Dufy tops results at Freeman’s European Art & Old Masters auction

Freeman’s January 23 European Art & Old Masters auction marked the second sale of the 2018 spring season. The auction totaled over $975,000, representing 80 percent of the lots by value. There were more than 300 registered bidders, with global interest and participation matching the expansive offerings in the nearly 200 lot sale. Works by French artists dominated the sale. A small watercolor by Paul Signac (French 1863-1935), “Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Les Quais du Rhône,” (Lot 129) executed in 1925, presented the viewer with an intimate view of the river which snakes its way through France from Lyon to Arles. “Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Les Quais du Rhône” sold for $25,000, against an estimate of $15,000-20,000. A painting by Ernest Alexandre Bodoy (1880-1920), “Entrance to the Champs-Elysees,” (Lot 118, estimate $2,000-3,000) far exceeded estimates selling for $11,875. A pair of lots

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