A marble Bust of the Greek Slave by the renowned American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873), plus three classic Chevrolet Corvette cars from the collection of Charlie Oakes – a 1957, a 1960 and a best-in-show 1962 winner – will headline an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, June 24th, by Neue Auctions, at 10 am Eastern time.
The Hiram Powers marble bust is the auction’s expected top lot, with an estimate of $50,000-$80,000. It comes from an estate out of Hudson, Ohio, as do more than 100 other lots in the sale. The full-length nude bust, 24 inches tall including socle, is artist signed and was at the time of its debut the most famous sculpture in the world. Perhaps 80 or so of the life-size busts were made.
The auction will also feature a collection of 11 Renoir prints, all from the same collector; early 20th century carved carousel animals; pottery, led by a circa 1900 Grueby matte green pottery vase by Ruth Erickson; two crayon and charcoal artworks by Francisco Zuniga; lovely bronze sculptures; beautiful furniture pieces; a collection of Hermes silk twill scarves; and other items.
The auction will be clerked live on auction day, June 24th, by Neue Auctions team members. The catalog is up now and posted live on the two bidding sites. Phone bidding is available on select lots. Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notifications and information regarding current and future sales. The firm is always seeking quality consignments.
To learn more about Neue Auctions and the online-only June Fine Art & Antiques auction on Saturday, June 24th at 10 am Eastern time, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently. Cynthia Maciejewksi and Bridget McWilliams can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.