Original Da Vinci, Warhol, Picasso, more in online art auction ending Aug. 23 About 265 original works of art, fine art prints and sculptures are being sold in an Internet auction already online, at www.universallive.com, and slated to end Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6-10 p.m. (CDT
News-Antique.com - Aug 16,2012 - (NORTHBROOK, Ill.) - About 265 original works of art, fine art prints and sculptures are being sold in an Internet auction already online, at www.universallive.com, and slated to end Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6-10 p.m. (CDT). Original works by artists such as Da Vinci, Warhol, Picasso and others will be sold, along with fine prints by Matisse, Peter Max, Renoir and others.
The entire catalog is up for viewing now, at the UniversalLive website, where people can also register and bid. Internet bidding is facilitated by iCollector.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. All lots are being sold without reserve, meaning everything will sell, regardless of price, once a modest opening bid figure is met. Bidders are encouraged to log on and start bidding right away.
A highlight of the auction promises to be the two dozen or so paintings, sculptures, bas-reliefs, woodcuts, drawings and bronzes by Elizabeth Heredia (Am., 1919-2011), better known as Betty Snyder Rees. Works by Ms. Rees rarely come up for sale. Most are housed in museums or private collections. This group of Rees' personal artwork was specially consigned by her son.
Works by Ms. Rees include a two-sided original painting of a nude woman (opening bid: $275); an original carrara marble sculpture nude (opening bid: $4,200); an original bas-relief of a couple dancing (opening bid: $3,200); an original artist's proof of a woodcut print of a rooster (opening bid: $750); and an original drawing and painting of a nude male (opening bid: $275).
Betty Rees was a multi-dimensional artist, versed in multiple mediums. She was once described by the art critic of The San Francisco Chronicle as “an unqualified genius.” Martin Shape of UniversalLive.com said he was “thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful collection of works at attractive opening bids,” adding “all the artworks in the sale are competitively priced.”
Also offered will be an original oil painting by the Israeli-born artist Patricia Govezensky (b. 1961). The acrylic on canvas work, with an opening bid figure of $2,900, depicts three stylish women in bold colors and sophisticated patterns and is signed lower right by the artist. It is smartly housed in a gold painted frame. The image area measures 23 ½ inches by 29 ½ inches.
Patricia Govezensky was born, raised and educated in Israel, where she also studied art. She graduated with distinction from the Avni Institute and the Art Academy at Ramat Hasharon, the most venerable art academies in Israel. After studying for six years at these schools she went to Paris to hone her craft and cement her reputation. Only one of her works is offered in this sale.
A half-dozen original paintings by the Brazilian artist known simply as Jozza (b. 1958) are in this auction. An example is an acrylic on canvas traditional still life done in a fun Pop Art style (est. $800-$1,250). The artist-signed work, 12 inches by 16 inches, is in excellent condition. Also, an original Pop Art painting titled Big Apple carries a reasonable opening bid of just