at the Auction…Baltimore young collector opportunity

Alex Copper Auctioneers has put together a  Art Collector Discovery Sale: Featuring Indigenous Art and where I do not normally encourage people to check out an auction where I will be a bidder, I am going to break tradition and encourage anyone interested in being or adding to a collection to check out this diverse auction. They claim it has something for every level of collector and for certain it has some great things for those of us who like to be a little different.

FULANI BOY IN TRADITIONAL DRESS, PHOTOGRAPH Printed by Greatbigcanvas.com, sight size: 24 x 36 in., framed.

This piece is a decorator’s dream. Though there is no attribution to the photographer and the fact that it is done by a photo enlarging service which makes it’s value purely decorative- it is a killer piece and a great size for a young couple or an apartment dweller. The estimate is 200-400 in my opinion exceeds its resale value but is under its decorative value so that is what someone should fairly expect to pay. Alex Cooper does charge a 23% buyers premium which needs to be taken into consideration.

NAVAJO TWO GREY HILLS RUG 2nd quarter, 20th century; 5’2″ X 3’8″.

Several rugs are highly desirable and would be excellent in contemporary settings. Their estimates are perhaps low and I would expect them to top those by two but still worth the price for a terrific look.

For me, it is the baskets that steal the show. Although small and not as decoratively useful as I would like, together they are a terrific collection.

The Mid Century and more traditional art has some sleepers as well. I will forgo discussion of the item I plan to get a bid in on and focus on this beauty by PAUL REBEYROLLE probably from his 1970 publication.

Color lithograph, ed. 11/75, signed lr, sight size: 18 x 25 in., framed.

Estimated from 100-200, the winner of this item should be very happy if successful. And for those who might be more daring are two works by the well known ceramicist LORI EHRLICH KATZ which are mounted as wall hangings are are decidedly undervalued in the estimate. They are well worth the trip to Alex Cooper on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm to have a look in person.

because you never know what you might find if you are a collector….at the Auction.

check them out here but do see the items in person if possible.

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