Considered a seminal figure in Concrete Cuban art, Loló Soldevilla began painting in 1948. One year later, Soldevilla was named Cuba’s cultural attachée to Europe. She moved to Paris and remained there—with periodic trips back to the island—until 1956. During her stay, she visited London, after which she turned away from hard-edged abstraction and made circles the dominant form in her work. “I have changed the entire organization of my paintings,” she wrote at the time. A 1957 untitled painting by Soldevilla will highlight the upcoming Post-War & Contemporary Art Online auction, presented by Bonhams. The oil and collage piece shows geometric patterns of circles, rectangles, lines, and colors.
The auction also highlights an untitled oil on canvas piece by James Rosenquist. Considered a pioneer of Pop Art, Rosenquist was known for his billboard-sized works and striking color schemes. He took up commissions and made large-scale, fragmented works that brought the visual language of commercial painting onto the canvas. During the 1970s, Rosenquist often used nails as a motif to depict a period of personal difficulty. Rendered in black, nails refer to Rosenquist’s trauma and eventual renewal. The available painting is from that series and shows 20 nails, arranged to resemble four tally mark clusters. The auction also offers works from Vik Muniz, Jose Mijares, Pablo Bronstein, and John Fischer. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (54)
# of Lots:54
Price Range:$600 - $20,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Lolo Soldevilla (Cuban, 1901-1971) Untitled 1957|| Estimate: |
|Jan Lebenstein (Polish, Born 1930) Touffue 1971|| Estimate: |
|Dustin Pevey (American, Born 1980) Guckk 2015|| Estimate: |
|Ben Vautier (French, Born 1935) Je Suis Toute Nue En Dessous|| Estimate: |
|Mark Tobey (American, 1890-1976)|| Estimate: |