On The Square

Homer Winslow and Friends

By Bidsquare

Jul 22,2015 | 12:00 EDT

Winslow Homer is considered on of the great American artists of the 19th Century. Beginning his career as a commercial illustrator, he subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, primarily chronicling his many working vacations.

Boys on a Wheel, by the great Winslow Homer

On Sunday, July 26, Stanford Auctioneers offers bidders the opportunity to bring a little Winslow Homer into their life when they offer Lot 1830 on Day 2 of their Pop, Fine Art, Photography, Mexican Folk Art sale. Titled "Boys on a Wheel," this watercolor truly captures Homers nuanced appreciation of working class themes.

All up, 961 will go under hammer at this sale, with all four categories covered in the title sporting healthy representation. In the pop art section, name artist represented include Jean-Michel Basquet, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein and of course, Andy Warhol.

Magnificent Mexican masks - Lot 1890 (left) and Lot 1893

The Mexican Folk Art category is strong, with the real highlight the 33 masks that will close out the sale. Hand painted and hand carved, they make a stunning wall hanging and should be a  great way to scare the kids back into their bedrooms.

Lot 1601, After Velazquez, In My Apartment, French Vogue [Paris], by Helmut Newton

The Photography section also has incredible depth, with the list of artists represented including industry big guns such as Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Cecil Beaton, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray, Mario Testino, Edward Weston and Helmut Newton.

Look now at the catalog for Stanford Auctioneers Pop, Fine Art, Photography, Mexican Art sale.