Sculptures and works on paper by Erté and Louis Icart will be sold online by Neue Auctions, Oct. 24
The Erté and Icart pieces are all from a private local collection. Also offered will be a smattering of additional lovely Art Deco pieces by other artists, 92 lots in all, beginning at 11 am Eastern time. Online bidding is on three platforms.
By: Neue Auctions
Internet bidding will be provided by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. For more information, visit www.neueauctions.com.
The auction, with an 11 am Eastern start time, is titled (appropriately enough) Icarts & Ertés. Most of the expected top lots are bronze sculptures by Erté, whose actual name is Romain de Tirtoff (Erté is from the French pronunciation of his initials). He was an artist and designer in many fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume design and even movie set design.
A few of the sculptures in the auction by Erté include the following:
· A pair of cold patinated and parcel gilt bronzes titled Zeus and Hera (1989), each one signed by Erté, with a foundry mark for Sevenarts, Ltd. (London), and each numbered 323/500. Zeus is 17 ½ inches tall, 28.5 pounds; Hera is 16 inches tall, 16 pounds. There is also a peacock, numbered accordingly, that's 3 ½ inches in height (est. $4,000-$6,000)
· A bronze with hand-applied patina and polished embellishments, artist signed in the base, titled Rigoletto, with foundry marks for Chalk & Vermillion and Sevenarts, numbered 37 of 375, 20 inches tall by 18 inches wide and weighing 35 ½ pounds (est. $3,000-$5,000)
· A cold painted and parcel silver gilt bronze titled L'Amour (1985), with a foundry mark for Fine Art Acquisitions, #132/375, 20 ½ inches tall, 9 ½ pounds (est. $1,000-$2,000)
The works on paper by Erté will be led by a pair of gouache on paper paintings titled Two Robot Costumes for Theatre, both of them signed lower right in ink and framed together. Each work is 12 inches by 9 inches; as framed, the lot measures 21 inches by 29 inches (est. 2,000-$4,000)
To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Saturday, October 24th Icarts & Ertés auction at 11 am Eastern time, online-only please visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.