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20th Century Fine & Contemporary Art Up for Bid at Baterbys Orlando

by WorthPoint Staff (05/25/10).

Original oil on canvas by the artist known simply as Ferjo, titled “Picasso's Unwritten Melody,” is among the pieces of fine and contemporary art that will be sold by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery in a live and Internet auction	on May 29, 2010.

Original oil on canvas by the artist known simply as Ferjo, titled “Picasso's Unwritten Melody,” is among the pieces of fine and contemporary art that will be sold by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery in a live and Internet auction on May 29, 2010.

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 300 original and reprographic works of art by some of the most prominent names in fine art (like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall) and contemporary art (like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Charles Fazzino and Nicola Simbari) will be sold at a live and Internet spring auction by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

The Saturday, May 29 sale will be conducted at Baterbys’ spacious Pointe Orlando gallery, located at 9101 International Drive (Suite 1008) in Orlando. The auction will begin promptly at 6 p.m., with previews scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. It is important to note, too, that unlike many other auctions, this one will have no buyer’s premium.

The entire auctioneers’ premium for the sales will be donated to Give Kids the World, based in Kissimmee, Fla. The charity organization operates a 70-acre resort-style village specifically designed for children with special needs. Entertainment attractions, whimsical venues and fun are provided for kids in need, in the over 100 villa accommodations.

“Our spring auction is all about the prolific use of bold colors and the elaborate portrayal of places where people spend leisure time and images ease the mind,” said John Magpantay of Baterbys Auction Gallery. “It’s about that time of year when things bloom in full. It’s also the perfect time to change the art on your walls. A new season calls for fresh and spritely new art.”

Following are some anticipated highlights of the auction, with high and low estimates.

Reprint of an original etching by Rembrandt van Rijn (circa 1634), signed by the Dutch master.

Reprint of an original etching by Rembrandt van Rijn (circa 1634), signed by the Dutch master.

Not many auctions can boast a work by Rembrandt, but Baterbys has actually secured several signed reprints of original etchings by the Dutch master. One work, titled “Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins” (circa 1634), measures 6 inches by 5 inches and should bring $3,000-$4,000. The piece was signed in the etching plate by Rembrandt, who lived 1606-1669.

Original oil on canvas work by German artist Alfred Gockel (b. 1952), titled “Caribbean Blue.”

Original oil on canvas work by German artist Alfred Gockel (b. 1952), titled “Caribbean Blue.”

An original oil on canvas by the German artist Alfred Gockel (b. 1952), titled “Caribbean Blue,” is estimated to hit $8,000-$9,000. The work is sizable, 59 inches by 39 inches, and signed by the artist. Gockel had his first artwork released by a German publisher at age 8. Today, he owns his own publishing firm and he publishes his own prints and limited-edition silk screens.

Stylized rendering of “Goofy” by pop art icon Peter Max, from the artist's “Disney Suite” (1994).

Stylized rendering of “Goofy” by pop art icon Peter Max, from the artist's “Disney Suite” (1994).

The iconic pop artist Peter Max (b. 1937) will be well-represented in this auction, with two signed serigraphs on paper expected to do particularly well. Both are from the artist’s Disney Suite. One depicts Donald Duck and the other Goofy. Both measure 15 ¾ inches by 13 ¾ inches and both are from limited editions of 500 prints. They each carry estimates of $3,000-$4,000.

Hand-embellished giclee on canvas by Pino (Giuseppe Dangelico), titled “Precious Moments.”

Hand-embellished giclee on canvas by Pino (Giuseppe Dangelico), titled “Precious Moments.”

Pino (born Giuseppe Dangelico) is an Italian artist noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects. He does this superbly in the hand embellished giclee on canvas work titled “Precious Moments” (est. $4,500-$5,000). The signed giclee is one of only 95 copies produced and will suit a wall nicely at 36 inches by 48 inches.

Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (b. 1946), the artist simply called “Ferjo,” was born in Brazil but has become one of the most compelling artists on the American scene today. His extensive studies culminated in surrealistic, lyric interpretations of famous artistic motifs. Ferjo’s 16-inch by 16-inch original oil on canvas titled “Picasso’s Unwritten Melody” should bring $4,000-$4,500.

Original acrylic on canvas painting by Jackie Holland Berkley, titled “Portside #15” (circa 2005).

Original acrylic on canvas painting by Jackie Holland Berkley, titled “Portside #15” (circa 2005).

Mississippi-born artist Jackie Holland Berkley’s original acrylic on canvas, done circa 2006 and titled “Portside #15,” is expected to cross the block at $2,000-$2,500. The signed work measures 30 inches by 30 inches. Berkley’s work has been exhibited at many galleries and in the corporate offices of Disney, Exxon, Universal Studios, Federal Express and the Ritz-Carlton.

Baterbys offers its clients something unique in the industry: a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity for each work of art it sells. This is important to buyers looking to build a collection, since provenance is everything. Baterbys believes that gaining a buyer’s trust is key to ensuring they will become repeat customers. No other auction house offers such a guarantee.

For more information about this auction, call 866.537.0265, e-mail to press@baterbys.com or visit the Barterbys Web site.

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