Sunday, May 3 was an exciting afternoon for Freeman's Modern & Contemporary Art department with some particularly remarkable results, including Emile Nolde’s Eule, a historically significant watercolor that has been in the same private collection since before the Second World War. This extraordinary piece brought $100,000. Another notable success from Sunday’s sale was a suite of Joseph Floch paintings, which had previously been held for many decades in a single owner collection. Together these 5 lots sold for an impressive $88,338. Other highlights of the auction included Australian artist Brett Whiteley’s “Preliminary Sketch for Bonython Exhibition 1970…”, which soared past its pre-sale estimate of $8-12,000 and achieved a top price of $50,000. “Star”, a rare silver pendant by Alexander Calder, fetched $61,250 after an exciting and competitive bidding war between two eager clients.
TOP LOTS | MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART | 02/05/15
We anticipate another successful Modern & Contemporary Art sale this November, and are now accepting consignments. For more information, please contact: