460 - Modern & Contemporary Art

7 June 2015

This auction month will start with a very extensive auction of Modern & Contemporary Art. The selected paintings and works on paper are complemented by a number of prominent collections, including various sculptures, a collection of CoBrA art and works from the estate of Anton Pieck.

The auction will start with a beautiful sculpture from 1898 by George Minne, entitled Le petit blessé. This 25 cm bronze belongs to the early oeuvre of this artist, which according to critics contains the most authentic and inspired images. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.

Highly sought after, also in America and Canada, are the works of Rien Poortvliet. In particular lot 5, Dueling Red Deer, shows his fairytale depiction of forest life. Both paintings come from the artist's family and are presented to you with attractive valuations of € 4,000 – 5,000 and € 1,000 – 2,000.

The amount of works from artists of the Bergen School is striking. In addition to Colnot, Le Fauconnier, Wiegman and Gestel, Harrie Kuijten is represented with no fewer than four paintings from a private Belgian collection. Lot 13 depicts Porte Saint-Martin, a very popular subject of this artist, which makes you imagine yourself in old Paris. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.
lot 17, Sunny day at the beach, is an extremely colorful work, which shows the skill of this artist through its powerful and short brushstrokes. Valuation € 5,000 – 8,000.

The collection of works on paper by Anton Pieck is impressive. These six, among his best works, have always remained in family possession and served as examples for much of his other work. Lot 35 shows it Puppet theater on Dam Square, which paints a clear picture of the time through the present hand puppets in the stall of P. de Haan of the 2e Anjeliersdwarsstraat. Valuation € 2,000 – 3,000.
You can see another beautiful cityscape in lot 37, Schreierstoren, Amsterdam. Here too, the many figures and the surrounding architecture give a lifelike imagination, in the child-friendly way by Pieck. This watercolor also graced one of Anton Pieck's calendars. Valuation € 6,000 – 8,000.
Lot 38 is one of the largest works by his hand, measuring over 43 x 49 cm. The visit to the grocer has been worked out in such detail that you almost feel like you are in this fairytale. Valuation € 8,000 – 10,000.

Lot 41 is of international allure, Portrait of the woman, by Kees van Dongen. This drawing in pen, ink and pencil on paper was part of the Jacques and Galila Hollander collection and will be included in the catalog raisonné to be completed by the Wildenstein Institute. This very typical portrait of a woman, characterized by her large dreamy eyes, small mouth and long neck, is presented to you with a valuation of € 25,000 – 30,000.

Among the CoBrA artists you will find various works by Corneille, including a museum painting from 1964. This lot 44, Solo the piano pour un printemps, was sent from the studio in Paris to Copenhagen to participate in the Kunstforeningen in 1971. It found its way to the Netherlands through an auction at Bruun Rasmussen in 2008. This work, with its beautiful provenance, has a valuation of € 25,000 – 35,000.
Lot 47 of a later date, consisting of six drawings on paper, which served for the later released lithographic series salome. These six works are accompanied by the book of the same name containing the lithographs, which appeared in an edition of 100. Valuation € 4,000 – 5,000.
You will find lot 58, a large-format painting from 1968 by his fellow artist Lucebert. The partners was traded via Turin and was part of an impressive private collection in Portugal. This is now offered to you with a valuation of € 8,000 – 12,000.

Seven works by Eugène Brands are included in the catalogue, including three works in oil on canvas. The earliest work, lot 67, dates from 1956 and shows the transition from his academic work to the later, well-known abstract. This figurative painting, Double portrait, has a valuation of € 5,000 – 8,000.

We offer numerous works for fans of the Zero movement. Jan Schoonhoven is represented with two drawings in ink on paper and Armando with his famous Der Baum. In addition to the works by Herbert Zangs, you will find lot 85 by Jaap Egmond in this auction. cent moulins from 1971 is one of his best-developed papier-mâché reliefs because of the complex mathematical structures that, on the other hand, seem so round and friendly. Valuation for this piece € 4,000 – 5,000.

A name that can no longer be missing from these auctions is Carolein Smit, who is also internationally highly regarded. lot 115 (Baby) and lot 116 (baby tenderloin) are both more than 50 cm high and made of the glazed ceramics that are typical for her. The latter features a hare and pearl bracelet, but both are equally fascinating. Valuations € 3,500 – 5,000 and € 4,500 – 6,500.
Among the other sculptures you will find works by Perlmuter, Couzijn, Spronken, Roulin, Arma, Bordwolf, Dado, Blank, Den Hartog, Wackers, Coquillay, Van Kralingen, Claus, Kortekaas, d'Haese, Wolkers and Jonk.

Highly sought-after are the works by Joseph Klibansky, here represented with lot 173. These Persepolis from 2008 depicts urban architecture, a recurring theme in Klibansky's work. This uniqueness therefore occupies an important place in the artist's oeuvre and forms the origin of his many cityscapes. Valuation € 6,000 – 10,000.

The auction will be concluded with a number of photographic works, of which lot 174 is the famous work John Lee's hand by Anton Corbijn. His penultimate solo exhibition was organized in 2000 in the Groninger Museum, where this work adorned the wall. The impressive gelatin silver print, once purchased at Torch Gallery in Amsterdam, is offered to you with a valuation of € 4,000 – 6,000.

Of course, the above is just a selection from the entire range. We therefore invite you to the online catalog here .

We hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!

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1. George Minne
Le petit blessé

Taxation € 3.000 - € 5.000

Hammer amount € 4.200

2. Ruudt Wackers
Nue fragile

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 1.200

3. Jacques Coquillay

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

Hammer amount € 2.700

4. Arthur Spronken
Horse (ca. 1960)

Taxation € 3.500 - € 4.500

Hammer amount € 6.000

5. Rien Poortvliet
Dueling save deer stags

Taxation € 4.000 - € 5.000

Hammer amount € 2.500

6. Rien Poortvliet
The Windlass

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 1.000

7. Rob Graafland
Reclining nude

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.500

Hammer amount € 6.500

8. Johan Ponsioen
Still life with a jug, sweet William in a vase and a hat

Taxation € 4.000 - € 5.000

Hammer amount € 4.000

9. Arnout Colnot
Still life (flowers and fruits)

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

Hammer amount € 1.000

10. Henri Victor Gabriel Le Fauconnier
Maternité (circa 1917)

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.000

11. Harrie Kuijten
Bouquet of summer flowers

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

Hammer amount € 800

12. Harrie Kuijten
Still life with mackerel, tub gurnard and garfish

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.500

Hammer amount € 1.500

13. Harrie Kuijten
Porte Saint-Martin, Paris

Taxation € 4.000 - € 6.000

Hammer amount € 14.000

14. Karel Colnot
Still life II

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 850

15. Matthieu Wiegman
"Winter" (circa 1929)

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 800

16. Karel Colnot

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

Hammer amount € 950

17. Harrie Kuijten
Sunny day at the beach

Taxation € 5.000 - € 8.000

Hammer amount € 10.000

18. Leo Gestel

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

Hammer amount € 550

19. Leo Gestel

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

20. Leo Gestel
Dancing couple from Spakenburg

Taxation € 1.200 - € 1.800

21. Leo Gestel
The pub terrace

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

22. Leo Gestel
Young woman with black hat

Taxation € 3.000 - € 4.000

23. Piet van der Hem
Elegant woman with black hat

Taxation € 3.000 - € 5.000

24. Leo Gestel
a) Fun in the surf

Taxation € 2.500 - € 3.500