We are proud to present the catalog of this auction: not only are the works on offer particularly attractively priced, but the works of art on offer are also of a high standard.
The auction will start with works by artists of the CoBrA group, including four works by Eugène Brands. Despite the fact that paper was the most used medium by this artist, this auction will also include two oil paintings with a valuation of € 2,000 – 3,000. The two works on paper vary in price between €1,000 and 2,000.
We have three striking works in mixed media by his fellow artist Lucebert, the largest of which, entitled Rivelo, was ever purchased from us by the current owner. Also striking is the large painting by this artist entitled The pain of the harlequin with a height of almost one meter and a noteworthy origin from Galerie Espace, the famous dealer of this artist. Valuation € 6,000 – 8,000.
No fewer than two works by Ger Lataster will be offered, of which Rozetuin immediately catches the eye because of its enormous size of more than two by two meters and the beautiful combination of pink, purple and orange colours. Valuation € 2,500 – 4,500.
This year, for the first time, we will not be organizing an auction of The Hague Art in The Hague, but because of our inextricable bond with the royal city, we have opted for an extensive section of well-known Hague artists in this auction. The New Hague School in particular is strongly represented. We offer you no fewer than six works by Jan van Heel. His earliest work is entitled La maison noire, Parijs and is dated 1951. In comparison with the Tent in a landscape with a broken doll, from 1977, it is clear to see how the artist has developed over a quarter of a century. The abstract painting entitled Building comes from the WPA Ditmar collection, in Voorburg and shows a powerful gradation of colors and shapes.
The playful yet carefully thought-out work by Will Leewens is very different. The three lots by him come from Kunsthandel Knoester in The Hague and two of these are even exhibited in the Gemeentemuseum there.
Of course Kees van Bohemen cannot be missed in this collection. The two large format works are very typical of his early 1970s period. With Van Bohemen it is always unclear who the portrayed person represents, but it is certain that the artist must have been a known or close friend. Valuation € 6,000 – 10,000.
Four of the paintings on offer were made by Herman Berserik, all as befits a real Berserik, with a beautifully annotated label on the back.
Four works by Harm Kamerlingh Onnes will also be auctioned. Lot 52 shows a villa in England, or the English haunted house, which was made during his stay in Plymouth. Of his earlier works in lot 53 striking; the artist has started working indoors and painted a colorful flower still life. Valuation € 2,000 – 3,000.
When we organized the much-loved art auction in The Hague, we always rented the Mesdagzaal in Pulchri Studio. The painting by Louis Meys, a member of this artists' society, was made during a visit to Renoir's home in France. The alternating light and bright colors make this a very recognizable Meys with international allure. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.
After this section The Hague Art, we will continue the auction with other well-known Dutch contemporary artists. For example, even three works by Lucassen will be auctioned, all characterized by his careful technique of paint, collage and symbols. In particular, the large painting AB is anti-wallpaper is AB and so on makes the viewer think through the intriguing game that confuses the head.
By Klaas Gubbels you will find the painting Vermilion from 1986, but also the much-loved multiple La Table. The painted wooden object consists of a table and a separate bottle with glass. This eye-catcher has a beautiful color combination of turquoise, blue and black and fits perfectly in a modern interior. Valuation € 1,000 – 1,500.
Less known at auctions, but well known in the gallery world, are the works of Marc Mulders and Rob Birza. To help you as an auction visitor get used to these newcomers, all four have been valued very conservatively at € 1,000 – 2,000.
It is striking that in this current economy, various increases in art prices are also noticeable. Armando is one of the Dutch artists. Three works by his hand will be auctioned, including a well-known Fahne from 1982. The typical Armando colors black, gray and white have been applied pasty and because the artist has added sand to the oil paint, the structure has become even more expressive.
The works by Andy Warhol, the famous leader of Pop Art also fall under the same heading. For example, two works from the Flash – Nov. 22, 1963, which depicts the assassination attempt on former US President John. F. Kennedy as subject.
The cover of our catalog is adorned by Elizabeth Taylor's 1967 offset lithograph. The work shows the young Liz still in the prime of her life. The elegant color shades show the love the artist had for his model.
A screen print that you will not easily overlook is Fellatio 1978 by the aforementioned artist. The exciting subject originated from a series in which the artist had screen-printed six black and white photos under the title Sex parts; this image was Warhol's favorite and so appeared in its own edition.
Another well-known naked performance is the Watering Woman by Marlène Dumas. The lithograph of this famous South African has the watery technique, with which she has won many international prizes.
Another lover of the body is the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Academic study of male figure is screen printed on Okawara rice paper and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from his publisher Joel Stearns. Due to the unexpected death of Basquiat at the age of 28 from an overdose, he was never able to sign part of the edition of these prints.
The two multiples by Robert Rauschenberg from 1971 and 1978 are particularly international. Both were once purchased at Galerie Parade in Amsterdam, the most progressive gallery at the time. The largest object comes from the Publicons series and continues on the works of Duchamps with its extendable interior, from which three mirrors face the visitor.
Among the photographic works you will find Titanic by Dutch pride Rineke Dijkstra. The sober look in the portrayed person fits completely into her oeuvre and can become part of your art collection with a valuation of € 1,000-2,000.
From the 1970s we offer you Stills from Stomach X-ray where Dennis Oppenheim provided the X-ray of his own stomach with text. Valuation € 1,000 – 1,500.
Another innovative work from that time is lot 98 by Roger Welch. This collage and marker on paper was made on the basis of an interview he gave his father on film. The artist has drawn a map based on the geographical descriptions on tape. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.
Various sculptures will also be reviewed. We have three beautiful bronze objects by the extremely charming artist Theo Mackaay. Valuations range from € 2,200 – 5,000.
From abroad come the Double chassis by Arman and the untitled stainless steel object by AR Penck.
Rare is the object measuring more than 20 centimeters by Carl Andre. This orange and yellow dried acrylic paint should be placed loosely on the floor. To prevent any damage, the current owner has framed it in a modern way.
Among the portfolios you will find the rare folder entitled A beast-drawn man, a collaboration between Karel Appel and Bert Schierbeek. Valuation € 2,500 – 3,000.
Another CoBrA artist is the creator of the map New Babylon, Constant. His ten lithographs have been supplemented with text by the poet Simon Vinkenoog and were published in 1963 by Galerie d'Endt in an edition of fifty. Valuation € 3,000 – 4,000.
We offer you Série Panurge by Le Corbusier, containing five magnificent lithographs. The publisher Mourlot, in Paris, assures you of the high quality paper and printing technique.
Of course, artists from De Ploeg cannot be missed in this auction. For example, a beautiful Flowering Orchard will be offered by Johan Dijkstra. The museum work once purchased at TEFAF has a valuation of only € 6,000 – 10,000.
His fellow artist Gerrit Benner is represented with three works in this collection. All are in gouache on paper and have the clear yet childlike appearance. In particular, the largest work Child with flower and bird has an emotional effect on the viewer. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.
Three lovers of the French landscape are Wim Oepts, Bram van Velde and Isaac Israels. You will find a Landscape with a house from 1969 of the former. Valuation € 8,000 – 12,000.
Spectacular is the work by van Velde painted on board and depicting Meudon. The former owner contacted the artist in 1962 and received an explanatory letter in return. A copy of this letter is enclosed with the work. Valuation € 15,000 – 20,000.
Van Israels will be auctioning a beautiful watercolor with a somewhat unusual subject. This View of Delft shows a bird's-eye view of the historic city center with its wealth of churches. Valuation € 7,000 – 9,000.
We close the auction with eleven international pieces, starting with one of the most beautiful back glass paintings by Floris Jespers. Here you see The performance of two harlequins; an oh so beloved subject of this circus enthusiast. Valuation € 6,000 – 10,000.
Subsequently, a very refined drawing by Foujita will be auctioned (estimate € 5,000 – 8,000) and Kandinsky will then end up with lot 161. This rare proof of his etching Radierung was once purchased in New York from the renowned art dealer Leonard Hutton Galleries. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.
Then we offer you a beautiful MC Escher (appraised € 2,000 – 4,000) from 1947, a rare pochoir by Picasso (appraised € 4,000 – 6,000) and by another contemporary, René Magritte, a laughable surrealistic performance. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.
Via Bart van der Leck and Max Pechstein you reach lot 167 by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This original color lithograph from 1896 is titled La Troupe de Mademoiselle Eglantine and shows nightclub dancers dancing in Paris. The most elaborate figure is that of Jane Avril, the dancer to whom this disfigured artist had lost his heart. Valuation € 6,000 – 10,000.
The auction will be concluded with a very special black chalk drawing by Piet Mondriaan. The artist made this Farm near Duivendrecht in 1917 for his good friend Mrs. E. Von Römer. Von Römer had met the artist in Paris, after which he and other artists often visited her in Blaricum. This work is therefore part of a sketchbook Amicorum in which you will find, among other things, a work by Peter Alma. If you become the lucky owner of this lot (value € 10,000 – 15,000) you will also receive a copy of the letter from Mrs. Von Römer from 1975. In it she describes her acquaintance with Mondriaan, the creation of this chalk drawing as well as the explanation of the signature. in pencil:
… It was in 1917 when he drew this bit right in front of me with a crayon stub. While he had to put his name and was already busy, that piece flew away and was untraceable! That's why he updated it in pencil.
We hope to welcome you soon in the auction house!
This auction is closed.