Auctioneer Press Release Lion and Unicorn

Classic and Contemporary Art Auction

Aug 14,2019 | 11:00 EDT By Whitley’s Auctioneers

Whitley’s Auctioneers, located in Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Dania Beach, FL will host a live and online evening auction of international Classic and Contemporary Masters from painting and photography on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 5PM eastern time. 

Lot 165, Alistair Morrison, 'Oliver Reed' Photograph, Silver gelatin print, 1985; Estimate $6,000-$7,000

Many of the works in the sale are from well known collections. Selections from the private photography collection of Ardes Quinn, which hung in the famed Café Loup in the West Village of New York City; the expansive art library from James Swope, adjunct conservator of  the Norton Museum of Art; and works from the collection of the Lighthouse Arts Center and Delray Beach Library are on view now at Whitley’s exhibition room inside the Gallery of Amazing Things M-F from 10am - 5pm or by appointment. 

Lot 150, John Kindess, Drawing Anatomy of Rubber Duck,  Pastel and pencil on paper, 1989; Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Café Loup was an internationally acclaimed restaurant, frequented by celebrity writers, musicians, art world darlings and known gallery owners. To quote an article in the New Yorker, “ Everyone wants to claim a piece of Café Loup’s history; it was—is?—the sort of place that makes one feel proprietary.”  This collection was highly regarded among patrons and fans, and often mentioned in reviews of the restaurant in the New York Times, and many other articles. 

Features and highlights in the auction include two works from the Portfolio of Ten by Brassai and photographs and art by Bernice AbbottMadame Kai-shekMichael Kenna, Alistair Morrison, Jim Marshall, Ken Van Sickel, John Kindness, George Tooker, Earl Staley, Laura Grisi, Dorothy Dehner, the Florida Highwaymen, Emile CailleEugenio ZampighiLouis Muhstock, David Regan, Disney Animation and Warner Brothers Studios.

By Lion And Unicorn