Beloit, WI (PRWEB) August 18, 2007
For the second time in less than a year, a mid-sized auction house in Beloit will consign purported Pollock art to the auction block, according to Richard Ranft, president of Beloit Auction Service, Inc.
The Pollocks in question are three signed oils on board from brother and sister consignors in Texas who inherited the paintings from their father. "Their father bought them approximately 50 years ago," said Ranft. "They've been in the family the entire time."
Last October, Ranft's auction house made international headlines auctioning a "possible" Pollock from the living estate of renowned architect and Frank Lloyd Wright protégé, Lynn Anderson of Milwaukee. The winning bid of $53,000 was submitted by artist and Pollock fan Bill Kolb, 62, of Austin, Tx.
These latest paintings have not been authenticated; however, Ranft said that a letter from Chapellier Galleries of NY, dated Dec. 28, 1973, supplied by the consigners, states, "In our opinion they seem to be fine examples [of Pollock's work]."
Ranft said, "So far we have no reason to doubt that these are genuine works by Pollock."
The paintings were created in a drip style made famous by Pollock, each with its own color palate of dribbled paint lines. Two measure approximately 16 by 16 inches and the largest, 65 inches by 44 inches.
The auction is set for Wednesday, October 31. For more information or to schedule an inspection of the paintings, call Beloit Auction and Realty, Inc. at (608) 364-1965 or visit http://www.beloitauction.com.
Richard Ranft, President
Beloit Auction Service, Inc.
534 W. Grand Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 364-1965
Fax: (608) 364-1117
Toll Free: 1-877-364-1965