Atlanta, GA, USA, September 19, 2021 — A vibrant and colorful four-panel oil on canvas painting by Nyoman Gunarsa (Indonesian, 1944-2017), titled Balinese Dancers, impressive at a combined 106 ¼ inches by 107 inches, sold for $20,000 in a three-day, Fine Estates & Collections auction held August 25th-27th by Ahlers & Ogletree. The painting was the top achiever of the three-day, 1,289-lot event.
Balinese Dancers came to the auction with a modest estimate of $500-$700, but bidders quickly blasted through that and then some. The four-panel series depicted women in the foreground in different poses and a group of women in the background dancing. The unframed work was artist signed and dated at the lower right panel and was consigned out of a private Atlanta collection.
Session 1, on Thursday, August 25th, featured 362 lots of Asian and ethnographic arts. Session 2, the following day, contained 396 lots of Mid-Century Modern and modern art and design, jewelry and silver. The final session, on August 27th, had 529 lots of period antiques and fine art. By the time the last lot had finally found a new home, the auction totaled a robust $1.39 million.
Following are additional highlights from the auction. Around 900-1,000 people bid on Ahlers & Ogletree’s bidding platform, bid.AandOAuctions.com, as well as on LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids were also taken. Live, in-person previews were held in Ahlers & Ogletree’s Atlanta gallery. All prices quoted include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.
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