The Simple Elegance of the Still Life this Month at Gray’s

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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. First up is Lot 41,…

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A Newly Discovered Work by William Merritt Chase: Jester Resting on a Chair

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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. Born in Indiana in 1849, Chase studied in New York, St. Louis, and at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany before finding…

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Come One, Come All, to the World’s Fair on April 16th at Gray’s!

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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.  While the buildings themselves were unfortunately broken down to be turned into artillery shells during World…

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Picasso, Miro & Jewels dazzle at Gray’s March 28

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FINE ART PICASSO   While Picasso is best known for his paintings, some of his most endearing and sought after works are his playful ceramics. Lot 22 at Gray’s on March 28 is a pichet tête – a small pitcher embellished with contrasting black and white heads, from an edition of 500 dated 1956. This piece has been in the same family since it was purchased circa 1960.   Picasso’s contemporary and countryman Joan Miro’s black and white lithograph Maravillas…

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Kick off 2018 with Art & Decor

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Gray’s will kick off the new year with a wide array of paintings, works on paper, jewelry, sterling silver, and decorative items from estates across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. We begin the auction at lot number 1 with American abstract painter, Helen Frankenthaler’s limited edition, playful silkscreen entitled Flirt, 1995. This lot is numbered 71/126 and signed in the lower right hand corner. The auction continues the playful theme with silkscreens and lithographs from Adolph Gottlieb, Victor Passmore and…

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Joe De Yong - Unloaded the Flop

Gray’s December Gift Guide

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THE GIFT GUIDE This Gift Guide is the gift guide to end all Gift Guides.  Why buy your Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah gifts at an art auction? First of all the timing on December 13th is perfect.  The auction starts at 11am and you can bid in person, online, through the Gray’s app or by telephone.  Secondly auction purchases are the ultimate gift. They are unique, one-of-a-kind, environmentally friendly, locally sourced and you get to set the price! You can’t get better than…

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Bountiful Masterpieces Abound

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The 19th century Prussian immigrant Severin Roesen’s masterful American still life paintings feature the abundance of the new world’s bountiful harvest. The vibrant colors of an autumnal yield of fruits, flowers and glasses of wine glow against a subdued background of dark greys and browns in the magnificent painting offered at lot 1 in Gray’s November 29th auction. Inspired by 17th century Dutch still life painters Roesen’s works are elegantly composed leading the eye across the overflowing table, leaving the…

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EN GARDE! Get your armor on!

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ARMOR & ARMS A knight in shining armor introduces the next auction, on October 4th, at Gray’s Auctioneers. Several lots of armor from a private collector display an armory from centuries past and from many different cultures. Not to be outshone, a huge collection of American decorative, stretch and pressed glass makes their mark in the auction, lots 111 to 299. Features notable manufacturers like Fenton, Imperial and Cambridge. Perched on an antique oak pedestal base, lot 1, is a…

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A Cornucopia of Treasures at Gray’s

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A Cornucopia of Treasures at Gray’s on August 30 Cornucopia – an abundant supply of good things! The end of summer is upon us, and you can harvest a bumper crop of fine art, furniture, decorative art & jewelry at Gray’s Auctioneers. This cornucopia of treasures at the August 30th auction includes over 500 lots from estates across Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York and thus features a large collection of compelling bronzes, an abundance of fine jewelry, and a plethora…

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