Exciting artists include Brice Marden, Sam Gilliam, Michael Loew, Ricci Albenda, Tom Friedman, and Margery Kahn.
Capsule Auctions presents Twentieth Century Art +. Featuring paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, mixed media, the sale will provide an opportunity to witness the diverse and innovative approaches that artists have taken to redefine artistic boundaries and challenge traditional norms. Including renowned artists and emerging talents, this auction offers a glimpse into the vibrant and ever-evolving world of 20th Century Art with a sprinkle of 21st Century works as well.
A highlight in the sale is an untitled work by Sam Gilliam. This ink, dye, and acrylic on paper captures Gilliam’s masterful use of color that ripples throughout his often large scale paintings and draped canvases found in major museums and private collections worldwide. The vibrant pigments and creases in this work create a beautiful atmosphere of depth and space. Gilliam's approach to color is not only about this visual impact but also how color can evoke emotion and create a sensory experience.
Brice Marden is featured twice in this sale with Grid II and Ten Days, a complete set of eight etchings with aquatint, each signed and dated in pencil, and numbered 20/30, published by Parasol Press, New York, 1972. Marden’s use of aquatint creates his vast range of textures and tones, adding a richness and complexity to the surfaces of his prints. His etchings, like those featured in the sale, contribute to the broader narrative of his artistic evolution, extending his exploration of form and color and offering a different lens through which to appreciate his distinctive visual language.
Another exciting offering is Tesseract Roseanne (Positive), a 2001 work by Ricci Albenda. Albenda is known for creating both text based works and three dimensional illusionary works like the one featured in our sale. As in his architectural installations and other painted fiberglass works, Tesseract Roseanne (Positive) distorts the viewer's perception of space with its convex and concave shapes, inviting them to question their visual experiences with his work and others.
Already garnering attention is a work by Joan Snyder. Known for her significant contributions to abstract and feminist art, Snyder developed a distinctive visual language throughout her work. Untitled (Linear Composition in Black, Purple, and Orange) is a dynamic example of Snyder’s vibrant use of color, gestural brushwork, and layed compositions.
In the sculpture section of the sale we also have Untitled (Cube) by Tom Friedman. Friedman is known for his conceptual and often playful approach to art and his inventive use of everyday materials. Untitled (Cube) is made entirely of packing peanuts and captures his ability to transform ordinary items into extraordinary works of art, challenging viewers to reconsider their preconceptions about the materials around them.
We are thrilled to offer another work by John Rhoden. Untitled (Horse and Rider) cuts a dynamic form in bronze with pops of color from the vibrant colored glass imbedded throughout.
Margery Kahn is featured in the sale with an abstract and whimsical mobile. Kahn studied sculpture at the University of Wisconsin and was influenced by the work of Alexander Calder.
Capsule continues to offer work by abstract expressionist Michael Loew with four works in this sale. Jericho captures Loew's bold and vivid use of color with its red and blue forms that grab viewers attention.
Tuesday December 5th, 11-3PM
Wednesday December 6th, 11-3PM
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Pre-bidding for Twentieth Century Art + is available now. Live bidding begins December 7th at 11:00 AM EST.