510 - Modern & Contemporary Art
Sale: Monday 24 June 2019, 2 p.m.
Viewing: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We invite you to browse the catalogue of this upcoming sale, which covers all 20th and 21st century movements, styles and mediums, coming from a diversity of Dutch and European private collections.
We will commence the sale with a number of modern paintings and sculptures, amongst which three works by the hand of John Rädecker offered by family of the artist. Lot 11 in particular, a bronze titled Monnik (Monk), is an early work by this artist and extremely rare to appear at market. This head, of which one cast can be found in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, has an estimate of € 8.000 - 12.000.
Contemporary of Rädecker, Charlotte van Pallandt, is also well represented in this sale, with three sculptures. Lot 15, Femie leunend op elleboog (1929) is a beautiful Cubist work by her hand, whereas lot 18, Tors (1930), shows her great knowledge of anatomy and perfect sense of form and texture. Estimates € 10.000 - 15.000 and €15.000 - 20.000.
Furthermore this sale beholds a number of ‘Russian Impressionists’, such as the paintings by Mai Dantsig. In these works, the father of Belarussian modern art excels with his complicated symbolic or metaphorical significance in expressive style. These four paintings (lot 38 – 41), acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, come with an attractive estimate varying between € 600 and € 2.500.
After the highly successful sale of ceramics by Picasso in our previous sale, we are happy to present you with two other impressive works by his hand; one exquisite and rare pitcher, lot 48, titled Femme (€ 8.000 - 12.000), and a highly decorative and sought after pitcher with spout, lot 49, titled Cavalier et Cheval (€ 6.000 - 10.000).
Also made of ceramic, is lot 51, The Brush pot by Salvador Dalí. This pot is a unique work made and hand-painted by the surrealist himself, and was created for the interior of the rendezvous where the humorous Dadaist journal El Senyor Pancraci was conceived around 1920 by Dalí and his friends in Figueres. This extremely rare object is accompanied with a hand-written declaration of authenticity by the artist’s secretary and famous Dalí-specialist Robert Descharnes. Estimate € 10.000 - 15.000.
The highlight of this sale is an absolutely stunning sculpture by the hand of CoBrA eminent Corneille. Lot 69 is a beautifully patinated bronze sculpture on wooden pedestal measuring 2.4 meters in height, showing a subject that was conceived during a ‘trip’ of Appel and his friend Nico Koster in the year 2000: the Katvis, or Cat fish. This monumental bronze, which is an Epreuve d’Artiste, is offered with the attractive estimate of € 40.000 - 60.000.
Notable is the substantial number of works from the Pop Art movement. This special section will commence with seven lots by or after Andy Warhol, of which 95 is very sought after. Tomato Soup (1968) from the series Campbell's Soup I is perhaps the most iconic piece of Warhol’s oeuvre and comes with an estimate of only € 25.000 - 35.000.
Iconic seems to be this sale’s theme-word, for lot 103, by Roy Lichtenstein cannot embody this word more. The famous Forms in Space shows the American flag made with Lichtensten’s dots and stripes, and this eyecatcher has an estimate of € 20.000 - 30.000.
The ZERO artists can’t be missed in this catalogue, and works by several French and Italians are on offer as well. However, lot 128 by Dutch artist Jaap Egmond, is to be mentioned separately due to the highly complex composition. Estimate for this relief € 5.000 - 8.000.
Lot 135 is one of the odd works in this sale, but nonetheless highly desirable. Angelo Brescianini did not use a pencil or brush, but fired his guns at aluminium canvasses, and created elaborate kinetic compositions. Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000.
This auction will be concluded with Contemporary Asian Art, with its final lots by Ayako Rokkaku. This artist, working in the famous Japanese Manga tradition whilst using only her fingers, is one to keep an eye on. With international prices sky-rocketing, lot 269 and 270 are attractively priced € 10.000 - 20.000 and 15.000 - 25.000.
The abovementioned is only a small selection of the vast assemblage offered. We therefore invite you to browse the online catalogue here and hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!
If you are unable to attend the auction, we would like to inform you of the other possibilities of participating in the auction here.
Any restorations or defects of the lots on offer are not listed in the catalogue. If you would like to receive more information on the condition of a lot, we request you contact us for a condition report.