Baterbys to hold summer art auctions Aug. 21 and 28 Over 300 original and reproduction works of art by some of the most highly recognizable names in the world of fine art, plus many exciting up-and-coming artists, will be sold by Baterbys Aug. 21 & 28.
News-Antique.com - Aug 17,2010 - (ORLANDO, Fla.) – Over 300 original and reproduction works of art by some of the most highly recognizable names in the world of fine art, plus many exciting up-and-coming artists, will be sold at auctions slated for Aug. 21 (at the Palm Beach Gallery in Delray Beach) and Aug. 28 (at the main gallery in Orlando) by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery (Baterbys.com).
Many of the artists are household names: Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall. Established contemporary artists will include Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Charles Fazzino and Nicola Simbari. The rising stars will include Hua Chen, Elena Bond, Tomasz Rut, Wayne Trapp, Alfred Gockel, Guillaume Azoulay and artists known simply as Pino and Ferjo.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity for collectors and art aficionados to purchase pieces by some of these lesser known but supremely talented artists, while the price is right and the market is favorable,” said John Magpantay, Communications and Marketing Director of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery. “Some of the works will be original. Others will be limited edition giclees, some of which are hand-embellished.”
There will be no buyer's premium in the auction. Bidding for some artworks will start at under $100, and some pieces will carry no reserves (minimums). A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit B.A.S.E. Camp, an Orlando-based not-for-profit charity that provides a year-round base of support for children and families living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Hua Chen was born in 1952 in Shanghai, China. He relocated to the U.S. in the early 1990s, where his work earned fast recognition. His paintings are depicted in the directory Artists of Chinese Origin in North America and his work is included in the permanent collection of the National Art Museum of China. He was named official artist of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Eight giclees hand-embellished by Mr. Chen will be sold by Baterbys.
Guillaume Azoulay was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1949. By age 13 he was already selling his drawings on the street and at fairs. His travels took him to Copenhagen, Rome, Lisbon and Jerusalem before he finally settled in California in 1976. At age 29, he became the youngest artist to ever be accepted into the permanent archives of the renowned Musee du Louvre in Paris.
Seven giclees on canvas and two etchings on paper by Mr. Azoulay will be offered.
At an early age, Tomasz Rut was introduced to Pompeian frescos and the many works of Renaissance and Baroque masters. His mother, herself an artist, encouraged her son to pursue the arts. While working and traveling, he was inspired to create modern art in the style of the masters he’d always admired. The result: a completely original yet classical style of art uniquely his own.
Just six of his works will be offered by Baterbys, all of them giclees on canvas.
Fernando de Jesus Oliveira (the artist better known as Ferjo) was born in Bahia, Brazil in 1946. His early work consisted mainly