Fine Art Sealed Bid Auction (Wyeth and Schatz)

Keystone Auctions is pleased to present two collections in a sealed bid auction. Bids to be submitted now through April 1, 2019.

Submit bids for (1) the Wyeth Collection, (2) the Schatz Collection or both to: Keystone Auctions, 218 E. Market St., York, PA 17403 OR email: (Add Subject: Fine Art Sealed Bid). Additional photos and in person preview available upon request.

The price realized will be confidential to protect the buyer and seller. We will open and evaluate the bids on April 2, 2019 and contact the winner to make arrangements for payment and delivery.

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. 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.  

The first 12 limited edition sets were for the Board of Directors of the Gallery, edition 13 was the first offered to the public. This is the first offer of this edition in over 30 years.

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. 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 for 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