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

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One-of-a-kind wall unit by pop culture artist Rodney Alan Greenblat. Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
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Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
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Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
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Credits: Courtesy Joe Bodnar
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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.

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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

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