We are proud to present you the catalog of our next auction of Modern & Contemporary Art. Not only are various (inter)national collections represented, but this auction also contains a separate section of photographic works. The collection of 226 lots provides a wonderful overview of the development of the art movements of the 20th century.
The auction will start with a number of classic works, with lot 4, by Permeke, immediately striking the eye. This 'Paysage d'automne' is therefore a very typical work by this Flemish expressionist. Permeke was fascinated by the tragedy of man's hard life and his connection with the landscape during the war years. This work, with strong brushstrokes in deep earth colors and with golden hues, is valued at € 3,000 – 5,000.
By Henk Helmantel you will find a very recent painting, depicting 'Medlars and Quinces', which shows the absolute finesse of this realistic master. Valuation for lot 5 € 18,000 – 24,000.
Another important realistic master is Carel Willink, here represented by lot 6, the 'Still life with a bunch of grapes'. Despite the fact that this painting is included in the important literature, it has always been part of a private collection. Valuation € 25,000 – 30,000.
Rare is lot 10, an extremely early painting by Co Westerik. He made this war work, dated 1943, in Doetinchem, after which he exchanged it with a fellow student at the Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. Already at the age of 19, Westerik not only shows his skill in this work, but also his own style, for which he is famous in his later work. With a very low valuation of € 1,500 – 2,500, this lot is one of the trouvailles in this catalog.
The Bergense School is an important part of this auction, in which Dirk Filarski predominates. No fewer than nine paintings from his best periods are offered for sale. Besides Bergen landscapes and a flower still life, his first Swiss period is also depicted. Lot 45 shows 'Les Avants' from 1913, which he made during his stay in nearby Clarens. At the time he stayed with the musician Nico Ebels, who was married to Lien Smorenberg, the sister of his friend and fellow artist Dirk Smorenberg. Valuation € 10,000 – 15,000.
From the same year we offer you lot 47, entitled 'Begin van 't Dischmatal', which with its purple-blue mountains and the almost fluorescent snow proves that Filarski belongs to one of the most important luminists. Although the work has been exhibited several times, it has always been privately cherished by this important private collector. Valuation € 12,000 – 15,000.
Other important names such as Harrie Kuyten, Arnout Colnot, Jan Sluijters, Germ de Jong, Piet van Wijngaerdt, Jaap Weyand and Leo Gestel ensure that the Bergen School comes into its own in this auction.
The large number of sculptures adorning this catalog is striking. Lot 58 by Shjinkichi Tajiri is a splendid example of his oeuvre. This one-off from 1964, entitled 'Made in USA', comes from a good friend of the artist, who has owned it since 1975. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.
Nic Jonk is represented with no fewer than three sculptures, all varying in size and dating. Lot 66 is the important sculpture 'Nereid and Triton' from 1962: with this large-sized bronze, Jonk managed to take his career to the next step. The current German owner bought the statue directly from the artist in 1963, we now offer it to you with a valuation of € 3,000 – 5,000.
The international list of sculptors is complemented by two sculptures by Arman, both of which are among the most distinctive icons of his work. These depict his favorite subjects, the violin and the timepieces. Valuations of lot 77 and 78 are € 5,000 – 7,000 and € 3,000 – 5,000.
But Jeff Koons will also receive the necessary attention with lot 85, as this 'Balloon Dog' from 1995 is in great demand internationally. Valuation € 7,000 – 9,000.
Very Dutch, on the other hand, are the two works by Gerrit Benner. The 'Sea' but also the 'Frisian landscape' of this Frisian artist take you on a dream journey through the perfect abstraction of forms. The latter, lot 121, with its color gives an enormous impression of the summer landscape through the eyes of the artist. With the provenance of 'Kunstzaal de Martelgang' in Groningen, the work has been very kindly valued at € 6,000 – 8,000.
Of course, the CoBrA movement cannot be missed in an auction like this one. You will find two works on paper by Karel Appel, of which lot 123 immediately catches your eye. Made in 1953, one of the best years of this master, these 'Earth animals' are extremely important from an art-historical point of view. Appel was currently at the peak of his powers and achieved international fame with these groundbreaking figures. Valuation € 15,000 – 20,000.
But names such as Egill Jacobsen, Theo Wolvecamp, Lucebert, Corneille and Constant also make this section very tempting.
Not only are three large paintings by Herman Brood on offer, but also a very special object. Lot 136, the 'Test pilot (1994)', is a colorful and exciting painting on a Fiat Nuova 500 D from 1964. This eye-catcher is offered to you with a valuation of € 12,000 – 15,000.
This catalog contains four lots by Jan Cremer and prove the versatility of this much-loved Dutch artist. Lot 154 is a very early work from 1958, from the time when he first lived in Paris and worked in the Rue Santeuil. Under the wings of his teacher Bram Bogart he made this 'Ballerina', which depicts his then girlfriend Astrid. However, the ballerina is a recurring subject in Cremer's oeuvre, as his mother (“a temperamental Hungarian”) was a dancer herself. Valuation € 5,000 – 7,000.
The impressive works of Armando are now scarce, partly since the museum dedicated to him burned down in 2007. Lot 158 and 159 unmistakably show the hand of this master and the latter his famous subject 'Der Baum'. This painting of over 210 cm high will leave a great impression on every art lover. Valuation € 12,000 – 15,000.
In addition to all private contributions, the catalog also contains an important corporate collection. Lot 92 to 115 comes from the art collection of Pon Holdings, which largely originated in the 1970s. At that time, the company spread its wings on all continents, mainly in South America. The collecting instinct of Messrs Mijndert and Wijnand Pon was stimulated by the new influences and discoveries that were made there. In addition to the purchases in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, a lot of art from Argentina came to the then head office, Salentijn Castle. Because the purchases were often made directly from the artists, a close relationship developed between Pon and the Argentine art world. In 1997 an exhibition was organized on Salentijn, which attracted great interest and put artists such as Raúl Díaz and Daniel Kaplan on the map for the distant future. These twenty works give a good overview of the high quality of Latin American visual art and are offered to you without a minimum price.
Extremely good-natured, but also financially interesting for you, the collection comes from Stichting Kunst en Cultuur Behoud NL. This foundation aims to stimulate and maintain art and culture in the Netherlands through educational programs and events. This non-profit foundation provides training and workshops in collaboration with various artists, individuals, organizations and associations. The proceeds of these 24 lottery numbers have been made available by the artists and friends of the foundation to support them in achieving its objectives.
Lot 166 has been offered by the artist John Franzen and belongs to his groundbreaking series 'Each line one breath', with which he achieved such success during the last TEFAF. By drawing one vertical line on the paper and manually placing new lines close to it, wavy patterns develop and his drawings are created in an almost meditative way.
But Marcus Jansen also decided to make an important work available: his 'Manneken Pis' from 2003 is one of the works offered by The Saatchi Gallery in London. To make the event a success, artists such as Piet Dieleman, Anton Martineau, Reinier Lucassen and Eppe de Haan have also decided to offer their work free of charge. The entire collection will therefore be auctioned without a minimum price.
The auction will be concluded with an impressive collection of photography where photographers from home and other soils will meet. Lot 194 concerns one of the most important works by Dutch pride, Ruud van Empel. This 'Study for women #1' from 2000 caused a stir internationally and inspired many young photographers with this time-renewing image. Valuation € 5,000 – 7,000.
The 'cover lot' concerns the intriguing depiction of 'Luciano Pavarotti' by Anton Corbijn. Although this gelatin silver print has graced many books and exhibitions, with an edition of twenty it is extremely rare to obtain an original copy. This photo, lot 203, is presented to you with a valuation of € 3,500 – 4,500.
Lovers of vintage photos can also indulge themselves, as a variety of important period documents will be offered. A good example are the two photographs by Andreas Feininger depicting 'Manhattan at midnight'. The fact that Feininger is known for capturing the 'Big Apple' in the 1940s/50s is immediately apparent when looking at these energetic photos. Valuation € 800 – 1,200.
This section has been supplemented with well-known names such as Hendrik Kerstens, Rineke Dijkstra, Helmut Newton, Miles Aldridge and David LaChapelle.
Of course, the above is just a selection from the entire range. We therefore invite you to the online catalog here .
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