Bloomfield, NJ, USA, April 7, 2021 -- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction, April 21st and 22nd, caters to its international audience, be they interested in contemporary design or more traditional collecting categories. Included is a large selection of modern furniture, rugs and lighting from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, while simultaneously bringing a strong selection of noted, blue chip artists’ names to market.
Start times both days are 10 am Eastern time. Of the roughly 600 lots, included will be Part II of the refined collection of Cornelia and Simon Michael Bessie of Lyme, Conn. Both are well-known and respected in the literary publishing world. Mr. Bessie was one of the co-founders of Atheneum Books (N.Y.) in 1959. A year later, Cornelia joined the firm in an editorial capacity.
Cornelia was introduced to fine art as a child by her parents, Hanns and Kate Schaeffer, owners of the Schaeffer Gallery in New York City. Her passion was Old Master works on paper. The auction features works by artists such as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Claude Joseph Vernet, Jacques Philippe De Loutherbourg, Jean-Louise-Andre-Theodore Gericault and Dominico Valeriani.
Further headlining the auction are works from the Steve and Stephanie Alpert collection. Steve Alpert has unbridled enthusiasm for all types of fine and decorative art. He and Stephanie are known in collecting circles, and their passion for collecting shines through in each object they collected. Also, their support and patronage of contemporary artists is nothing short of amazing.
From the Alpert holdings, one will find numerous examples of Leonard Baskin’s lithographic portraits of Native American Indian Chiefs. The Jack Beal pastel titled Chincoteague Refuge captures the ambiance of the beach, while Frank Stella’s abstract circular wool wall tapestry, titled Sinjerli Variations II, and a similarly abstract burst of color and geometry in Victor Vasarely’s aluminum Kroa sculpture, are just two examples of visual excitement up for bid.
International consignors contributed to the auction as well. A French collector consigned a fine ink drawing by Georges Braque of Diana the Huntress and Kees Van Dongen’s watercolor of a man, while a New York/Italian family is selling a wonderful collection of prints and multiples. Highlights include a Henry Moore lithograph from the Mother and Child series; a Jasper Johns lithograph of a face (Black State) from casts from untitled and a Mixografia on handmade paper by Helen Frankenthaler. These are just a few of the many fine artists represented in the group.
Also in the prints and multiples category is a superb pochoir in colors by Joan Miro titled Femme et Chien devant la Lune, 1936. It was a gift from Henri Matisse’s daughter-in-law to the United States Senator Claiborne Pell (Rhode Island), and his wife Nuala. The portrait depicts a woman and dog in front of the moon. The bold primary colors create a vivid, striking visual experience.
People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held April 7th through April 22nd, at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website, or email to email@example.com.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Chic and Antique Estate Treasures online only auction on Wednesday and Thursday, April 21st and 22nd, please visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog can be viewed in its entirety now, at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com.
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