American Realist sculptor John DeAndrea graduated from Colorado University, Boulder in 1965. At that time, abstraction dominated the American art scene. For a period, DeAndrea worked on abstract figurative pieces to fit in. However, because of his interest in the human form, he started working on lifecasting techniques to create hyper-realist sculptures instead. “John DeAndrea established a new level of literal realism within the ongoing tradition of figurative sculpture,” writes Roberta Panvanelli in The Color of Life. The first session of the upcoming C2: The Rites of Summer auction, presented by Capsule Auctions, features a sculpture by DeAndrea. Titled Carol, the bust shows a woman with her eyes downcast and her hair pulled back in a tight bun.
Born in 1925, Robert R. Bliss’ first figurative paintings were mostly self-portraits. Inspired by ancient Roman nude statues, his later work often captured detailed nudes. Several examples of his paintings will be offered in this event, including Standing Boy, Boy At the Beach, and Male Nude. A Lacroix-Tubular desk lamp from Jean Boris is also among the standout pieces in this sale, which will include over l50 lots. Boris started his career in 1920. He was known for his Modernist approach to lighting works and metal. View the full listings for this event and register to bid online by visiting Capsule.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (152)
# of Lots:152
Price Range:$200 - $9,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|David Burliuk - The Green Chair|| Estimate: |
|John De Andrea - Carol|| Estimate: |
|Robert Bliss - Male Nude|| Estimate: |
|Roberto Fernandez Balbuena - Untitled (Woman In Blue)|| Estimate: |
|Robert Bliss - Boy At The Beach|| Estimate: |