International auction of fine and decorative arts from April 24 to 25


MAMARONECK, NY, April 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / РShapiro auctions is happy to announce his April 24e and 25e international art auction of fine arts and decoration. This auction will mark the start of spring with over 900 lots spanning a wide range of categories from painting and jewelry to furniture and home d̩cor, from 19e century to contemporary. The auction will take place live from 10 a.m. every day.

One of the highlights of the sale is new market work from the Austrian expressionist Alfons walde, estimated at $ 200,000-300,000. The work comes from the estate of Austrian art collectors and entrepreneurs Kamillo and Aenne Koelblinger (Kölblinger), owned by the family for four generations. This typically Vaudois painting, titled Bauernsonntag (Sunday farmer), is one of the artist’s most recognizable works of the 1920s and 1930s. Against the backdrop of brilliantly white snow and blue sky of the Tyrolean Alps, it depicts a pair of sturdy men looking, as if in mid-sentence, beyond the limits of the table. Walde’s formal rigor, from abridged rectilinear figures to the limited but striking color palette, produces a punchy, high-contrast image, equally respectful of the landscape and its admirers.

This auction includes a full and varied sample of Russian nonconforming paintings and works on paper, including: Oscar Rabin amazing memorial portrait of a close friend and compatriot Evgeny Rukhin (also featured), a fantastic tryptich by Leonid Purygin, and many representative pieces by Oleg Tselkov, Mikhail Chemiakin, Vladimir Nemukhin, Rostislav Lebedev, Leonid Lamm and Vyacheslav Kalinin. The offer is completed by the sculpture, in particular the suite of 15 pieces “Birth of a hero” by Grisha Bruskin, a monumental bronze statue cast from Ernst Neizvestny, and a kinetic wood piece painted by Leonid Sokov. A large-scale still life composition by Yuri Kuper, three scenes of Natalia Nesterova, and one Vladimir Ovchinnikov are also not to be missed.

Shapiro Auctions is proud to continue to play its role as market leader for David Burliuk, the inimitable and eccentric father of Russian Futurism. All ten lots feature vibrant colors generously applied with Burliuk’s distinctively vigorous impasto. The diverse assortment, spanning many of his periods and styles, includes a tribute to Burliuk’s artistic hero, Van Gogh (the portrait is designed as Dr Gachet in the “Night Café”, now in the Yale collection), the own easel painted by Burliuk, and a number of floral arrangements, peasant scenes and landscapes. The included portraits testify to the extent of Burliuk’s social circle and influence: one depicts Lucy Manievich, daughter of Abraham Manievich – whose masterful streetscapes and a self-portrait are also featured – and another a portrait of the artist drawn in red pencil. Joseph stella (signed by the guardian and the portrait painter).

Prominent Russian expatriate artists are well represented in the works of the husband and wife duo of Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova, Serge Soudeikine, Alexandra Exter, Ivan Punished, as well as a sought-after lithograph by Marc Chagall dating from 1967 Nice and the French Riviera after. Rounding Up The Russian Fine Art Selection is a group of three paintings by the coveted social realists Georgy Nissky, Aleksandr Gerasimov and Sergey shishko, from the collection of the prolific Ukrainian composer Yuliy Meitus (1903-1997), best known for his numerous operas, film scores, orchestral pieces and hundreds of songs.

As an extension of its expertise with artists from Southeast Asia, Shapiro Auctions is pleased to present works by Vietnamese-French modernists. The Pho, Vu Cao Dam, and Mai Trung Thu. The trio began their careers on a similar path, having started their studies at the Hanoi École des Beaux-Art Indochina and move later Paris. Although developed with an air of Western Post-Impressionism, their paintings never give up on the stunning tones and subjects of their native country. Also included are a number of works by contemporary Burmese painters.

The sale will provide three paintings of Martiros Saryan (we date from his extremely rare French period) from the succession of Levon Airapetian, which Shapiro Auctions has the honor to present, and another work from a private collection. Other modern Armenian paintings by Arsène Chabanian, Georges terzian, Leon Tutunjianand Hrair Derbekian are sure to grab the attention.

The auction has a truly international reach, with notable artists as diverse as Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant, Maxime Maufra, Nikolai Sverchkov, Vitaly Tikhov, Bibi Zogbe, François Gall, Nicola Simbari, Hunt Slonem, Francis speight and Michel Simonidy.

The two days of the sale will also feature Fabergé objects of virtue, rare Meissen figurines, numerous Chinese silver and white services, marble and bronze sculptures, ancient Russian and European porcelain, timepieces and a group of 16e-19e century-old furniture exhibited and sold for the benefit of the Nicholas Roerich Museum, new York.

Bidders can register on the Shapiro auction app, by e-mail to [email protected], or by phone at 212-717-7500.

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