17 Press Releases

Tag: Ernest Trova

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    Monumental Geodes, Loló Soldevilla Sculpture Available at Akiba Antiques

    For a brief period in the 20th century, applying the exacting principles of science to visual art was in vogue. Broadly called Concrete Art, this movement embraced pure abstraction without sentimental gestures or emotional meanings. Cuban visual artist Loló Soldevilla worked at the forefront of the Concrete Art movement in…

    Monumental Pair of Citrine Crystal "Angel Wings" Geodes
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    Grigory Gluckmann Painting, Versace Mansion Chairs at Akiba Antiques

    In advance of Valentine’s Day this February, Akiba Antiques will offer an assortment of fine art, collectibles, porcelain, and furniture for the discerning collector. An oil painting by Russian-born artist Grigory Gluckmann is a key lot. Gluckmann completed his art training shortly before the Russian Revolution began in 1917. After…

    Grigory Gluckmann (1898 - 1973) Oil on Canvas Painting
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    Akiba Antiques Presents Decorative Art, Glassware, and Haitian Fine Art

    Akiba Antiques’ upcoming September’s Finest sale will highlight fine art from 20th-century and contemporary Haitian artists. A signed painting from Andre Pierre particularly stands out. The piece depicts a siren queen rising from the ocean with her arms in the air. To the right, a man steps partially into the…

    A. Pierre (Haitian) Signed Painting On Canvas
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    Signed Surrealist Works Lead Akiba Antiques’ August Auction

    Sublime designs and Surrealist artists take the lead in Akiba Antiques' upcoming August auction. A stainless steel sculpture by Ernest Trova is among the auction’s top lots. Its mechanical appendages can be adjusted with a key. It also comes with an artist book. Trova was a leading figure in the…

    Ernest Trova (American.1927-2009) Stainless Sculpture
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    Akiba Antiques Offers Ernest Trova Sculptures, Dupré-Lafon Furniture, and More

    Akiba Antiques’ upcoming Early Summer Showcase auction highlights sculptures by Ernest Trova. A self-trained Surrealist and Pop art painter and sculptor, Trova was best known for his Falling Man figure series. The auction offers a 1972 sculpture by Trova titled Stainless Flowing Man. Made of polished stainless steel, it depicts…

    Ernest Trova (American.1927-2009) Stainless Flowing Man
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Akiba Antiques to Offer French and Floridian Estate Finds, Sculptures, and Sterling Silver

    Antonio Frilli (Italian 1860-1920) 19th Cent. Marble Akiba Antiques is poised to offer nearly 600 lots hand-selected by Mr. Jonathan Akiba in an upcoming auction. Estates from Paris, Archamps, Nice, Marseille, and South Florida will be represented. The Estate Finds Throughout France and Miami auction will be held on April…

    Akiba Antiques to Offer French and Floridian Estate Finds, Sculptures, and Sterling Silver3
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    Works by Color Field Masters Take Center Stage in Upcoming Doyle Auction

    Kenneth Noland was a famous color field painter who worked mainly in plain colors and simple forms like stripes, bullseyes, and chevrons. The color field artist initially worked in Abstract Expressionism and later embraced the minimalist style. The upcoming Doyle auction will highlight a 1983 artwork titled Sand Glass by Kenneth Noland.…

    Sand Glass, 1983, acrylic on canvas by Kenneth Noland.
  • Auction Guide, Auction Industry

    Exploring Akiba Antiques’ Latest Eclectic Collection Sale with Alexander Anapolsky

    Akiba Antiques hasn’t wasted much time in 2021, already hosting two auctions in the year. They'll kick off February with the Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide sale on February 2nd. The 500+ lot auction includes work by Ernest Trova and Oleg Stavrowsky, as well as several French mantel clocks. Auction…

    Oleg Stavrowsky Horsepower
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    Akiba Antiques’ Eclectic Collection Sale to Offer French Empire Mantel Clocks, Works by Ernest Trova, and More

    A product of the Napoleonic era, French Empire mantel clocks were elaborately-decorated pieces inspired by antiquity. Several examples of the style highlight Akiba Antiques' Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide sale. That includes a 19th-century mantel clock in gilt bronze and red griotte marble. Decorating the clock is an allegorical scene…

    Rare 19th Ct. Gilt Bronze & Red Griotte Marble Mantle
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    Akiba Antiques’ Holiday Sale Will Explore Ernest Trova’s Mature Career

    Akiba Antiques’ Holiday Sale, offered on December 8th, 2020, will highlight six sculptures from American artist Ernest Trova’s glory days. Bidders will find examples of his basic bronze Falling Man studies, as well as the later experimental pieces that started to dissect an icon. Few artists have experienced a rise…

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    Americana & International - Session 1

    John Rubens Smith was a famous painter and printmaker well known for his American landscape paintings. As a child, Smith took art lessons from his father, John Raphael Smith, who was a prominent mezzotint engraver. In 1809, the younger Smith started traveling the Eastern seaboard and recorded local scenes through…

    John L. Harding oil on canvas portrait
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    An Eclectic Collection and Mid Century Sale

    “When I held a lithographic stone or a copperplate in my hand I thought I was touching a talisman,” Marc Chagall once expressed. An early Modernist artist, Chagall worked in mediums ranging from prints and lithographs to paintings and drawings. Chagall started making lithographs in 1922 to create dreamy scenes…

    Patrick Mavros Elephant Sterling Silver Ashtray
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    During the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th century, French interior design experienced a shift. Decorative pieces such as mantel clocks became more ornate with the use of gilt bronze and ancient imagery, a departure from the serious English pieces popular at the time. The upcoming Eclectic Collection…

    Faberge Imperial Coronation Egg
  • Art Fairs

    Works by Dürer, Hockney, and Warhol lead sales at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online

    Andy Warhol, Details of Renaissance Paintings, Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482, 1984. Screenprint, 32 × 44 in, 81.3 × 111.8 cm. Edition of 70 + proofs. NEW YORK, NY.- The IFPDA Fine Art Print FairOnline 2020, the digital initiative launched on May 13th by the IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers…

    Works by Dürer, Hockney, and Warhol lead sales at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Online
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    When sculptor and Pop artist Ernest Trova created his signature humanoid figure, The Falling Man, he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "The figure is a personal hypothetical theory on the nature of man. I believe that man is, first of all, an imperfect creature.” In 1969, Pace Editions published a set…

    Ernest Trova (American.1927-2009) Falling Man Manscapes Portfolio
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Ernest Trova was a sculptor and Pop artist who rose to fame during the 1960s for his series of sculptures, prints, and paintings titled Falling Man. A self-taught artist, Trova worked as a window dresser in his early years. Inspired by the works of artists such as Jean Dubuffet and…

    (2 Pc) Licio Zanetti Murano Glass Birds
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ernest Trova was among the best-known sculptors in America. Over time, examples of his art were prominently exhibited in dozens of important museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The…

    Rare Gucci Alligator Skin Trunk