Highlights from the American Art sale on 22 November at Christie’s New York
Andrew Wyeth. Georgia O’Keeffe. Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth. Frank Weston Benson. Frederick Carl Frieseke. Albert Bierstadt. Stuart Davis — represent a small selection of the masters of American Art that feature in this month’s American Art auction on 22 November at Christie’s New York.
Highlights from the pioneers of American Impressionism — Benson’s The Reader, 1906 (Estimate: $2,500,000–3,500,000) and Frieseke’s The Garden, 1913 (Estimate: $1,500,000–2,500,000) — meet the masters of Modernism in O’Keeffe’s Sand Hill, Alcalde, 1930 (Estimate: $1,200,000–1,800,000) and Davis’s Twilight in Turkey, 1961 (Estimate: $600,000–900,000); of realism in N.C. Wyeth’s “Hands Up!”, 1906 (Estimate: $1,500,000–2,500,000) and Andrew Wyeth’s The Sexton, 1950 (Estimate: $2,000,000–3,000,000) and themes of American expansionism in Bierstadt’s In Platte River Country, 1864 (Estimate: $1,500,000–2,500,000).
From sweeps of colour to near-photographic details, the range of techniques in these exceptional works exemplify the development of American art and is sure to excite collectors and art historians alike.