Christie’s May Sale of Important American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture

artwork: Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) - "Eleanor and Benny", signed 'F.W. Benson.' (lower left) - Oil on canvas, 36¼ x 44¼ in. (92.1 x 112.4 cm.). Estimate $3,000,000 - 5,000,000 U.S. dollars. - Courtesy of Christie's

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces further details of its upcoming auction of Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture on 18 May 2011, at 10 am. A total of 138 lots will be offered, featuring outstanding works drawn from a cross-section of styles and genres, including Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Regionalism, Modernism, and Western Art. The sale is expected to achieve in excess of $29 million total.