Fine Art Auction - Oct 23, 2011 On October 23, Collector’s Guild Auction Gallery will be holding their end of October Fine Art Auction. This auction marks the beginning of Fine Art Auction season when auction houses bring in the be
News-Antique.com - Oct 17,2011 - On October 23, Collector’s Guild Auction Gallery will be holding their end of October Fine Art Auction. This auction marks the beginning of Fine Art Auction season when auction houses bring in the best works to launch the season.
The October Fine Art Auction features nearly 300 lots by a variety of internationally well-known and listed artists. Works from the estates of several prominent Southern California collectors and Galleries are to be auctioned off.
With the state of the global economy and the present recession in the U.S., Fine Art affords some great buying opportunities. These opportunities are abundant whether you are looking to invest in art or to acquire art simply for pleasure. There is a large diversity of artists represented in this auction and something for all budgets.
Collectors Guild Auction Gallery will be auctioning off many works by Modern Masters. Fine Art by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali, Alexander Calder as well as many other important artist is represented. Some of our favorites are:
Lot 209 - Pablo Picasso “Toros” ceramic plate Circa 1952
In 1946 Picasso visited the annual ceramics exhibition held in Vallauris, France. Especially taken by the works of the Madoura pottery, he was introduced to Suzanne and Georges Ramie, the owners of the pottery. He ended that day making two pieces at their pottery, and leaving them to dry and be fired. It was one year later that Picasso returned to the pottery, and much to his delight was shown the two pieces from a year before, in excellent shape. He proceeded to start working, having brought along sketches made in preparation for that moment.
Under the close guidance of Suzanne Ramie, Picasso worked diligently at Madoura, producing many pieces over the course of the ensuing years.
The master printmaker of the 20th C., Picasso desired to find ways of have some select pieces duplicated, much as an etching would be. It is these pieces that have become known as the ceramic editions. These pieces, varying in edition size from 1 to 500, have found their way into some of the most notable collections of modern art. They are the least explored area of Picasso's oeuvre, and one that will no doubt, become more and more sought after.
Lot 65 - Salvador Dali “Queen of Hearts” lithograph, Circa 1972
Released in 1972, Playing Cards will be remembered as one of the most whimsical and creative projects that Dalí worked on.
Playing Cards by Salvador Dalí is a collection of limited edition graphics based on images from a deck of playing cards. Dalí created designs for the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, of each suit and adds a Joker. Each print is like an individual personalized Dalínian icon. Their beauty is found in the amount of delicate detailed surrealist gestures that hide throughout areas of miracle like make-believe. In perhaps one of his most surrealist efforts, if not, at least one of his most entertaining works of art, Dalí presents his playing cards