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Clementine Hunter wedding scene a highlight of Jasper52’s July 6 auction

Paintings by Georges Clairin, Clementine Hunter and G. Campbell Lyman should all earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Fine Prints, Paintings, and Decorative Arts auction, which will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 6. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

The lineup contains more than 300 lots, certain to contain something you didn’t know you wanted until you see it. Also featured are landscapes by Alexander Drysdale; a Leroy Neiman serigraph of a Paris scene; a few Blue Dog images by George Rodrigue; and a large Gunner Dongieux 2019 painting that depicts the interior of a New Orleans streetcar. Nudes are available in abundance, most notably in the form of the stylized figures shown in Robert Gordy’s Red Sofa #2.

Clementine Hunter, ‘Wedding,’ est. $15,000-$18,000

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June 22 Prints and Fine Art sale has international flavor

On Wednesday, June 22, starting at 11 am Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction of Prints and Fine Art. The tightly-curated lineup consists of just 60 lots. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

On offer is a wide-ranging span of works that includes artists from many nations, led by original illustration art by Ciruel Cabral for The Book of the Dragon; a Surrealist painting of clowns by Alfano Dardari; a masterfully colored oil on canvas by Gene Pressler, depicting a stylish woman with a parasol; a 19th-century portrait of Samuel Colt, inventor and entrepreneur behind the namesake firearms company, rendered by an unknown hand; and a circa-1900 French School Japonisme painting of a trio of geishas.

Itzchak Tarkay, ‘Two Women at a Table,’ est. $20,000-$24,000

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Jasper52 mounts Fine Art, Prints and Multiples auction, June 8

Two works by street artist Mr. Brainwash and a 1951 Bernard Buffet limited edition lithograph will fight for top lot status in Jasper52’s Fine Art, Prints and Multiples auction, which will be conducted on Wednesday, June 8, beginning at 3 pm Eastern time.

Mr. Brainwash, ‘Love Splash,’ est. $5,500-$7,000

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How to measure prints and posters like an expert

Accurately measuring prints and posters can be challenging. This guide will give you the tools to accurately measure them. Before handling your prints and posters, make sure your hands are clean and dry, and use gloves if you have them.

The standard format for reporting measurements of a print or a poster is as follows: Height x Width. For a framed artwork, use this format: Height x Width x Depth.

Experts need three different measurements to assess your print or poster: Sheet, Image and Plate. If the work is in a frame, they also need to know the Sight and Frame measurements.

Sheet: Measure the entire sheet of paper. If your item is in a frame, you may not be able to take this measurement. See the red line in the illustration below.

Image: Measure the colored area. See the yellow line in the illustration below.

Plate: Plate marks are faint indentations surrounding the image, and are usually square or rectangular in shape. See the blue line in the illustration below.

Sight: This is the area of the artwork that is visible inside the mat or frame. See the orange line in the illustration below.

Frame: This is the overall size of the frame. See the purple line in the illustration below.

How to measure prints

How to measure prints

How to measure prints
BASIC TYPES OF MEASURING TOOLS:
Measuring tools

  • Seamstress tape: Soft and flexible, good for measuring circumference, three-dimensional objects or curved objects.
  • Measuring tape: Rigid, can be hooked onto a frame or canvas, good for measuring straight items that are longer than one foot.
  • Ruler: Rigid, good for measuring straight items smaller than one foot, particularly small items that can be laid directly on the ruler.

How to Measure:

  1. Place the “Zero” end of your ruler at one end of your print (the “Zero” end is usually on the left side of the ruler).
  2. Make sure the end of your ruler is flush (in line) with your print.
  3. Adjust your ruler so that it is aligned with your print.
  4. Move to the opposite side of the print you are measuring and read the ruler.

19th-century hand-colored sporting prints lead Nov. 24 sale

On Wednesday, November 24, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer Books from a Seller’s Private Collection. The 118-lot auction represents the ongoing liquidation of the holdings of a longtime book dealer.

Hand-colored plate from Volume 1 of John and Thomas Doughty’s Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports, featuring a red-tailed hawk and an American sparrow hawk, est. $225-$275

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Gary Lichtenstein Editions comprise prints sale July 31

Gary Lichtenstein Editions is a publisher and printer of fine art silkscreen editions and multiples. Over the course of his 45-year career, Gary Lichtenstein has published a wide range of silkscreen editions and multiples with dozens of artists. In 2010, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., unveiled “Gary Lichtenstein: 35 Years of Screenprinting,” a sweeping exhibition of works produced by Lichtenstein over the course of his career. Jasper52 will present a 59-lot sampling of his company’s output in an online auction to be held Wednesday, July 31.

Carole Feuerman, ‘Multicolored Swim Cap,’ printing date: 2014, silkscreen on two-ply Rising Museum Board, 38in x 3in, Gary Lichtenstein Editions, an edition of 10, signed and numbered by the artist. Estimate £722-£2,247/$890-$3,030. Jasper52 image

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Cuban artist channels Toulouse-Lautrec in Jasper52 sale June 18

Cuban artist Luis Miguel Valdés is featured in a Jasper52 online auction that will take place on Tuesday, June 18. Born in 1949, Valdés resides and works between Havana, Mexico and Miami. Several prints by José Luis Cuevas (Mexico, 1934-2017) comprise the balance of the 69-lot auction.

Luis Miguel Valdés, ‘Painter Painting to Painter Painting,’ 2017, acrylic on canvas, 59in. x 84in.,
Estimate: $10,400-$13,000. Jasper52 image

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’70s prints & posters sale July 25 salutes era’s top artists

Art of the 1970s is recalled in vintage prints and posters that will be offered in a Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, July 25. The era’s top artists are represented in the online auction of more than 150 lots. Many of the limited-edition prints are signed and numbered.

Will Barnet, ‘Woman Reading,’ serigraph, 1970, signed, paper size is 40 x 30in, image size is 35.5 x 27in, from an edition of 300. Estimate: $1,800-$2,500. Jasper52 image

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Jasper52 presents Jackson Pollock Christmas card May 29

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s 1944 Christmas card is a unique highlight of a Jasper52 fine paintings and prints auction to be conducted Tuesday, May 29. The Christmas card – signed by the famed American artists and printed in black in on light blue paper – is expected to sell for $10,000.

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s 1944 Christmas card, printed in black ink on light blue paper, matted and framed. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper 52 image

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Modern masters prints, paintings in Jasper52 sale Feb. 6

A Jasper52 online auction of prints and paintings on Feb. 6 gives art lovers an opportunity to purchase works by modern masters. The auction features remarkable artworks by Takashi Murakami, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder and Banksy.

Takashi Murakami, ‘Flower Ball (3D),’ 2010, 28 in x 28 in, framed 32 in x 32 in, edition 120/300. Estimate: $1,800-$2,000. Jasper52 image

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