Premier & Emporium Auction
Brunk Auctions will host its three-day Premium & Emporium Auction September 12 to 14 with an array of paintings, sculptures and more hitting the block. Among the major highlights in the American art category are Charles Andrew Hafner’s A Mother with Two Children and Hans Hofmann’s Fall Foliage. Hafner’s sculpture, as the auction house explains, is “reminiscent of Venus and frolicking putti but reflected in an earthy manner, suggesting a happy family, perhaps even his own. ”the Hofmann, features the reds, oranges and greens that are associated with autumn. Both works have presale estimates of $20,000 to $30,000.
Charles Andrew Hafner (1888-1960), A Mother with Two Children. Bronze, 72½ in., signed on base: ‘C.A. Hafner/n.y. 1924-25’. Courtesy Brunk Auctions. Estimate: $20/30,000