The world’s premier auctions
 
 
WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
WE'VE CHANGED OUR NAME
is now
 
To celebrate, we’ve enhanced our site with
larger images and browsing by category to help
you easily find what you’re passionate about.
Remember to update your bookmarks.
Get Started »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Upcoming Lots Related to [Abstract]

(451 lots returned)

Scope: Upcoming Auctions

With at least one of the words: Abstract

Show Lots:
Next »
Per page:
Designer Brazilian Amethyst Cocktail Ring, the

Lot 78: Designer Brazilian Amethyst Cocktail Ring, the

by Gerrards Auction Rooms

July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

St Annes , United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: Designer Brazilian Amethyst Cocktail Ring, the oval, faceted stone of approximately 8cts, bezel set in an openwork sterling silver shank, the openwork, appearing as abstract slashes in the silver, raises the amethyst from the finger to allow plenty of light to illuminate the stone, which measures approximately 18 x14mm

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 hour 24 minutes

Current bid: £30 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Jean Clerté, (1930-), abstract

Lot 608: Jean Clerté, (1930-), abstract

by Ishtar Arts & Antiques

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM EET

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Description: Jean Clerté, (1930-), abstract, 1961, oil on canvas, signed, 16x22 cm.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $40 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Eliahu Gat (1919-1987), abstract

Lot 622: Eliahu Gat (1919-1987), abstract

by Ishtar Arts & Antiques

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM EET

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Description: Eliahu Gat (1919-1987), abstract, watercolor on paper, 48x67 cm, signed.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $100 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Ephraim Modzelevich (1931-1995), abstract

Lot 627: Ephraim Modzelevich (1931-1995), abstract

by Ishtar Arts & Antiques

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM EET

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Description: Ephraim Modzelevich (1931-1995), abstract, oil on canvas, 40x60 cm, signed.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $90 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Jacob Wexler (Israeli, 1912-1995), abstract

Lot 659: Jacob Wexler (Israeli, 1912-1995), abstract

by Ishtar Arts & Antiques

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM EET

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Description: Jacob Wexler (Israeli, 1912-1995), abstract, 1965, oil on paper attached to canvas, 70x51 cm, signed and dated.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $100 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992) abstract

Lot 679: Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992) abstract

by Ishtar Arts & Antiques

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM EET

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Description: Mordecai Ardon (1896-1992) abstract, mixed media on paper, 32x25 cm, signed.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $2,000 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid

Lot 4K: "Small Words" By Vasily Kandinsky

by Fine Art Online Auctions, LLC

July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM MST

Denver, CO, USA

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $7,000

Description: "Small Words" Attributed to Vasily Kandinsky Signed on Canvas, Image Size: 19x23". Comes with COA. Vassily Vassilyevich Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 11 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $300 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid

Lot 17K: "Flowered Alleyway" By A. Herbert

by Fine Art Online Auctions, LLC

July 31, 2014, 1:00 PM MST

Denver, CO, USA

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $12,000

Description: "Flowered Alleyway" Attributed to A. Herbert Framed Signed Lithograph, Image Size: 32x44". Comes with coa. Albert Charles Herbert (10 September 1925, Bow[1] in the East End of London ? 10 May 2008) was a British abstract and religious artist, painter and etcher.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 11 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $900 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Otto Nebel (1892-1973) Gouache Abstract Painting

Lot 6009: Otto Nebel (1892-1973) Gouache Abstract Painting

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: A matted and framed behind glass gouache painting on paper by a listed artist (German, 1892-1973) depicting a colorful abstracted scene with arrows. Signed and dated 1965 lower right. From the Estate of Robert Mazet III. Measures approximately 7" x 8" and frame12.625" x 13.625" x 0.50". Total weight 2 lbs.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $500 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Jules Olitski (1922-2007) Irkutsk Acrylic Painting

Lot 6011: Jules Olitski (1922-2007) Irkutsk Acrylic Painting

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: A framed water base acrylic on canvas painting by a listed artist (American, 1922-2007) entitled "Irkutsk" depicting a lovely textured abstracted scene. A Retrospective View 1986, Yares Gallery Label present. Signed and titled on verso. Image measures approximately 42" x 65" and frame 43.5" x 66.5" x 2". A heavy piece.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $5,000 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Guillermo Wiedemann (1905-1969) Oil Painting

Lot 6019A: Guillermo Wiedemann (1905-1969) Oil Painting

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Description: A mid-century framed oil on canvas painting depicting an abstracted figure by a listed artist (German, 1905-1969). Signed and dated 1952 lower left. From the Estate of Robert Mazet III. Measures approximately 39" x 27" and frame 40.25" x 28.25" x 1.5". Total weight 6.5 lbs.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $14,000 (11 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Edna Reindel (1894-1990) Figural Gouache Painting

Lot 6020A: Edna Reindel (1894-1990) Figural Gouache Painting

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: An unframed gouache on paper mounted to board by a listed artist (American, 1894-1990) depicting three abstracted female figures holding bands of fabric. Signed upper left. From the Estate of Robert Mazet III. Measures approximately 29.75" x 40". Corners are battered.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $200 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Edna Reindel (1894-1990) Bird Gouache Painting

Lot 6020B: Edna Reindel (1894-1990) Bird Gouache Painting

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: An unframed gouache on paper by a listed artist (American, 1894-1990) depicting abstracted birds standing on top of one another. Signed lower right. From the Estate of Robert Mazet III. Image measures approximately 15" x 18". Taped to board.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $50 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Earl Biss Jr. (1947-1998) Oil Painting of Native American Man

Lot 6169A: Earl Biss Jr. (1947-1998) Oil Painting of Native American Man

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: An abstract oil on canvas painting titled on verso, "Portrait of a Man" and dated 1979, signed Biss, upper right hand side. Measures approximately 30" x 36" and weighs 4 lbs.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Starting bid: $750 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Earl Biss Jr. (1947 - 1998) Oil Painting on Canvas

Lot 6169B: Earl Biss Jr. (1947 - 1998) Oil Painting on Canvas

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: A framed oil on canvas painting depicting abstract figures . Signed on reverse. Image measures approximately 11.5" x 15.5" and frame 17.5" x 21.5" x 2.5". Total weight 3.5 lbs.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 17 hours 24 minutes

Current bid: $275 (2 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) A French Canadian

Lot 920: Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) A French Canadian

by Gerrards Auction Rooms

August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

St Annes , United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) A French Canadian Artist Of Abstract Paintings. A fine oil on canvas of an abstract pattern vigorously executed, signed Riopelle and dated 79. Size 13.5 x 11 inches. This painting came from a local estate and is attributed to the artist.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 day 1 hour

Starting bid: £2,000 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Edmond Xavier Kapp (1890-1978) Oil on paper

Lot 43: Edmond Xavier Kapp (1890-1978) Oil on paper

by Dickins Auctioneers

August 1, 2014, 3:00 PM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: Edmond Xavier Kapp (1890-1978) Oil on paper Abstract Signed and dated (19) 64 in pencil lower right Also has Chris Beetles printed internet page stuck verso 29 3/8 x 21 1/4"

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 day 6 hours

Starting bid: £160 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
KARL KNATHS, American, 1891-1971, Abstract study of faces, fruit and geometric designs., Mixed media on paper, 13

Lot 1254: KARL KNATHS, American, 1891-1971, Abstract study of faces, fruit and geometric designs., Mixed media on paper, 13" x 10" sight. Framed.

by Eldred's

August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

East Dennis, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: KARL KNATHS American, 1891-1971 Abstract study of faces, fruit and geometric designs. Unsigned. Estate stamped lower left. Mixed media on paper, 13" x 10" sight. Framed.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition report does NOT imply that an an object is free of defects or restoration. Please contact Eldred's before bidding with any questions as to condition. Condition reports are provided as a complimentary service and only reflect the opinion of Eldred's and should not be taken as a statement of fact. Condition reports only detail flaws or restorations and do not take into account wear, fading, or other issues consistent with an object's age.

View additional info and full condition report » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 day 6 hours

Starting bid: $160 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
VERNON B. SMITH, American, 1894-1969, Abstract wood carving with bird and foliate design., 34

Lot 1278: VERNON B. SMITH, American, 1894-1969, Abstract wood carving with bird and foliate design., 34" x 19".

by Eldred's

August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

East Dennis, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $800

Description: VERNON B. SMITH American, 1894-1969 Abstract wood carving with bird and foliate design. Signed lower left "Vernon Smith". 34" x 19".

Condition Report: Chip from bird's tail. Board split completely down center and has been reinforced at back. The absence of a condition report does NOT imply that an an object is free of defects or restoration. Please contact Eldred's before bidding with any questions as to condition. Condition reports are provided as a complimentary service and only reflect the opinion of Eldred's and should not be taken as a statement of fact. Condition reports only detail flaws or restorations and do not take into account wear, fading, or other issues consistent with an object's age.

View additional info and full condition report » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 day 6 hours

Starting bid: $200 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
BOOKS on EUROPEAN TRAVELS (5). LAING, Samuel.

Lot 1115: BOOKS on EUROPEAN TRAVELS (5). LAING, Samuel.

by Davidson Auctions

August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM AEST

Annandale , Australia

Estimated Price: AUD400 - AUD600

Description: BOOKS on EUROPEAN TRAVELS (5). LAING, Samuel. Notes of a Traveller, on the Social and Political State of France, Prussia, Switzerland, Italy, and other parts of Europe, during the present century. Second Edition. London, Longman,Brown[&c.], 1842. xl,496pp., prelims spotted, marbled endpapers and edges, 8vo., contemporary 1/2 calf and marbled boards, spine a little worn, now stabilised with conservation leather dressing.This second edition published the same year as the first, with an added 30pp. Preface; QUIN, Michael J. A Steam Voyage down the Danube. With sketches of Hungary, Wallachia, Servia, Turkey,&c. Third Edition, with additions. London, Richard Bentley, 1836. Two volumesVol.1: Frontis. map (with pale damp mark), 9 litho plates with some edge foxing, (6),(11-16),344pp. Vol.2: Litho frontis. plate, (8),340pp. All edges uncut, 12mo., Recent 1/2 brown morocco and marblepaper boards.cf. Abbey 'Travel' 78, Blackmer 1371. Although pp.vii-x of the prelims to vol.1 appear to be missing, there is no sign they were ever present in this copy, and dedication, contents, and plate list are all complete; SCHIMMELPENNINCK, Mary Ann. A Tour to Alet and La Grande Chartreuse, by Dom Claude Lancelot, . . . With some account of the Monastery and Abbot Reformer of La Trappe; also biographical sketches of M. Du Verger de Hauranne, Abbe de St. Cyran, Cornelius Jansenius, Bishop of Ypres; and a brief view of the celebrated institution of Port Royal. Second Edition, considerably enlarged. London, J.and A. Arch, 1816. Two volumes. xxxii,254,viii,338pp., red endpapers, marbled edges, 8vo., an attractive contemporary binding in full polished calf, boards with wide decorative border in gilt and black (blank panels in middle a little rubbed), spines elaborately gilt with wide raised bands. An excellent set. 'The following little work is ...intended to introduce Port Royal to ...the general reader, by giving a succinct account of that celebrated Institution, and by presenting a faithful view of the principles which distinguished its members, and of the spirit by which they were animated....[It] does not profess to be a history of Jansenism, ...it simply purports to give a faithful abstract of the Port Royal accounts of their persecutions.' Author's preface. First published in 1813; [ BECKFORD, William] Italy; with Sketches of Spain and Portugal. London, Richard Bentley, 1834. First edition. Two volumes.(4),xvi,371,(1) & xv,(1),381,(1)pp., 8vo., contemporary half calf, spine gilt in panels with contrasting labels, marbled boards. An attractive, crisp set.'Volume I on the Low Countries and Germany, then Italy; volume II on Portugal and Spain; TENNENT, J.Emerson. Belgium (2 vols) London, Richard Bentley, 1841. Two volumes. Frontis. view to each volume, xxiv,281,xi,285pp., marbled endpapers and edges, 12mo., contemporary navy polished calf, spines gilt with red title labels. An 1845 gift inscription leaf has been bound in after the front flyleaf of Vol.1. A fine set, fresh and bright internally.A description of the country and its prospects ten years after independence.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 day 16 hours

Starting bid: AUD375 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
BOOK on FLORAL DESIGN. HULME, F.Edward.

Lot 1163: BOOK on FLORAL DESIGN. HULME, F.Edward.

by Davidson Auctions

August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM AEST

Annandale , Australia

Estimated Price: AUD400 - AUD600

Description: BOOK on FLORAL DESIGN. HULME, F.Edward. Suggestions in Floral Design. London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. [1878-9]. 52 fine chromolitho plates with tissue guard sheets, printed in colours and gold, 52pp., folio, publisher's olive cloth with decorative design in black and gold. A couple of small spots of discolouration on spine and a small repair to lower corner of front board.Some very minor rubbing on edges and corners. Internally a very good unmarked and unfoxed copy. The vivid plates are printed by Dupuy in Paris. The work is intended as a guide for designers of ornament. The designs have some affinity with the work of Christopher Dresser (Hulme was initially a pupil of Dresser) but are less abstract than Dresser at his most inventive. One of the most underrated of the grand 19th cent. English chromolitho pattern books.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 1 day 16 hours

Starting bid: AUD375 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
A studio bowl Raku fired stoneware decorated with

Lot 408: A studio bowl Raku fired stoneware decorated with

by Dickins Auctioneers

August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £30

Description: A studio bowl Raku fired stoneware decorated with abstract design in red and black with areas of resist on a blue crackle glazed body. Probably the work of Chris Hogg. Incised marks to base. Height 3 3/4"

Condition Report: Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.

View additional info and full condition report » Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 1 hour

Starting bid: £16 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
JAMES BAMA - SAGE GRINDER

Lot 159W: JAMES BAMA - SAGE GRINDER

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $760 - $950

Description: James Bama - Sage Grinder - Image Size: 18"w X 14"h. Limited Edition Of: 75?.the Whitney Gallery Of Western Art At The Buffalo Bill Historical Society In Cody, Wyoming Provides One Of The Most Concise Descriptions Of James Bama?s Artwork It Has Been Our Pleasure To Read: "the Artist's Natural Talent, Academic Training, And Practical Professional Experience As An Illustrator Equipped Him With The Tools To Succeed As An Easel Painter. Influenced By Photography, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, And Illustration, Bama Fused These Media And Styles Into An Ultra-detailed Brand Of Realism Based On Complex Compositions. Unlike Many Artists Working In The American West Today, He Steadfastly Refused To Paint The Old West But Instead Dedicated His Career To Painting Real People Of The Modern West. His Detailed Portraits Capture The Ethnic And Cultural Complexity Of The American West Through People Who Live Simultaneously In Two Worlds." "sage Grinder" Is One Of Bama?s Most Recognized Paintings And A Perfect Example Of His Vision For Capturing The West. ?my Model For This Painting,? Begins Bama, ?was A Young Navajo Girl, A Student At Brigham Young University. One Summer, On The Outskirts Of Cody, She And A Number Of Other Indians Re-created An Early Native Village To Demonstrate The Manner In Which The Indians Lived Before The Arrival Of Columbus. Charging Admission, They Taught Such Crafts As Sage-grinding, Cooking And The Making Of Weapons. The Entire Encampment Was All Very Well Done. It Was A Rare Opportunity For Me To Pose Them And To Produce A Series Of Paintings ('pre-columbian Indian With Atlatl' & 'pre-columbian Indian' Are Included In This Group). Before The Summer Ended They Packed Up Camp And Disappeared. I Have Not Heard From Them Since.? The Workshop Anniversary Fine Art Edition Of "sage Grinder" Puts On Canvas What Could Previously Only Be Viewed Under Glass. At 18? X 14? You Can See The Extraordinary Attention To Detail That Once Led A Collector To X-ray A James Bama Painting To Determine Whether He Had Actually Painted An Original Work Art Or Doctored A Photograph (the X-ray Proved It Was A Painting). No Western Art Collection Could Be Complete Without The Inclusion Of A James Bama Painting As Part Of It. The Anniversary Edition Canvas Of "sage Grinder" Is Truly One Of James Bama?s Best.

Condition Report: New-Excellent

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 2 days 6 hours

Starting bid: $380 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
ABSTRACT FLOWERS SIGNED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

Lot 309T: ABSTRACT FLOWERS SIGNED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $140 - $245

Description: You Will Be Bidding On A Hand Signed Original Painting By Fred Blassingham Fraletto Titled "abstract Flowers". Beautiful Original Oil Painting On Canvas. Hand Signed By The Artist. Canvas Image Measures: 25" X 20.5". Comes Unframed, Unstretched. In Mint Condition!

Condition Report: This Is "The Original Piece Of Art"

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 2 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $70 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
ABSTRACT FLOWER SIGNED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

Lot 431T: ABSTRACT FLOWER SIGNED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $90 - $160

Description: You Will Be Bidding On A Hand Signed Original Painting By Jimmel Titled "abstract Flower". Beautiful Original Oil Painting On Canvas. Canvas Image Measures: 16" X 13". Comes Unframed, Unstretched. Hand Signed By The Artist. In Mint Condition!

Condition Report: This Is "The Original Piece Of Art"

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 2 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $45 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
#088 ABSTRACT PICASSO ESTATE SIGNED GICLÉE

Lot 432T: #088 ABSTRACT PICASSO ESTATE SIGNED GICLÉE

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $440 - $770

Description: This Is A Pablo Picasso Giclée Lithograph Print Titled "abstract." This Artwork Is Magnificent With Brilliant Rich Colors And Visual Sweep. This Is An Authentic Estate Approved Limited Edition Giclée Print, Hand Signed And Numbered In Pencil "collection Domain Picasso" And Bearing The Picasso Seal Embossed In The Paper. This Is In Absolute Mint Condition. This Is Numbered Out Of An Edition Size Of 500. Measures Approximately 26" X 20". Printed On A Heavy Weight Beautiful Arches Type Paper. Comes Unframed.

Condition Report: New-Excellent

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 2 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $220 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
ABSTRACT FANS SIGNED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

Lot 1651T: ABSTRACT FANS SIGNED ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $90 - $160

Description: You Will Be Bidding On A Hand Signed Original Painting By Anton Titled "abstract Fans". Beautiful Original Oil Painting On Canvas With Decoupage Fans. Canvas Image Measures: 24" X 13". Comes Unframed, Unstretched. Hand Signed By The Artist. In Mint Condition!

Condition Report: This Is "The Original Piece Of Art"

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 3 days 6 hours

Starting bid: $45 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
CAROLYN BLISH - GATHERING SEA OATS

Lot 2101W: CAROLYN BLISH - GATHERING SEA OATS

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $260 - $325

Description: Carolyn Blish - Gathering Sea Oats - Hand Signed - Limited Edition Print - - Image Size: 25"w X 18"h. Limited Edition Of: 550?."children And Beaches Just Go Together. You Could Say It's My Favorite Subject. I Love Barns, Landscapes, Flowers And The Abstract But I Keep Coming Back Again, Answering The Siren Call, To Paint Children Lost In Wonder At Their Surroundings. "this Girl Is Pausing To Look At Something Wondrous. You Can't Even See The Sea Beyond Her. I Was Planning To Put It In But I Didn't Want To Draw The Eye Away From Her. I Guess They're Called Sea Oats Because The Heads Of The Grass Look Like Grains Of Oats. You'll Find Their Jaunty Little Heads Nodding In The Breeze On Southern Beaches."

Condition Report: New-Excellent

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 3 days 14 hours

Starting bid: $130 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
WILD AND RUGGED BY BILL ANTON

Lot 2148S: WILD AND RUGGED BY BILL ANTON

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $390 - $490

Description: Wild And Rugged By Bill Anton - Edition Size: 195 - Giclee On Canvas - Signed & Numbered Dimensions: 16 X 24 Release Date: 6-2010 ???.bill Anton Was Born In Chicago In 1957 And Later Moved To Prescott, Arizona. He Graduated From Northern Arizona University. Later, After Committing To Painting Full-time, He Studied Under Michael Lynch And Ned Jacob, Who Encouraged Him To Paint From Life. ?while The Nature Of My Work Necessitates Much Studio Time, More And More Of My Painting Is Done Outside.? Anton?s Work Has Been Published In Southwest Art, Architectural Digest, Art Of The West, Equine Images, Western Horseman And Art-talk. Corporate Collections That Include His Work Are Sears, Dupont, State Farm Insurance, Bank Of America, Hewlett Packard, And Trust Company Of The West. His Award Winning Work Has Been Displayed At The Prix De West At The National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum, Masters Of The American West At The Autry Museum, The National Center For American Western Art, The Old West Museum, And The National Museum Of Wildlife Art. In Addition, His Work Is In The Permanent Collection Of The Prestigious Gilcrease Museum. ?i Do Not See Myself As A Biographer Of The Cowboy. I Know Some Artists Feel They Are Recording History On The Ranches As Life There Is Today, But The Focus Of My Work Has Always Been Mood And Passion. If I?m Recording Anything, I?m Recording How I Feel About The West. I Want The Viewer To Feel The Drama Of Atmosphere And The Mystery Of A Western Night. I Want The Volume And Portent Of A Cloud To Be Evident In The Calligraphy Of A Brushstroke. The Pack Of Muscle Below A Horse?s Shoulder Should Be Energized By A Gestural Application Of Paint. ?you See, I Love To Paint. And I Love The American West. I Was Born In Chicago, But The Sierra Nevada, Sangre De Cristo, Sawatch And A Hundred Other Ranges Of Our Rocky Mountains Were The Only ?big Shoulders? I Was Ever Interested In. Walking Thunderstorms, Sunstruck Cedars, Rimrock And Artfully Abstract Water Patterns Charge The Landscape With Impossible Beauty. ?amidst This Nobility Is Its Caretaker: The Rancher. With The Natural Ease Of Generations Bred To The Saddle, He Is A Powerful Image Further Ennobled By A Fine Horse. An Artist Under The Spell Of The West Has The Privilege Of Marshalling The Virtues Of Landscape, Figure Andequine Painting Into One Supremely Paintable Subject: The American Cowboy.? - Bill Anton

Condition Report: New-Mint

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 3 days 15 hours

Starting bid: $195 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
THOUGH THE ROAD MAY BE LONG BY BILL ANTON

Lot 2498S: THOUGH THE ROAD MAY BE LONG BY BILL ANTON

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,250

Description: Though The Road May Be Long By Bill Anton - Edition Size: 15 - Giclee On Canvas - Artist Proof Dimensions: 24 X 36 Release Date: 10-2004 ???.bill Anton Was Born In Chicago In 1957 And Later Moved To Prescott, Arizona. He Graduated From Northern Arizona University. Later, After Committing To Painting Full-time, He Studied Under Michael Lynch And Ned Jacob, Who Encouraged Him To Paint From Life. ?while The Nature Of My Work Necessitates Much Studio Time, More And More Of My Painting Is Done Outside.? Anton?s Work Has Been Published In Southwest Art, Architectural Digest, Art Of The West, Equine Images, Western Horseman And Art-talk. Corporate Collections That Include His Work Are Sears, Dupont, State Farm Insurance, Bank Of America, Hewlett Packard, And Trust Company Of The West. His Award Winning Work Has Been Displayed At The Prix De West At The National Cowboy And Western Heritage Museum, Masters Of The American West At The Autry Museum, The National Center For American Western Art, The Old West Museum, And The National Museum Of Wildlife Art. In Addition, His Work Is In The Permanent Collection Of The Prestigious Gilcrease Museum. ?i Do Not See Myself As A Biographer Of The Cowboy. I Know Some Artists Feel They Are Recording History On The Ranches As Life There Is Today, But The Focus Of My Work Has Always Been Mood And Passion. If I?m Recording Anything, I?m Recording How I Feel About The West. I Want The Viewer To Feel The Drama Of Atmosphere And The Mystery Of A Western Night. I Want The Volume And Portent Of A Cloud To Be Evident In The Calligraphy Of A Brushstroke. The Pack Of Muscle Below A Horse?s Shoulder Should Be Energized By A Gestural Application Of Paint. ?you See, I Love To Paint. And I Love The American West. I Was Born In Chicago, But The Sierra Nevada, Sangre De Cristo, Sawatch And A Hundred Other Ranges Of Our Rocky Mountains Were The Only ?big Shoulders? I Was Ever Interested In. Walking Thunderstorms, Sunstruck Cedars, Rimrock And Artfully Abstract Water Patterns Charge The Landscape With Impossible Beauty. ?amidst This Nobility Is Its Caretaker: The Rancher. With The Natural Ease Of Generations Bred To The Saddle, He Is A Powerful Image Further Ennobled By A Fine Horse. An Artist Under The Spell Of The West Has The Privilege Of Marshalling The Virtues Of Landscape, Figure Andequine Painting Into One Supremely Paintable Subject: The American Cowboy.? - Bill Anton

Condition Report: New-Mint

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 3 days 21 hours

Starting bid: $900 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
CRAIG KOSAK - FIRST LAND

Lot 2605W: CRAIG KOSAK - FIRST LAND

by Artistic Holdings Company

August 2, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $1,720 - $2,150

Description: Craig Kosak - First Land - Hand Signed - Canvas Edition -image Size: 37"w X 37"h. Limited Edition Of: 10?.?the Raven Is A Trickster, A Protector, A Teacher And A Bringer Of Great Magic To The Tribes Of The Northwest,? Explains Craig Kosak Regarding "first Land." ?they Trick Us Into Seeing The Things We Are Missing In Our Lives. The Raven Is Also A Provider. The Sun, The Stars And Moon And Even Fire Were Supplied By A Raven. And So Was The Land On Which We Stand. ?it Seems That The Raven Had Become Bored With The Spirit-land In Which He Lived And Flew Away Carrying A Stone. When He Became Tired Of Carrying The Stone, He Dropped It Into The Ocean. It Expanded, Becoming The Ground Upon Which We Humans Came To Live. It Was A Raven Who Found Men Hidden In A Clam And Released Them In The World. According To The Legend, He Literally Coaxed Us Out Of Our Shell.? Four Animals Primarily Dominate Kosak?s Paintings: The Raven, Bison, Wolf And Horse. Each Represents A Particular Connection He Has Made With It On His Travels. ?ravens Started My Journey In The Tetons, Bison Found Me In Yellowstone,? He Says, ?wolves In The California Sequoias And Horses In The Hills Of New Mexico.? Each Of These Animals Represents A Specific Emotional Quality For The Artist: ?ravens Guide Me To Accept My Most Secret Self, My Uniqueness, To Celebrate Who I Am Rather Than Hide It. The Bison Inspires Confidence And Reminds Me Of That Part Of Myself That Is Anchored, Persistent, And Able To Withstand Hardship. Horses Are A Sign Of Strength And Sensitivity, While Wolves Speak To Me Of Wit And Intelligence. "i Idealize My Characters And Anthropomorphize Them. I Saw The Raven In "first Land" On A Fence Post With His Wings Like That Then Sought To Improve On It. I Always Try To Create Something On My Own, To Say Something New.? ?it Took Years To Find My Voice.? He Says. ?i Combine The Realistic Observations, Impressions And Feelings Of An Outer World, The Physical World Through Which We Travel - With An Inner World Of Self-discovery, The Abstract And Rule Breaking Part Of My Art. I Use This Inner Vision To Idealize These Insights.? Kosak Does Not Juxtapose His Geometric And Illustrative Elements, Rather He Merges Them Together Through Layers Of Glazes, Patinas And Textures. Each Painting Features An Edge Ribbon. The Edge Ribbon Will Have All The Colors That Are In The Painting, A Band Added Each Time A New Color Is Used. The Edge Ribbon Is A Record Of The Painting Coming Into Being. ?my Paintings Are Inspired By The Natural World And The Human Condition. I Use Myths And Legends To Facilitate An Understanding Of Ourselves And Provide Perspective On How We Fit Into The Universe At Large. Most Importantly I Want To Show The Bond We Have With Other Living Creatures That Share Our Planet.?

Condition Report: New-Excellent

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 3 days 23 hours

Starting bid: $860 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
J. Velazquez D, Signed Painting

Lot 126A: J. Velazquez D, Signed Painting

by Ivy Auctions

August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Laurens, SC, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Framed abstract oil on artist board, signed "J. Velazquez D". sight 9 1/2"W, 7 1/2"H; frame 17"W, 15"H

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 5 hours

Starting bid: $50 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
KAROL PICHLER (SLOVAKIAN, CONTEMPORARY). ABSTRACT BRONZE SCULPTURE, UNTITLED #07.

Lot 70: KAROL PICHLER (SLOVAKIAN, CONTEMPORARY). ABSTRACT BRONZE SCULPTURE, UNTITLED #07.

by Northeast Auctions

August 2, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,500

Description: In brown and verdigris patina, on metal plinth. Signed "K. Pichler 963." Height overal 30 inches. Provenance: Collection of Rodman C. Rockefeller.

Condition Report: Please Note: Description does not include condition. Contact us if you have condition questions.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $900 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
KAROL PICHLER (SLOVAKIAN, CONTEMPORARY). ABSTRACT BRONZE SCULPTURE, UNTITLED #08.

Lot 72: KAROL PICHLER (SLOVAKIAN, CONTEMPORARY). ABSTRACT BRONZE SCULPTURE, UNTITLED #08.

by Northeast Auctions

August 2, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: In brown and verdigris patina. Signed "K. Pichler 963." On a metal plinth. Height overall 23 1/2 inches. Provenance: Collection of Rodman C. Rockefeller.

Condition Report: Please Note: Description does not include condition. Contact us if you have condition questions.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $700 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
ARMANDO VILLEGAS (PERUVIAN 1926-2013). ABSTRACT COMPOSITION.

Lot 84: ARMANDO VILLEGAS (PERUVIAN 1926-2013). ABSTRACT COMPOSITION.

by Northeast Auctions

August 2, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

Manchester, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,500

Description: Pen and ink with watercolor on paper, 21 3/4 x 18 inches, sight. Signed and dated "Villegas '66" l.r. Provenance: Collection of Rodman C. Rockefeller.

Condition Report: Please Note: Description does not include condition. Contact us if you have condition questions.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $900 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
FOUR CHINESE CARVED JADE PENDANTS AND

Lot 176: FOUR CHINESE CARVED JADE PENDANTS AND "WORRY STONES". IE: leaping horse and ot

by Constantine & Pletcher

August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Cheswick, PA, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: her abstract designs. Approx. 2 1/4"l.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 days 8 hours

Starting bid: $50 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Modern Art marble sculptures signed

Lot 386: Modern Art marble sculptures signed "Weise"

by California Auctioneers

August 3, 2014, 9:00 AM PST

Ventura, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $800

Description: abstract pieces 18" and 15" tall

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 days 8 hours

Starting bid: $300 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Rafael Mazon (Mexican 1939) Oil Painting on Canvas

Lot 88: Rafael Mazon (Mexican 1939) Oil Painting on Canvas

by Bruce Kodner Galleries

August 3, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

Lake Worth, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $325 - $350

Description: Rafael Mazon (Mexican 1939) Oil Painting on Canvas. Signed upper right. Measures - 30 1/4" wide x 40 1/4" high + 3" frame, featuring abstract features of multiple bodies.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $300 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Colorful Limited Edition By artist Sam Francis.

Lot 12M: Colorful Limited Edition By artist Sam Francis.

by Wilson Fine Art & Antiques

August 3, 2014, 1:00 PM MST

Boulder, CO, USA

Estimated Price: $6,800 - $7,000

Description: Limited Edition In The Manner Of Artist Sam Francis. Sam Francis ,Born in 1923 in San Mateo, California, noted for his lyrical, colorful abstract works, was one of the first American artists to experiment with "empty-center" painting.

Condition Report: Good

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $250 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
By Artist Debutler

Lot 193M: By Artist Debutler "Abstract w/Green" Original Serigraph

by Wilson Fine Art & Antiques

August 3, 2014, 1:00 PM MST

Boulder, CO, USA

Estimated Price: $5,400 - $5,600

Description: In the manner of Debutler "Abstract W/Green" Hand signed & Numbered Serigraph.

Condition Report: Good

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $80 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
14KT Two-Tone Gold 5.75ctw Diamond Necklace A7542

Lot 257: 14KT Two-Tone Gold 5.75ctw Diamond Necklace A7542

by Seized Assets Auctioneers

August 4, 2014, 5:00 AM PST

Westlake Villiage, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $19,650 - $26,145

Description: 14KT Two-Tone Gold 5.75ctw Diamond Necklace A7542. Good Condition! NJ3006ZH. One electronically tested 14KT Two-Tone Yellow and White Gold ladies cast & assembled diamond necklace with a bright finish. Condition is Good. Nineteen and one-half inch length omega style necklace features a geometric diamond set abstract center, terminating in a concealed box clasp with a fold over safety. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing: One Hundred invisible set princess cut diamonds, measuring 2.30 x 2.00 x 1.50mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 100 Stones = 5.75ct. Graded in the setting. Clarity: VS-2 to SI-1. Color: G - I. Total Weight of Diamonds 5.75ct. Total Weight of Necklace 62.02 grams. AIG Appraised at $26,145.00.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 4 days 4 hours

Starting bid: $1 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Gwelym Pritchard (born 1931) - Oil painting -

Lot 274: Gwelym Pritchard (born 1931) - Oil painting -

by Canterbury Auction Galleries

August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £600 - £800

Description: Gwelym Pritchard (born 1931) - Oil painting - "Penmon Priory" - Abstract landscape, hardboard 24ins x 36ins, unsigned but inscribed to rear of frame in pencil

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 5 days 1 hour

Starting bid: £600 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
After Anne Redpath (1895 - 1965) - Oil painting -

Lot 295: After Anne Redpath (1895 - 1965) - Oil painting -

by Canterbury Auction Galleries

August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: After Anne Redpath (1895 - 1965) - Oil painting - Abstract still life of a vase of flowers, canvas 20.25ins x 13ins, unsigned, in white painted frame

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 5 days 1 hour

Starting bid: £100 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
John Bainbridge Copnall (1928-2007) - Oil and

Lot 313: John Bainbridge Copnall (1928-2007) - Oil and

by Canterbury Auction Galleries

August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,200

Description: John Bainbridge Copnall (1928-2007) - Oil and mixed media - Abstract Expressionist Spanish scene, board 22.5ins x 35.5ins, signed and dated 1967 in pencil to verso

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 5 days 1 hour

Starting bid: £1,000 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
John Bainbridge Copnall (1928-2007) - Oil and

Lot 314: John Bainbridge Copnall (1928-2007) - Oil and

by Canterbury Auction Galleries

August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM GMT

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,500 - £2,000

Description: John Bainbridge Copnall (1928-2007) - Oil and mixed media - Abstract Expressionist Spanish scene, board 29.25ins x 39.25ins (unsigned and unframed)

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 5 days 1 hour

Starting bid: £1,500 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
PORTABLE TABLE BAG HOLDER ABSTRACT BLACK

Lot 217535681: PORTABLE TABLE BAG HOLDER ABSTRACT BLACK

by Nice Gift For You

August 5, 2014, 9:30 AM PST

Saugus, CA, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $100

Description: PORTABLE TABLE BAG HOLDER ABSTRACT BLACK **|**|** PORTABLE TABLE BAG HOLDER ABSTRACT BLACK

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 5 days 8 hours

Starting bid: $25 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Colorful Limited Edition By artist Sam Francis.

Lot 12M: Colorful Limited Edition By artist Sam Francis.

by Fine Art Online Auctions, LLC

August 5, 2014, 1:00 PM MST

Denver, CO, USA

Estimated Price: $6,800 - $7,000

Description: Limited Edition In The Manner Of Artist Sam Francis. Sam Francis ,Born in 1923 in San Mateo, California, noted for his lyrical, colorful abstract works, was one of the first American artists to experiment with "empty-center" painting.

Condition Report: Good

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 5 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $250 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
American School 20th Century Abstract Figure

Lot 4: American School 20th Century Abstract Figure

by Doyle New York

August 6, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $500 - $700

Description: American School 20th Century Abstract Figure Bears conjoined initials WK on the base Wood 22 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches C 

Condition Report: 1/4 x 1/2 inch chip off the wood in the base at the lower edge, this chip has been filled in with matching patina. Some minor scuff, dents and wear to the edges. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

View additional info and full condition report » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 6 hours

Starting bid: $250 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Edgar Louis Ewing American, 20th Century (i) Untitled (Seated Man) (ii) Abstract and Abstract, Green: Two

Lot 74: Edgar Louis Ewing American, 20th Century (i) Untitled (Seated Man) (ii) Abstract and Abstract, Green: Two

by Doyle New York

August 6, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Edgar Louis Ewing American, 20th Century (i)Untitled (Seated Man) Signed Ewing (lr) Oil on board 15 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches (ii) Abstract and Abstract, Green: Two One signed Ewing (lr) and dated Green 1964 (ll) Each ink and gray wash on paper Largest 11 x 14 1/2 inches • 

Condition Report: Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

View additional info and full condition report » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 6 hours

Starting bid: $150 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. 1939. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm.

Lot 93A: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. 1939. 29x20 inches, 75x50 cm.

by Swann Auction Galleries

August 6, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

New York, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. 1939. 29 3/4x20 inches, 75 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Condition A-: light creases at edges and in image; minor tears at edges. Paper. With Britain formally declaring war on Germany on September 3, 1939, the newly re-formed British Ministry of Information immediately began working on a giant poster publicity campaign to prepare the British populace for what the ministry feared would be an "appalling series of shocks, resulting in shattered nerves, a lack of confidence in ultimate success, and therefore a lack of will to work for victory" (Lewis, Rebecca. Keep Calm and Carry On and Other Second World War Posters. PhD dissertation. http://ww2poster.co.uk/2009/04/1939-3-posters/, 2004). The posters were intended as "general reassurance material" (ibid.). Three slogans were chosen and put into production on broadsides with white text against boldly colored backgrounds. Instead of a photograph or an illustration, each poster bore a depiction of the crown of King George VI at the top as an indication that the messages came from the King himself. The first two of these posters, Freedom is in Peril / Defend it With All Your Might, and Your Courage Your Cheerfulness Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory, were distributed and posted around Britain during the end of September and October, 1939. The third, and now most famous of these slogans was kept back in anticipation of a truly horrific incident, such as the invasion of Britain by German forces or a severe air raid. As it turned out, the first eight months after the British and French declared war on Germany (September 1939 - May 1940) proved to be largely uneventful for both the military and civilians. This time, now referred to as the "Phoney War," was a period in which none of the Allied forces engaged the enemy in any serious land offensive. To paper the country with posters encouraging the populace to defend freedom and to project optimism, while keeping their stiff upper lips firmly in place when nothing was happening, turned out to be something of a public relations disaster. The public did not respond well to the first two posters. "The wording of 'Your Courage… will bring us victory' was criticised. There was some evidence the combination of 'your' and 'us' 'suggested to many people that they were being encouraged to work for someone else,' with the 'your' referring to the civilian, the 'us' to the Government. 'Freedom is in Peril' was also deemed ineffective, blamed on 'the abstractness of the words, not one of which had any popular appeal'" (ibid.). The Times had described the posters as 'egregious and unnecessary exhortations', 'insipid and patronising invocations,' which were unneeded and wasteful of funds (ibid.). Since the expected, immediate German attack never materialized, and because the earlier posters had been met with such derision, Keep Calm and Carry On was never posted and was kept in storage for years. After the war the remainders were scrapped for their pulp. Contemporary reports cite that almost two and half million copies of the poster were printed. An HMSO (His Majesty's Stationary Office) printing slip order form for the job breaks down that number, showing that the poster was printed in 12 different sizes, and that in this 30x20 inch format, only 496,500 were printed (http://ww2poster.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/keep-calm-and-carry-on-production-numbers/). Several versions of the poster have come up for auction recently, including one large 40x60 inch horizontal format version. All but one of them were a much smaller 5x9 inch version. This is only the second copy in this size to come up for public sale.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 6 hours

Starting bid: $9,000 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Per page:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Next »