Can Tsuguharu Foujita's Two Male Nudes surpass its $20,000 estimate?


Tsuguharu Foujita's ink-wash Two Male Nudes is expected to star at William Jenack Auctioneers' multi-faceted auction on September 11.

Valued at $15,000 to $20,000, the work was likely a study for a mural commissioned by the French government, People of the World, circa 1921.

The Japanese artist is proving popular with art collectors; his 1959 Fillettes aux Masques achieved $232,000 at a Sotheby's New York auction in May 2003.

Two Male Nudes is the highlight of the Fine Art & Antique Auction, which takes place online and at the company's Chester, New York State auction house.

Tsuguharu Foujita's Two Male Nudes

Other works on offer include David Burliuk's signed oil on canvas, Fisherman, estimated at $10,000 to $15,000, Alfred Jensen's The American, signed and dated 1947, and Oscar Borg's California Forest, signed and titled by the artist.

Additional noteworthy works include Robert Rauschenberg's screen print-collage General Delivery, signed and dated 1971, valued at $3,000 to $5,000, and Cabs at the Plaza, signed and titled by Guy Wiggins, which is expected to achieve $2,000 to $3,000.

Works by Frederick Judd Waugh, Harold Arthur Roney, Merta Becket and Igor Razdroguine will also feature.

The sale also includes bronzes, silver, Chinese and antique-decorative pieces such as Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain's bronze figure Venus Au Bain inscribed "G.C. Allegrain 1767" with foundry mark "F, Barbedienne fondeur", valued at $3,000 to $5,000.

A Georgian sterling flatware set service from the mid-19th century is also expected to achieve between $4,000 to $6,000.

Check back here at Paul Fraser Collectibles to find out all the results later in the month.


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