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Benton's 'New England Farm' signed lithograph is cultivating bidder interest

A signed lithograph by American artist Thomas Hart Benton, depicting a days work on the farm, circa 1951, may command between $1,000 to $1,500 during Link Auction Galleries' Summer Gallery Auction. The sale, with online bidding being handled by Invaluable, is set for July 12-13.

BOSTON – July 2, 2014 – Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, and Link Auction Galleries, a new auction gallery located in St. Louis, MO, recently announced a new partnership to provide online bidding on Link Auction Galleries’ sales. The first Link Auction Galleries sale to be promoted through Invaluable is the company’s inaugural Summer Gallery auction, taking place on July 12 and 13, 2014.

“We’re pleased to be offering online bidding on Link Auction Galleries’ inaugural

New England Farm

New England Farm lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) is being offered at auction by Link Auction Galleries on July 12, 2014, and is expected to command between $1,000 and $1,500. (Photo courtesy Link Auction Galleries)

auction sale and helping them bring their incredible selection of merchandise to our user base of buyers and collectors worldwide,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “From noteworthy American Art to an amazing collection of Native American pottery and Asian antiques, we know Invaluable bidders will be excited to participate in Link’s Summer Gallery auction.”

The two-day auction will kick off on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00am CST. The first day of the sale will feature a wide selection of American Art, including oil painting Sage Brush in Bloom by Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (1874-1952), oil painting Pines by the Lake by Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), watercolor Figures at Shore by Dean Mitchell (b. 1957) and a signed lithograph of New England Farm by Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975).

The first day of the sale will also feature three Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947) paintings from a private collection that will be offered at auction for the first time in their history, including Drought, Southern Mississippi and Animated street scene. Additional lots of note include a Tiffany Studios Pomegranate Table Lamp and a Tiffany Studios Acorn Table Lamp, as well as a Steinway Piano and Bench.

The sale will continue on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 10:00am CST, featuring toys and

"Drought" painting

One of three paintings by Joseph Paul Vorst to offered in the upcoming Link Auction Galleries sale is this one titled ”Drought." It carries a presale estimate of $14,000 to $18,000 into the auction. (Photo courtesy Link Auction Galleries)

collectibles, oriental carpets, Asian antiques, pottery and sculpture. Noteworthy lots include a storyteller figure accompanied by six individual figurines by Helen Cordero (1915-1994), Asian antiques including a Chinese Ming Bronze of a Daoist Figure and a Chinese Ming Bronze Guanyin Figural Group, and oriental rugs including an Antique Serapi Room Rug and an Antique Persian Serapi Palace Carpet.

“We’re thrilled to be offering online bidding on our Summer Gallery sale through Invaluable,” said Susan Kime, president of Link Auction Galleries. “We have great experience working in the St. Louis auction industry, and we’re excited to expand the reach of our inaugural sale to bidders around the world.”

In addition to live online bidding through Invaluable, floor, absentee and telephone bidding will be available during both days of Link Auction Galleries’ Summer Gallery sale. For more information and to see the fully illustrated catalog and bid online, please visit