By Thomas Elliot Norton
The background of good artwork auctions in the US is an indelible list of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and flavor. In each public sale, the murals that has the best attraction instructions the top fee, and a analyzing of the roster of gadgets and artists most often chosen provides a transparent and engaging photo of the evolution of favor and flavor in America.
The background of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor corporations in the United States offers us a brief synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we now have replaced and what kind of we loved ourselves within the method. taking a look at the numerous illustrations of artworks bought over the process a century, we're mesmerized by means of the diversity of items that experience undergone their public sale rooms.
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The price was S375. Opposite: Thomas — Noontime, Pollock Anschutz. Iron- 1880-82. Oil on canvas, The Fine Arts Museums of San FranM. H. de Young Memorial Museum. workers c. 17 x 24". cisco, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lot 56 in the Thomas John D. Rockefeller B. Clarke collection III. sale, Chickering Hall, February 14-17, 1899. It brought S150. On time, October 18, 1972, as Steelworkers' the picture Bernet, was sold New York, in the Dr. Burton collection auction, 48 at Noon- Sotheby Parke and Mrs. Irving E lot 14, for 5250,000.
Henry of Philadelphia, were auctioned for a total sale of $352,000. A Return to the Farm by Constant Troyon fetched $65,000, the evening's highest price, when dealer Herman Schaus outbid Senator William A. Clark of Montana. But the auctions most people were talking about in 1907 were those held to liquidate the vast collections of the late Stanford White. White, born in New York in 1853, became one of the city's most prominent figures. Washington Arch, the Century Association, the Herald Building, and the numerous office buildings and residences done in association with his partners, C.
Rich tapestries created a Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Diana, c. 1891. Museum Bronze, height 24%". C. Gift of John Gellatly, 1929. Lot 364 in the Stanford White sale at the American Art Galleries fetched $300 on November 27, 1907. Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) did two versions of Diana for the tower of the new Madison Square Garden designed by Stanford White. ) was taken down and replaced when the architect and sculptor agreed that the eighteen-foot goddess was too large. Shown Exposition in in 1893 at the World's Columbian Chicago, the first Diana has disappeared.
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