The sculpture titled Crest of the Wave exemplifies the most important period in the career of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, an often-overlooked American sculptor of the early 20th century. Her work represents the influence of the New York dance scene. The standing pose of the available figure also reflects the artist’s signature style of the 1920s. This 1925 piece is a standout lot in the upcoming American + European Art Auction, presented by Rago. The dancer balances on tiptoe with her back arched and her hand over her head. She is poised between movements as she dances over the crest of a wave.
Among many American and European artists, the sale will offer examples of Paul Howard Manship’s work. He was an Art Deco sculptor whose modern style and subjects were largely inspired by classical forms. The featured bronze sculpture is titled Tortoise. Manship designed this and many other animal sculptures for the gates of New York’s Bronx Zoo. Alongside sculpture, the upcoming sale will also offer a range of drawings, watercolors, mixed media works, paintings, and collectibles. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and register to bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (290), Drawings & Watercolors (62), Paintings (199), Posters, Prints & Multiples (13), Sculptures & Carvings (16)
# of Lots:296
Interesting lots include:
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|After Frederic Remington, The Mountain Man|| Estimate: |
|George Sotter, Untitled (Grand Canyon)|| Estimate: |
|Paul Manship, Tortoise (for the Rainey Gates, Bronx Zoo)|| Estimate: |
|Willem Koekkoek, Untitled (Dutch street)|| Estimate: |
|Paul Manship, Leda, and the Swan|| Estimate: |
|Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Crest of the Wave|| Estimate: |