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
in carefully quilted puzzled shaped colors. Drawing heavily on inspiration from Picasso, Dalí composes his figures out of irregularly fragmented geometric shapes drenched in deep bold and rich colors. Trapezoids and triangles fit perfectly like a surrealistic jigsaw puzzle to form the reversible cubist bodies of the King, Queen, and Jack.
Dalí somehow manages to exhaust endless amounts of intricate creativity through this collection. He cleverly structures the faces of his royal court with numbers, animals, roses, eyes, and other notable Dalínian symbols. The result is a fantasyland of two-dimensional wonder art. Remarkably Dali's Playing Cards still resemble the classicism and aesthetics of the pictures found on a regular deck of playing cards. Dali takes his place in a long line of artist who have created project based on playing cards.
Lot 37b - Alexander Calder “McGovern” lithograph, Circa 1972
A rare Alexander Calder lithograph created in 1972 for the George McGovern Vs Richard M Nixon campaign. This is a fine work of art as well as a historic political collectible.
In the early 1970’s, Calder contributed to George McGovern’s campaign for President by creating a series of limited edition lithographs. These lithographs were sold to campaign patrons to raise funds.
What is noticeable in Calder’s McGovern series is that nowhere does it offer any insight into the man or politician. The artist, best remembered for his mobiles, has created generic designs that could very well be advertising a circus performance. This truly is quite odd, considering that historically, artists have always wanted viewers to get the “political message.”
Lot 46 - Marc Chagall “The Yellow Background” lithograph, Circa 1969
The Yellow Background by Chagall is an original exhibition lithograph produced for Chagall’s one-man show at the Maeght Gallery in Paris.
This brightly colored exhibition print was produced by stone lithography. It is an original lithograph that was printed at the famous Mourlot Atelier in Paris.
There were only 3,000 of these proofs produced and this one bearing the authentic hand-signature of Marc Chagall at the lower right.
This original lithographic poster by Chagall is referenced in Chagall’s posters, A Catalogue Raisonneé, pg. 56.
Lot 171 - Joan Miro “Trace sur l’eau” lithograph, Circa 1963
One out of a series of 1000 original lithographs based on watercolors by Joan Miró for the book, Tracé sur l’eau reproduced on Marais onion skin paper from the unsigned edition of 900 by Maeght éditeur, Paris.
Tracé sur l’eau is considered Joan Miró’s crowning achievements as one of the formidable surrealist artists of the 20th century. It is filled with colorful works that echo “traces on the water” which evoke various ripples, reflections, currents, and droplets on the surface of a body of water. The entire piece can be considered as fluid in every sense; created with watercolor, the application of the media against the thin, Marais onion skin paper replicates this liquid effect. Combined with bold, black strokes of line to enhance this dreamy, surrealist composition, these series of works will continue to