Fine Art by Otto Pilny, Zhang Daquin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Inness, Ward, and Osthaus headline Selkirk's May 21 Auction
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Fine Art by Otto Pilny, Zhang Daquin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Inness, Ward, and Osthaus headline Selkirk’s May 21 Auction

( ArtfixDaily.com ) Sarah Cunningham’s first auction as the newly-installed Fine Art Specialist and Gallery Director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers is an apt reflection of her passion and focus. Cunningham arrived in St. Louis, home of Selkirk, in July 2015 after a broad base of work in sales and acquisitions, fine art appraisal, consulting, curating, and collection management based in Boston, Massachusetts – where she operated Walker-Cunningham Fine Art. The May 21 Selkirk auction has a distinctive fine art focus, with over 560 lots of paintings, prints and bronzes. Among the notable items is a fresh-to-market painting, held in a family collection for over 50 years: Evening Prayers, a 1909 oil on canvas by Otto Pilny (1866-1936). A fine example by the artist and a prime representation of the Western World’s immense interest and fascination with Middle Eastern culture during the 19th Century, the large-format Orientalist work depicts four figures engaging in prayer in the desert sunset and is expected to sell between $70,000 – $90,000. A second featured painting in the auction is Lotus Amongst Leaves and Floral, by one of the most well-known and significant Chinese artists of the twentieth century, Zhang Daqian (1899-1982). The work […]

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