11 Press Releases

Tag: Surrealism

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    Joan Miró Sketches and Zao Wou-Ki Print Lead Doyle’s Fine Art Sale

    Leading Doyle’s upcoming Fine Art auction are two double-sided sketches by Joan Miró. Though Miró never formally aligned himself with the Surrealists, he often used automatic drawing and other techniques to access his subconscious mind. Sketches played an important role in Miró’s experimentation and artmaking throughout his career. Both of…

    Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013)
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    Artist to Know: Miyoko Ito

    Paintings from Chicago Artist Come to Auction with Hindman For many years, Miyoko Ito was virtually unknown outside of Chicago. She painted abstract works with traces of Surrealism and Cubism during the 1960s and 70s. At the time, New York was embracing Pop Art, and many of Ito’s contemporaries in…

    Artist to Know Miyoko Ito
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    Design Signature Auction - Dallas #8003

    A set of Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti chairs will be featured in the upcoming Design Signature Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions. The French duo collaborated for many years to create imaginative furniture. Their designs have appeared in museums around the world, including the Musée des Arts décoratifs et Du Design…

    Daniel Owen Dailey (American, 1947) Balustra...
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    Early Spring Mid 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts

    A key lot of the upcoming Furniture and Decorative Arts auction, presented by Ambianic Mid-Century Collectibles, is a rosewood desk designed by Frank Kyle. Originally from Minneapolis, Kyle opened a furniture gallery in Mexico City during the 1950s. There, he collaborated with the foundry of Pepe Mendoza to create the…

    Modernist Bronze Sculpture Sumerian God with Snake and Cup
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    20th Century Fine Art

    Born in Almería, Spain, Federico Castellon’s parents moved to the United States when he was seven years old. As a Spanish-speaking child with limited English skills, he was often ostracized by his peers and was held back in school for two years. To save his sanity, Castellon turned to drawing.…

    Enrique Cantú Montemayor (b. 1952) La Bañista
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    The Sleep of Reason Part II | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online

    When most people think of Surrealism, they think of Salvador Dali. But like any major art movement, Surrealism was built and influenced by countless artists around the world. The second part of the Sleep of Reason auction, offered by Sotheby's, represents work from these Surrealist artists, particularly women who influenced…

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    Impressionist & Modern Art Online

    Art critic Louis Leroy originally coined the term “Impressionists” not to compliment the artists, but to insult them. However, what Leroy saw as the movement’s downfall, artists such as Renoir, Luce, and Fantin-Latour saw as its strength: the ability to capture the emotional impression of a moment instead of just…

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    The first gay pride event was a riot. On June 28th, 1969, violent demonstrations broke out in New York City after a police raid of a popular gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Stonewall Riots, Sotheby’s is offering Bent., an auction whose lots…

    PR-232 Bent by Sotheby
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    Picasso Prints and Ceramics Online

    One of the most influential artists of all time, Pablo Picasso created hundreds of works of art throughout the 20th century including such renowned works as The Old Guitarist and Les Demoiselles D’Avignon. Now, Sotheby’s offers 51 of his works in the upcoming Picasso Prints and Ceramics Online auction. This…

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    Interiors: Fine Art Online

    The ongoing Interiors: Fine Arts Online auction, offered by Christie’s, began on June 14th and will conclude on June 19th. The lots are primarily 20th-century paintings, figures, and photographs, but there are several exceptions. One notable exception is an original John Lennon “Bag One”, which is a collection of fourteen…

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    Modern Art and Design

    This ongoing Modern Art and Design auction offered by Palm Beach Modern Auctions, which began on May 29th and will conclude on June 9th, includes a diverse collection of work representing the 20th century. Both decorative and fine arts, as well as furniture, are represented in this auction. Among the…

    PR-205 Modern Art & Design