Lion and Unicorn presents over 400 lots of fine and decorative art in its upcoming event, with a particular focus on Erté’s sculptural works. Born Romain de Tirtoff in Russia, Erté was among the most prominent designers and artists of the Art Deco era. His works embraced the lavishness and extravagance of the period. As such, many of his sculptures feature intricate details and graceful symmetry. Among the notable Erté lots in this auction is a bronze sculpture that dates back to 1986. The Wedding shows two long-limbed figures wearing flowing white garments. Their extended hands nearly touch, while thin gold chains intertwine in the space between the bride and groom. Other bronze pieces in the catalog include a polished sculpture after Pablo Picasso by Spanish artist Guillermo Castaño Ramírez and a horse sculpture by Pierre-Jules Mêne.
Several prints and lithographs from Pablo Picasso’s own hand also feature in the listings. A pencil sketch of a mother and child will come to auction, as well as a signed etching with an ensemble cast of fanciful characters. Those seeking works of fine art will find strong examples by Cuban artist Israel González Rivero, Ukrainian-American watercolor painter Anatole Krasnyansky, and American landscape artist Emile Gruppe. A prominent dining table from leading mid-century designer Karl Springer rounds out the catalog. Interested collectors can find more information and register to bid on Lion and Unicorn’s website.
# of Lots:483
Price Range:$30 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Pablo Picasso (Spain, 1881-1973) Signed Lithograph
|Vintage Karl Springer Large Scale Dining Table
|Erte (French, 1892-1990) Bronze Sculpture Signed, The Wedding
|Guillermo Castano Ramirez (Mexican b. 1938) Picasso Bronze Sculpture, Seated Woman
|Israel Gonzalez Rivero (Cuban b. 1964) Signed Original Mixed Media on Linen Canvas, Eco Vision
|Anatole Krasnyansky (Ukrainian b. 1930) Signed Serigraph