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Fine Art (Wyeth and Schatz)

Keystone Auctions presented two collections in a sealed bid auction through April 8, 2019.

The sales is over. If you are interested after the fact, feel free to contact us for opportunities.

1. Andrew Wyeth, Siri Erickson Collection

A portfolio of 6 framed signed limited edition prints of Andrew Wyeth. They were reproduced by the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA in a Limited Edition of 200 each in 1980. They were printed by Triton Press Inc., NY, NY in the Collotype printing process. Each was signed and numbered by the artist “Andrew Wyeth 13” in the lower right. Each is embossed with the title, artist, museum name and logo in the lower left. They are:

“Siri” – #13/200. Image size measures approx 20″ x 19 1/2″; picture is Museum (Conservation) framed. Published 1979.

“Indian Summer” – #13/200. Image size measures approx 26″ x 21 1/2″; picture is museum framed. Published 1978.

“The Virgin” – #13/200. Image size measures approx 25 3/4″ x 19″; picture is Museum framed. Published 1977.

“The Sauna” – #13/200. Image size measures approx 19 1/2″ x 23″; picture is Museum framed. Published 1979.

“Black Water” – #13/200. Image size measures approx 18″ x 24 1/2″; picture is Museum framed. Published 1978.

“Seabed” – #13/200. Image size measures approx 14″ x 14″; picture is museum framed. Published 1980.

Andrew Wyeth was the middle generation in three generations of famous Wyeth artists, his father was N.C and his son Jamie. He lived from 1917-2009. He was a realist painter and one of the best-known U.S. artists of the 20th century. Wyeth’s favorite subjects were the land and people around him in his hometown of Chadds Ford, PA and in Maine.  These paintings evolved after Andrew Wyeth asked his rural Maine neighbor George Erickson and his wife if he could do a portrait of his daughter Siri on their farm. Andrew’s wife Betsy reviewed the sketches done in the sauna and according to the story in the book Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: Kuerners and Olsons published by Houghton Mifflin Company in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “It’s a shame you couldn’t get her to take off that towel.” Well, he did and that is how the rest of the collection was born.

The first 12 limited edition sets were for the Board of Directors/Patrons of the Gallery, edition 13 was the first offered to the public. This is the first offer of this edition since 1980.

The Brandywine River Museum is having a special Andrew Wyeth retrospective in 2019. More on the Museum: HERE and more on Andrew Wyeth: HERE


2. Howard Schatz, Homeless Portfolio – 19 prints

A portfolio of 19 black and while silver gelatine prints, unframed. Each print is signed in black ink lower right, “Howard Schatz”, titled and dated “1992” lower left. Edition number “1/12” is also written in black ink in lower middle of each print, except one which is marked 3/12. Each image is matted with white mat board and covered in tissue paper for protection. The 19 prints are cased in a hardback portfolio box with the title “Homeless” applied to the front.

This collection also includes a hand-signed paperback copy of Schatz’s book, “Homeless”, published in 1993.

This portfolio is the first of 12 editions created by the Vision Gallery in San Francisco in 1992. The “Homeless” exhibition traveled the U.S. and Europe between 1993-1997.

Condition: Each print is in excellent condition. There are a few tears to the spine of the portfolio box and a spot on the surface. Measurements: Image size range: 14 x 14 in to 19 x 13 1/4″. Mat size 28 x 22″.

Howard Schatz is a listed and award winning photographer who has exhibited around the world. His extensive career is documented in Wikipedia and he has a webpage. These works are some of his earliest.

Photos are titled, numbered 1/12, and signed by hand. Titles include:

1. Allison Wonderland
2. Stella Robinson
3. Nahan Marera
4. Mike Siebenlist
5. Susan Pettis
6. Eugenia Teaford
7. Thomas McMullen
8. Albert Trumbo Jr.
9. William Hagar, Patrick Swift, Nathan Swift
10. Sarah Smith
11. Elizabeth “Goddess of the World”
12. Paul Palmatier
13. Brandy Hazeleth
14. Sally Thomas
15. Daniel Robinson and Stacy Cadatz
16. AndreaEnglish
17. Wanda Ladesma
18. Michelle Lynn and son, Ray
19. Michelle Brown
NOTE: The actual images are perfectly square or rectangular depending on their size; photos of the photos were taken on an angle to reduce glare.