Name April 20 2016 20th Century Art and Design Online Auction
Auctioneer DIRK SOULIS AUCTIONS
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 4/1/2016 - 4/20/2016
April 20th 4 pm Central time
Preview Date/Time Preview Saturday, April 16 Noon to 3pm 1712 West 45th Street, Kansas City Missouri 64111
Checkout Date/Time Weekdays, 9 am to 4 pm Central time.
Location 529 W. Lone Jack-Lee's Summit Rd.
Lone Jack, MO 64070
Buyer Premium 16% (13% for payment by cash or check)
Description
20th Century Art and Design Auction Introducing Sculpture and Furniture Design by Gene Caples (1935-2015) Online Only Auction Open For Bidding Friday, April 1st to Wednesday, April 20th - There will be no physical auction, all bidding will take place online only. - The auction will be open for bidding April 1st to April 20th when each lot in the auction crosses the virtual Auction Block for a live Internet bidding competition. This final bidding competition begins on April 20th with the first lot. - *Note, competition from live telephone bidders and other live Internet bidding platforms may display as "Floor Bidder" during the final bidding. Gene Caples was a quietly accomplished and successful designer and craftsman who worked in Kansas City in the 1960s. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute, earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design in 1959. In 1963 he was accepted to the legendary Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Michigan where he worked with Julius Schmidt, earning his Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture in 1965. By doing so he joined Cranbrook's astounding list of alumni that includes Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Florence Knoll and Ero Saarinen, just to name a few. Like his more well-known fellow alumni, Gene designed furniture and worked in bronze throughout the 1960s. Later in life, he joined the Kansas City Woodworker's Guild, founded in part by fellow Kansas City designer Clarence Teed. It was in this late 20th century time frame that he designed and crafted some of the more contemporary pieces you'll see here. We've combined a few classic mid-century commercially designed pieces and some complimentary original art with Gene's Bronze Sculpture and Furniture designs, along with some examples from his contemporaries and friends to create a fun and well-rounded offering of Art and Design. This auction also includes a few hard-edge paintings by Edward Lewis(1914-1992).
DIRK T SOULIS ANTIQUES LLC DBA DIRK SOULIS AUCTIONS: 1. Unless otherwise stated in advertising and sale day announcement, the sale price will include a Buyer's Premium of 16% to be added to the final bid accepted by the Auctioneer aka the final hammer price. This 16% premium may be reduced to 13% for payment by cash or check. We will accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards. We may accept personal checks with bank letter of guarantee, but we charge, and Buyer must pay, $250 for any "NSF" check returned. In dispute over payment, we may recover, and Buyer is liable for any expenses, costs or attorney fees we incur in collecting payment. 2. We make every attempt to provide an accurate description of each lot as a courtesy to the buyers. We will have all items offered for sale available for inspection before the auction. It is the sole responsibility of the Buyer to carefully inspect any item he may purchase, prior to bidding and purchase. 3. The auctioneers, Dirk T. Soulis Antiques LLC, d.b.a. Dirk Soulis Auctions, shall be the sole determinant of winning bidder and sale price of any and every lot - regardless of any third party electronic records. 4. Unless otherwise stated, all items are sold as-is where is and all sales are final. 5. Payment may be made by Cash, Visa, Master Card or Discover Credit Cards per auction terms, approved Check and or Check with Bank Letter of GUARANTEE. Dirk T. Soulis Antiques LLC, d.b.a. Dirk Soulis Auctions reserves the right to hold any merchandise until satisfactory payment has been made. This may include holding merchandise won at auction for up to 10 business days to allow any and all forms of checks to clear after deposit. 6. At the auctioneer's declaration of SOLD, title for each lot passes fully to the Buyer and Buyer accepts full responsibility for timely payment and the security and safety of that lot. 7. Bidding on any item indicates the bidder's acceptance of the above terms and conditions.
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 50.00 5.00 USD
50.01 - 200.00 10.00 USD
200.01 - 1,000.00 25.00 USD
1,000.01 - 2,000.00 50.00 USD
2,000.01 - 3,000.00 100.00 USD
3,000.01 - 5,000.00 250.00 USD
5,000.01 - 10,000.00 500.00 USD
10,000.01 - 50,000.00 1,000.00 USD
50,000.01 - 100,000.00 5,000.00 USD
100,000.01 - 9,999,999.99 10,000.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium 16% (13% for payment by cash or check)
Payment Terms
A buyer's premium of 16% will be added to the hammer price of each lot purchased through this Internet bidding platform. Payment terms are Cash, Check (see terms below) and for payment amounts up to $4,000 we will accept Paypal, Visa, Master Card and Discover. NO CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL PAYMENTS FOR MORE THAN $4,000 - NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE. AGAIN, ONLY ONE $4,000 PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL MAY BE APPLIED TO ANY ONE INVOICE. Note: Paypal Echeck payments take up to 4 days to clear and will delay shipping. Checks are accepted as follows: Dirk T. Soulis Antiques LLC, d.b.a. Dirk Soulis Auctions Auctioneers reserves the right to hold items purchased by check of any type (including Cashier's Checks) for a minimum of 10 business days before releasing item(s) for shipping.
Pick up is available weekdays from 9 to 4:30 p.m. at our gallery at 529 W. Lone Jack Lees Summit Rd., Lone Jack, MO 64086. We happily provide seamless, low-cost in-house shipping on nearly everything we sell. Shipping and handling will be charged the actual cost of the shipping with a $12-$16.50 handling fee per box plus insurance. Multiple purchases can be combined and charged accordingly. Items that require a wood crate or banding to a pallet for maximum safety will be charged at $16.00 per man hour calculated to the 1/4 hour for labor plus the cost of materials. Most crates fall into the $50 to $150 range. Items designated as over-sized by commercial carriers and those weighing more than 100 pounds are best shipped by 'blanket wrap' carriers. Large items, Furniture, International Shipments and items deemed excessively fragile by Dirk Soulis Auctions may require special handling by a third party shipper. In this instance, Dirk Soulis Auctions will coordinate with the buyer's chosen shipper and will endeavor to provide as much assistance as possible.