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As the new year swiftly approaches, we reflect on 2018, taking a moment to truly appreciate the buyers and sellers who have contributed to our 12th year of success. There are many unspoken reasons our clients come to us with their sentimental valuables. One thing they all share, however…
Nearly everyone owns a piece of art, furniture or jewelry that is believed to be of value. The question is, how do you find the true value?
This month at Gray’s we have an exceptional collection of Fine Art, Jewelry, and Decorative Art up for our November Auction, with over 400 lots, with a number of truly exquisite finds in each category.
This month at Gray’s we have an extensive number of fine works on paper, rare books, and illuminated manuscripts up for auction, including an impressive collection of fine editions from the Print Club of Cleveland. Starting off the auction in Lot 1 is a print of St. George and the Dragon, 1947 by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989). While the world-renowned surrealist arguably needs no introduction, many art collectors may not realize that Dalí had an extensive history with the city of Cleveland through his patrons Reynolds and Eleanor Morse.
This month at Gray’s Auctioneers, we are delighted to highlight a collection of fine art by prominent African-American artists from our large auction of Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry, and Decorative Art. One unfortunate legacy of our country’s struggles with its historic racism has been the neglect of black artists by critics and collectors until recent times. This month Gray’s is offering a number of artworks by important African-American artists in their October 10th auction.
On September 12th, Gray's will be auctioning the private collection of the late Ronald J. DiCenzo, Professor Emeritus of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, Ohio. DiCenzo passed away on November 4th, 2017, but his academic legacy, and enthusiasm for Japanese culture, and Asian culture more broadly, are brilliantly displayed through his magnificent collection of fine decorations and furniture now up for auction at Gray's.
A pair of dazzling, GIA-certified diamonds and original oil paintings by Charles Sprague Pearce (Am./Fr., 1851-1914) and Balthazar Paul Ommeganck (Flemish, 1755-1826) are just a few of the expected top lots at Gray’s Auctioneers’ Sizzling Summer Auction scheduled for Wednesday, August 8th, online and in Gray’s showroom.
Any lover of fine art will be intimately familiar with the still life. An invaluable tool for honing technique and developing a sense of composition, nearly every painter has produced a wealth of them and their styles and subjects are as varied as the artists who created them. This month at Gray’s we have a variety of wondrous still life works up for auction as well as a number of other gorgeous fine art pieces.
We are extremely excited this month to debut a previously undiscovered work by William Merritt Chase. Chase is a landmark figure in the history of American painting: a turn of the century Impressionist with a deft hand for shadow and color, a highly sought-after portraitist, and an esteemed educator and founder of one of America’s greatest artistic institutions.
Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular. This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.