New Orleans, LA, USA, September 2, 2022 — A set of four atlas portfolio volumes of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, a felt on paper artwork by pop art icon Keith Haring and oil on canvas paintings by acclaimed painters E. S. Cooper and Eugène Louis Boudin are just a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s September Selects Auction slated for September 9th and 10th.
The auction, starting at 11 am Central time on Friday and 10 am on Saturday, will be packed with 842 choice lots in a wide variety of categories. Bidding is available online, as well as in the Crescent City gallery located at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In-person gallery previews will begin on Wednesday, August 31st, from 10-5. Phone and absentee bids accepted.
The Birds of America four-volume set by John James Audubon (1785-1851), plus other volumes (11 pieces total), is a limited-edition full-size facsimile, with color reproductions of the full set of ornithological illustrations. It’s a reproduction of National Audubon Society’s copy, one of 350 sets printed in 1985 by Abbeville Press (N.Y.), and contains 435 double elephant folio unbound color plates and four octavo text volumes bound in green leather gilt (est. $10,000-$20,000).
The felt pen on paper by Keith Haring (N.Y., 1958-1990), is titled If You Want to See More….. (1984), and has writing on the bottom that reads, “If you want to see more….New works by Keith Haring now until Jan. 07, 1984”. It’s also signed lower right and bears a “Keith Haring Estate” stamp on top right verso. The piece is presented between two glass sheets and is nicely housed in a gold leaf frame that measures 12 ¾ inches by 9 ¾ inches (est. $10,000-$15,000).
For more information regarding the September Select Auction slated for Friday and Saturday, September 9th & 10th, please visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com.