Indian artist B. Prabha was known for her elongated figures of rural women, each painting executed in a single dominant color. Inspired by Amrita Sher-Gil, she entered the art world at a time when India had few women artists. Working mainly in oil, she was one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed artists of her generation. In the December Estates Auction presented by Material Culture, one of her works, Musician Ladies, will be available. Painted in 1984, the piece depicts three female musicians with Prabha’s signature. This auction will also include rugs, antiques, fine and decorative art, and other international pieces.
A highlight of the sale is a 19th century Russian icon of the Theotokos, or Mother of God. This piece shows her enthroned with John, the archangels, and attendant saints. Also featured in the auction is Figura de Nino (Figure of a Boy) by prominent Argentinian artist Antonio Berni. Additional lots include an antique Oushak rug and an Isparta rug, both from Turkey. A Sino-Tibetan bronze figure of Vajrapani and a 1968 Stephen Powers hand-painted pinball machine will be available as well. To browse the complete catalog for this auction and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (61), Decorative Art (76), Furniture (115), Fine Art (223), Collectibles (21), Jewelry (7), American Indian & Ethnographic (14), Couture & Textiles (4), Pop Culture (1)
# of Lots:527
Price Range:$100 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
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|19th C. Russian Synodal Icon of the Theotokos Enthroned and Attendant Saints|| Estimate: |
|Antique Palace Size Sultanabad Rug, Persia|| Estimate: |
|Stephen Powers ESPO (b. 1968) Pinball Machine|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Bronze Censer|| Estimate: |
|Two Indian Carved and Inlaid Wood Pillars|| Estimate: |