By Thomas Elliot Norton
The historical past of good artwork auctions in the United States is an indelible checklist of public opinion within the realm of aesthetics and flavor. In each public sale, the murals that has the best attraction instructions the top rate, and a studying of the roster of gadgets and artists most often chosen offers a transparent and interesting photo of the evolution of favor and flavor in America.
The historical past of Sotheby Parke Bernet and its predecessor corporations in the USA supplies us a brief synopsis ot the place we have been and the way we've got replaced and what kind of we loved ourselves within the strategy. taking a look at the numerous illustrations of artistic endeavors offered over the process a century, we're mesmerized through the variety of items that experience gone through their public sale rooms.
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Friends the Minotaur. The Brooklyn of the Museum, Special Subscription. This may be the bronze that was exhibited at American Art Galleries in 1889-90, when the Barye Monument Association (whose members included collectors Cyrus J. Lawrence, William T Walters, and Henry G. Marthe quand) sponsored a show of Barye bronzes "for the purpose of raising funds for the erection of a monument in Paris" to his Admission was memory. fifty cents, exhibition coincided with the and since this public show- first ing in America of The Angelus, attendance was high and success was assured.
The title de Kay preferred was Tlie Poet on Pegasus Entering the April 11-12, 1907, Pegasus, Realm of the Muses. Albert Ryder (1847-1917) is one of the truly great painter-poet-eccentrics in art history. Wandering through the streets and parks of the he was a familiar sight to New Yorkers, city, and he became a cult figure in his later years, younger generation of artists who included ten of his paintings in the 1913 Armory Show. lionized by a White's painting collection, which consisted of not very impressive Old Masters, plus some very fine American and European contemporary works, was not of as much interest to the public as were the lavish furnishings of his house at 121 East Twenty-third Street, where Baroque columns and palatial 62 ambience.
S. Henry of Philadelphia, were auctioned for a total sale of $352,000. A Return to the Farm by Constant Troyon fetched $65,000, the evening's highest price, when dealer Herman Schaus outbid Senator William A. Clark of Montana. But the auctions most people were talking about in 1907 were those held to liquidate the vast collections of the late Stanford White. White, born in New York in 1853, became one of the city's most prominent figures. Washington Arch, the Century Association, the Herald Building, and the numerous office buildings and residences done in association with his partners, C.
100 Years of Collecting in America: The Story of Sotheby Parke Bernet by Thomas Elliot Norton