Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John Moran

Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John Moran

Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John Moran

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auctions from Near & Far
By Ken Hall
Colin Cooper painting, $90,000, John MoranA painting of the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts by Colin Campbell Cooper, one of a series set at different times of the day, sold for $90,000 at a sale of California & American Fine Art held Apr. 23 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a watercolor work by Millard Sheets titled Sunday Morning Moorea brought $54,000; a terracotta bust of an African-American youth by William Ellsworth Artis hit a record $33,000; and Frans Masereel’s watercolor of the Moulin Rouge in Paris earned $23,275. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

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