Premium Fine Art, Sculptures & Carvings Auction
OAKWOOD AUCTIONS – 2-Day Premium Fine Art, Sculptures & Carvings: Originals, Limited Editions, Inuit Carvings, Duck Decoys
SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2020 – SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 2020
Oakwood Auctions is holding a premium auction this summer. The 2-DAY PREMIUM FINE ART, SCULPTURES & CARVINGS auction runs on August 15th to 16th beginning at 11 a.m. EST. You will find many spectacular items have been packed into this diverse auction. With 800 lots from six general categories, this is truly a sale for collectors and deal hunters. From rare original paintings, limited editions and original Renaissance drawings, magnificent duck decoys, to collections of Aboriginal sculptures and West Coast Masks, there are many fabulous finds that are expected to bring large crowds to this event.
Day 1 will contain a variety of limited edition prints and canvas, including Lot 161: Robert Bateman “Bald Eagle Series” Original Lithographs, and Lot 370: Robert Indiana “Highball” Limited Edition Print estimated at $4,200-$5,250 USD. Collections of works by Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, Pablo Picasso, Pino, Wentworth Folkins, and more will be offered. An exciting item is Lot 4: Anthony Quinn’s “The Prophet” Limited Edition Print, and is expected to bring $400-$600 USD. Another piece that will garner significant attention is Lot 76: John James Audobon’s “Birds of America” M. Bernard Loates Set. This is a fantastic Publisher’s Proof set, in exceptional condition, with its original wooden case. This lot is estimated at $1,000-$1,250 USD.
There will also be a magnificent, world class collection of Robert Bateman limited editions. There will be prints and canvases, along with some that the frames have been titled and autographed by Bateman. Highlighted by Lot 273: “Midnight – Black Wolf” Limited Edition Canvas. This piece has been professionally custom framed, and is in exceptional condition. “In this painting I wanted to show the ominous presence of a mature, lone wolf. I wanted to create a mood of seriousness and respect – not threat. From the artistic point of view, I was intrigued by the challenge of portraying a black animal on an almost black background. It is something like playing a whole piano composition in half an octave of the bass section.” – Robert Bateman.
Day Two is sure to attract a very large crowd with a rare selection of original paintings and renaissance drawings, Aboriginal sculptures, West Coast Masks, and hand carved duck decoys.
There are many original paintings to be noted. One offered will be Lot 623: Robert Bateman’s “Lion Cubs” circa 1977. This stunning painting was the first of Bateman’s to be reproduced to limited edition prints. With a certificate of authenticity and appraisal of $140,000 CAD, this is sure to bring special attention to all Bateman collectors and art investors. Another original painting is, Lot 619: Robert Bateman’s “Birdfeeders” circa 2016. A beautiful painting, estimated at $90,000-$120,000 USD.
Other head turning items include rare Renaissance original drawings, highlighted by Lot 718: Carlo Maratta’s (1625-1713) “Head of a Young Man”, beautiful Aboriginal sculptures, highlighted by Lot 814: Toonoo Sharky’s “Spirit Fish” Original Serpentine Sculpture. A fantastic museum quality sculpture, appraised at $78,000 CAN. There will be West Coast Masks, including Lot 773: Donald Alfred’s “Cod”, estimated at $2,000-$2,500 USD, as well as original hand carved and painted duck decoys from award winning carvers, including Lot 746: Jason Lucio’s “Mergansers”, which won 2nd place in the World Champions in 1989. This stunning pair is estimated at $6,750-$9,000 USD and will be sure to excite.
The team at Oakwood Auctions looks forward to welcoming guests to their Saturday, August 15th – 16th auction, at 11 a.m. EST. Absentee and Live Bidding will be available through Oakwood Auctions. For additional information on any item in the auction, call the gallery at 905-591-7600, or email [email protected]