A French abstract painter, Olivier Debré (1920 – 1999) was influenced by the works of Pablo Picasso and André Lanskoy. Debré moved to abstraction from figurative painting in 1941 after a visit to Pablo Picasso’s studio brought about a change in his style of work. Equally significant was the impact of André Lanskoy’s color scheme. One of the key lots in the upcoming Doyle auction is an oil on canvas from Olivier Debré. Personnage Fonce (Bleu – Bleu Noir) illustrates these strong influences in his work. Another lot of interest is Rythme Couleur, a gouache on paper piece by Sonia Delaunay. With its use of geometric shapes and bold colors, the painting exemplifies Delaunay’s experience with modern designs. The French/Ukrainian painter was one of the founders of the Orphism art movement of geometric abstraction.
David Hockney’s Celia Amused (Gemini G.E.L. 834; M.C.A.T. 222) is a noteworthy lithograph on offer. It is signed, dated, and numbered 32/100 in red pencil. The lithograph was published by Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. Hockney’s relationship with Gemini G.E.L began in 1965 when the print workshop contacted him to work on a series of lithographs.
The auction will also include furniture, books, and fashion jewelry. Most of the collection comes from the Ford family’s earlier residence in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Doyle.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, Fine Art, Furniture (293)
# of Lots:293
Price Range:$50- $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Olivier Debre French, (1920-1999) Personnage Fonce (Bleu - Bleu Noir), 1958-59|| Estimate: |
|Sonia Delaunay Ukrainian/French, 1885-1979 Rythme Couleur #1460, 1967|| Estimate: |
|David Hockney CELIA AMUSED (GEMINI G.E.L. 834; M.C.A.T. 222)|| Estimate: |
|Alfred Maurer American, 1868-1932 Title: Flowers|| Estimate: |
|Pair of George III Painted and Parcel Gilt Armchairs Third quarter 18th century|| Estimate: |