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Auction Description for Leland Little: Two-Day Summer Estate Catalogued Auction - Session I
Auction Description:
Two-Day Summer Estate Catalogued Auction - Session I
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Auction Preview Dates/Times: Saturday, June 9, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 15, 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Two-Day Summer Estate Catalogued Auction - Session I

by Leland Little

Platinum House

114 lots with images

June 15, 2012

620 Cornerstone Court

Hillsborough, NC, 27278 USA

Phone: 919.644.1243

Fax: 919.644.1245

Email: info@lelandlittle.com

Laura Grosch (b. 1945),

Lot 1: Laura Grosch (b. 1945), "Dahlias & Zinnias"

Description: Laura Grosch (b. 1945), "Dahlias & Zinnias"acrylic on canvas, all three panels are signed on verso "Grosch Oct. 1968 \ 1969 Jan.," unframed.60 x 36 in. (each)Born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1945, Laura Grosch has long called North Carolina home. She has exhibited extensively throughout the state in galleries and museums, including the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art and the Mint Museum. Both she and her husband, Herb Jackson, have been instrumental in the North Carolina arts scene. Dick believes that Laura did this triptych as an ode to Georgia O'Keefe.Collection of Mary Jo & Dick Bell, founders of Garden Gallery and the Water Garden, Raleigh, NC

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Elizabeth Matheson (NC),

Lot 2: Elizabeth Matheson (NC), "Floral Arrangement"

Description: Elizabeth Matheson (NC), "Floral Arrangement"photograph, triple matted under glass with ornate gilt foliate frame.SS 17.5 x 17.5 in.; DOA 32 x 32 in.Born and raised in Hillsborough, Matheson's photographs are in numerous private and public collections including the NCMA and High Museum in Atlanta.Collection of Mary Jo & Dick Bell, founders of Garden Gallery and the Water Garden, Raleigh, NC

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Elizabeth Matheson (NC),

Lot 3: Elizabeth Matheson (NC), "Viareggio, Hotel Essex"

Description: Elizabeth Matheson (NC), "Viareggio, Hotel Essex"photograph, signed and inscribed along lower margin, triple matted under glass and presented in a gilt frame.SS 14.5 x 14.5 in.; DOA 29 x 28.5 in.Born and raised in Hillsborough, Matheson's photographs are in numerous private and public collections including the NCMA and High Museum in Atlanta.Collection of Mary Jo & Dick Bell, founders of Garden Gallery and the Water Garden, Raleigh, NC

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Elizabeth Matheson (NC),

Lot 4: Elizabeth Matheson (NC), "Fountain Villa..."

Description: Elizabeth Matheson (NC), "Fountain Villa..."...Aldobrandir," artist signed and dated at lower right, triple matted under glass within a silver foliate frame.SS 14.5 x 14.5 in.; DOA 32 x 31 in.Born and raised in Hillsborough, Matheson's photographs are in numerous private and public collections including the NCMA and High Museum in Atlanta.Collection of Mary Jo & Dick Bell, founders of Garden Gallery and the Water Garden, Raleigh, NC Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

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Ernestine Betsberg (MO/NY, 1909-2007),

Lot 5: Ernestine Betsberg (MO/NY, 1909-2007), "La Cupola"

Description: Ernestine Betsberg (MO/NY, 1909-2007), "La Cupola"acrylic on canvas, artist monogram at upper left and on the verso, retains Somerhill gallery tag, framed with linen liner.DOA 49 x 46.5 in.Ernestine is a masterful colorist. In a 2006 interview, she describes her love of color as being "very insidious; it's very involved. If you look at the world, there is color all around, even though a lot of people don't see it. I don't think I could get along without the color in my paintings." ("Never, Unless Invited" by Susan Caba, St. Louis Magazine, October 2006). She and her artist husband, Art Osver, met while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. They traveled throughout Europe on various fellowships. This painting depicts a park gazebo in Rome.Collection of Mary Jo & Dick Bell, founders of Garden Gallery and the Water Garden, Raleigh, NC Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

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