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Lot 196: Colette Pope Heldner (MN,LA,1902-1990) oil painting

Est: $1,200 USD - $1,500 USDSold:
Broward Auction Gallery LLCMarch 17, 2024Dania Beach, FL, US

Item Overview

Description

ARTIST: Colette Pope Heldner (Minnesota, Louisiana, 1902 - 1990)
TITLE: Swamp Idyl, Louisiana Bayou Country (titled on verso)
MEDIUM: oil on canvas board
CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light.
ART SIZE: 16 x 20 inches / 40 x 50 cm
FRAME SIZE: 20 x 24 inches / 50 x 60 cm
SIGNATURE: lower left and on verso
NAME VARIANTS: Collett S Pope, Collette Pope Heldner
CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online
AD: ART WANTED: Consign, Trade In, Cash Offer
SKU#: 131851
US Shipping $60 + insurance.

BIOGRAPHY:
When women marry fellow artists, their careers are often overshadowed by those of their husbands, a subordination that was particularly true throughout the twentieth century. Such was the case for Dorothy Colette Pope Heldner, who married her art teacher, Knute Heldner. Born in Waupaca, Wisconsin, Colette was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. Fiercely independent and headstrong, she unsuccessfully attempted to leave home at the age of fourteen, cutting her hair, and obtaining a job as a delivery “boy” for Western Union. She took art lessons at the Rachel McFadden Art Studio in Duluth while working as McFadden’s secretary. It was there that she met Knute, a charismatic Swede twenty-five years her senior. After eloping in 1923, the couple visited New Orleans, eager to escape the brutal Midwestern cold. For much of their married life, they alternated between the two cities, enjoying winters in the South and spending summers up north. The Heldners traveled abroad between 1929 and 1932, a sojourn underwritten by grant funds from the city of Duluth and prize money Knute had won at the Chicago Art Show. They especially enjoyed the Latin Quarter in Paris, and their paintings began to reflect the influence of the Impressionists. Colette delighted in the bohemian life Paris offered and depicted urban street life in lighthearted caricature sketches. Back in New Orleans, the pair settled in the French Quarter. The neighborhood’s energy and eccentricity captivated Colette, who described the milieu as “compelling, completely fascinating, narrow streets, balconies, plants, clotheslines by the galleries.” She rendered colorful cityscapes that reflected her enchantment. It was around this time that she began to sign her objects simply as “Colette,” a practice presumably inspired by the bold French writer. Colette also took part in New Orleans’ active cultural community which included several other female artists—Caroline Durieux, Ida Kohlmeyer, and Helen Turner—as well as the playwright Tennessee Williams, among others.Southern artists had long been in the habit of capturing Louisiana’s sultry bayous on canvas. Both Colette and Knute approached the subject with fresh perspective, creating what she called “swamp idylls.” In the early 1950s, the Heldners’ marriage became strained. Some sources note the couple as having separated, while others contend they divorced; Colette was not listed among Knute’s survivors in his 1952 obituary. Following his death, Colette’s paintings became bolder, characterized by richer colors and expressionistic brushwork.

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For items that are too large for in-house shipment, a gallery approved vendor will be provided for crate and freight services. Broward Auction Gallery WILL NOT CANCEL SALE DUE TO SHIPPING.

Auction Details

Old Paintings LIQUIDATION (Mar 2024)

by
Broward Auction Gallery LLC
March 17, 2024, 11:45 AM EST

398 E Dania Beach blvd #185, Dania Beach, FL, 33004, US

Terms

Buyer's Premium

25.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$199$10
$200$399$20
$400$699$25
$700$1,499$50
$1,500$3,999$100
$4,000$7,999$250
$8,000$14,999$500
$15,000$29,999$1,000
$30,000$299,999$2,000
$300,000+$5,000

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Invoices must be paid in full to Broward Auction Gallery before purchased property can be released or collected. We will store merchandise free of charge for a period of up to (10) business days. After that period a daily storage charge of $5 per lot/day will commence regardless of lot size or value.
For items that are too large for in-house shipment, a gallery approved vendor will be provided for crate and freight services. Broward Auction Gallery WILL NOT CANCEL SALE DUE TO SHIPPING.

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Shipping: Shipping fees listed with each lot pertain to domestic shipping only. International bidders are subject to higher shipping fees. Please inquire about shipping to a particular country before the start of the auction. Purchased items will be shipped on a first paid, first shipped basis and may take up to five (5) business days for said shipment to leave our (Broward Auction Gallery) auction house. All domestic mainland items are shipped via USPS Parcel Select unless otherwise specified or requested by the customer.
Invoices must be paid in full to Broward Auction Gallery before purchased property can be released or collected. We will store merchandise free of charge for a period of up to (10) business days. After that period a daily storage charge of $5 per lot/day will commence regardless of lot size or value.
For items that are too large for in-house shipment, a gallery approved vendor will be provided for crate and freight services. Broward Auction Gallery WILL NOT CANCEL SALE DUE TO SHIPPING.

Payment Terms

All invoices must be paid no later than the 5th business day following the conclusion of the auction. A dispute will be entered for any invoice not paid within 5 business day.
We accept credit cards, personal or company checks, bank wire transfers. Property purchased during the auction may not be removed until the full purchase price, including buyer's premium and all applicable taxes, have been paid. Broward Auction Gallery reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.
Any invoice not paid in full within fourteen (14) days after the auction may be cancelled and the sale rescinded without further notice to the purchaser.
Credit Cards PAYMENT LIMITS: As a measure of fraud protection, we do not accept credit card payments in excess of $3,000. Total invoice purchases over $3,000 REQUIRES a wire transfer or check payment.

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A 25% buyer's premium will be added to the sale of each lot, plus applicable taxes, unless exempt by law. Applicable Sales or use taxes will be added to the purchase price of all taxable purchases. To be sales tax exempt, a current sales tax exemption certificate, including sales tax exemption number, must be presented to Broward Auction Gallery to avoid paying sales tax. Out of state Internet buyers are sales tax exempt unless you elect to pick up your item(s). In that case, to be exempt, you must present a valid Resale Certificate from you state and complete and sign an affidavit stating all items purchased are for resale out of state.