Neue Auctions' May Modern sale May 28 features printworks, paintings, pottery, sculpture, furniture
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The 262-lot, online-only modern auction features a fine collection of modern works of printwork, original paintings, pottery, sculpture, and classic modern furniture by famous known designers. Online bidding is available across three platforms.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio - OhioPen -- An abstract acrylic on canvas collage and enamel on aluminum work by African American artist Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) is the expected headliner in an online-only May Modern auction scheduled for Saturday, May 28th, by Neue Auctions, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be through, and

"The Sam Gilliam artwork, lot number 12, is titled Pantheon #5 and was executed mid-career by the artist, in 1984," said Bridget McWilliams of Neue Auctions. "It is an exuberant, highly textured and complex composition, executed with deft craftsmanship." The piece is 85 inches by 55 inches. It's signed verso and titled on the stretcher and has an estimate of $50,000-$80,000.

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This is the third annual May Modern sale for Neue Auctions, one that features a fine collection of modern works of printwork, original paintings, pottery, sculpture and classic modern furniture by known designers. The wide selection of prints and works on paper includes artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Christopher Murphy, Asa Cheffetz, Stanley William Hayter and others.

Modern Masters are represented by noted, listed artists such as Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Jean Cocteau and Georges Rouault. There are large examples by Alexander Calder and Ilya Bolotowsky. Rufino Tamayo is represented by a 1976 Mixografia color print titled Hombre en Negro. The print it is artist signed and numbered and is expected to finish at $2,000-$4,000.

There are two tabletop size bronze sculptures by Australian/American artist Clement Meadmore, whose elegant squared forms demonstrate a weighty precision. Also on offer is a collection of Cleveland School of Art works highlighted by Viktor Schreckengost, Edris Eckhardt, William Sommer and Paul Travis. Modern design favorites include a Claude Conover pot and a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Chan" table.

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Lot 56 is 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 (est. $2,000-$4,000). Also offered will be a laminated cast acrylic sculpture by American/Yugoslavian artist Vasa Velizar Mihich (b. 1933), titled Column (1983), signed, numbered 2255 (est. $500-$800).

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the May Modern auction slated for Saturday, May 28th starting promptly at 10 am Eastern time, visit Company officer Cynthia Maciejewksi, and Bridget McWilliams, can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or send an email to or

Cynthia Maciejewski

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