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Modern + Contemporary

Auction Ended March 11th. 



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Results for Modern + Contemporary:

Sale total $221,000
95% by lot
172% by value

This auction was open for bidding February 25th – March 11th.

Design highlights include pieces by Charles and Ray Eames & George Nelson for Herman Miller, Edward Wormley for Dunbar, and Russell Woodard. Notable prints include Andy Warhol’s ‘Lincoln Center Ticket’ serigraph, Pablo Picasso’s ‘Toros en Vallaurius’ signed linocut and ‘Le Sauvetage de la Noyee’ etching, Roy Lichtenstein’s “WHAAM!” signed offset litho, and pieces by Salvador Dali, Peter Max, and Victor Vasarely. Significant paintings by Leroy Allen, Pal Fried, Pat Rocha, Nickolas Muray, and Charles Sebree.

This auction also includes selections from the estates of local artists: Wilbur Niewald and Nick Vaccaro.

Wilbur Niewald (1925 – 2022) was professor emeritus of painting at KCAI and his work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Selections from his estate include pottery by his friend and colleague Ken Ferguson, handmade furniture by the artist, and a pair of original painting easels.

Nick Vaccaro (1931 – 2002) was a professor and chairman of the drawing and painting department at KU. His work has been displayed nationally and internationally including at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art. Selections from his estate include a dozen 1960’s large scale abstract and hard edge paintings, sculptures, and assemblages. 

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