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“Op-Art masters, upstart renegades, Pop geniuses and post modernists all demand attention at this dynamic and brilliantly curated auction. With only 146 lots Gray’s Spring Modern and Contemporary bursts onto the block with Lot 1, Clarence van Duzer’s dramatic interpretation of Op-art. Playfully merging a kinetic sculptural sunburst of brass rays hovering above a geometric field of complimentary colors, bright greens, orange and blues, a classic Op-art doctrine of color and pattern, created circa 1965. ‘Van’ was a close friend and contemporary of Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak and Edwin Mieczkowski, all of which are included in the auction.
The auction is a veritable feast of artists connected with Cleveland and North-East Ohio. Lot 12, Roy Lichtenstein’s oil, Alice in Wonderland is from 1947 when he was completing his masters at Ohio State University. Lichtenstein first exhibited his works at the Ten-Thirty Gallery in Cleveland. The gallery’s director was Algesa O’Sickey, the artist and wife of Joseph O’Sickey whose evocative oil on canvas, Horses in a Cornfield #6 precedes Lichtenstein’s Alice at Lot 11.”
About Gray’s Auctioneers:
Gray’s Auctioneers is one of the largest Fine Art & Antiques Auction Houses in Cleveland and the surrounding Northeast Ohio region. We also have an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gray’s Auctioneers specialize in Fine Art and Antiques Auctions and Appraisals. All auctions are open to the public, and take place live at our custom designed showrooms at 10717 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Gray’s Auctioneers also offer all auctions online with a fully illustrated catalogue, online bidding available to registered bidders, and a live video and audio feed of the auction in real time. Gray’s Auctioneers team of Fine Art & Antiques specialists offer full auction and appraisal services, including estate tax appraisals, and insurance appraisals. We work closely with banks, trustees, executors, institutions and attorneys to inventory, appraise and realize the full value of your collection or estate.
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