On Wednesday October 13, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will present its first auction dedicated exclusively to Impressions & Multiples, bringing together nearly 300 lots of lithographs, serigraphs, engravings, woodcuts and other works on paper of great figures from the 19th century to the present day. Some of the important artists included in the auction are: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Salvador Dalí, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Ed Paschke, Paul Cadmus, Thomas Hart Benton, Frances Hammell Gearhart, Gustave Baumann and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
On Thursday October 14th, Toomey & Co. will perform its fall Interiors auction, which includes a wide variety of works of art, early 20th century and modern furniture, pottery, glass, lighting, etc. Much of the material in Interiors is by renowned artists and manufacturers, but the prices are generally more affordable, allowing collectors and designers greater access to desirable items.
Highlights of Impressions & Multiples October 13
Post-war and contemporary art
In Impressions & Multiples on October 13, two works by Andy Warhol will lead the contemporary offer, Grévy’s zebra of The threatened species, 1983 (estimate of $ 50,000 to $ 70,000) and a first edition of the Tokyo Kiku exhibition catalog, 1983-1984 ($ 1,500 to $ 2,500). Keith Haring also has two works available, Pop Shop II, 1988 ($ 10,000-20,000) and International Volunteer Day, 1988 ($ 2,000 to $ 3,000). The sale includes three pop art works by Peter Max and a cycling-themed silkscreen print by LeRoy Neiman (highest of $ 800 to $ 1,200). In European art, that of Salvador Dalí Decameron Suite, 1972, Christo & Jeanne-Claude Wrapped statues, 1985, and two works by Friedensreich Hundertwasser will be put out to tender (the greater of $ 2,000 to $ 3,000). Several prints by recent Chicago artists are included in the sale, for example, Ed Paschke’s neon lithograph, Konta, 1984, two works by Roger Brown, six abstractions by sculptor Richard Hunt, and seven lots by Tony Fitzpatrick, including one Autumn engravings portfolio (the greater of $ 2,000 to $ 3,000).
19th and early 20th century art
Tonalist innovator James Abbott McNeill Whistler has two bridge scenes in the auction and a fine etching, The wine glass, 1859 (the greater of $ 1,500 to $ 2,500). Paul Cadmus also has an engraving for sale showing a pair of muscular young men on bicycles, To the south, 1934 ($ 5,000 to $ 7,000). As a New York artist, Cadmus imitated the urban scenes of Martin Lewis, John Sloan and Reginald Marsh, all of which have prints in the auction (the highest of $ 4,000 to $ 6,000). Midwestern regionalists Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry each have a pair of works to bid (the greater of $ 1,000 to $ 2,000). From Illinois, the sale features woodcuts by African-American artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff and views of Chicago landmarks from the 1930s by Charles Turzak (highest of $ 2,000 to $ 3,000). Frances Hammell Gearhart, originally from Illinois, has several western landscapes available, as does Gustav Baumann (the highest of $ 3,000 to $ 5,000). The two high-contrast woodcuts by Los Angeles artist Paul Landacre depict an intimate domestic scene and desert mountains (over $ 2,000 to $ 3,000). Finally, Mexican artists José Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo portray the revolution and the peasants (the highest of $ 1,500 to $ 2,500).
Highlights of Interiors October 14
The Interiors October 14 auction offers a diverse range of works in all purchase categories. In fine art, the sale includes the group of four Midwestern seasonal murals by WPA artist John Drake Pusey, oil on canvas by Impressionist André Gisson by the River, an animated film by after Walt Disney and a sketch by Jiminy Cricket of Pinocchio, a steel sculpture by Joseph A. Burlini of Chicago, and works by Outsider artists Lee Godie and Howard Finster (the highest of $ 2,000 to $ 3,000). The early 20th century design includes several pieces of original Arts & Crafts furniture and a few recent productions including, an early cottage desk by Gustav Stickley and a contemporary desk by Warren Hile Studio (highest $ 1,000 to $ 2,000) . Artistic pottery from venerable makers like Grueby, Teco and Newcomb College are available, as well as mid-century ceramics from Waylande Gregory, Beatrice Wood and Edwin and Mary Scheier (the highest of $ 800 to $ 1,200). Modern furniture is also offered by iconic designers such as Paul Frankl, Edward Wormley, Charles and Ray Eames and Harry Bertoia (the highest of $ 1,500 to $ 2,500).
Preview and auction with Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Impressions & Multiples Wednesday October 13 and Interiors Thursday October 14 will both start at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Sales will be held at Toomey & Co. Auctioneers, 818 North Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois. The preview runs weekdays from Wednesday October 6 to Tuesday October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those wishing to preview or attend the auction should make an appointment by sending an email to [email protected]; a virtual preview is available on request. Customers are required to wear masks on the premises regardless of their immunization status. Bidders can also participate by phone (708-383-5234) or leave mail-order auctions ([email protected]). Catalogs are posted online at toomeyco.com and early registration is recommended. Alternatively, auctions can be placed through two real-time third-party platforms (LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable).
Upcoming auctions and shipments
Toomey & Co. Auctioneers has three more auctions scheduled for 2021: Rookwood and Ohio Art Pottery Wednesday, November 10; Jewelry, Money & Objects of Virtue Thursday, November 11; and Art & Design with Tradition & Innovation Thursday, December 2. Submissions are invited and photographs of the items can be sent to [email protected] for estimates. To learn more about past or future auctions, please visit toomeyco.com.
About auctioneers Toomey & Co.
Located just west of Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers holds several carefully curated auctions each year with material from six departments: fine art, early 20th century design, modern design, fine furniture and decorative arts, silver and objects of Vertu and Haute Joaillerie & Horlogerie. Recent programs have featured sole proprietorship and special sales from significant estates and private collections.