Shannon’s Summer News and Fall Auction Preview

artwork by Benton, Moore, Burchfield, Matta, and Poliakoff

SUMMER NEWSLETTER | VOL 1, ISSUE 2 | SUMMER 2021

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

October 28, 2021
Fine Art Auction
Consignments accepted through Sept. 1st

Winter 2021/2022
Fine Art ONLINE Auction
Consignments accepted through Dec. 1st


Hello,

What a year! With 2020 behind us and 2021 moving right along, I am writing to share some of the positive news from our corner of the world.

We have had many exceptional results with record-setting sales for female artists, American still-life and more! This summer we are finally able to get back on the road to see our clients and friends at shows, museums and galleries. Visit our website to view some of the upcoming highlights for our fall sale. If you are considering consigning this year, contact us to find out when we will be in your area or send photos anytime!

I invite you to join the conversation by sharing some of your news with us. We love to see photos of your recent purchases in their new homes and hearing about the local exhibitions in your area.

Thank you for being a valued client. We look forward to seeing you back in the gallery.

With best regards,
Sandra Germain
Sandra Germain


UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

We are already lining up quality consignments for the fall catalog and winter online auction. Stay tuned for more information on sale dates and consignment deadlines. We will be on the road reviewing consignments in New England, New York, Florida and more! Contact us to find out when a specialist will be in your area, info@shannons.com or 203.877.1711.
CONSIGNMENTS INVITED NOW THOUGH SEPT. 1st!

Henry Moore

HENRY MOORE

A rare sculpture from an edition of 9 +1 by internationally recognized Modernist sculptor, Henry Moore. Also included in the sale is a drawing of Mother and Child

Charles Burchfield

CHARLES BURCHFIELD

On two sheets of paper this Burchfield is jaw-dropping. The bright yellow sun radiates over the whole scene…

oil on canvas painting by Roberto Matta

Roberto Matta

ROBERTO MATTA

A fresh-to-the market example by celebrated Latin American artist, Roberto Matta. Measuring 80×150-inches this is a museum-worthy example.


RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Like everyone else, we adapted in 2020 hosting more online auctions than ever and producing one catalog for a Fall sale that was filled with exceptional works. Led by the Jeanne and Carroll Berry Collection of Abstract Expressionist art, our sale totaled over $3.3 Million in sales with over 80% of the lots sold.

Our Spring 2021 auction results were fueled by classic late 19th and early 20th century American paintings. Our reported totals were $2.5 Million in sales and a 90% sell-through rate. We set new records for still-life and female artists!

In our online auctions this past year, we attracted an international audience achieving strong results for Indonesian and Polish art. With the launch of our new web design, online business is stronger than ever.

SOLD FOR $162,500

Our Fall 2020 sale featured strong results for blue-chip artists including Adolph Gottlieb, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Thomas Hart Benton and more!

CHARLES MORGAN MCILHENNEY, American (1858-1904)

SOLD FOR $100,000

In April 2021 American Art drove the results. Pictured here, a rare masterpiece by Charles Morgan McIlhenney. Prices for 19th century still-lifes by Paul Lacroix and Severin Roesen proved that the market is still thriving for quality works.

Rose Breasted Grosbeak in a Thicket by FIDELIA BRIDGES

SOLD FOR $80,000

Two new world records were set for American botanical artist Fidelia Bridges. Top lots in the sale included works by female artists Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Janet Scudder and Helen Turner.

EMILY MASON American (1932-2019)

SOLD FOR $27,500

Contemporary Art has continued to preform well in our online auctions like this oil painting by New York artist Emily Mason just sold in our Summer Online Auction.


TOP TEN AUCTION LOTS FROM 2020

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1 ADOLPH GOTTLIEB
Untitled #30, 1970
SOLD FOR $162,500

2 MILTON RESNICK
Ulysses, 1956
SOLD FOR $137,500

3 JACKSON POLLOCK
Untitled, 1952-1956
SOLD FOR $112,500

4 GEORGE BELLOWS
Farmer and Chickens, 1922
SOLD FOR $106,250

5 PABLO PICASSO
Le Repas Frugal, 1904
SOLD FOR $106,250

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6 CHARLES COURTNEY CURRAN
Wind on the Cliff
SOLD FOR $100,000

7 MONTAGUE DAWSON
The Needles
SOLD FOR $100,000

8 ENRICO PRAMPOLINI
Surrealist Composition
SOLD FOR $100,000

9 THOMAS HART BENTON
Threshing Rice
SOLD FOR $100,000

10 MARK ROTHKO
Untitled, ca. 1948
SOLD FOR $100,000



COMING SOON TO A MUSEUM NEAR YOU!

Here are a few highlights from our recent auctions that are headed to museum collections across the country! Click on the images to read more about each work…