Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Reuven Rubin painting, $61,200, Stefek’s Auctioneers
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An original oil painting titled Two Musicians by the Israeli artist Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) sold for $61,200 at a Modern Art & Fine Furniture Auction held May 22 by Stefek’s Auctioneers & Appraisers in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. Also, two rare Maurizio Tempestini for Lightolier sculptural table lamps, circa 1953, sold as individual lots for $1,140 and $960; an Arredoluce floor lamp, circa 1955, climbed to $1,080; and a Milo Baughman rosewood and chromed steel desk changed hands for $1,800. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.