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Tag: Alexander Calder

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    Bonhams’ Auction Highlights Victor Vasarely’s Geometric Abstract Work

    Artist Victor Vasarely was known for his contributions to the Op Art movement. His influences were taken from Bauhaus design principles, Wassily Kandinsky, and Constructivism. Vasarely’s luminous patterns of squares and circles changed how viewers perceive two-dimensional space. The upcoming Geometric Abstraction auction, presented by Bonhams, highlights several works by…

    SPENCER FINCH
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    Jane Austen Leads Fine Books & Manuscripts at Swann

    Americana captivates buyers with autographs by Washington, Hamilton & Hancock delivering top prices Featuring Major Works by Jane Austen & Charles Dickens, Autographs & Manuscript Items from John Hancock, Igor Stravinsky & more FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS Sale 2551; November 17, 2020 Sale total: $675,481 Estimates for sale as a whole:…

    Jane Austen Leads Fine Books & Manuscripts at Swann
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    Richter To Calder: Bonhams’ Auction to Feature Post-War and Contemporary Artists

    This November, Bonhams will offer over 40 notable artworks by post-war and contemporary artists. Leading the sale is an oil painting from Gerhard Richter. Completed in 1988, this untitled piece comes from Richter’s Abstraktes Bild series. The series marked the peak of Richter’s career as he experimented with the idea…

    Alexander Calder
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    Works from the Collection of Founder of New York’s Chiron Press Feature in Contemporary Art at Swann

    Featuring Works by Louise Nevelson from the Collection of Albert Argentieri & Works from the Collection of Stephen Poleskie, Founder of Chiron Press New York—Contemporary Art is at Swann Galleries on Thursday, November 19 offering a selection of works on paper and multiples from the mid-twentieth century through the present.…

    Works from the Collection of Founder of New York’s Chiron Press Feature in Contemporary Art at Swann
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    Freeman's announces latest Modern & Contemporary Art auction with fresh-to-market works

    An important double figure sculpture by British Modernist Lynn Chadwick will come to the market for the first time in decades. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On November 17th, 2020, Freeman’s will hold its latest Modern & Contemporary Art auction. The auction includes several notable single-owner sections of important works from prominent collections, all of which…

    Freemans announces latest Modern & Contemporary Art auction with fresh-to-market works
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    Modern Art & Design, 3 Sessions: Fall 2020

    Alexander Calder was an American sculptor widely known as the inventor of the artistic mobile. The Modern Art & Design auction features one of his works. This mobile sculpture is made of painted black sheet metal, one red piece, and wire. It is signed by the artist and dated 1972.…

    Daniel Meyer Illuminated Sculptural Chair, Unique
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    Post War and Contemporary Art

    Alexander Calder, Mel Ramos, and Bob Thompson are just a few of the artists highlighted in the upcoming Post War and Contemporary Art auction, presented by Hindman. At the top of the sale is a sculpture by Alexander Calder, an American artist known for his abstract hanging sculptures made with…

    Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Triple Cross, 1947
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    Fine Paintings & Sculpture

    The artistic duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude were best known for their large scale works, wrapping buildings and landscapes in lengths of fabric. Among their most famous works was The Pont Neuf Wrapped, which was staged on Paris’ oldest bridge. After a decade of negotiation, Christo and Jeanne-Claude finally got permission…

    Anglo-American School, 19th Century Boy in a Gray Suit Holding a Rifle
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    Doyle To Auction Important Paintings On September 17

    Doyle's auction of Important Paintings on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11am will present paintings and sculpture by some of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries' most prominent American, European, Latin American and Asian artists. Henri Fantin-Latour, Six Roses Jaunes dans un Vase en Verre, 1903. Est. $200,000-400,000. The Collection of…

    Doyle To Auction Important Paintings On September 17
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    Cottone Auctions will hold an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction Saturday, October 3rd, with over 250 quality lots

    The auction includes fine art, Tiffany Studios lamps, 20th century art and design, decorative arts and furnishings, Asian objects, estate jewelry, gold coins. The many outstanding Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) lamps and accessories in the sale from various collections include this fine Peony table lamp with a 22-inch shade (est. $60,000-$80,000).…

    Cottone Auctions will hold an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction Saturday, October 3rd, with over 250 quality lots
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    Important Paintings

    Artist Henri Fantin-Latour was known for his realistic still life paintings. Though he spent time with the Impressionist painters, Fantin-Latour shunned the significant artistic movements of his generation. Fantin-Latour initially sought academic fame through portraiture, but his still lifes were what made him truly famous. In his book entitled Atelier…

    Charles Burchfield
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    Basquiat with provenance leads LAMA's new hybrid-format auction

    Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1987. Colored pencil and charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in charcoal sheet verso. Composition/sheet: 42” x 29.5”. Estimate: $80,000-120,000. LOS ANGELES, CA.-Los Angeles Modern Auctions announced that its new, hybrid-format fall auction will take place October 18, 2020 with both timed and live bidding components. As LAMA’s…

    Basquiat with provenance leads LAMAs new hybrid-format auction
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    Abington Auction's Late Summer Auction

    Lynn Chadwick was a leading British post-war sculptor. Trained as an architectural draughtsman, Chadwick started creating mobiles and, later, other natural forms, insects, and animals. By the end of the 1960s, he mostly devoted his time to human figures, the subject later becoming central to his oeuvre. These sculptures were…

    Lynn Chadwick Bronzes 'Pair of Sitting Figures II
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    First Open

    Artist Simon Hantaï was known for his folded canvas paintings. Though Hantaï was briefly associated with the Surrealists, he eventually broke from the group to pursue gestural abstraction. This pursuit fueled years of experimentation, eventually leading to a breakthrough with his Pliage paintings. These works were created by folding the…

    Kenny Scharf (b. 1958) Black Rubble
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    Virtual Fine Art Auction From Sotheby’s Reaches $192.7 Million

    Unexpected results came in for one of the last major Sotheby’s auctions of the summer, held on July 28th, 2020, in London. 65 works came under the hammer, broadcast to bidders via live stream. The sale, called “Rembrandt to Richter,” brought together many leading names in art from the last…

    Virtual Fine Art Auction From Sothebys Reaches $192.7 Million4
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    US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions

    The free-standing stabile was sold by the current owner of the holiday park Belambra Clubs. It was estimated to be worth between 2.5 and 3.5 million euros ($2.8-4.0 million). PARIS(AFP).- A huge sculpture by American artist Alexander Calder sold at auction in Paris on Wednesday for over 4.9 million euros, auctioneers…

    US artist's holiday park sculpture fetches millions
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    Artcurial announces highlights included in the Modern & Contemporary Art auction in Paris

    Chaïm Soutine, Les Figuiers, Céret © Artcurial. PARIS.- Important works by major 20th century artists will be presented by Artcurial in the prestigious sales of Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art, to be held on the evening of Wednesday 8 July and the afternoon of Thursday 9 July. The Modern…

    Artcurial announces highlights included in the Modern & Contemporary Art auction in Paris
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    The Nation's Finest Antique Garden & Architectural- Day 1

    Kamelot Auctions presents over 450 pieces of furniture and decorative arts in the upcoming Nation's Finest Antique Garden & Architectural auction. A 1978 kinetic sculpture by Jerome Kirk, titled Four Red Rings, is highlighted. Especially influenced by Alexander Calder’s work, Kirk’s kinetic sculptures are finely balanced to move in pendular ways…

    19TH C. TERRACOTTA DRAPED FIGURE GARDEN STATUE
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    Hope in a strange world? An enigmatic landscape by one half of Surrealism’s ‘It couple’

    Surrealism included many female artists, but few were as singleminded as the American Kay Sage. Other Answers — a quintessential Sage painting — is offered for private sale In 1939, with clouds of war hovering over Europe, Kay Sage returned to the United States after more than two decades away. Her lover and fellow Surrealist, Yves Tanguy,…

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    Art + Design Part 2

    Roberto Sebastian Matta was an Abstract Expressionist best known for his oil paintings. Matta’s art evolved from sketch drawings to his oil work, including his Inscape series. The upcoming auction presented by Wright will feature a graphite and crayon piece titled Pilar de l'Atlas by Matta. The mechanical lines and…

    Modern lounge chair.