Modern American Abstract

Anodized Iron Sculpture by

T. Truitt, 1974

A unique abstract sculptural composition in anodized iron.

Signed on the base T. Truitt, and dated 1974.

Dimensions:

Height: 26”     Width: 18”     Depth: 5”

Good condition, wear consistent with age and use. We make our best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report.

Please examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of the item description.

$1,500


Javier Marín

"Hombre a Caballo"

A Contemporary Mexican Bronze Sculpture

Ca. 1998

Bronze sculpture of very fine quality casting, with light verdigris-type patina.

 Inscribed twice: Javier Marin - on equestrian’s left shoulder and on horse's right rump.

Dimensions:

 Height: 31 3/4”     Length: 27”     Width: 8 5/16”

 Javier Marin (Mexican, b.1962), a world-famous Mexican artist was born in 1962 in Uruapan, Michoacán. He got his education through Academy of San Carlos and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. During his 30-year career, he had 270 exhibitions in Canada, Mexico, the United States and a few of South American countries. Most of his exhibitions were held in Mexico City’s museums, such as Museum of Modern Art and National Print Museum; and also the US museums, such as Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. In 2008, he was awarded with the Prize of the Third International Beijing Biennial in Beijing, China.

 Javier Marín’s artworks demonstrate remarkable knowledge of the human form garnered from years of drawing directly from the figure. Process is an obvious passion for Marín: spikes of bronze are often left exposed to show the paths of molten metal flowing into the cast figure. It is this deliberate coarseness combined with Marín’s elegant classical approach to the figure that give his sculptures such power and substance. He captures the mystery of Michelangelo, the drama of Rodinl, and the extraordinary dignity of Mayan and Aztec portraiture. The massive bronze nudes of Javier Marín offer a unique blend of Western European and Mexican perspectives while embracing the vitality of Renaissance sculpture.

Good condition, wear consistent with age and use. We make our best effort to provide a fair and descriptive condition report.

Please examine the photos attentively, as they are an integral part of the item description.

$25,000


Nude

Solid Silver Sculptural Paperweight by

Val Stern

MATERIALS:

Solid sterling silver

DIMENSIONS:

Height: 1 1/4 inches         Length: 4 1/2 inches         Width: 2 inches         Weight: 15oz (426.4g)

PRICE:

$8,700


Nude

Sculptural Bronze Paperweight by

Val Stern

MATERIALS:

Patinated bronze

DIMENSIONS:

Height: 1 1/2 inches         Length: 5 1/4inches         Width: 2 1/2 inches          Weight: 20.3oz (577.3g)

PRICE:

$6,500


Giorgio Frattin

Mid-Century Modernism

Murano ~ Italian Art Glass

Sculptural Bust

Ca. 1960's - 1970's

            This rare and impressive Italian mid-century modernism Murano multi-color art glass sculptural head is by Giorgio Frattin, another representative of the famous Italian artist family, and Sandro Frattin's cousin. The massive dark blue base has the artist's etched signature, and bears the original paper label. The sculpture is in excellent vintage condition - no cracks, chips, hairlines, repairs or restorations.

 Dimensions:

Total height: 20 3/4 inches     Height of head: 15 3/4 inches      Width of head: 5 inches     Depth of head: 7 inches

Base height:  4 3/4 inches                  Base width:  4 3/8 inches            Base depth:  4 3/8 inches

 

$3,500


- Racing Car -

A Futuristic Stainless Steel & Aluminum Sculpture by

Daniel Fiorda

Ca.1998

 The sculpture is signed and dated on the front right wheel: "FIORDA" & "8" (for 1998).

Dimensions:

Length: 22 inches            Width: 9 inches            Height: 7 inches

                A rare contemporary stainless steel & aluminum sculpture of a futuristic racing car by a known American artist, Daniel Fiorda; namely, from his series " Heavy Toys", where speed is reflected in the form of children’s toys that have been adapted to the adult psyche. This sculpture with the monochromatic metallic color stresses the power an intensity of the metal and supports the notion of movement. Horizontally or vertically signify the illusion of speed while simultaneously being aesthetically appealing, producing the image of sporty racing car. The materials used, primarily steel and aluminum, with some bronze and copper, are precise and crisp; giving an aura of the clean cut and hard edged. The luster and shine of the metal combined with its firmness and solid stability factors enhance the notion of cocksure forwardness. The easily recognizable pistons in the “Heavy Toys series”, are, in fact, taken from high speed racing boats. Heavy toys allow us to look at the work and reflect on today's speed. The swiftness, whether physical, mental or emotional, often causes a sense of confusion and perplexity that becomes difficult to untangle.

                        $1,250


- Centaur Kissing an Infant -

A Sculpture by

Abram Belskie

Ca. 1958

Plaster and resin, signed by the artist and dated 1958.

 Dimensions:

Height: 13 inches         Length: 11 inches          Depth: 3 1/2 inches

             Abram Belskie (1907 –1988) was born in London and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1926. In 1929 he emigrated to New York, USA, to work for British sculptor John Gregory. In 1938, Belskie was introduced to physician Robert Latou Dickinson and subsequently applied his skills to create medical models, some of which were exhibited at the World's Fair of 1939. After Dickinson's death in 1950 Belskie instead created medallions (occasionally medicine-related). Belskie died in 1988 and, in 1993, the Belskie Museum of Arts and Science was opened in Closter, New Jersey. It was founded by the Closter Lions Club to preserve, house and exhibit the works of Abram Belskie. It was entirely funded by membership fees, donations, grants and local subsidies. In addition to numerous private collections around the world,

 Belskie's work is exhibited at:

American Museum of Natural History, New York

The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Virginia

Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley Island, South Carolina

Cleveland Health Museum, Cleveland, OH

Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Jewish Theological Seminary, New York

Park Avenue Synagogue, New York

New York Academy of Medicine, New York

The Belskie Museum, Closter, New Jersey

 

$2,750


- EXODUS -

Original Carved Wood Sculptural Composition by

W.M.J. Bluman

Ca. 1960's

Signed and dated on the base: W.M.J. Bluman, 1960.

Dimensions:

15 in. H x 20 1/2 in. W x 15 in. D

     Very interesting for its unique expressiveness and masterful execution, this contemporary sculpture is is carved from a tree trunk in its entirety. It depicts a crowd of closely huddled Jewish women, children and the elderly, their postures and facial expressions are full of doom; attracting special attention to the central figure of an old man with a staff, cuddling his prostrate grandson. Their persecutors are not seen anywhere, but we obviously do feel their presence somewhere nearby.

 
$2,000


Pigeon

American Folk Sculpture by

Charles Lamb

Ca. 1980's

Dimensions:

Dove: 6 x 7 inches            Base: 6 1/2 x 4 x 4 inches

Medium:

Hand-hammered copper, wood.

               Charles P. Lamb(American, 1925 – 2013)

                Although Charles P. Lamb enjoyed a successful career as a furniture designer, he created a personal oeuvre of metal sculptures, paintings, jewelry and wood carvings while working in a barn in Livingston Manor, New York. The impressive works of art were unknown to anyone except Lamb’s immediate family until an estate property auction was held to benefit Doctors Without Borders, which became a day of an important discovery for knowledgeable dealers and collectors. The artist was born in Iowa, served in World War II and was educated at Stanford University. While there he studied engineering and gained a degree in English and Theater Arts. Mr. Lamb went on to become an actor and then manager of the Dobbs Ferry Players. When the theater group folded, Mr. Lamb turned to making custom designed furniture. His clients included jazz great Stan Getz and many other important musicians, entertainers and socialites. As a sculptor and fine artist, Charles Lamb was untrained. Yet at some point he acquired a barn in Livingston Manor, NY and turned it into a metal-working studio, where he systematically improved on the rudiments of welding, metal casting [including lost wax bronze], and other technical/creative skill sets he had acquired as a young adult. Working in solitude, he passionately produced the works of art that are becoming famous now.. In the 1970s, Mr. Lamb - an outsider artist retired from the making of custom furniture. He turned full-time to the pursuit of his personal art endeavors, referring to his need to create as “My Curse.” For decades, Charles Lamb surrounded himself with the beauty he created. He worked in welded steel, bronze, and carved wood.  He produced monumental figurative works, the sources of his inspiration are wildly divergent and based on his studies into multiple civilizations, cultures, and mythologies across time and space. His works are informed by nature, antiquities and history. In some pieces there are literal references morphing into stylized motifs that can only have sprung from the imagination.

 

$1,800


a Nude Femme Seated on a Bench

Contemporary American Bronze Sculpture by

Bernard Langlais

Ca. 1993

Signed: Langlais            Limited Edition: 4 / 8            Dated: 1993

Dimensions:

17 1/2 in. H x 13 in. W x 8 in. D

               Bernard Langlais (American, 1921-1977) was a sculptor and painter in Cushing, Maine. Langlais, a French-Canadian and Indian native of Maine, attended the Corcoran School of Art, moved to New York, and became a close friend of many of the rising New York artists. Tired of the New York competitive art scene, he returned to Maine, abandoned abstract painting, and achieved considerable success with monumental wooden and outdoor sculpture.

 

$3,750


- A Whimsical Unicycle Rider -

Surrealistic Bronze Sculpture

Ca. 1980's

                Full of mystic significance and symbolism, this most unusual bronze sculpture is signed illegibly, the authorship is not established.

Dimensions:

Height : 17 1/2 inches            Width : 9 inches            Depth :  5 inches

 

$2,400


Balerina on Unicycle

Hand Carved Wood Sculpture by

Chaim Gross

Ca. 1940's

Dimensions:

Height: 9 1/2 inches         Width: 2 3/4 inches         Depth: 2 3/4 inches

A beautifully carved modernist wood sculpture by well known and highly collectible New York artist, Chaim Gross (1904-1991). It is one of ten small versions of a 29" sculpture in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Signed CH.GROSS on the plinth with the artist's "fox stamp" below, and on the bottom of the base, as well. Provenance: Schrick private collection, Connecticut, USA. In excellent vintage condition with original patina.

             Chaim Gross (American, 1904 - 1991) Chaim Gross was an Austrian born American sculptor. He was born in the then Austro-Hungarian village of Kolomyia (since 1991, in the Ukraine) and immigrated to the United States in 1921. His art studies began at the Kunstgewerbe Schule in Vienna shortly before he moved to the United States, where it continued at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design where he studied with Elie Nadelman and at the Art Students League of New York, with Robert Laurent. Gross began exhibiting both his sculpture and graphic art in 1935, and was one of 250 sculptors who exhibited in the 3rd Sculpture International held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the summer of 1949. Primarily Gross was a practitioner of the direct carving method, with the majority of his work being carved from wood. Works by Chaim Gross can be found in major museums and private collections throughout the United States. Gross was a professor of printmaking and sculpture at both the Educational Alliance and the New School for Social Research in New York City, as well as a member of Artists Equity, the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He served as President of the Sculptors Guild of America.

 

$3,050


abstract composition

This unusual sculpture is a bright example of the American figurative arts in the 1970's - 80's.

  • Date of manufacture : c.1970's - 80's
  • Period : Contemporary (1946 - Present)
  • Country : USA
  • Sculptor : Unidentified
  • Remarks: Not signed
  • Height : 15 inches
  • Width : 10 1/2 inches
  • Depth : 9 inches
  • Medium : Marble
  • Inventory number : S-1950-0002

 

$3,000


pray

A powerful sculptural depiction of a human praying to God.

  • Date of manufacture : c.1980
  • Period : Contemporary (1946 - Present)
  • Country : Spain
  • Sculptor : Lluis Maria Saumelis (Spanish, 1915 - 1999)
  • Remarks: Signed "SAUMELIS"
  • Height : 24 1/4 inches
  • Width : 6 inches
  • Depth : 6 inches
  • Medium : Bronze / Marble
  • Inventory number : S-1950-0003

 

 

LIST PRICE: $2,400


head

Alexander Ney (Russian, born in 1939 in Leningrad, Russia) is an American sculptor and painter. He immigrated to the United States in 1974 and has since lived and worked in New York City. Developing several individualistic styles in modern art, he is most famous for his unique work in terracotta sculpture, involving heavily perforated surfaces and intriguing forms.

  • Date of manufacture : 1990
  • Period : Contemporary (1946 - Present)
  • Country : USA
  • Sculptor : Alexander Ney (Russian/American, 1939 - )
  • Remarks: Signed with artist's facsimile, and dated '90
  • Height : 9 1/2 inches
  • Width : 8 inches
  • Depth : 6 inches
  • Medium : Terracotta / Marble
  • Inventory number : S-1950-0004

 

$9,000


pray

Finely foundered cubist depiction of a praying man.

  • Date of manufacture : c. 1990
  • Period : Contemporary (1946 - Present)
  • Country : Europe
  • Sculptor : Unidentified
  • Height : 9 1/2 inches
  • Width : 6 inches
  • Depth : 8 1/4 inches
  • Medium : Bronze / Marble
  • Inventory number : S-1950-0008

 

 

$1,900


  • Date of manufacture : c.2006
  • Period : Contemporary (1946 - Present)
  • Country : China
  • Sculptor :Yin Zhixin
  • Height : 19 inches
  • Width : 23 1/2 inches
  • Depth : 16 1/2 inches
  • Medium : Resin
  • Inventory number : S-1950-0009

bust of a dancer

舞者

THIS UNIQUE SCULPTURE BY YIN ZHIXIN IS A PART OF "The Grace of Ballerinas" - a collection of sculptures in different media, reflecting the artist's perspective of beauty. One of the most original contemporary Chinese artist, Yin Zhixin combines his oversized figures with ballet dancing to draw attention to the grace and mental discipline required to excel.  This particular sculpture is made out of resin.

 

"Yin Zhixin sculptures are voluminous, rounded and whimsical. Even the heads of the figures and hair (if any) of Yin Zhixin sculptures do not have any roughness whatsoever. The smoothness of the skin and human parts contrasts with the rugged, rippled texture of the female ballerinas’ dresses, emphasizing the delicateness of the human body. But Yin Zhixin works, despite the fact that the figures do not conform with modern “standards” of beauty, are appealing, and many people feel a sense of joy when they view the sculptures."

 

"The influences on Yin Zhixin are clear: classical French artist Degas painted and sculpted ballerinas; Colombian artist Botero painted and sculpted oversized figures; and yet Yin Zhixin figures are still Chinese. Perhaps it is the slits for the eyes, which Yin Zhixin uses, or the small Chinese noses. It seems that Yin Zhixin is poking fun at such classical and famous Western artists in his works, by pointing out that even oversized girls can be beautiful ballerinas."

 

 

$1,500