New Orleans, LA, USA, January 8, 2023 — Original paintings by renowned artists Keith Haring (N.Y./Pa., 1958-1990) and George Louis Viavant (La., 1872-1925), an 89-piece set of Herend porcelain dinnerware and a 110-piece sterling flatware set by Gorham-Alvin are a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s Winter Estates Auction slated for January 20th and 21st.
The auction, starting at 10 am Central time both days, is loaded with nearly 1,000 choice lots in a wide variety of collecting categories. Bidding is available online, as well as live in the Crescent City gallery at 1330 Saint Charles Avenue in New Orleans. In-person gallery previews will begin on Wednesday, January 11th, from 10-5 Central time. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted.
Keith Haring’s unique pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His popularity grew from his spontaneous drawings in Manhattan subways – chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized images on blank black advertising spaces. The untitled acrylic on paper from 1987, signed, 12 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches, is expected to sell for $6,000-$9,000.
George Louis Viavant was a Louisiana artist who was inspired by the bayous, marshes and lagoons of Southern Louisiana. He painted the birds, fish, and small game that he knew from hunting on the family land outside New Orleans. His watercolor on paper in the auction, titled Nature Morte: Crawfish, measuring 13 ½ inches by 7 ¾ inches, should realize $4,000-$8,000.
For more information regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the Winter Estates Auction slated for January 20th-21st, visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates are posted often.