Eye Candy communicants stvj and rfg55 mentioned in comments to the previous post some works being auctioned by Christie's Dec. 1 that they'd like to see at Crystal Bridges as well, so I decided I'd post images of a couple of them. I also got an e-mail from Sotheby's on its American art sale, which follows Christie's by a day, and saw — don't laugh — a Rockwell sketch that would be, I think, a good fit in a museum in Arkansas. See pix below:
One of stvj's picks, Milton Avery's "Pink Nude," an oil on canvas board, is getting an estimated bid price of between 70k and 100k. It's being sold from a private collection.
The Avery I would like to see in the collection is "Roses by the Sea." Unusual composition and subject matter.
Rfg55 liked Wyeth's watercolor and pencil "Shredded Wheat," which is also getting an estimated bid of 70k to 100k, and is being sold by a private collector.
Now, for the Sotheby's pix:
No need to explain why this nice study for a painting, which Sotheby's expects to sell between 150k and 250k, would be a nice addition to an Arkansas museum.
But is Alice Walton still purchasing works from this period, or has she moved on to living artists?