Nicolas Carone to Highlight June 6 Auction of Design and Art at Doyle

Nicolas Carone (1917-2010), Untitled, Signed, Oil on Masonite, 18 x 22 inches. Est. $7,000-9,000.

On Wednesday, June 6 at 10am, Doyle will hold the popular Doyle+Design auction showcasing furniture, design and art by prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This exciting sale presents design that has transformed the way we use living spaces while questioning where we draw the line between fine art and furniture and decorative objects.

Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture offer works by both established and emerging artists. Among the highlights are examples by Karol Appel, Tony Berlant, Robert Courtwright, William Congdon, Jimmy Ernst, Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Hambleton, George McNeil, Larry Rivers and Jack Tworkov.

New York artist Nicolas Carone (1917-2010) joined the important Stable Gallery at its infancy and held his first New York show there. Throughout his career, he produced figurative work along with his formal Abstract Expressionist paintings. In his abstract works, such as the untitled piece in the sale, one sees the artist’s ability to retrieve the line of the figure in the rapid gesture of his brush. He hints of the human form without betraying the pure abstraction of action painting (est. $7,000-9,000).

Created just a few years before his untimely passing at age 45, Stephen Edlich’s (1944-1989) Untitled 5 Fuque VII from 1980 is representative of his large-scale collages that reflect on Cubism and Constructivism. Employing his favored materials, twine and found paper, Edlich creates an image that evokes the geometric abstraction of Rodchenko and Malevich (est. $6,000-8,000).

The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, June 2 through Monday, June 4. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. The catalogue is available online at


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