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Auction Highlights

Detail of Michael Loew’s painting, White Series #6 (1971)

Fine art auctions at Capsule & Litchfield present great works from all around the globe, created by artists who devoted their lives and practice to the pursuit of their artistic vision. American, European, Asian, South American, African, and Australian artists are all featured in our diverse range of auctions.

Our sales include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, prints, and books as well as artist-made objects in ceramics, glass and furniture. We have sold Renaissance marble carvings and Old Master paintings. Fine 18th- and 19th-Century American and European paintings are highly sought after. Collectors are excited to see our offerings of impressionist and modern art, postwar and contemporary art and the newest digital and street art.

Fine art auctions are held several times per month, so there is always an appropriate opportunity to sell masterpieces from your collection. Please give us a call — we love to see great art.

Fine art auctions at Capsule & Litchfield

José Guerrero Azural

Azural (1987)

oil on canvas

Sold for $150,000

Untitled (Squares)

Irene Rice Pereira

Untitled (Squares) (1944)

oil and enamel on canvas

Sold for $100,000

Red Core

Alexander Calder

Red Core (1966)

gouache on paper

Sold for $81,000

Positano Landscape (#3)

Manoucher Yektai

Positano Landscape (#3)

oil on canvas

Sold for $75,000

Colloquio davanti lo speccio

Pietro Consagra

Colloquio davanti lo speccio (1957)

bronze

Sold for $109,375

SAMO

Jean-Michel Basquiat

SAMO (1979)

mixed media on tarp

Sold for $71,875

Woodland Brook

Edward Willis Redfield

Woodland Brook

oil on canvas

Sold for $168,750

L’Oreille interne

Pierre Alechinsky

L’Oreille interne (1978)

acrylic on paper laid down on canvas

Sold for $56,250

Zao Wou-Ki

Important Chinese painting recognized upon arrival

Recognizing it immediately from across the room, Nick Thorn saw Oiseaux dans les Nids leaning up on the cataloger’s desk and walked right over to it. Squinting at the Pinyin signature, he said “That’s a Zao Wou-ki — that’s a fantastic painting.” The consignor had acquired it from a New York City estate but did not know who the artist was. Having sold a Zao Wou-ki several years before, Nick was familiar with the Chinese-French artist’s 1950s style and signature.

In somewhat of a precarious condition and in real need of a cleaning, the work was sent out for restoration, while the Fondation Zao Wou-Ki in Switzerland assisted in its authentication. The painting was exhibited in both New York and Litchfield, Connecticut. Once at auction, bidding was fast, enthusiastic, and exciting, with ten phone bidders competing for this early example of Zao Wou-ki’s work — ultimately driving the price way above its $250,000 high estimate.

Zao Wou-ki’s 1951

Zao Wou-ki’s 1951 oil on canvas, Oiseaux dans les nids, sold for $487,500 on May 20, 2017.

Giocolieri e Cavallo

Marino Marini

Giocolieri e Cavallo (1953)

gouache on paper

Sold for $82,200

Rainbow (prismatic)

Arthur Segal

Rainbow (prismatic) (1924)

oil on canvas (burlap)

Sold for $162,000

3 Marys' Acrylic

John Wesley

3 Marys' Acrylic (1971)

acrylic on paper

Sold for $31,250

P. 1970 A.17

Hans Hartung

P. 1970 A.17 (1970)

acrylic on carton

Sold for $62,500

Abstract Composition

Hans Hartung

Abstract Composition (1947)

pastel on paper

Sold for $84,375

Abstract

Hans Hartung

Abstract (1970)

painting on board

Sold for $84,000

IV

Tadeusz Kantor

IV (1958)

oil on canvas

Sold for $78,125

New York VI

Helen Frankenthaler

New York VI

acrylic and watercolor on paper

Sold for $40,000

Untitled

Zao Wou-Ki

Untitled (1952)

oil on canvas

Sold for $264,000

Thru the Flat Big

Joan Snyder

Thru the Flat Big

oil, lacquer on canvas

Sold for $65,625

No Fooling

Sarah Grilo

No Fooling (1968)

oil on canvas

Sold for $33,750

Birdwing

Ben Nicholson

Birdwing (1953)

oil and pencil on Masonite panel

Sold for $81,600

Roses in Bloom, Maine

Fairfield Porter

Roses in Bloom, Maine (1961)

oil on canvas

Sold for $101,400

Vermont Hills

Milton Avery

Vermont Hills (1943)

watercolor on paper

Sold for $60,000

The Beach, Tangier

John Lavery

The Beach, Tangier (1911)

oil on canvas

Sold for $78,125

Niagara Falls

John Henry Twachtman

Niagara Falls (1979)

oil on canvas

Sold for $76,200

Star Quarters

Robert Rauschenberg

Star Quarters (1971)

four screen-prints on mirrored Plexiglas

Sold for $31,250

The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, California

Ansel Adams

The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, California (1978)

gelatin silver print

Sold for $13,750

Hills and Dam Lake Under Clouds

Brent Wong

Hills and Dam Lake Under Clouds (1984-91)

acrylic on board

Sold for $16,875

Untitled (Bikini)

John Kacere

Untitled (Bikini) (1970)

oil on canvas

Sold for $42,000

Blow Man

Viola Frey

Blow Man (1988-89)

ceramic and glazes

Sold for $33,800

Miniature Serena II

Carole A. Feuerman

Miniature Serena II (2014)

resin and 24K gold leaf

Sold for $12,500

Cat on Bed

Sal Meijer

Cat on Bed

oil on canvas

Sold for $34,800

Between the Sapphire and Sound

Robert Natkin

Between the Sapphire and Sound

oil on canvas

Sold for $19,375

Red Bern Series

Robert Natkin

Red Bern Series (1983)

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $21,250

Apollo

Robert Natkin

Apollo (1976)

oil on canvas

Sold for $20,000

MM/B

Stanislav Kolibal

MM/B (1979)

mixed media on board

Sold for $41,250

In relations with people, as in art, if you always stick to style, manners, and what will work, and you're never caught off guard, then some beautiful experiences never happen. Helen Frankenthaler
Shadow Head Portrait

Richard Hambleton

Shadow Head Portrait

acrylic on paper

Sold for $12,500

Shadow Cat

Richard Hambleton

Shadow Cat (1994)

acrylic on white poster board paper

Sold for $15,000

Shadow Head Portrait

Richard Hambleton

Shadow Head Portrait (2004)

acrylic on paper

Sold for $19,375

Walkabout

Charles Ginnever

Walkabout (1987)

bronze sculpture

Sold for $32,500

Africa On the Rocks (triptych)

Peter Beard

Africa On the Rocks (triptych) (1984 / 2002)

three conjoined Dpolaroids, mixed media,blood ink, and feather

Sold for $15,000

Peter Beard Drawings Accompanied by Correspondence and Effects

Peter Beard

Peter Beard Drawings Accompanied by Correspondence and Effects

ink, paper, postcards, animal blood, feathers

Sold for $21,250

Alfa Romeo Trophy, Nabokov

Lucio Fontana

Alfa Romeo Trophy, Nabokov (1964)

machined steel disk

Sold for $32,000

Cloaked Couple VIII

Lynn Chadwick

Cloaked Couple VIII

bronze sculpture

Sold for $35,000

Continuel Lumiére #23

Julio Le Parc

Continuel Lumiére #23 (1960-62)

black and white wall-mounted sculpture with strands of chromed discs

Sold for $15,625

Leaden Trace

José Antonio Fernández-Muro

Leaden Trace (1966)

mixed media on tinfoil

Sold for $24,375

Excalibur 5

Enrico Donati

Excalibur 5 (1967)

Sold for $33,750

Water Made of Lines and a Blue Wash

David Hockney

Water Made of Lines and a Blue Wash (1980)

lithograph

Sold for $35,400

Untitled (beaver pond)

Neil Welliver

Untitled (beaver pond)

oil on canvas

Sold for $22,500

Dark Cake

Wayne Thiebaud

Dark Cake (1983)

Sold for $20,000

Woman by the Sea #4

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Woman by the Sea #4 (1988)

oil on canvas

Sold for $25,000

L’Oiseau

Jean Michel Folon

L’Oiseau (c. 1989)

bronze sculpture

Sold for $25,000

Freshwater Isle of Wight

John Piper

Freshwater Isle of Wight (1983)

mixed media

Sold for $25,000

Masses #2

Satish Gujral

Masses #2 (1969)

oil on canvas

Sold for $25,000

Curlew

Birger Kaipianen

Curlew (c. 1960)

stoneware, metal

Sold for $25,000

Red Resonance

Michael Loew

Red Resonance (1966)

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $11,050

White Series #6

Michael Loew

White Series #6 (1971)

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $8,125

Canyon

Michael Loew

Canyon (1968)

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $10,075

Pink and Blue

Michael Loew

Pink and Blue

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $8,750

Phenomena Rainbow Tellin Prince

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Rainbow Tellin Prince (1977)

oil on canvas

Sold for $31,200

Phenomena Druid Grove

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Druid Grove (1980)

watercolor on Arches paper

Sold for $9,375

Phenomena Morgan's Roger

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Morgan's Roger

oil on canvas

Sold for $46,800

Phenomena Nearing Spring Solstice

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Nearing Spring Solstice (1966)

oil on canvas

Sold for $41,250

Phenomena Share of Violet

Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Share of Violet (1966)

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $15,625

Untitled, SF-76-338

Sam Francis

Untitled, SF-76-338 (1976)

acrylic on canvas

Sold for $58,800

Ocre Rosé Tache Bleu Touraine

Olivier Debré

Ocre Rosé Tache Bleu Touraine (1981-2)

oil on canvas

Sold for $18,200

Julia and Alexandra

Alex Katz

Julia and Alexandra (1983)

screenprint in colors on Arches paper

Sold for $12,500

Venus Africaine and Saïd Abdallah

Charles Cordier

Venus Africaine and Saïd Abdallah

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $32,500

Seated Figure

Henry Moore

Seated Figure

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $43,200

16th/17th-century marble sculpture

Unknow artist

16th/17th-century marble sculpture

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $20,700

Ancient Egyptian quartzite 18th - 19th dynasty, 1500-1200 B.C.

Head of a Woman

Ancient Egyptian quartzite 18th - 19th dynasty, 1500-1200 B.C.

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $15,600

Josephine Baker

Richmond Barthe

Josephine Baker (c. 1951)

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $26,400

European School, 17th-century carved limestone

King's Head

European School, 17th-century carved limestone

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $25,200

Middle White sow

Herbert Haseltine

Middle White sow (1930)

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $42,000

JTaglio Bianco

Leoncillo Leonardi

JTaglio Bianco (1962)

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $168,750

Thésées Combattant le Minotaure

Antoine-Louis Barye

Thésées Combattant le Minotaure

bronze with natural patina

Sold for $28,759

Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it. Robert Motherwell
Cabaret #4

Robert Motherwell

Cabaret #4 (1974)

collage with German sheet music, torn paper, pencil, and acrylic

Sold for $23,750

Untitled

Franz Kline

Untitled (c. 1956)

ink on paper, signed in pencil

Sold for $55,200

Table for Six

Alexander Calder

Table for Six

gouache, watercolor

Sold for $31,800

Le Grand Ordinateur

Joan Miro

Le Grand Ordinateur (1969)

etching and aquatint with carborundum printed in colors on Arches wove paper, published by Maeght, Paris

Sold for $30,000

La Fronde

Joan Miro

La Fronde (1969)

etching with aquatint and carborundum printed in colors on wove paper

Sold for $29,400

La Femme Angora

Joan Miro

La Femme Angora (1969)

etching and aquatint in colors

Sold for $17,500

Head of a Young Girl amid  Triangular Shapes

Kim Heung Sou

Head of a Young Girl amid Triangular Shapes

oil on canvas

Sold for $43,200

Reclining Nude on a Red Couch

Kim Heung Sou

Reclining Nude on a Red Couch (1958)

oil on canvas

Sold for $20,400

Alto Avvenimento 325'

Edmondo Bacci

Alto Avvenimento 325'

oil on canvas

Sold for $30,000

Symbols 82-B

Ida Kohlmeyer

Symbols 82-B (1981)

mixed media on canvas

Sold for $16,250

Minotaur

Gerald Coarding

Minotaur (1955)

Oil on Canvas

Sold for $34,800

Composition No. C

Serge Poliakoff

Composition No. C (1952)

gouache on cardboard

Sold for $25,000

Bermuda Petrel

Frank Stella

Bermuda Petrel

oil, wax crayons and screenprint on Tycore panel

Sold for $38,400

Etrusque

Enrico Donati

Etrusque (1945)

Oil on Canvas

Sold for $34,800

Two men and a cart

Jean Jansem

Two men and a cart (1956)

Oil on Canvas

Sold for $16,875

Early Fall

Anna Mary Robertson ‘Grandma’ Moses

Early Fall (1956)

oil on canvas board

Sold for $19,375

Couple et Poisson, from Nice and the Côte d’Azur

Marc Chagall

Couple et Poisson, from Nice and the Côte d’Azur (1967)

lithograph in colors

Sold for $16,875

Au Bar

Jean-Gabriel Domergue

Au Bar

oil on canvas

Sold for $32,500

Le port de Bordeaux

André Lhote

Le port de Bordeaux (1917-1918)

oil on canvas

Sold for $52,515

Untitled (Wall street scene)

Frank Robbins

Untitled (Wall street scene)

oil on canvas

Sold for $17,500

Rose

Marie Laurencin

Rose (1935)

oil on canvas

Sold for $33,750

Untitled (Beach Scene)

Alice Halicka

Untitled (Beach Scene)

oil on canvas

Sold for $31,250

La Baigneuse

after Pierre Auguste Renoir

La Baigneuse (1881)

red chalk on paper

Sold for $16,250

Study for Composition with Three Figures

Fernand Léger

Study for Composition with Three Figures (1932)

Chinese ink on paper

Sold for $18,750

Tiger and Bear

Edvard Munch

Tiger and Bear (1908-09)

lithograph

Sold for $2,515

Joies de Bretagne

Paul Gauguin

Joies de Bretagne (c. 1900)

Sold for $4,010

Brooklyn Bridge

John Marin

Brooklyn Bridge

etching

Sold for $39,600

Niagara Falls

John Henry Twachtman

Niagara Falls (1879)

oil on canvas

Sold for $76,200

Portrait of J. M. W.  Turner

George Dance

Portrait of J. M. W. Turner (1792)

watercolor

Sold for $25,000

Old Master Biblical Mural

School of Rubens

Old Master Biblical Mural (17th-century)

Sold for $42,500

Breton Icon Seller

Thomas Hovenden

Breton Icon Seller (1876)

oil on canvas

Sold for $17,500

Adoration of the Magi, after Gerard David, Netherlandish

Damianus van der Goude (workshop of Frans Floris)

Adoration of the Magi, after Gerard David, Netherlandish

oil on canvas

Sold for $23,400

Dall Sheep

Carl Rungius

Dall Sheep

oil on canvas

Sold for $30,000

Autumn Landscape with Lake, Mountains and Cattle

Jasper Francis Cropsey

Autumn Landscape with Lake, Mountains and Cattle

oil on canvas

Sold for $33,750

Texas Hills with Bluebonnets

Porfirio Salinas

Texas Hills with Bluebonnets

Sold for $29,900

Moonrise

Walter Launt Palmer

Moonrise

oil on canvas

Sold for $29,900

On the Mystic River

Guy C. Wiggins

On the Mystic River

oil on artist board

Sold for $20,625

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