Attributed Abstract Modernist Works Come to Sale with 500 Gallery’s Hidden Masterpieces Fine Art AuctionNov 02, 2022 17:30 EDT
Philip Guston is described as one of the most powerful and promising American painters of the last century. His works reflected varied influences, including figuration inspired by the Renaissance and Abstract Expressionism. He often explored antisemitism, racism, and fascism in cartoonish representations using popular culture symbols such as cigarettes and light bulbs. The upcoming Hidden Masterpieces Fine Art auction, presented by 500 Gallery, will feature a noteworthy oil on canvas painting attributed to Guston. Smoking Head with Plant features his characteristic, often-repeated cartoonish portrait of an ovoid-shaped face smoking a cigarette. Another significant oil on canvas in the catalog is an abstract landscape attributed to Arthur Garfield Dove. The painting has obvious Asian influence with calligraphic lines accentuating vigor. Dove usually made watercolor sketches such as these outdoors and then converted them into oil paintings in his studio. The American Modernist was known for creating abstract landscapes with unusual media combinations.
A gouache and graphite on paper composition credited to Sonia Delaunay also leads the listings. The Ukrainian-French artist subscribed to the Orphism art movement known for its geometric shapes and robust colors. The unframed artwork is signed and dated 1968. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare and browse other online auctions.
# of Lots:194
Price Range:$10 - $75,000
Interesting lots include:
|Philip Guston, Attributed Title: Smoking Head with Plant
|Arthur Garfield Dove, Attributed Abstract Landscape
|Sonia Delaunay, Attributed Composition
|Gustav Klimt, Attributed Title: Standing Woman
|Erich Heckel, Attributed Jesuiten III, 1915 After Lyonel Feininger