The autumn auction on Monday 26 November will offer a very varied range of modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures. You will find a good overview of the development of art movements over the past 100 years, including impressionist watercolors, luminist paintings, CoBrA art and magical realism.
The first seven works to be auctioned are by Eugène Brands, ranging from a painting by him dated 1958 to a work on paper from 1995 (values between € 800 – 3,000).
His contemporary, Ger Lataster, is represented by four paintings, all from a distinguished private collection and with auction values of €750 – 3,500.
More abstract are the paintings by Willem Hussem from the middle of the last century. Lot 12 is painted on jute and has a size of over 100 x 130 cm and was purchased at Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague, where it was painted in 1960. The valuation for this large-format painting is € 3,000 – 5,000. A smaller work, lot 13, dates from 1954 and was acquired by the current owners as a wedding gift from the artist's studio in 1969. Estimated auction proceeds: € 2,500 – 3,500.
Various CoBrA artists are represented in this auction. Lot 14 and 15, for example, are by Theo Wolvecamp. Lot 14, a composition on paper, and lot 15, a painting from 1954, were obtained directly from the artist by the current owners.
Post-CoBrA artist Guillaume Lo-A-Njoe shines with three lots in this catalog, with lot 17 clearly showing inspiration from Marc Chagall (value € 1,000 – 1,500). Karel made lot 20; an elegant, yet striking gold enamelled brooch/pendant. This piece of jewelry, depicting 'Kinder clown', is inlaid with diamonds and has an estimated auction value of € 10,000 – 15,000. A completely different work by him is lot 21, a light print on paper colored by hand with watercolor, entitled 'The joyful and unforeseen week'. This work of art, valued at € 800 – 1,200, comes from a set of seven illustrated poems that Appel and Hugo Claus wrote together in the late 1950s.
We offer you a watercolor with collage on paper by Pierre Alechinsky, entitled 'Reçu'. This lot 25 dates from 1978 and has an estimate of € 2,000 – 3,000.
You will also find works by artists such as Jan Sierhuis, Anton Rooskens and Corneille.
Among the sculptures you will find a beautiful bronze almost 180 cm high by Karel Zijlstra (lot 32). This unique piece, entitled 'Tryphina', fits her description because of the stately, yet vulnerable female figure. The property is valued very conservatively at € 2,500 – 3,500. Never before have we offered a work by the American Jon Kuhn for auction. Lot 36 is very typical of his hand, in which the optical glass (glued, ground and polished) always takes on a new effect with the available light. Valuation € 1,500 – 2,500.
Unique is the glass panel by Joop van den Broek (lot 39), the Amsterdam glazier. The multicolored glass appliqué from 1966 shows the expertise of this pioneer in the field of glass adhesives. The enormous artwork of more than two meters wide has an estimate of € 1,500 – 2,500.
There is lot 42 by Wim Rijvers, entitled 'Invasion' from 1980. This unique piece is made with the cire perdue method, in which the wax mold is lost, but the sculpture is created in great detail. The three bronzes are placed on a hard stone plateau and the whole has an estimate of € 1,500 – 2,500.
Ap Verheggen is represented with no fewer than three vine sculptures, all named after prominent wineries. The artist uses an original vine for this type of work, which he places in plaster. After the wooden vine has burned out, the resulting space is filled with liquid bronze. This makes each of these sculptures a unique piece. Valuations for the three range from €1,500-3,000.
A final sculpture that we would like to bring to your attention is the magnificent 'Horse', lot 50, by Arthur Spronken, a specialist in horse sculpture. This exclusive bronze is estimated at € 5,000 – 8,000.
The difference in style between lot 51 and 52, by Reinier Lucassen, is intriguing. Comparison of both works shows how this artist has developed over the past 30 years. Nevertheless, both works are stylistically very recognizable in terms of composition and surface division. The auction contains three works by Lucassen, valuations range from €1,500 – 5,000.
You will find assemblies in frame by Jeroen Henneman, Jiri Kolár, Julia Winter and Herbert Zangs, among others. All artists who use a completely unique way of 'triggering' the eye of the public.
By the recently deceased Bram Bogart, you will find lot 65, a large-format composition from 1990. In contrast to his often primary use of color, the artist has used almost pastel-coloured oil paints. Coming from a well-known private collection and once purchased at Galerie Willy Schoots in Eindhoven, this work offers you a good buy with a valuation of € 4,000 – 6,000. The difference is great with the earlier works of his hand, lot 66 and 68. The latter is an academic still life of an autumnal bouquet with lantern plant, with a valuation of € 800 – 1,200.
The construction of lot 75 by Leopoldo Novoa is exciting. This 'Espace sable occupé' shows the progressiveness of the artist, who created this three-dimensional work in 1976. Once purchased at Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague, we now offer it with an estimate of € 3,500 – 5,500.
For collectors of international graphics, we advise you to take a closer look at lot 80 by Joan Miró. This cover of the Derrière Le Miroir edition dates from 1970 and was devoted to the then exhibition of 53 sculptures by Miró at the famous Galerie Maeght. The color lithograph is not only signed by the artist, but also decorated with various drawings. The work comes from the former collection of the artist's nephew Marc Chagall and has an estimated auction value of €3,000 – 5,000.
The next lot is the 'Cow Triptych (Cow Going Abstract)' by Roy Lichtenstein. This dazzling triptych is highly sought after internationally and is one of the most popular Pop Art performances. This is offered to you with a valuation of € 2,000 – 4,000.
But 'Hamlet and Ophelia' by Louise Bourgeois (lot 83) is also of international fame. This color lithograph, more than one meter wide, shows the progressiveness of this female artist born in 1911. This playful image is offered for € 3,000 – 5,000.
By James Ensor is lot 84, a preliminary study for 'Gluttony (La gourmandise)', one of the eight etchings from the portfolio 'The Deadly Sins', published in 1904. This work in ink, pencil and colored pencil on paper, is dated 1898. The valuation for this lot of the innovator of modern art in Belgium is € 10,000 – 15,000.
Another work on paper is lot 85 by Maria Marevna, depicting a musical composition. Very typical of her hand is this combination of pointillism and cubism, a style which she herself called Dimensionalism and in which influences of Lhote and Picasso are recognizable. Valuation for this work: € 3,000 – 5,000.
For lovers of Realism, the catalog offers you an impressive collection of works by Ben Snijders, Michiel Schrijver, Jos Aanraad, Karel Sirag, Adriana van Zoest and Henri Bol, all very attractively priced and in excellent condition.
By the founder of De Ploeg, Jan Altink, you will find lot 103, depicting farms near Groningen with a valuation of € 3,000 – 5,000. Rarely do you find such a refined and panoramic representation of his hand.
The previously established art movement, the Bergense School, is represented by Dirk Filarski with a magnificent painting entitled 'Wildhorn'. The work, valued at € 12,000 – 15,000, is dated 1916 and is without doubt one of his finest pieces.
The catalog contains a wide range of works, which can be classified as part of the Hague School. You will find paintings by, among others, Ferry Slebe, Jan van Heel and Willem Hussem.
We hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!