Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 118

The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

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Lot 440
Gumery, Charles. "Fauna Playing with a Kid". French (1827-1871) original bronze cast in Rome in 1854 and stands almost 7" tall in the Fabre Museum. Miniatures cast by G. Martin Jimdin (?) in 1868. Bronze stands 21½ x7 x 4", "Gumery Rome" inscribed atop base. Sculpture is in excellent condition having a lovely patina and weighs about 7 pounds. Estimated Value $1,200 - UP
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Lot 441
Otterness, Tom. "Untiteld". (1954-) Acclaimed sculptor and artist, Otterness started working with lost wax and bronze to create public art installations. Often inhabiting parks, center squares and transportation infrastructures, Otterness' sculptures tend towards the comedic. They are cartoonish and cheeky, nodding at art history, pop culture, capitalism, greed and satire. To date, Otterness is one of the most successful public artists world-wide. His most amazing works can be seen in a spectacular permanent installation at Nelson Rockefeller State Park, Battery Park City, New York. One of the sculptures there is called Nero's apartment. On the top "floor" of the fanciful tilted apartment is the sculpture offered here. These were a limited edition of only 9 offered in 1991. In excellent condition. 3¾ x 8 x 5" Signed initials and numbered #4 of 9. Estimated Value $4,200 - UP
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Lot 442
Daniel Allen Cohen. "Wealth Bar". Daniel Allen Cohen, a young artist in Los Angeles has made quite the name for himself at some of the largest contemporary and prestigious art shows throughout the world including Art Basel in Miami Offered is one of a series of his creations he calls "Precious Bars" this particular example "Wealth Bar". Notes from his website, explains: The trope is that children crave chocolate while adults crave money and power. In his series, Precious Bars, Cohen hybridizes these cross-generational desires and presents over-sized objects of nostalgia, lust and yearning. To do this, he parodies packaging of iconic chocolate bars that promise sugary treats, slightly altering their text to seduce with promise of wealth. For example, Mr. Goodbar becomes Mr. Goldbar, KitKat turns into GoldRush and Heath changes to Wealth. Each package is torn partially open, revealing not the chocolate of the original but the power signifier of the pastiche: stacks of money or bars of gold. This one is signed and numbered on verso on black credit card-like COA Artist Proof 1/1. It notes it was purchased in 2017 and restored in 2020. Bar hangs from a metal flange on verso or can just set atop a shelf. 12 x 47". The heavily lacquered bills are Hollywood studio prop money, the bar wrapping heavy gloss finished and plasticized paper. Estimated Value $2,500 - UP
From The Private Collection of James Harrison Ring.

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Lot 443
Remington, Frederic (After). The Wicked Pony. (1861-1909) In Remington's third sculpture, "The Wicked Pony," Remington reversed the dominance of the cowboy over horse as depicted in his most popular work, "Bronco Buster" (an exceptionally fine posthumous casting is available in this auction.) Inspired by a real-life event he witnessed, this Remington bronze sculpture depicts a fallen rider attempting to wrestle his horse to the ground in a desperate attempt to regain control. Grabbing the animal's ear with one hand, the rider's body is vulnerable as the horse retaliates by kicking the rider with his hind legs. In The Wicked Pony, Frederic Remington has memorialized the harsh reality and untamed forces of the Old West. Offered is a posthumous casting of this work likely from the 1970's and certainly a quality piece. Sculpture measures 19 x 18 x 7½" and sits on a crescent shaped marble base 1¼ x 10 x 20". In excellent condition, we note only a small discoloration to back side of marble near base of bronze. Estimated Value $900 - UP
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