Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Rockwell works on paper lead Christie's sale of American Art in New York

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Norman Rockwell, Study for 'The Runaway', signed with initials `N/R' (lower right). Oil on paper laid down on board, 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (25.4 x 27.9 cm.). Est: $80,000 – 120,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the September Sale of American Art in New York on September 25. Led by two superb Norman Rockwell drawings, the sale features over 160 lots by eminent American artists, including Greg Wyatt, Mary Cassatt, and Mario Korbel, among others. Comprised of Impressionism, Modernism, Westerns, Illustrations, and bronzes, and with estimates ranging from $3,000 to $120,000, the sale caters to collectors at all levels and of all interests. The sale is expected to realize in excess of $2.5 million. Norman Rockwell’s Study for ‘The Runaway’ leads the sale (estimate: $80,000 – $120,000). Arguably the artist’s most iconic image, the completed work was used as a Saturday Evening Post cover for the September 20, 1958 issue. The scene features a young boy who has packed up all ... More

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