AvMA art Auction
The AvMA 30th Anniversary Art Auction 23rd Nov 2012
The Auction has now closed
We Raised over £11,000 for AvMA
We want to thank the following Bid Winners
Muiris Lyons - Stewarts Law LLP (Live lot)
Sally-Ann Robinson - Langleys Solicitors LLP (Lot 1)
Susan Rodway - 39 Essex Street Chambers (Lots 2 & 6)
Professor Peter Fleming - St Michael's Hospital (Lot 3)
Dr Sarah-Jane Richards - Secure Law (Lots 4 & 9)
Jonathan Hazan - Datix Ltd (Lot 5)
Bidder withdrew (Lot 7)
Andrew Buchan - Cloisters (Lot 8)
Art works donated by the Broad Gallery Islington London
For Live the auction on the evening we present an outstanding piece by Henri Matisse
This is a Black & White Lithograph From the "Cinquante Dessins"
Portfolio, 1920. This piece is a particularly stylised study in a suite that exemplifies the female form and spirit. Matisse himself edited and printed this lovely suite of lithographs of his drawings of women
Dimensions 43cm x 50cm Estimate: £3000+
For silent auction during the evening of the 23rd November we present the following nine exquisite pieces including Dali, Picasso. Miro, Chagall & Matisse
Lot 1: JOAN MIRO “Composition in Black”
This is an original colour lithograph from 1956. Miro’s work is distinguished by the use of brilliant pure color and playful juxtaposition of delicate lines with abstract, often amoebic shapes.
Dimensions 50cm x 50cm
Estimate: £1450-1950. Minimum bid: £975
Lot 2: SALVADOR DALI: “Ugolino Ruggieri – Inferno Canto 33”
This is an original woodblock engraving from 1960.It is part of the series “The Divine Comedy” which was Dali’s interpretation of Dante’s work.This series took Dali 10 years to complete and is widely considered to be one of the highlights of his career
Dimensions 47cm x 41cm
Estimate: £1450-1950. Minimum Bid £975
Lot 3:PABLO PICASSO “Studio Ic”
This is a beautiful colour lithograph from 1955.The subject of the studio was the centre of Picasso’s creative activity as during these years spent in Cannes. The number of rooms, their height, the large French windows, the panelled walls and the stucco all gave Picasso a feeling of comfort and space such as he had not yet enjoyed. His concentration on the interior landscape during the mid-fifties will always be associated with the name “ La Californie”.
Dimensions 47cm x 62cm
Estimate: £1800-2500 Minimum Bid: £125
Lot 4: HENRI MATISSE “King’s Sadness”
This is a stunning original lithograph from 1952. In King’s Sadness, the artist is represented by the black shape , sitting
and surrounded by the pleasures that have enriched his life: the yellow petals that fly all over the background represent the gaiety of musical notes, the odalisque in green symbolizes the
East, while the dancer on the right represents a tribute to his previous drawings of the female body.
Dimensions 62cm x 79cm
Estimate: £2,500-£3500 Minimum bid: £1750
Lot 5: SALVADOR DALI: “Museum of genius and Whim”
This piece is a very rare Hand-signed, hand-watercoloured etching from 1974,from an edition of 195. It is from the series, “After 50 Years of Surrealism”, which served to document important people and moments in the artist’s life. In the very place where at fifteen he had exhibited his first paintings, the Figueras theatre, Dali inaugurated his own museum on August 11th, 1973. “Nothing,” he says, “could better suit me than a theatre wherein to fit all the facts of my fancy.”
Dimensions 80cm x 65cm
Retail Value :£5500-£8500 Minimum Bid:£3250
Lot 6: PABLO PICASSO “Picador and Dancing Women VII”
This is a stunning rare original Black and White lithograph from 1960, numbered from an edition of 500. Perhaps the most renowned artist of all time, the name Picasso is synonymous with artistic genius. He was a passionate man, who was constantly obsessed with the “corrida”, the famous Spanish Bullfight. His representations of the bullfight are filled with his own memories and are mostly dedicated to the Picador, the fighter in the arena.
Dimensions 54cm x 66cm
Estimate: £2,500-£3500. Minimum Bid: £1950
Lot 7: MARC CHAGALL “Opera”
This is a wonderful Original Colour Lithograph from 1954.
This piece is at the same time an homage to Paris and an affirmation of Chagall's style and love of colours. On the lower
part, there is one of the most iconic parisian monument: The Opera Garnier whose ceiling he was commissioned to paint in 1963 by France’s Minister of culture Andre’ Malraux.
Dimensions 46cm x 53cm
Estimate: £3750-6000 Minimum bid: £2950
Lot 8: JOAN MIRO “Composition Summer”
This is an original colour lithograph from 1938. Miro’s work is
distinguished by the use of brilliant pure color and playful juxtaposition of delicate lines with abstract, often amoebic shapes. This is a rare and beautiful piece, one of Miro’s most highly sought after early prints.
Dimensions 50cm x 58cm
Estimate: £2200- 3000 Minimum bid: £1,500
Lot 9: MARC CHAGALL “Accordionist”
This is an original colour lithograph from 1957.Music has a special place in Chagall's art. From his early paintings to his last lithographs, again and again Chagall comes back to the subject both to celebrate and to marvel at its transcendental ability to
free people from the constraints of time, of place, and even of gravity. Musicians float over cities, lifted up by love and their high-flying spirits.
Dimensions 50cm x 64cm
Estimate: £2200- 3000 Minimum Bid: £1500