Henry Moore was a prominent 20th-century sculptor known for his abstract bronze works. His style used organic curves and both animal and human forms to reflect the hills of his childhood home in Yorkshire. The upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Auction, presented by Bonhams, offers a cast bronze piece by Moore titled Two Piece Sculpture No. 7: Pipe. An example of the artist’s mature work, Moore described the sculpture as “less representational, less outwardly a visual copy.” The influence of the Modernist sculptor Constantin Brancusi can be observed in this two-piece spatial cast bronze. Also included are sculptures by Aristide Maillol, Jacques Lipchitz, and Joseph Csaky.
The auction also highlights Femmes aux Perroquets, a partially glazed ceramic relief by Fernand Léger. A predecessor of Pop Art, Léger spent the last years of his life creating public art. He took up commissions to develop mosaics, stained-glass windows, and murals for churches and national monuments. Femmes aux Perroquets is a related form of Léger’s popular masterpiece Composition aux Deux Perroquets, painted in 1940. Through that post-war piece, the artist captured the optimism of humans by showing the working class enjoying time outdoors. The auction also offers works from Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Tullio Crali, Jean Dufy, and Jules Pascin. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (53)
# of Lots:53
Price Range:$500 - $800,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Two-Piece Sculpture No. 7: Pipe, bronze sculpture by Henry Moore.|| Estimate: |
|Femmes aux perroquets, partially glazed ceramic relief Fernand Léger.|| Estimate: |
|Scène de ballet, Arlequin et Colombine, pastel on joined paper laid down on card by Edgar Degas.|| Estimate: |
|Picador et danseuse, India ink on paper by Pablo Picasso.|| Estimate: |
|Battaglia in mare, oil on board by Tullio Crali.|| Estimate: |
|Port de L'Île d'Yeu, oil on panel by Jean Dufy.|| Estimate: |
|Personnages, gouache and watercolor on paper by Jules Pascin.|| Estimate: |