Essential Art and Antiques at Shapiro Auctions December 4th


MAMARONECK, NY, November 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The auction opens works by modern Vietnamese masters of the first generation Le Pho, May Trung Thu and Vu Cao Dam, on the verge of broadly exceeding their pre-sale estimates due to a rejuvenated and ever-growing market for Southeast Asian art. The selection of Asian art is complemented by a large number of contemporary Chinese paintings by Huang Yongyu (est. $ 12$, 000-15,000), Chuang Che (European summer time. $ 15, 000–20,000 USD), Ling Quan and Liu Danand antiques, such as a pair of fine bronze vases from the Meiji period (est. $ 8$, 000-12,000).

Radiant prospect Jerusalem and Jericho by the post-impressionist Konstantin Gorbatov begin the section on Russian pictures. Both lots (estimated at $ 80.000–120,000 US dollars) were painted during a trip to the Holy Land in 1935, which the artist described as “transformative” and which formed the basis for his solo exhibition. formed London Cooling Galleries in 1937. Extensive panoramas of Lake Hympola (est. $ 250$, 000-350,000) and the Tulola River (estimated. $ 160.000–200,000 USD) from Nicholas Roerich and Petr Konchalovsky’s memory of Novgorod’s Kremlin from the 10th century further testify to the Russian sensitivity for poetic landscapes.

A particular draw of the auction is the concentration of significant large-format paintings that have not been on the market for a long time David Burliuk (Lots 84-98). Best known as the father of Russian futurism, Burliuk also changed the course of 20th-century American art Joseph Stella, Raphael and Moses Sawyer, Stuart Davis and Arshile Gorky, who all met frequently in Burliuk’s East Village studio. Lot 87, estimated at $ 30,000-50,000.

In addition, the auction includes over 100 lots by Russian nonconformist and contemporary artists, including Oleg Tselkov, Oscar Rabin, Ernst Neizvestny, Oleg Vasiliev, Vasily Sitnikov and Anatoly Zverev.

Session II of the auction builds on the modern and contemporary art offering from Shapiro Auctions and removes a collaged composition of Romanian descent Marcel Janco, one of the founders of Dada alongside Tristan Tzara. Last sold by a private Swiss collector at Sotheby’s in 2008 (pick up $ 60,000, including buyer’s premium) and now goes with estimates of. in the auction block $ 30,000-50,000. The post-war categories are a Quintessence Günther Uecker Piece with nails (approx. $ 120,000$ 150,000), a fresh-to-market Hans Hofmann justified My garden (European summer time. $ 80,000$ 120,000), and Joyce Pensatos lively rendering of Batman (est. $ 15,000$ 20,000).

Mid-century designs by the likes of Edward Wormley (“Janus sofa”; European summer time. $ 4,500$ 6,000), Eero Saarinen and Le Corbusier followed by the decorative arts of the 19th century, in particular a three-part porcelain Sevrès set (European summer time. $ 12,000$ 15,000). The auction also features an impressive selection of Moorcroft pottery, which includes lots 695-715. Finally, pre-Columbian and Greco-Roman art from private collections new York Collection and 19th Century Fine Arts and Sculpture complete the sale.

Bidders can refer to the Shapiro auction app, per email to [email protected], or by phone at 212-717-7500.

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