Original Artworks by Warhol and Chagall (not prints) Will Headline Stevens Auctions’ August 8 On-Site Sale


Original artworks by Andy Warhol and Marc Chagall – two of the most famous and highly sought after names in the world of fine art – will come up for bid on Saturday, August 8th, at a sale of the contents of one of Mississippi’s most stately antebellum homes: Lauri Mundi, built in 1847. The auction will he held on-site, at 309 South Matubba Street in Aberdeen.

“Dr. Frank Nichols, the current owner of Lauri Mundi, has decided to sell his dream home, nestled in a beautiful 18-acre sanctuary in historic Aberdeen,” said Dwight Stevens of Stevens Auction Company, the Aberdeen-based firm conducting the sale. “Many pieces have been passed down through four owners over 167 years.” Lauri Mundi is for sale, but it it isn’t in this auction.

The Warhol work is a synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas, purchased by the seller’s grandmother, a serious art collector, from a Canadian art gallery in 1985 and descended in the family ever since. It is a stylized rendering of Warhol’s friend and contemporary Coco Chanel, the French fashion designer and founder of the iconic Chanel brand. The rare, authentic and one-of-a-kind piece measures 15 inches by 17 ½ inches (sight) and has the original estate stamp from the artist’s estate to the gallery label on the back. It is signed to the front and matted and framed.

The Chagall painting is an original lithograph in vivid pastels, depicting clowns or possible other whimsical figures against a bright green background, with other colorful embellishments. It is typical of Chagall’s style, one that has earned him a place near the top of the list of artists who are supremely collectible. The piece is 13 inches by 14 inches (sight) and is in a gold gilt frame.


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