Arts & Entertainment

Works by Pop Culture Artist Rodney Alan Greenblat Highlight Bodnar’s March 17 Auction

5eea4ad6ba96465a3f34_bodnar3.JPG
One-of-a-kind wall unit by pop culture artist Rodney Alan Greenblat. Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
dca5075ede56280a8aa5_sompixbodnar1.JPG
Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
4a1a68b47afe9bccfc1e_sompixbodnar4.JPG
Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
395ec3879482c46123f4_sompixbodnar2.JPG
Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
5eea4ad6ba96465a3f34_bodnar3.JPG

EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auctions will conduct a special collections catalog sale on March 17 featuring a private collection of quality art accumulated by a former art gallery owner in New York City.

For the last 4 months the estate liquadtion auction house has been storing up its best of the best to offer in this sale, according to Bodnar.

The highlight to this collection is an assortment of one-of-a-kind pieces of art by Rodney Alan Greenblat.

Sign Up for E-News

Born in California in the 1960s he made his way to New York in the late 1970s. By the 1980s he had made his mark combining suburbia with the excitement of pop culture creating characters that are original but familiar.

 He was a product of the New York’s East Village and also exhibited in many museums thru the United States of America. Not one piece is duplicated.

“The collection we will be offering has over 20 original pieces by the artist. The pieces at one time retailed way over 6 -digit figures and will be offered to the highest bidder with no reserve,” Bodnar explained.

Highlights include a huge wall unit custom made for the collector that breaks apart in 5 pieces and has working lights, and an animated smoke stack. Also noted is a huge oil-on-canvas depicting airplanes and UFO’s with targets, cans, balls and other objects.

“The animated pieces of art are fun and unique,” Bodnar said.

Also offered from this collection is an original pastel by R.C. Gorman and large ceramic pottery vases and many lithographs by Gorman.

Other noted artists will be offered including Margaret Keane original art, Arthur Gibbons metal sculptures, Roberto Caracciolo oils, Barrett De Busk steel sculptures, Louis Sciullo oils, Veloy Vigil oils, Michael Young, Yankel Ginzburg, Jack Lord, Nahum Tevet and many more, Bodnar said.

Also beign sold without reserve is a rare Keith Haring modern pottery center piece.

Besides the art collection Bodnar will also offer an estate collection of 19thcentury Bronzes, life-size 20th century bronzes, marble busts, decorative arts and selection of mid-century Modern.

A George Nakashima free floating wall hanging sideboard will highlight the Mid-Century furniture as well as a new teakwood complete bedroom set in a Modern Design by Maurice Villency New York City.

Furniture will span over 150 years with many hand-carved European Continental accent pieces to quality Victorian oak to a pair of Hankel Harris Bachelor chests in showroom condition.

 A collection of over 100 pieces of Roseville Pottery will be offered including vases, hanging baskets, pedestals, planters, candle sticks and other forms including almost every pattern known.

From the same estate comes a collection of over 300 pieces of Royal Doulton including rare toby mugs, many Lady figurines and rare Burslem pieces.

Key pieces will be offered with an online using the Invaluable bidding platform; only 500 lots will be offered online; the balance of the 3,500-lot sale will be sold in house.

Bodnar’s Auctions are held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Road in Raritan Center, Edison.

 For more information, visit the website at www.bodnarsauction.com or call866-349-7378

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

South Brunswick-Cranbury

Police Blotter

South Brunswick and Cranbury Police Blotter

August 9, 2017

Sponsored by Reilly's Collision Center in Monmouth Junction. Click here and scroll down for the latest updates and alerts from South Brunswick and Cranbury Police.

See the most recent messages from South Brunswick Twp Police Department, powered by Nixle.

Gun-wielding suspect drives robbery victim to bank with two young children in tow

April 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers police are investigating a lunchtime robbery on Tuesday in front of Campbell Hall, 617 George St., on the College Avenue campus, which involved two young children and a trip to a Somerset Street bank.

The victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was walking near Campbell Hall dorm at 12:30 p.m. when a vehicle, ...

South Brunswick: Mayor Killmurray’s Funeral Plans Announced, Township Prepares For Administration Change

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township officials announced funeral plans for Mayor Christopher Killmurray and plans to deal with filling his position and a second one on the Council.

Killmurray, 55, died at home Sunday morning after battling brain cancer for several years.

According to the township, a viewing is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church at ...

South Brunswick: Mayor Christopher Killmurray, 55, Dies

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Mayor Christopher Killmurray died at home Sunday morning, officials announced.

In an alert to residents, Township Manager Bernard Hvozdovic said that Killmurray, 55, passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling brain cancer for several years.

A Democrat, Killmurray was first elected to the Township Council in 2003 and served as deputy ...

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class

April 11, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

State Attorney General Releases Princeton Panera Shooting Video

April 9, 2018

TRENTON – The Attorney General’s Office today released surveillance footage related to the March 20th shooting at Panera Bread in Princeton, New Jersey, during which state troopers fatally shot Scott L. Mielentz, 56, of Lawrenceville, N.J.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Attorney General’s Shooting Response Team (“SRT”).  However, certain ...

April 12 Webinar "Are You Stressing Your Horse Out?

Dr. Williams will be hosting the webinar "Are You 'Stressing Out' Your Horse? Understanding Types of Stress & How to Manage or Reduce Each."

The presentation will be next Thursday, April 12th at 12:p.m. To join the webinar go https://demo.bigbluebutton.org/b/rooms/ca-70ef9c13/EquineStressWilliams prior to the meeting. 

Test your connection early to ensure ...

Somerset: KPS Garage Offers Spring Time Special

Don't let the weather fool you Spring is here, and KPS Garage is offering a special new and existing customers!

1) Freewheel alignment with the purchase of four tires

2) Spring has Sprung Special $29.95

Change oil & filter 
Free tire rotation
Free 30 point safety inspection

exclusions apply

3) Free pair of Bosch wiper blades with any service or ...