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Material Culture Seeks Consignments to Benefit the Sterling Strauser Gallery at ESU

Seeking Auction Consignments to Benefit
The Sterling Strauser Gallery
at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art
Live Auction: Monday, October 12, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: October 10-11, 11am-5pm
Consignments accepted until September 4
Please let us know if you are interested in supporting The Sterling Strauser Gallery by allocating a portion of your auction proceeds. The Gallery’s fundraising is facilitated through the ESU Foundation, an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the University with the sole mission of administering gifts and donations that promote the growth, progress and general welfare of ESU and its students.

Please Note: Material Culture is offering its services free of any Seller’s Commission to consignor’s who choose to donate at least 20% of their auction proceeds to benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery. All a consignor needs to do is indicate what percentage (minimum 20%) of auction proceeds (hammer price) they wish to donate.

Also, consignments do not have to be limited to art or the October 4, 2015 art auction. Material Culture is happy to consider consignments of other auction-worthy items to benefit The Sterling Strauser Gallery, including Antiques, Asian Arts, Fine Art, Folk Art, Ethnographic Arts, Decorative Arts, Modern Design, Couture, Jewelry, Timepieces, Silver, Objets de Vertu, Fine Books […]

August 17th, 2015|Auctions|

Online Auction: Fine Books, Art, Works on Paper, Ephemera, Friday, August 7, 2015

Online Only Auction*
Fine Books, Art, Works on Paper, Ephemera
Auction: Friday, August 7, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: August 5-6, 11am-5pm
*Please Note: We are also accepting Absentee and Phone Bids

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470 Estate Lots
Book Highlights include a rare first edition in English of the Lusiad (ca. 1655); The Waste Land signed by T.S. Eliot and numbered 43 of 300; Murder in the Cathedral signed by T.S. Eliot and inscribed to “Diana Lady Balfour”; a 1923 first edition of Wallace Steven’s Harmonium; Cavalcanti Poems (1966) signed by Ezra Pound and numbered 69 of 190; Oscar Wilde’s 1893 French edition of Salome; Emily Dickinson’s Letters (2 vol., 1894) inscribed by the editor Mabel Loomis Todd; a circa 1611 Geneva Bible (Robert Barker, London) in a period elm box; a rare 1879 Randolph Caldecott inscribed Picture Book; Peter Max Paints America, with personal inscription and original drawings by Peter Max; All The President’s Men signed by authors Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward and Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. Also: Many signed books, 1st editions, and limited numbered editions by John Updike, Philip Roth, Isaac Bashevis […]

July 26th, 2015|Auctions|

Online Estates Auction: Friday, July 17, 10am est

651 Estate Lots: Antiques, Americana, Advertising, Garden, General Store, Dental, Pharmacy, Arcade Pinball, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Silver, Fine Art, Russian Icons, Asian Arts, Fine Books & Much More
Friday, July 17, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: July 15-16, 11am-5pm
Accepting Online, Phone Absentee Bids

Browse the July 17th Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Absentee Bid Form (pdf) | Telephone Bid Form (pdf) | Terms and Conditions (pdf)

 

July 3rd, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Modern, Folk & Self-Taught Art, Sun. June 21

Auction | Modern, Folk & Self-Taught Art
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, June 21, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: June 19-20, 11am-5pm
450+ Lots
Highlights include a large collection (47 lots) of original drawings, works on paper, and notebooks by Charles Burchfield (estate of Alexander Raydon, NY); a rare set of The New Republic Portfolio (1924) with etchings by Edward Hopper, John Sloan and others; estate collections of antique Japanese prints (22 lots) and Marc Chagall lithographs and signed posters (25 lots); and a large collection (159 lots) of modern and contemporary art to be sold to benefit the non-profit organization, Art for Healing NYC., including original works by Simon Tjakamarra, Judi Werthein, Terence La Noue and Denise G. Green. Also: original works by Clementine Hunter, Sterling Strauser, Purvis Young, James A.M. Whistler, Twins Seven-Seven, Reynolds Beal, Erwin J. Neusch, William Dawson, Mose Tolliver, Walter Joseph Phillips,  Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, Vojislav Jakic, Bill Jensen, Javier Mayoral, Jim Bloom, Kassem Amoudi, Eyvind Earle, Allan D’Arcangelo, Arman, Kate Adams, Joseph Solman, Carol Summers, Albert B. Serwazi, Mara McAfee, Dorothy Strauser, Kim Weston, David Tinsley, Lamont Alfred “Old Ironsides” Pry, Georgiana Orr.

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June 8th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Oriental Rugs From American Estates, June 14

Oriental Rugs from American Estates
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: June 12-13, 11am-5pm

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Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

June 1st, 2015|Auctions|

Auction Weekend 2: Masters of the Eclectic! May 31

May Estates, Weekend 2
Masters Of The Eclectic!
588 Estate Lots, Including Art, Mid Century Modern, Americana, Asian Arts, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, Advertising, Collectibles, Ethnographic Arts
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: May 29-30, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

May 19th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction | May Estates: Masters of the Eclectic! Sun., May 3

May Estates & Masters Of The Eclectic!
778 Estate Lots
Art, Americana, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Advertising, Modern Design, Collectibles, Silver, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Ethnographic Arts
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: May 1-2, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog
Absentee Bid Form (PDF)
Telephone Bid Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

 

April 20th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs & Textiles, April 26, 2015, 10am est

Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Textiles, 524 Estate Lots
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: April 24-25, 11am-5pm

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Absentee Bid Form (PDF)
Telephone Bid Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

 

April 9th, 2015|Auctions|

Auction: The Eileen Ford Estate and Others | Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10am est

The Eileen Ford Estate and Others | Art, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Furnishings, Asian Arts, Oriental Rugs, Silver, Jewelry and Collectibles
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: February 27-28, 11am-5pm
Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog
Absentee Bid Form (PDF)
Telephone Bid Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Material Culture is pleased to offer at auction a fine selection of several hundred items from the Eileen Ford estate. Called the grand dame, doyenne and mother of the modern modeling industry, Eileen Ford shaped our standard of beauty for decades as a co-founder of Ford Models, one of the most important and influential modeling agencies of the twentieth century. Not only was Ford Models the number one modeling agency in the world, Eileen enforced fair pay and practices in an industry that had long exploited models, transforming modeling from a hobby to one of the world’s most glamorous careers. She was also known for a strict but motherly approach, compelling her models to their own standards of professional behavior and healthy practices.

Born in Manhattan in 1922, Eileen was a model herself during her years at Barnard College, working with one of the first modeling agencies in the US. She met […]

February 9th, 2015|Auctions|

Asian, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts | Feb 15

Asian, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, February 15, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: February 13-14, 11am-5pm

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Browse the Virtual Print Catalog
Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Virtual Print Catalog

February 2nd, 2015|Auctions|