The Fall Auction

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Fall Auction featured over 380 lots of fine art, jewelry, silver, and decorative arts from private collections and estates and totaled $2,765,000 in sales with a 93% sell through rate. Highlights included a collection of original fine art by Black artists Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Varnette Honeywood, among others, American mid-century works on paper by Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella, and signed period jewelry by Cartier, Marcus & Co., Tiffany & Co., Boucheron, Raymond Yard, and Seaman Schepps. A new high auction record was set for artist Varnette Honeywood with the sale of Jesus Loves Me for $37,500.

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A Selection of Important Works by Black Artists

Lots 16-28

During the Black Lives Matter protests in Boston this June, our gallery door was spray painted with the message “#BLM Do Better, Art World!”. With the consignment of thirteen works by Black artists to The Fall Auction, we have identified an opportunity to do so. Grogan & Company will contribute 5% of our proceeds from the sale of Lots 16–28 to Boston’s Artists For Humanity. Our donation will provide support to the next generation of BIPOC artists, and is meant to encourage others in the art world to take the challenge to “Do Better.”  Artists For Humanity provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. For more details, you may visit their website,

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Auction Highlights

Lot 17

Romare Howard Bearden
In the Garden
1978, acrylic with collage
10 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.

Sold: $93,750

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Lot 238

Raymond Yard Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire, and Diamond Dress Clips

Sold: $90,625

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Lot 46

Roy Lichtenstein
The River, from Landscapes
1985, lithograph, woodcut, and screenprint in colors
40 x 55 in.

Sold: $75,000

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Lot 265

Platinum, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, And Diamond Ring

Sold: $36,875

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Lot 67

Jan Zrzavy
Ulice V Locronanu (Street in Locronan)
1937, tempera on board
10 3/4 x 16 in.

Sold: $162,500

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Lot 245

Gold and Diamond Necklace, ca. 1900, comprising approx. 8.00 tcw.

Sold: $40,625

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Virtual Auction Exhibition

Step into our Beacon Hill auction gallery without leaving your house. This 3D walk-through provides the opportunity to experience The Fall Auction exhibition remotely.

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