C. Wool abstract painting may top $300K

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An abstract work by Christopher Wool is one of the many highlights slated for Weschler’s Feb. 1 auction, Works of Art from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. The black-and-white painting is estimated at $200,000 to $300,000, and is a prime representation of the artist’s bold, engaging patterns.

This stunning black-and-white painting by Christopher Wool carries an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000. (Photo courtesy Weschler’s)

The auction will be held at Weschler’s Washington, D.C. gallery, with live online bidding offered through Artfact.com. The sale will commence at 1 p.m., following the 10 a.m. Capital Collections Estate Auction. The afternoon session will feature Dewey & LeBoeuf’s most sought-after offerings, including a large collection of modern and contemporary prints from artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Mangold.

Highlights include Berenice Abbott’s “Nightview, New York,” a black-and-white aerial view of the city estimated at $15,000 to $20,000. Other notable prints include Sol LeWitt’s “Wavy Brush Strokes” ($8,000-$12,000); Helen Frankenthaler’s “Orange Downpour” ($3,000-$5,000); and three offset lithograph and color screen prints by Frank Stella (estimates ranging from $3,000 to $10,000).

The morning session of the Capital Collections Estate Auction will feature a selection of jewelry, silver and American and European furniture and decorative arts. Notable lots include a Victorian 10-karat (tested) white gold, diamond and blue sapphire bypass ring ($10,000-$15,000); a George II Irish walnut marble-top console table ($2,000-$3,000); a George III silver and cut glass epergne ($10,000-$15,000); and three sterling silver pieces designed by Georg Jensen circa 1918: a pair of compotes ($6,000-$8,000) and a center

Victorian 10-karat gold, diamond and sapphire bypass ring, $10,000 to $15,000. (Photo courtesy Weschler’s)

bowl ($15,000-$20,000).

A pair of Edward F. Caldwell & Co. Renaissance-style bronze, patinated steel, wrought-iron and marble 12-light torchères, designed circa 1931, were originally commissioned for the Great Hall in Washington, D.C.’s Folger Shakespeare Library. The New York-based E.F. Caldwell & Co. provided lighting and metalwork to many of the major architects of the period and were best known in Washington for their contributions to the 1902 White House renovation.

For more information visit www.weschlers.com.

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