John Craxton was a British painter known for his works based on Byzantine art. His taste for good food, music, wine, and great company was often visible in his artworks. The upcoming Hindman auction highlights a still life by John Craxton. Still Life with Three Sailors depicts three men sitting around a table enjoying food and drink. The composition is suggestive of the Byzantine Holy Trinity symbol of three angels. The still life painting also reflects Craxton’s use of ancient Greek art lines and colors, as well as the influence of Cubism. Also featured in the auction is Pied du Mur au sol jonché by French artist Jean Dubuffet. The artist created his second assembled print series after moving to Vence. The countryside inspirations offered a fresh outlook to his works. The print depicts his fascination of the dry stone walls prominently seen around Vence.
An acrylic and wood sculpture titled Any One? Ten Is! by Karl Wirsum is another highlight. The three-dimensional figurine showcases how Wirsum fused geometric and organic shapes and forms. The sculpture imparts cartoon-like features to humans, resulting in an action figure appearance. The smooth edges, kinetic appearance, and popping colors are signature features of Wirsum’s art. The auction also offers photographs by Thomas Struth, sculptures by Jean Arp, and an oil painting by Eugene Leroy. Interested collectors can explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Hindman.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (127)
# of Lots:127
Price Range:$2,000 - $250,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Still Life with Three Sailors by John Craxton.|| Estimate: |
|Pied du Mur au sol jonché by Jean Dubuffet.|| Estimate: |
|Any One? Ten Is! by Karl Wirsum.|| Estimate: |
|Soupir D’Une Fleur by Jean Arp.|| Estimate: |
|Tete Bleue by Eugene Leroy.|| Estimate: |
|Book Jar with Cigarettes by Richard Blake Shaw.|| Estimate: |