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Summer Fine Art and Antique Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 9, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 212

2 Lonnie Holley Carved Sandstone Sculptures

Estimate: $800 - $900

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Two (2) Lonnie Holley (Alabama, b. 1950) cubist style sandstone sculptures. 1st item: Large sandstone sculpture of multiple figures and faces in profile or faced front on, with one of the figures painted or stained darker in color. Signed and dated "L H '91" on underside of base. 18 1/2" H x 4" W x 6" D. 2nd item: Two piece sandstone sculpture of a man and woman's face and possibly a child on the left hand side, rendered with tonal variation that increases from the right to left side, and topped with a small carved lid or covering with a fish motif on one side and a front on face or mask en verso. Note: This piece is not attached but rests in a concave cavity on the top of the sculpture covering a carved hole inside, possibly not intended to be a lid but a separate sculpture altogether. Signed "lH" on underside of base. 8 1/2" H x 5" W x 8" D.

Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.


Overall good condition with natural patination. 2nd item has one chip on covering piece. Note: sandstone is very porous and easily chipped, use caution when handling.