Rufino Tamayo’s Sandías, Theo van Doesburg’s Contra-Composition Lead Upcoming19th and 20th-Century Art Auction by 500 GalleryFeb 13, 2023 17:30 EST
Reducing elements to rudimentary forms and shapes was advocated by De Stijl, a Dutch art movement founded in 1917 in the Netherlands. This art movement was led by artists and architects inspired by pure abstraction and the universality of things. Leading it was Theo van Doesburg (1883 – 1931), who practiced painting, writing, poetry, and architecture. He is best known for combining architecture with abstract art. 500 Gallery’s upcoming sale will present an oil on wood piece titled Contra-Composition IV by van Doesburg. The available painting uses primary colors like black, white, and red and simplified visual compositions of vertical and horizontal blocks.
Record-breaking Latin American artist Rufino Tamayo’s Sandías (Watermelons) is another leading lot in the upcoming auction. Tamayo did not shy away from using vivid colors when painting Mexican iconography and everyday life. This wood-on-panel painting from 1955 has different shades of vibrant red that create Tamayo’s signature watermelon slices. Also available in the auction are paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, Mark Rothko, Sonia Delaunay, and others. Visit Bidsquare to find the listed items and browse other online auctions.
Lot Categories:Fine (181), Paintings (64), Posters, Prints & Multiples (88)
# of Lots:181
Price Range:$20 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Theo van Doesburg (Dutch, 1883-1931) Attributed/Manner of: Contra-composition IV|| Estimate: |
|Rufino Tamayo, Attributed: Sandias|| Estimate: |
|After Pablo Picasso: Le Gout du bonheur|| Estimate: |
|Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother|| Estimate: |
|Charles Emile Heil: Lotus|| Estimate: |
- 1243 Pond Street, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038
- [email protected]