Strongly influenced by his grandfather, David Smith began pursuing painting and sculpture at a young age. Describing his passion for art, he reflected, “When art exists it becomes a tradition. When it is created, it represents a unity that did not exist before.” Known as an Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter, Smith worked as a welder at automotive factories before he decided to pursue his art. His welding skill later proved to be useful when he welded together found objects for his works. Smith’s style would eventually evolve from early Surrealism to geometric abstraction. An example of his earlier work, from 1958, will be highlighted on the first day of the upcoming Millea Bros Select auction, presented by Millea Bros. Ltd.
Bringing together the works of noted artists such as Line Vautrin, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, and John Wells, this sale of over 300 lots will include categories such as decorative art, furniture, and ethnographic pieces. A photograph from the lens of Jean-Baptiste Huynh is among the lots of interest. The self-taught photographer mastered the techniques of lighting and printing, which lead to the development of his Minimalistic style. Such Minimalism can be seen in his work titled Ethiopie-Portrait VI, which is available in this event. An abstract painting from John Wells and a Surrealist sculpture from Jens-Flemming Sorensen will be offered as well. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (95), 20th Century (63), Decorative Arts (45), Asian Works of Art (93), American Indian & Ethnographic (36), Collectibles (5)
# of Lots:338
Price Range:$200 - $18,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|David Smith, ink and tempera, 1958, ex-Ben Heller|| Estimate: |
|Line Vautrin, soleil A Pointe No. 3 mirror|| Estimate: |
|Jean-Baptiste Huynh, large scale photograph, 2005|| Estimate: |
|John Wells, large painting, 1970|| Estimate: |
|Jens-Flemming Sorensen, large Surrealist bronze|| Estimate: |