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Lewis & Maese to auction corporate art collection Feb. 27

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Thursday, 21 February 2013 16:20

Philip Renteria's ‘Untitled.’ Lewis & Maese Auction Co. image.

HOUSTON – More than 150 paintings from a collection featuring 20th century contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper will be featured in a Lewis & Maese auction Wednesday, Feb. 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CST. will provide Internet live bidding.

Included will be the collection of Houston's Wilson Industries. Much of the art in the collection is abstract. Abstract art is an important school of art with roots in the early 20th century as a result of the work of post impressionists Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh and Cezanne.

Two pieces by Dan Rizzie, American/Texan, 1951, will be on the block, including Alaine and Trait. Also represented in the auction is English painter, etcher and designer Graham Sutherland, (1903-1980), who was considered an abstract artist, as well as a surrealist.

Four pieces from the Ring Cycle Series of Houston abstract painter and sculptor Richard Stout, including Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Gotterdammerung and Sigfried, as well as an untitled work, will be sold. Herbert Richard Mears, American, 1951, Down the Block – Around the Corner is also on the block.

Examples of other artists’ work to be auctioned include: Philip Renteria (Untitled); Daniel Kiacz (Texas Wildlife S.M.); Wayne Kimball (Portrait of Its Maker) David Hickman (Deep in the Night Garden), Richard Johnson (Thursday the First); Dick Wray sculptures and shadow boxes and Mary McCleary sculpture (Constellation, Cross X, Atrium).

Also, Earl Staley (Leaving the Canyon, Big Bend, Texas; Rio Grande at Lajitas, Texas); Danny Williams (Encounter); Mary Cranfill Curtis (Mission Arcade, Courtyard, The Way Out, Mission Door); Roger Winter (several titles) Sandra Hu (Voyages, Shoku III); Don Shaw (Beach House series); Ida Kohlmeyer (shapescape ap1); Charles Rumph (Mexican Staircase Suite) and Sam Gummelt (several titles).

For more information, call 713-869-1335.

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Philip Renteria's ‘Untitled.’ Lewis & Maese Auction Co. image.

Dan Rizzie's ‘Alaine.’ Lewis & Maese Auction Co. image.

David Hickman's ‘Deep in the Night Garden.’ Lewis & Maese Auction Co. image.

Richard Johnson's ‘Thursday the First.’ Lewis & Maese Auction Co. image.

Earl Staley's ‘Leaving the Canyon, Big Bend, Texas.’ Lewis & Maese Auction Co. image.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 14:00

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