FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Northern Virginia will be hosting an auction on Thursday, July 15 featuring a selection of rare and collectable posters, prints and works on paper. The expertly curated auction comprising 145 high-quality lots will begin at 2 p.m. ET. All auctions will be done remotely, either by telephone or by online correspondence via Quinn website, or live via the Internet via Live auctioneers.
The posters chosen for the auction include drawings by Keith Haring, JC Leyendecker and Louis John Rhead. One of the highlights of the category is James Montgomery Flagg’s (American, 1870-1960) iconic portrayal of Uncle Sam pointing a finger, with the message “I WANT YOU FOR THE AMERICAN ARMY – THE RECRUITMENT STATION. THE CLOSEST “. Created in 1917 and published by Leslie Judge Co., New York, it has a framed size of 42 by 31½ inches. The presale estimate is $ 4,000 to $ 6,000.
A collection of witty 1970-1985 pop-art posters by Stephen Frykholm (American, b.1942-), includes nine colorful designs from the Herman Miller Summer Picnic poster suite. Each of the 42-inch by 26-inch screen prints (framed) depict a type of food enjoyed outdoors, including corn on the cob, cherry pie, watermelon, and other summer garden delicacies. The group prize is estimated between $ 2,000 and $ 3,000.
A wide range of prints includes desirable works by leading artists. At the head of the six lithographs by Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989) is a color work from 1963 entitled Mystical Rose Madonna. Measuring 32 by 31 inches (framed), it is signed in pencil and numbered 12/200. Estimate: $ 2,000 to $ 3,000
Quintessentially Midwestern in its theme, a 1937 lithograph by Grant Wood (American, 1891–1942) is titled Sowing and harvesting time. Signed and dated in pencil by the artist, its framed size is 18½ x 14½ inches. The auction estimate is $ 1,000 to $ 2,000.
The inimitable Art Deco style of Romain De Tirtoff, better known as “Erte” (NY / France, 1892-1990), can be found in three serigraphs for sale. A relief silkscreen print circa 1986 entitled Harmony depicts an elegant lady sitting on a pink cushion with gold tassels and measures 42 by 37¾ inches (framed). It is signed by the artist in pencil on the lower right and comes with an estimate of $ 600 to $ 900.
Illustrator Patrick Nagel (American, 1945-1984) is best known for his glamorous and highly stylized depictions of women. Bidders at Quinn’s July 15 auction will have the opportunity to bid on a Nagel screenprint titled Joan Collins (No. 411). As the name suggests, the subject is the sophisticated British movie star that American audiences loved to hate as the vengeful Alexis Colby in the original TV series. Dynasty. Nagel’s screenprint, numbered 20/150, has a framed size of 36 inches by 28 inches and is being auctioned off with an estimate of $ 400 to $ 600.
LeRoy Neiman (American, 1921-2012) is renowned for his vibrant expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and events. In 1981, he created Panteras (Panthers), a depiction of exotic dancers in costumes in brilliant hues. A silkscreen print of this work, numbered 165/500, is presented in a 33½ by 45½ inch frame and entered the auction with an estimate of $ 300 to $ 500.
Two views of 20th century artists on France will be offered. John Taylor Arms’ (American, 1887–1953) titled third state Lace; Place Victor Hugo, Lisieux measures 9½ by 13 inches and is estimated between $ 200 and $ 300. Also carrying an estimate of $ 200 to $ 300, Leonard Russell Squirrell’s (American, 1893–1979) circa-1920 mezzotint Notre-Dame, Paris comes from an edition of 75 signed proofs and measures 19¼ by 14 3/8 inches (sheet).
Completed drawing by Philip Pearlstein (American, b.1924-) titled two nudes was created in 1965 and is signed in pencil by the artist. Framed, it measures 21 by 23¼ inches. Estimate: $ 700 to $ 1,000. Also of note is a 1973 aquatint etching by Lowell Nesbitt (American, 1933-1993) entitled Three Irises. Signed and dated, it is numbered 35 out of 100 and has the printer’s stamp on the back stating “Mohd. Omer Khalil. The 30 by 44½ inch engraving (framed) came in with an estimate of $ 300 to $ 400.
Quinn’s Thursday, July 15, 2021 prints, posters and works on paper auction will begin at 2 p.m. ET. All auctions will be remote, either by phone or online correspondence through Quinn’s website. www.quinnsauction.com, or live via the Internet via Live auctioneers. For more information on an auction item or to discuss a future shipment, call Catherine Payling at Quinn’s, 703-532-5632, or email [email protected] Visit Quinn’s online at www.quinnsauction.com.