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Hudson Valley Auctioneers, located at 432 Main Street, Beacon, New York will present a 2 session unreserved absentee, phone bid and online antique and estate auction through Liveauctioneers.com on Monday May 3rd at an early start of 3:00 PM EST.
A gallery preview will be held Sunday May 2nd from 1-5 and Monday, day of sale beginning at 12 noon and ending at 2:30pm. The sale begins with 200 lots of sculpture, paintings and drawings from a newly rediscovered "Outsider" artist of remarkable talent. Louise Abrams born in 1941 studied in New York at the Art Students League, the New School and in Mexico at the Instituto Allende.She received her BA and has graduate work in the Fine Arts Department at CUNY. She had several gallery shows in the mid 1970's including Cloud Gallery June 1975, Auction 393 submissions in June 1975 and Pleiades Gallery exclusive show September 1975. Her work has been described as "a microscopic view of life", "Native American, Aboriginal, Olmec inspired'' and "visionary". Abrams' work and study has been interrupted throughout her life with severe mental and emotional challenges and has spent significant periods of her life in various institutions. A number of themes, possibly visions, dominate the few thousand works comprising the total of Abrams’ work from the 1970’s to the early 2000’s all of which is court ordered to be sold by Hudson Valley Auctioneers. This May sale will be the fourth of several offerings to liquidate the entire block of work from sculpture in stone, ink drawings, oils on board and canvas and numerous sketch pads. The gallery anticipates one further sale. Price results have already accelerated since the initial offering in November 2020.
Session two features 400 fresh estate lots including 19th century furniture, garden and accessories from the Estate of Robert Wiggins, Montgomery NY, a long held storage unit in Hyannis Massachusetts, an 18th century home's furnishings from Croton on Hudson NY, remaining contents from a sprawling Westport estate and several other Hudson Valley partial estates and consignors. Artworks offered by artists Peter Max, Romere Bearden, E. Meadows, a large 1866 Edward Moran oil, a circa 1850 portrait of Thomas Whitmore of Apley, a four panel Japanese screen "Nam- Ban" by Oh En, several Persian drawings and several other prints and paintings. Mid century items include a "Parrot Chair" by Ib Arberg, an excellent Helen Webber tapestry, a Paul McCobb vellum covered table, a Nelson Steelcase desk, a Russel Wright for Conant Ball dresser and lots of accessories. Fancy goods include a pair French bronze figural candelabra, several fine estate carpets, a rare Rococo carved oak Symphonium Style 25c with 23 discs, a fine Zsolnay Pecs vase signed Brigitta Kulscar, a 70 troy ounce hand planished tray by Karl Anderson dated 1919, several crystal and Venetian chandeliers, groups of Imari and old Chinese as well as Cultural Revolution items and a fine Josiah Wood New Bedford grandfather clock. Other items include 4 early Nantucket baskets, an early cast iron fireback with Heron and fox, a large lot of "Frosted Lion" by Gillinder, quilts, local Orange County atlas and maps and other attic and basement finds. Groups of 19th century furniture will be scattered throughout the sale. Highlights include a selection of tiger maple; a tester bed, tiltops, an old surface tiger pembroke, two old corner cabinets, several blanket chests, several large case pieces, Empire sideboards, cupboards, two large Meiji storage cabinets and other antique Japanese and Chinese pieces.
In person previews are scheduled for Sunday prior from 1pm-5pm and Monday day of sale from 12 noon- 2:30pm and follow Covid protocols. Absentee and phone bidding is available. All lots offered through Liveauctioneers.com. Pickup of all items is by curbside protocol Tuesday May 4th from 10am to 3pm and daily thereafter 9-3:30 or by appointment.