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    Avenue Auctions Offers Paul Gauguin’s ‘Peasant Girl’ and Romero Britto Artworks

    French artist Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin used bright and bold colors for rendering eye-catching canvases. Born in 1848, Gauguin's works have been associated with Post-Impressionist, Synthetist, and Symbolist art movements. A pastel and charcoal on paper by Paul Gauguin will soon be available in Avenue Auctions’ upcoming sale. The offered work belongs to a local art collector whose father in turn brought it from the artist. Titled Peasant Girl, the artwork has a family lineage dating back to the late 1800s. Another key work in the catalog is a watercolor on board painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris. The artist was a key figure in Cubism, the first Modernist art movement.  Additional lots of interest in the catalog include a pyramid art installation by Brazilian Pop artist and sculptor Romero Britto. Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963, Britto is largely a self-taught artist. He often infuses elements of Pop Art, Cubism, and graffiti in his works. This piece features vibrant colors and bold patterns. Interested collectors can also consider works by Antonio Saura, Keith Haring, Susie Sharpe, Leroy Neiman, and others. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full May For Art catalog and find other online auctions.

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    Avenue Auctions Offers Colorful Abstract Art by Romero Britto, Juan Gris, and Antonio Saura

    Brazilian artist Romero Britto uses bright colors and bold patterns to bridge Pop Art, Cubism, and contemporary styles in his paintings and sculptures. His work is intended to be joyful and bright, easily accessible to the general public. An oil on canvas painting by Romero Britto will soon be available in Avenue Auctions’ upcoming sale. Titled Red Everglades, the offered work features a maroon background and overlapping pink lines. In the spaces between the lines, the artist placed colorful triangles and quadrilaterals of various polka dot and striped patterns. Another key abstract work in the catalog is an ink on paper piece by Cuban artist Loló Soldevilla. The artist was a key figure in the Concrete Art movement and a pioneer in Cuba’s mid-20th century abstract art space.  A watercolor on board painting by Spanish painter Juan Gris is also available in the upcoming auction. It depicts a Parisian city scene in varied colors. Gris worked in the Cubist movement, specializing in evocative still lifes. Additional lots of interest in the catalog include a vivid oil on canvas painting by Spanish artist and writer Antonio Saura, titled Mr. X. Saura embraced passion within his paintings, favoring bold brushstrokes and expressive subjects. The offered work features a thick application of red-orange paint, dominated by an X shape crossing the canvas. Interested collectors can also consider works by Natasha Turovsky, Keith Haring, Leroy Neiman, and others. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full April for Art catalog and find other online auctions. 

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    Juan Gris’ City Life In Paris & Llewellyn Xavier’s Abstract Art Available With Avenue Auctions

    Spanish painter Juan Gris is considered one of the significant figures in Cubism, an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement. Born in 1887 in Madrid, Gris completed his engineering degree from the Madrid School of Arts and Sciences. Gradually, his focus shifted to art and he contributed drawings to local periodicals. Heavily influenced by artists Pablo Picasso, Jose Carbonero, and Georges Braque, his artworks were a confluence of Cubism, traditional naturalism, and abstraction. Gris’ watercolor on board painting titled City Life in Paris is a key highlight of this upcoming sale from Avenue Auctions. The work depicts the vibrant city life of Paris, the place that artistically inspired Gris when he moved there in 1906.  Another lot of interest in the sale is an untitled abstract painting by artist Llewellyn Xavier. Xavier’s artworks are characterized by multicolored pearls of paint applied on the canvas surface with special tools and techniques. The available artwork deploys a bright color palette, reflecting the artist’s pictorial style. Contemporary and 20th-century masterpieces rendered by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Li Volk, Susie Sharpe, and others are available as well. View the complete catalog of the Elements of Art sale and find other online auctions by visiting Bidsquare.

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    Romero Britto’s Vibrant Red Everglades & A Limited-edtion Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny Celluloid Relevant in June of Art Auction by Avenue Auctions

    Romero Britto’s Red Everglades, an oil on canvas painting, combines Cubist elements and Britto's style to headline the upcoming June of Art event at Avenue Auctions. Its vibrant colors, pop imagery, playful patterns, and inventive use of Britto's signature within his paintings make this piece stand out. Britto's art embodies the color patterns of the Fauves, the multi-dimensional facets of Cubism, and the references to mass culture of Pop Art. Romero Britto was born in Recife, Brazil in 1963. As a creative yet impoverished child from Brazil, Britto often painted images on scraps of cardboard and newspaper. Today he adds a splash of color to Absolut Vodka's "Absolut Art" campaign, Apple Computers, Pepsi Cola, IBM, Britto Mini Cooper, FIFA posters, and more. A limited-edition, special hand-painted celluloid developed to commemorate Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon directors featuring Bedevilled Rabbit Bugs Bunny is another notable lot. This celluloid was issued in 1999 by director Robert McKimson and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The first Looney Tunes character created by Hugh Harman and Rudolf Ising for Warner Bros. in the 1920s was Bosko, a cartooned version of a young Black boy who spoke a Southern dialect. This series of cartoons became a landmark in animation history for being the first cartoon to feature synchronized speech and contain animated dialogue. Find the complete catalog for this June of Art sale and register for other online auctions on Bidsquare. 

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    May Sale at Avenue Auctions Features Painted Bison Sculpture by Steve Kaufman

    The upcoming sale at Avenue Auctions will feature a large colored bison sculpture by Steve Kaufman. This work was formerly owned by Nicolas Cage and was sold with the actor’s San Francisco home around 2004, at which point it was painted and signed by Kaufman. An American Pop artist, Kaufman served as an assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory studio before launching his own studio and focusing on outsized works with social commentary. The available fiberglass sculpture stands over five feet tall and eight feet long. Other notable works of fine art in the catalog include a lithograph by American Pop artist James Rizzi and a selection of paintings by Canadian contemporary artist Natasha Turovsky.  Beyond fine art, the auction will present a selection of Ukrainian icons. Among them is a religious painting executed on the side of a barrel. It shows the Virgin Mary and Child at the center of a sunburst. Saints and angels surround them, carrying scrolls and making gestures of praise. Additional lots of interest include a 2019-S American Silver Eagle coin, a 2016 Queen’s Beast Lion of England gold coin, and more. Over 150 lots are available in this event. To view the complete catalog of the May I Buy Art? sale and to find other online auctions, visit Bidsquare.

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    Willem de Kooning Signed Abstract Drawing Leads Upcoming Avenue Auctions Sale

    A significant abstract expressionist artist of the 20th century, Willem de Kooning dabbled around many jobs for years before becoming a full-time artist in 1937.  Heavily influenced by artists Pablo Picasso and Arshile Gorky, his artworks were a confluence of cubism, surrealism, and expressionism. Kooning’s untitled prominent graphite on paperwork is a key highlight of an upcoming auction by Avenue Auctions. The black-and-white drawing is a riot of whiplash strokes and smears. The abstract work depicts two voluptuous female figures with only a few body parts clearly delineated such as breasts and legs.  Another interesting lot is a colorful acrylic painting by artist Victoria Yin titled ‘Seed.’ The artwork depicts a beautiful female face with red lips in a green backdrop with shades of blue. Hailed as a child prodigy, Yin was born in Boston. She started exhibiting when she was eight years old. The available painting was rendered by Yin in 2011, when she was just 13. Her works have been showcased at Beck Center for the Arts, Akron Art Museum, World Art Museum in Beijing, and galleries across China and America. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.