Fine Art & Artifacts at Worth Auctions, February 11
This catalog features a variety of items and artwork, with the bulk of the catalog focused on our next session from the estate of Salvatore Grippi. In addition to numerous finished paintings, many lots offer works on paper, studies and assorted items from the artist's studio will also be sold.
Featured in this sale are a number of rare early works by the important New York School artist Salvatore Grippi (1921-2017), who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Baziotes during the heydey of Abstract Expressionism. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art, marking the last time until now that a substantial body of his work has been on public view in his hometown. The sale showcases several large canvases and a variety of works on paper.
Other items in this catalog offer a diverse range of categories. Of particular note is a collection of early Currier & Ives prints, including hand-colored and rare examples. There are also some fine antique fishing-related items including reels and an original 1940's Johnson outboard motor. Additional lots include antique Civil War photographs, an antique McClellan saddle, an original oil painting by noted Ithaca area artist, William Charles Baker, vintage dolls, antique coins, musical instruments, and more.
Further complementary material will be offered in future sessions throughout the spring of 2018.
Worth Auctions is a public auction service specializing in estate work and collections. The company conducts fully cataloged auctions with global bidding activity over three platforms. The upcoming auctions will feature a wide assortment of items, from pencils to airplanes. For more information, please contact the gallery at 607-330-0358 or email [email protected].