Lichtenstein bronze plaque could see $120,000

GENESEO, N.Y. – The first day of Cottone Auctions’ Fine Art and Antiques Auction, slated for Sept. 22-23, will feature the lifetime collection of Annette McGuire Cravens, a well-known philanthropist and patron of the arts from Buffalo, New York. Her collection includes an unparalleled bronze by Roy Lichtenstein and an outstanding Egyptian Cycladic marble head dating from 2,000 BC, with impeccable provenance.

The auction will take place at the Cottone Auctions gallery, 120 Court Street in Geneseo, New York. For bidders unable to attend the auction in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by live.cottoneauctions.com.

Calder’s ‘Crayfish’ Metalwork Up For Bid

Additional highlights from the Cravens collection include a pair of metal stabiles by Alexander Calder

Calder "Crayfish" stabiles

One of a pair of metal stabiles by Alexander Calder, “Crayfish,” ($50,000-$80,000).

titled “Crayfish.” It carries an estimate of $50,000 to $80,000. A piece titled “Black Disk” has an estimate of $20,000 to $40,000. Another piece by Calder, a gouache may attract $20,000 to $40,000.

A mixed-media painting on paper by Joan Mitchell comes with an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. A collection of African and Egyptian art will bring a close to the day’s lots.

Among the items from other private collections, estates, and museums, is an Andrew Wyeth painting titled “Stone’s Point,” with an estimate of $60,000 to $80,000; a 21-inch by 36-inch oil on canvas seascape by William Trost Richards, carrying an estimate of $20,000 to $40,000; and a sculpture by Demetre Chiparus (Romanian) titled “Antine,” which is expected to bring between $15,000 and $25,000.

Lichtenstein Speaks to ‘Speak Through Chemistry’ With Bronze

• Wendall Castle stacked mahogany desk with brushed aluminum base ($30,000-$50,000).
— “Peace Through Chemistry” bronze plaque by Roy Lichtenstein ($80,000-$120,000).
• 17th century Italian refactory table ($5,000-$8,000).
— Scarce silk needlework watercolor ($7,000-$10,000).

For more information, visit www.cottoneauctions.com, email info@cottoneauctions.com, or call 585-243-1000.

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