Saturday, July 13, 2013

Auction Preview: Heritage Illustration July 31

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980)
Bare Essentials (detail)

Heritage Auctions is holding a sale of Illustration Art later this month at their Dallas, Texas salesroom.  The auction will be broken into two sessions, the first concentrating on Pin-Up and Pulp Art, while the second session will feature Golden Age and Classic Illustration.  Both auction sessions will take place on July 31st.

Featured in the auction are many early and mid-twentieth century greats, including Howard Pyle, Charles Dana Gibson, Dean Cornwell, Harold Von Schmidt, Mort K√ľnstler, James Avati, Tom Lovell, Haddon Sundblom, and Norman Rockwell.  They are joined by several more recent illustrators including Darrell Sweet, Leo and Diane Dillon, J.C. Berkey, Frank Kelly Freas, Greg Hildebrandt, and Donato Giancola.  Pin-Up art, a staple of the Heritage Illustration Auctions, is also well represented with works by Gil Elvgren, but, unlike in previous sales, there is a higher concentration of less-playful pin-up work, and more examples of racy and less-innocent images among the works from other artists representing that genre.

All lots in the sale will be available for previews from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday July 29th and Tuesday July 30th, at Heritage's Slocum Street location.  The bidding sessions will take place at 11:00 AM (Pin-Up & Pulp) and 3:00 PM (Golden Age & Classic) on the 31st.  For more information, visit the HA website.

The full sales catalog can be viewed online as well, and as always, Heritage provides the option of viewing quite large images of the work, once you register with their site (registration is free).

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980)
Bare Essentials (1957)
oil on canvas
30 X 24 in.

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980)
Aiming High (Will William Tell?) (1959)
oil on canvas
30 X 24 in.

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980)
Something New (1957)
oil on canvas
30 X 24 in.

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980)
Poolside Fun (preliminary billboard painting, circa 1950)
acrylic, oil, and gouache on board
12 X 15.5 in.

Gil Elvgren (1914-1980)
Her Seductive Look
charcoal on paper
17.5 X 24.5 in.

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960)
Woman on the Rowing Machine (1936)
ink on board
13 X 20 in.

Henry C. Pitz (1895-1976)
Christopher Columbus
pen and ink on board
9.5 X 14.25 in.

Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Sunday in Old Catskill (1879)
watercolor and pencil on board
11 X 15 in.

Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944)
The Ghosts
pen and ink on paper
18 X 32.5 in.

Douglass Crockwell (1904-1968)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
oil on canvas
18 X 21 in.

Norman Saunders (1907-1989)
Dream-Doll of Nightmare City (1949)
oil on board
22 X 16 in.

Edwin J. Prittie (1879-1963)
illustration from Robin Hood
oil on canvas
30 X 22 in.

Frank McCarthy (1924-2002)
Eyeing the Enemy (c. 1956)
oil on board
18 X 21 in.

Cornelius Hicks
Men Reading a Letter Over Candlelight
oil on canvas
28 X 34 in.

Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)
Fara Swears Vengeance (study for The Big Fisherman) (c. 1951)
oil on panel
12 X 14 in.

Jim Schaeffing
Consoling Her
gouache and tempera on board
16 X 16 in.

Ken Kelly (b. 1946)
Players of Gor (1984)
oil on board
31.5 X 22.5 in.

Leo (1933-2012) and Diane (b. 1933) Dillon
The Abhorsen Trilogy (2003)
mixed media on paper
21.5 X 14.25 in.

John Conrad Berkey (1932-2008)
Spartan Planet (1969)
oil on board
17.5 X 10.5 in.

Darrell K. Sweet (1934-2011)
The Way to Dawnworld (1983)
acrylic on board
23.75 X 15 in.

Greg Hildebrandt (b. 1939)
Sudden Danger (2000)
acrylic on hardboard
28 X 24.5 in.

Olivia De Berardinis (b. 1948)
Bettie Page (Angel and Demon)
gouache and watercolor on board
20 X 20 in.

Robert McGinnis (b. 1926)
Nude in the Garden
oil on board
24 X 18 in.

August Bleser Jr. (1898-1966)
Night Bridge
oil on canvas
39 X 28 in.

Robert Maguire (1921-2005)
Couple on the Plantation
oil on board
34.75 X 25 in.

William Dolwick (1909-1993)
The Wishbone
gouache and tempera on board
12 X 17 in.

Tom Lovell (1909-1997)
Couple Lounging
oil on canvas
24.5 X 30.5 in.

Edwin Georgi (1896-1964)
Couple Walking Along the Beach
mixed media on board
17 X 25 in.

Mort K√ľnstler (b. 1931)
The Couple That Refused to Die (1967)
gouache and tempera on board
12.75 X 18.5 in.

Harold Von Schmidt (1893-1982)
20.5 X 35.5 in.

Tom Lovell (1909-1997)
The Dog Fight (1951)
oil on board
17 X 12 in.

James Avati (1912-2005)
Chinese Warlords
oil on hardboard
25.5 X 25.5 in.

Ron Lesser
James Bond, Agent 007 : Droghandlarna (1982)
oil on hardboard
22.25 X 16 in.

Duane Bryers (1911-2012)
Hilda in a Green Pasture
watercolor and gouache on board
15.75 X 11.75 in.

Haddon Sundblom (1899-1976)
Cashmere Soap
oil on canvas
36 X 32 in.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
The Family Doctor
oil on board
21.5 X 7 in.

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