Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Auction Preview: Heritage Illustration NYC

Once again, Texas-based Heritage Auction Galleries is coming to New York City, bringing with them artwork from some of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century.  In this upcoming auction (#5038) are over 500 pieces from artists the likes of Harold Anderson, James Avati, McClelland Barclay, Howard Chandler Christy, Leo and Diane Dillon, Edmund Dulac, Harvey Dunn, Gil Elvgren, Virgil Finlay, Harrison Fisher, James Montgomery Flagg, Charles Dana Gibson, Al Hirchfeld, William Koerner, John La Gatta, Andrew Loomis, Tom Lovell, Robert McGinnis, Earl Moran, Maxfield Parrish, Willy Pogany, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, Norman Rockwell, Mead Schaeffer, Frank Schoonover, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Jessie Willcox Smith, Haddon Sundblom, Saul Tepper, Chris Van Allsburg, and Alberto Vargas.  There are even several lots from each of Dean Cornwell and J.C. Leyendecker!  It looks like an amazing auction.

Lots will be available for viewing for only two days at the Ukranian Institute of America (the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion), 2 East 79th Street at Fifth Avenue.  The hours for the preview are Wednesday, October 13th, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Thursday, October 14th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  The actual auction will take place during two sessions on the 15th and 16th.  Currently, bids are being taken online, and some lots are opening for as low as $1.00.  For more information, visit Heritage's website.

If you cannot attend the preview in New York City, then make sure to check out the auction catalog online;  Heritage Auction Galleries may be the third largest auction house, but their online images are the best available;  each lot is fully illustrated with detailed digital images, most of which are large enough to clearly show every brushstroke.


Nick Name said...

Beautiful stuff, but I can't shake the feeling that that Gibson, even though signed, looks more like a James Montgomery Flagg.....


Thanks for alerting us to this auction, while I can't buy, I will look.
David, NYC