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Date(s) - 09/28/2023
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MBA Seattle Auction House




An important untitled synthetic polymer on canvas painting by the Japanese modernist Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005), two sculptures by British artist Anthony Caro (1924-2013), and two charcoal self-portraits by Jonas Wood (American, b. 1977) are all part of MBA Seattle Auction House’s Important Modernism: Art and Object auction slated for September 28th. The online-only auction will start at 5 pm Pacific time, with online bidding available through the MBA Seattle Auction House website (bid.mbaauction.com) as well as LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. Previews will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27, from 10-5 PST; and Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10-4; or by appointment. With a pre-sale estimate of $300,000-$600,000, and a real chance to finish in the seven figures, the Tanaka painting is the auction’s undisputed headliner. “We’re pleased and honored to be offering this important, museum quality painting by Tanaka,” said Michael Mroczek of MBA Seattle Auction House. “It’s been in private hands here in Seattle since its last purchase in 1998.” The rest of the auction catalog is no less compelling. “We’re delighted to have such a great grouping of modern material all from local Northwest collections,” Mr. Mroczek pointed out. “This will be an exciting auction with rarities in multiples mediums and modern genres. The 218 lots include important ceramics and glass and important multiples – something for everybody.” To learn more, please visit www.MBAauction.com.

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