The father of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin, once said, “To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.” Rodin’s sculptures mirrored reality and expressed human nature in its raw form. This upcoming Phillips auction presents Trois ombres, Taille de la Porte dite aussi ‘Moyen Modèle’—variante by Auguste Rodin. The bronze sculpture uses the lost wax casting technique and belongs to Rodin’s The Gates of Hell series. It features three figures hanging their heads low and holding hands.
Another highlight is a 1973 Frank Stella sculptural painting titled Jarmolince III. This work belongs to Stella’s Jewish architecture-inspired Polish Villages series. It showcases the geometry and interlocking construction of wooden synagogues in Berlin and Warsaw. The available work features vibrant and irregular shapes constructed from felt, canvas, and wood. Bidders will also find a miniature artist’s oeuvre by Marcel Duchamp. La Boîte-en-valise consists of 68 photographs, paintings, drawings, and mini replicas by Duchamp in a valise. Artworks by Pop artists like Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol round out the listings. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online by visiting Phillips.
Lot Categories:Fine Art, 20th Century (123)
# of Lots:123
Price Range:$7,000 - $800,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Trois ombres, Taille de la Porte dite aussi Moyen Modèle—variante by Auguste Rodin.|| Estimate: |
|Jarmolince III by Frank Stella.|| Estimate: |
|De ou par Marcel Duchamp ou Rrose Sélavy (La Boîte-en-valise), series B by Marcel Duchamp.|| Estimate: |
|Untitled (Three Dancing Figures), Version C by Keith Haring.|| Estimate: |
|Site Avec 3 Personnages by Jean Dubuffet.|| Estimate: |
|Bronze Shoes by Yayoi Kusama.|| Estimate: |