Contemporary, Outsider, Folk, and Fine Art Auction
Our Contemporary, Outsider, Folk, and Fine Art sale features works from all time periods and categories. Contemporary highlights include works by Paul Jenkins, Lucio Fontana, and Joan Miro. Among the Chicago artists represented are John Kearney, Zani Jacobsen, Lee Godie, and Leroy Neiman. Outsider works from Mr. Imagination, Mose Tolliver, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Purvis Young will be featured, and the folks sessions includes trade signs, shooting gallery targets, gaming wheels, and quilts. The sale will be rounded out with photography, prints and the eccentric!
From J.N. Maskelyne's toolbox to rare Houdiniana (posters, handcuffs, autographs), David Devant's passport to a magic trick that helped predict the outbreak of WWII, Robert Harbin's sketch for the Zig-Zag Girl and Al Delage's Sub Trunk, our December sale of magicana is a closely-curated offering of real rarities. A select number of lots, many from the careers of real "heroes of magic," will cross the block on auction day, most of them for the first time.
Golden Age and Pre-Code Horror: The Comic Book Collection of Stephen J. Farber
We are pleased to ring in the New Year with the sale of this important comic book collection featuring many early issues, chief among them Captain America #1 and Adventures of Spider-Man #1. Many pedigreed comics will cross the block including issues from the White Mountain collection and several Gaines File Copies. Several of the comics in the auction have obtained the highest grades CGC has ever given out for that title.