Shapiro Auctions Announcing Fine & Decorative Art Auction in New York - October 6

Including European, American, Asian, and Russian Works of Fine and Decorative Art and Antiques
By: Shapiro Auctions LLC
NEW YORK - Oct. 3, 2018 - PRLog -- Shapiro Auctions is pleased to announce its October 6th sale of Fine & Decorative Art. The October auction will feature over 350+ lots presenting a range of works from the 16th Century to Post-War and Contemporary across all media, which will be sure to please the tastes of even the most discerning collectors.

One of the key highlights of the sale is a work by Alfons Walde, "Bauernsonntag," estimated at $200,000-300,000. Walde was a master of Alpine landscapes who produced this painting, titled "Pleasant Sunday," among a series of others, in the early 1930s. The piece is quintessentially Waldean, depicting a pair of nearly identical robust men set against brilliantly white snow and ultramarine skies in the Austrian town of Kitzbuhel, rendered in rich impasto. Walde's formal simplicity, from the abbreviated rectilinear figures to the limited color palette, produces an impactful high-contrast image.

Works of European art command attention in the October 6th sale. Two botanical still lifes by Maurice de Vlaminck are on offer, as well as a painting by British artist Beryl Cook titled "The Criterion" 1987 (est. $10,000-15,000,) and two works by Italian artist Michele Cascella, a "Bouquet of Field Flowers Before a Landscape" (est. $5,000-7,000) and "House in Italy" (est. $4,000-6,000.)

Shapiro Auctions has amassed an assortment of various works by Erté (the pseudonym used by the Russian-born artist and designer, Romain de Tirtoff) for the October 6th Auction. The first 15 lots of the sale are by Erté, who is known for his illustrations, fashion, and costume designs, and sculptures. The sale features several gouaches from the 1920s, bronzes from the 1980s including "Arctic Sea" (est. $2,000-3,000,) as well as three elegant 14K gold, diamond, and mother of pearl necklaces (est. $2,000-3,000 each.)

Old Master works from the 16th to 19th centuries round off the European portion of the sale, including names like Matthew Somerville Morgan (est. $10,000-15,000,) Johannes Bartholomaus Duntze (est. $8,000-12,000,) and a work dated 1872 by an Italian artist with the name B. Pagani, showing a celebration in the Via della Croce in Rome (est. $3,000-5,000.)

Asian art will be represented in this sale through the works of two of the most important Vietnamese-French artists: Le Pho, and Vu Cao Dam. Both painters were members of the École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine in Hanoi, and worked in Paris. "Mother and Child" by Le Pho (est. $40,000-50,000,) shows the two figures enveloped in a lush garden rendered in the artist's signature Post-Impressionist approach and comes with a Wally Findlay provenance. Vu Cao Dam's "Jeune mére" displays his affinity for poetic family figures on delicate backgrounds (est. $27,000-37,000.)

Shapiro Auctions is presenting a wide selection of American works in their Fine & Decorative Art Auction, including a rich oil on panel by Martin Johnson Heade of a delicate red rose situated in a tall narrow vase (est. $60,000-80,000.) Also available is a still life of colorful fruits by Levi Wells Prentice (est. $10,000-15,000,) an abstract blue and gold rhinoceros by Elaine de Kooning (est. $7,000-9,000,) and a painting by Abbot Fuller Graves titled "In My Wife's Garden," (est. $10,000-15,000.) A landscape by Johann Berthelsen, shows a southern view of FDR Drive, looking towards the U.N. headquarters in winter (est. $8,000-10,000.) Judging from the point of view of the painting, it looks like it was painted not far from Shapiro Auctions' Upper East Side location!

Also available on October 6th is a selection of four paintings by Jane Freilicher, one of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists known for her Long Island scenery. Integrating interior and exterior, landscape and still life, expressionism and representationalism, Freilicher achieves an unparalleled liveliness in the familiar and unpretentious. "Northeast View" (est. $20,000-30,000) and "View from a Window" (est. $15,000-20,000) leads the eye through expansive landscapes of fields, ponds, and brush, while "Still Life with Field Flowers and Grapes" (est. $8,000-10,000) brings her vibrant palette indoors.

Shapiro Auctions is known for their expertise in the field of Russian fine art, and this sale puts their knowledge to the forefront with the wide selection of stylistic periods being offered on October 6th. One of the main stars of the expansive Russian portion of the sale is a large work by Serafima Vasilievna Ryangina, "Student's Excursion to the Baltic Shipyard," estimated at $100,000-125,000. The sale provides an excellent opportunity to build upon a collection of both Russian Expressionist and Soviet Socialist Realist works with names like Abraham Manievich (est. $8,000-10,000,) Valeriy Kokurin (est. $2,000-3,000,) Boris Zaborov (est. $8,000-12,000,) and Fedot Sychov (est. $20,000-30,000.)

Shapiro Auctions specializes in the Russian Non-conformist movement, and the selection in the October 6th sale is sure to entice with lots from several of the big names in the movement. Three works by Tselkov feature his characteristic faces with various props illustrating inner psychological turmoil, such as a bright blue "Face with Knife" (est. $25,000-35,000.) There are also a handful of works by Mikhail Chemiakin, most notably a wooden sculpture titled "Cavalry Officer with Shashka and Pipe." Featuring a nutcracker-esque officer riding on a bright red smiling horse, estimated at $10,000-15,000.

Rounding out the sale are several works of decorative art, silver, jewelry, Fabergé, and porcelain works. Most notably "A Monumental Pair of Paris Porcelain Gold-Ground Vases de Cheminee," which come from the Gille Jeune Porcelain Factory circa 1820s (est. $50,000-70,000.) Other collectibles on offer include Russian icons from the 16th-19th centuries, and a rare handbook by Mikhail Matiushin, "The Laws Governing the Variability of Colour Combinations: A Handbook of Color," estimated at $40,000-60,000.

The full selection of works will be on view at Shapiro Auctions in New York at 506 East 74th Street during the preview exhibition as well as by appointment. A full catalog of the lots in the sale is available at

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