Home PageAuctionsThe Estate of Naomi Sims, February 27th, 2010

The Estate of Naomi Sims, February 27th, 2010


Price Realized: $650

Lot:   2

A TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER CHILD`S ID BRACELET  
Together with a pair of signed silver oval cuff links, a Scottish silver pin, and another pin.

Price Realized: $30

Lot:   3

THREE MARY MCFADDEN VINTAGE 1970`S HAND-CRAFTED GILT METAL CHIGNON STICKS  
Together with a similar unmarked stick. 4 pieces.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   4

A VINTAGE LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL AND COSMETIC CASE  
Of typical form, with locking handles opening to a lid fitted with a mirror.

Price Realized: $225

Lot:   5

A TANTRIC DIAGRAM  
Indian, from Rajastan, verso labeled "J.H. Duffy & Sons, Ltd., 157 Spring St., New York City, 10012/Tantric Diagram/Rajastan, c. 18th century/Exhibited: 1969 Los Angeles County Museum/Los Angeles/1970 Richard Feigen Gallery/New York".

Price Realized: $100

Lot:   6

A CONTEMPORARY CRUCIFORM SCULPTURE, BY KEITH MILOW  
(British, b. 1945) In a teal green finish, the green pigmented surface resembling verdigris, inscribed verso "A Cross Between Painting and Sculpture, #16," signed partially illegibly <i>Keith</i>, further inscribed "NYC, 1975".<br /> <br /> Milow was born in London, lived in New York from 1980-2002 and now lives in Amsterdam. In the 1960s he studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art; in 1970 he received a Gregory Fellowship from Leeds University, which was followed in 1972 by a Harkness Fellowship to the US. He is known as an abstract sculptor, as well as a painter and printmaker, and his works have been described variously as architectural, monumental, and post-minimal. Throughout his career he has been preoccupied with the form of the Latin cross.<br /> <br /> Milow has been awarded the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation award (1976), the Arts Council of Great Britain major award (1979), and the Edward Albee Foundation award (1983).His works can be found in the public collections of such institutions as Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Walker Art Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Tate Galleries, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds City Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Price Realized: $350

Lot:   7

AN ABSTRACT IMAGE OF A CROSS, BY KEITH MILOW  
(British, b. 1945). With verdigris patination, inscribed verso "A Cross Between Painting and Sculpture, #11," further with a sticker, "Duffy-Meeker."

Price Realized: $425

Lot:   8

AN ABSTRACT COMPOSITION OF GOLD LEAF ON BOARD, BY GORDON HART  
(American, b. 1940.) Inscribed verso "Oil and Gold Leaf" and "Gold with Black Lines". Labeled verso "J.H. Duffy &amp; Sons, Ltd., 157 Spring St., New York City, 10012/Gordon Hart/Gold with Black Lines, 1974/oil on gold leaf and board/45 1/2"h x 26"w".<br /> <br /> This work was probably exhibited in the 1978 exhibition "Gold", at New York`s Museum of Modern Art.

Price Realized: $900

Lot:   10

A TIFFANY &amp; CO. RECTANGULAR STERLING SILVER FLASK  
Stamped "1 pint #12712".

Price Realized: $250

Price Realized: $175

Lot:   12

A SQUARE MEXICAN SILVER DISH  
#564, with rounded corners.

Estimate: $100 - $200


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Lot:   13

A MIXED MEDIA WORK DEPICTING STYLIZED WINGED FIGURES, BY ENRIQUE CASTRO-CID  
Titled l.l. "Partisis," and signed l.r.c. <i>Castro-Cid</i> (Enrique Castro-Cid, Chilean, 1937-1992). Labeled verso "J.H. Duffy &amp; Sons, Ltd., 157 Spring St., New York City, 10012", further inscribed "Enrique Castro-Cid/Partisis, 1965/Pencil, Crayon, and Collage on paper/17 3/4"h x 21 3/4"w".<br /> <br /> Enrique Castro-Cid was born in 1938 in Chile, and studied art there until the early 1960s, when the Organization of American States awarded him a grant to study in the United States. Castro-Cid was awarded two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships and won the William Copley award. He later served as a Fellowship juror for the Guggenheim Foundation. The University of Illinois appointed Castro-Cid "visiting artist" in 1968. He was one of the first artists to use computer-aided design, creating the robot hound seen in the film "Fahrenheit 451" directed by Francois Truffaut.<br /> <br /> Castro-Cid was married to Christophe de Menil of the de Menil family of art patrons and Willem de Kooning, James Rosenquist, William Copley and George Plimpton were among his many noteworthy friends.

Price Realized: $100

Price Realized: $60

Lot:   15

A GROUP OF SILVER-PLATE TABLE ARTICLES  
Comprising three trays, a centerpiece bowl, two bowls, a vase, two candlesticks, a bud vase, and a cup. 11 pieces.

Price Realized: $50

Lot:   16

AN ABSTRACT COMPOSITION OF GOLD LEAF ON BOARD, BY GORDON HART  
(American, b. 1940), inscribed verso "Small Gold IV/22k gold leaf and pigmented gesso on masonite panel/22"h x 17"w/July 1981/Gordon Hart.<br /> <br /> Hart is best known for his non objective-minimalist pieces and collages. This work was probably exhibited in the 1978 exhibition "Gold", at New York`s Museum of Modern Art.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   17

AN ART DECO-STYLE MAHOGANY CABINET  
With an arrangement of cupboard doors and drawers.

Price Realized: $100

Price Realized: $80

Lot:   20

A CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE BY BETYE SAAR, "GRANDMA`S HOUSE"  
(American, b. 1926). Comprising a pair of old-fashioned reading glasses, doilies and a vintage black and white photograph. Labeled verso "Betye Saar/Grandma`s House/Dominique Knowlton Gallery, 19 East 71st St., New York City".<br /> <br /> The sculptor and installation artist Betye Saar was born in Los Angeles, where she received a non-art B.A. from UCLA and an M.A. in graphic design from California State University at Long Beach. Her artistic career was strongly influenced by a childhood memory of having watched the sculptor Simon Rodia build his now famous Watts Tower out of the accumulated junk, refuse and debris of his environment. This fascinating and inventive, combined with her discovery of Joseph Cornell`s boxes, inspired Saar in her own search for an art of constructed, gathered objects. Her own early boxes were filled with objects that she believed contained the power inherent in natural forces.<br /> <br /> Of African, Indian and Irish heritage, Saar imbues her work with a mix of personal, cultural and magical expression ranging from childhood memories and African motifs to works of social commentary, such as 1972`s "Aunt Jemima", in which the iconic figure is dressed in black fatigues, giving the "Black Power" salute and carrying a gun. Today Saar teaches in Los Angeles at the Otis-Parsons Institute.

Price Realized: $1500

Lot:   21

SIX PERFUME BOTTLES  
Together with a photograph of "Naomi" perfume. 7 pieces.

Price Realized: $70

Lot:   22

A CONCEPTUAL CLASSICAL-STYLE ARCHITECTURAL-FORM ARTWORK BY SARKIS ZABUNYAN  
(Turkish, b. 1938), inscribed on the top "Sarkis".<br /> <br /> Zabunyan is a Turkish-born Armenian conceptual artist who, early in his professional artistic career, decided to use only his Christian name. In 1962, after moving to France with is family, he won the Paris Young Artists Biennial Prize.<br /> <br /> A leading conceptual artist, Sarkis has returned to his native Turkey many times since the 1980s to exhibit his work, participating in the Istanbul Biennial and in shows at the Akbank Art Gallery. The gallery devoted all of its six floors to the "Sarkis, A Milestone" exhibition; apart from Turkey and France, he has exhibited his work in over three dozen countries, including the US, Germany, India, Australia, China, Japan, Mexico and Brazil.

Price Realized: $200

Lot:   23

AM ASSORTMENT OF TOILETRY ARTICLES  
Comprising primarily sterling silver-mounted bottles and jars, sterling silver-mounted brushes and hand mirrors, various markers and sets, and a tray. 14 pieces.

Price Realized: $250

Lot:   24

A BAROQUE MARQUETRY-INLAID WARDROBE, GERMANY  
The case top with an overhanging shell- and cherub-carved architectural cornice, the case with two doors inlaid with Bacchanalian figures, those doors opening to shelves. On a flaring base and bun feet.

Price Realized: $475

Lot:   25

A VICTORIAN-STYLE FAINTING COUCH  
With rolled head and shallow carving on stylized paw feet.

Price Realized: $275

Lot:   27

AN ABSTRACT REDWARE SCULPTURE OF A GOLEM-TYPE FIGURE, BY MARK EISENBERG  
Signed, dated and numbered on the back <i>Mark Eisenberg, 12/74, 11/16</i>.

Price Realized: $100

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   29

A PAIR OF CHINESE-STYLE HAWK- AND BLOSSOM-DECORATED WHITE VASES  
Impressed "R.W." on the underside, presumably Royal Worcester.

Price Realized: $150

Lot:   29A

TWO CARVED STONE LINGAM SCULPTURES  
On carved wood bases.

Price Realized: $200