Post War + Contemporary Art
Rago consistently achieves top prices for Modern masters, sets records for mid-career artists and expertly exposes the work of the leading artists of today/masters of tomorrow. We’ve built an extensive global clientele for important art that can’t compete for air in the New York sales and for strong collections that shouldn’t have the best 5% skimmed and 95% ignored. A favored agent for art insiders, we welcome inquiries from all.
What We Sell
Kenneth Noland Flown / $81,250
RUTH ASAWA Untitled / $627,750
Jasper Johns Flag I / $54,900
Works On Paper
Josef Albers Study for Mirage A / $81,250
Marilyn Minter Climber / $37,820
RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Crimson Sanctuary / $75,000
Roy Lichtenstein Shipboard Girl / $46,875
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG Untitled / $366,000
Raymond Pettibon Untitled / $49,600
JULES de BALINCOURT Value Right / $40,625
PEPE ESPALIU Four Provisional Suicides / $14,640
LAUREL NAKADATE Lessons One Through Ten / $6,875
Meredith Hilferty Director
Meredith Hilferty heads the Fine Art department. A former Assistant Director with Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Ltd. in Philadelphia, she came to Rago in 2006 with a decade of experience in the evaluation of American and European art from the 18th-20th C. as well as appraisals and exhibition management. Since that time, she has developed a department that sets auction records for diverse and significant art at many price points. She appears as an expert appraiser for the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where she specializes in paintings and prints.
Lauren Bradley Specialist
Lauren joined Rago in 2015 with over a decade of experience working with galleries, auction houses, private art dealers, and appraisers. After receiving a degree in Art History from American University in Washington, DC, she attended New York University, where she continued her education in art history and studied appraisal. She is a former Associate Specialist in the Fine Art Department at Freeman’s Auctions in Philadelphia, where she worked predominately with fine prints. Prior to joining Rago, Lauren, a member of the International Society of Appraisers, worked as an independent appraiser with a specialty in fine art. As a USPAP compliant appraiser, she has continued to assist Rago in this capacity while working as a specialist in fine art. Lauren is a member of Society of the Arts.
Why Sell with Rago?
- Competitive commissions and no hidden fees
- Free initial consultation/opinions of value
- Advice on auction versus private sale/purchase
- Mass-marketing to millions/micro-targeting to specific buyers
- World-class prices achieved