Original artwork by emerging Russian artists to headline Elite's next auction, June 8th in Florida High-quality works of art with impeccable provenance – to include oil paintings by Russian artists Mihail Chemiakin and M.V. Brusilovsky – will headline Elite Decorative Arts' next auction, June 8th.
News-Antique.com - May 24,2013 - (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – High-quality works of art with impeccable provenance – to include oil paintings by Russian artists Mihail Chemiakin and M.V. Brusilovsky – will headline a Fine Artwork & Decorative Arts Auction on Saturday, June 8, at Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s showroom located at the Quantum Town Center (1034 Gateway Blvd.) in Boynton Beach.
The auction will kick off promptly at 1 p.m. (EST). Over 300 lots will come up for bid. In addition to fine art, items will include porcelain, bronzes, silver, estate jewelry, art glass, Chinese objects and more. “Our more recent auctions have seen Asian antiques commanding center stage, but in this instance great artwork will prevail,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts.
Works by a pair of noted Russian artists are expected to do particularly well. A 42 inch by 42 inch oil on canvas depiction of men with beast-like characteristics and a dragon in the background by Mihail Chemiakin (b. 1943) should fetch $18,000-$22,000. The signed work, titled Carnaval de St. Petersbourg (1997) sold for $25,041 at Christie’s London gallery in 2009.
The other is a monumental (77 ½ inches by 64 inches) oil painting by M. V. Brusilovsky (b. 1932), titled Ekaterinburg-New York, Romantic Subject (Aggression). Signed and dated 1992, the work is a depiction of people with animals and carries a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$10,000. Interest in works by emerging Russian artists – like Chemiakin and Brusilovsky – is on the rise.
An oil on canvas painting by Japanese artist Kumi Sugai (1919-1996), titled Soleil (Sun) and executed in 1968, should find a new owner for $8,000-$12,000. The work is a rendition of the iconic Japanese “Rising Sun” set against a black and white checkered border. It is signed and dated (“Sugai 68”) to the lower right (and to verso) and measures 39 ¼ inches by 39 ¼ inches.
A framed three-page autographed letter signed by the renowned American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910), with drawings, is expected to hit $6,000-$8,000. The letter, penned in jet-black ink on three separate leaves, was written May 17, 1909 and addressed to his sister, Laura. In it, he describes the condition of his cottage, with detailed illustrations on all three of the pages.
Homer writes, “The cottage is in good order. Dining room varnished – all the place rain proof – a marked garden planted with mint” and “I think next year if I live I shall keep away from here until June 1st.” The drawings show three plants in pots (titled Three Primroses) and the grounds (showing a ship’s rudder, fences and a “game reservation,” with a dog chasing rabbits).
An oil on board street scene depiction by the French artist Elisee Maclet (1881-1962), signed lower right and mounted in a gilt frame, measuring 15 inches by 22 inches, carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Maclet began his career as something of a dabbler – a “Sunday painter” – but following World War II his views of Paris earned him recognition