Large Abstract Painting by Paul Jenkins will Headline Antiques & Modern's May 7th Online Auction

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 07, 2022 - West Palm Beach, FL -- A large Abstract Expressionist acrylic on canvas painting by the acclaimed American artist Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) is the expected headliner in a Fine Artwork, Estate Jewelry & Decorative Arts auction planned for Saturday, May 7th, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery. The online-only auction, at 1 pm Eastern time, is packed with 510 quality lots.

    With a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$40,000, the Jenkins painting, titled Phenomena North West Spinner (1975), measures 50 inches by 60 inches (canvas, less frame) and is signed lower left and signed, titled and dated to verso. It is a fine example of Jenkins’ work, employing the artist’s chance-based painting technique, one that pioneered new approaches to Abstract Expressionism.

    Jenkins typically avoided paintbrushes altogether. He made his vibrant compositions by pouring paint directly onto the canvas, then tilting it so the paint dripped, bled and pooled into fluid washes that resembled ceramic glazes. His paintings are highly prized by collectors today and his work can be found in the Smithsonian, Guggenheim, Tate and Whitney museums, among others.

    The rest of the catalog features fine original artwork, over one hundred lots of 14kt and 18kt gold estate jewelry, art glass, sterling silver, bronze and Chinese works, and a large collection of 20th century prints by various notable artists, to include Roy Lichtenstein, Leroy Neiman, Victor Vasarely, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Charles Hinman, Adja Yunkers and Jack Sonenburg.

    Lots 156-160 are unique and colorful ceramic tile mosaics (one tile per lot) from the French street exhibition The Invasion of Paris, attributed to the artist known as Invader (French, b. 1969). The tiles, which range in size from 8 ½ inches by 6 ¼ inches to 11 ½ inches by 7 inches, were affixed to various walls on busy Paris streets between 1998 and 2002. All were taken down 2015-2016. They carry pre-sale estimates from $6,000-$8,000 to $15,000-$20,000 each. The tiles were listed in the artist’s book The Invasion of Paris 1.0, as well as the Flashinvader app.

    A color screenprint by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), depicting a pink cow on yellow ground, is expected to bring $8,000-$12,000. The 46 ½ inch by 29 ¼ inch print is signed in black marker lower right and marked “Andy Warhol, June 13, 1971” to left margin.

    The silver category features two tantalizing lots. One is a 112-piece set of Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware in the Acorn pattern, a complete service for twelve, with a nine-piece place setting plus four additional pieces. It has a total sterling weight of 132.7 troy oz. (est. $6,000-$8,000).

    The other is a six-piece Camusso sterling silver tea set, including a kettle with warming stand, a teapot, coffee pot, creamer, covered sugar and waste bowl. Each piece is marked “Camusso, Plata Esterlina, 925, Industria Peruana. The total weight is 149.3 oz. troy (est. $3,000-$4,000).

    To learn more about Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery and the Saturday, May 7th auction, please visit Updates are posted frequently.

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