Palm Beach Garden with a Self Portrait of the Artist by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Doyle New York will auction the estate of actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Among the items listed for auction is an original painting by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The oil on canvas painting is titled “Palm Beach Garden with a Self Portrait of the Artist.” Fairbanks included an image of himself in the painting, gazing at a lush tropical landscape, with his back to the viewer. According to the lot description, the shirt he is wearing in the painting is also for sale in another lot in the auction. According to that lot description, Fairbanks was wearing the orange silk long sleeve shirt when he did the painting.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. was the son of actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. He died in 2000. According to his obituary in the LA Times, he studied art for a time in Paris, and late in life he exhibited many paintings and sculptures.
According to Doyle New York, the sale comprises over 430 lots of memorabilia, bespoke clothing, accessories, photographs, books, silver, furniture, artwork and decorations from Mr. Fairbanks’ Park Avenue home.
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