Featured: William Kentridge bronze, Philip Taaffe abstract painting, Chagall etchings, Halsman print of iconic Einstein portrait, deaccessioned art from Savannah museumSAVANNAH, Ga. – A growing interest in items that are unique or finely crafted has the auction market off to a robust start in 2022. Everard Auctions & Appraisals’ February 23-24 Winter Southern Estates Auction is ready to meet the demand with more than 650 lots of fine and decorative art from select sources in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and beyond. Absentee bidding is now in progress, with Internet live bidding slated to begin at 10 a.m. ET on both days of the auction series.Signed bronze is by South African artist William Kentridge (b. 1955-). When rotated, the work changes from an abstract expressionist shape to the form of a nose. Estimate $30,000-$50,000 4 – Anthology IIIThe auction features a wide range of modern and contemporary art, including an important bronze by William Kentridge (NY, South Africa, b. 1955-) titled Sculpture for Return (Commendatore Naso). It is initial-signed WK and numbered 11/12 on the side of the base. When rotated, the sculpture changes to form a nose, hence the “Commander Nose” referenced in the title. “For Kentridge, the process of recording history is constructed from reconfigured fragments to arrive at a provisional understanding of the past—this act of recording, dismembering and reordering crosses over into an essential activity of the studio,” says a commentary from the Marian Goodman Gallery, which notes his interest in “fragmentation and reconnection, the fragility of coherence.” The sculpture comes from a Sea Island, Georgia, estate and is estimated at $30,000-$50,000. Philip Taaffe’s (b. 1955-) Anthology III, a 28-by-40-inch oil on paper mounted to canvas, is dated 1991-1992 and has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. “Philip Taaffe is one of the most exciting contemporary artists of his peer group.
Featured: Couture, St. John suits and luxury knitwear; handwoven Thai silk jackets, dazzling vintage costume jewelry, Manolo Blahnik shoesSAVANNAH, Ga. – For nearly 60 years, Southern humorist Jeanne Robertson (1943-2021) kept audiences howling with laughter, whether at her in-person appearances or on satellite radio comedy channels. A brilliant observer, Robertson had a talent for spinning yarns to maximum comedic effect. An international legion of fans followed her faithfully on Facebook and viewed her on YouTube more than 100 million times.Jeanne Robertson often worked with New York designers Tom and Linda Platt, who made her a custom citron collarless tunic with covered buttons and matching pants and skirt (not shown here). Estimate $100-$150. The outfit’s accessories include a Pauline Trigere hammered gold-tone collar necklace and earrings by José and María Barrera. Estimate $200-$400Jeanne Robertson was also one of the most fashion-savvy entertainers ever to set foot onstage. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, she was a striking presence and an elegant model for the couture and designer-label fashions she favored. Now through February 22, both fans and fashionistas will have the opportunity to bid on clothing, vintage costume jewelry and accessories from Robertson’s personal collection in an online sale hosted by Everard Auctions & Appraisals. Nearly 150 lots will be offered, with online bidding available through Everard or LiveAuctioneers.“We are honored to be able to open up Jeanne’s closet to share with her fans and celebrate her stylish legacy,” said Amanda Everard, president of Everard Auctions. “Her clothing is as vibrant, gorgeous and unique as she was.” Over the course of her career, Robertson wrote four books, including Don’t Bungee Jump Naked and Other Important Stuff. She was heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Laugh USA, Sirius Radio’s Blue Collar Comedy and the network’s Family Comedy Channel. She also recorded nine popular humor