Thursday, March 19, 2015

Christie’s Sale of American Art for 2015 on March 25th, 2015

Gifford Beal’s Lobstermen on the Shore (estimate: $100,000 – 150,000) is a powerful example of the artist’s work from his summer trips to Rockport, Massachusetts during the 1920s and 1930s.  In the present work, set against a vivid sun-dappled sea of complimentary oranges and blues and a deep red sky, a trio of fishermen carry their lobster cages down to the sea.  Lobsterman on the Shore speaks to the heroism and strong work ethic of the New England fisherman while simultaneously celebrating the natural beauty of the coastal town. 

The celebrated watercolorist Charles Ephraim Burchfield is renowned for his landscapes of vivid color and movement.  The Moon and Queen Anne's Lace (estimate: $120,000 – 180,000), which is being offered from an important New York estate, is a superb example of Burchfield’s rhythmic depictions of the sensations of nature.

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (1859-1924)
Near Gloucester
watercolor, gouache, charcoal, pastel and oil on paper
Executed circa 1916-19
Estimate: $150,000 – 250,000

John Marin (1870-1953)
Movement: Green, Red and Black
oil on canvas
Painted in 1947
Estimate: $80,000 – 120,000