Gavels 'n' Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery

Gavels 'n' Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A 13-foot woodblock print by M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972), titled Metamorphosis II (1939-1940), sold for $98,400 at an auction held Sept. 14-15 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, an oil on canvas by Vladimir Becic (Croatian, 1886-1954), titled Landscape, Bosnia #1, soared to $49,200; an Abstract Landscape by Liu Guosong (Chinese, b. 1932) finished at $55,350; and an oil on canvas by James Taylor Harwood (American, 1860-1940) made $28,290. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: M.C. Escher woodblock print, $98,400, Clars Auction Gallery