings, pottery, sculpture and classic modern furniture by name designers.

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Following are additional highlights from the 262-lot auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by, and All prices quoted include a 23 percent buyer's premium.

Modern design favorites featured a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Chan" coffee table comprised of two hexagonal bases and depicting Chinese figures in pavilions engaged in various pursuits ($20,910); and a Claude Conover "Chach" stoneware vessel, large ovoid form, with a cylindrical mouth, 24 inches tall, artist signed and titled to the base ($9,840).

A paper collage (not a print) by Victor Vasarely (French/Hungarian, 1906-1997), titled Kontosch-C (circa 1968-1972), signed in ink, 36 inches by 35 ½ inches in the frame, realized $15,990; while an oil on canvas by Yolande Ardissone (French, b. 1927), titled L'Anse du Po, signed lower left and nicely presented in a 28 inch by 31 ½ inch frame, finished at $5,535.

There were two tabletop size bronze sculptures by Clement Meadmore (Australian/American, 1929-2005), whose elegant squared forms demonstrated a weighty precision. One, titled Open End (1984), was signed and dated and numbered (AP II/III), and 5 ¾ inches tall ($10,455). The other, titled Upcast (1986), was 12 ½ inches tall and signed, dated and numbered (6/9) ($9,840).

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A Galle cameo glass vase of baluster form with an everted lip, the gray glass walls overlaid in multiple colors, with a view of a mountain lake landscape from a balcony, 8 ¼ inches tall, rang up $2,952. Also, an R. Lalique large stoppered bottle of baluster form with blue patine wash, titled Douze Figurines Avec Bouchon, the frosted body molded with pairs of female nudes, 12 inches tall, incised signed "R. Lalique", numbered 914, went to a determined bidder for $2,829.

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Cynthia Maciejewski

Source: Neue Auctions
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