The fine art collection of Tamara and Norman Jay Bolotow, Esq. will be sold Feb. 18 by Bruneau & Co. The fine art collection of Tamara and Norman Jay Bolotow, Esq. of Barrington, Rhode Island, with provenance from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Doyle New York and other galleries, will be sold February 18th.
News-Antique.com - Jan 24,2017 - CRANSTON, R.I. – The sizable fine art collection of Tamara and Norman Jay Bolotow, Esq. of Barrington, Rhode Island, with provenance from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Doyle New York and other galleries and institutions, will headline a 152-lot fine art auction on Saturday, Feb. 18th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston.
Previews will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 9-5; Friday, Feb. 17, from noon until 9 pm; and Saturday, Feb. 18, auction day, when the doors open at 9 am until the first gavel falls at 12 o’clock noon. All times are Eastern. Pre-online bidding will be provided by the bid platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, eBay and Auctionzip.com, along with Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ app available on GooglePlay and the Apple Store, or at bidlive.bruneauandco.com.
A strong candidate for top lot of the auction is an acrylic on wood painting by the Russian-born American artist Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1982), titled Golden Tondo B (est. $20,000-$30,000). The work is from Bolotowsky’s later career, after he was exposed to the work of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). After 1940, Bolotowsky became renowned for his work in Geometric Abstraction.
An original albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), the British pioneer of the fine art photography movement (along with other Victorian-era artists), titled Outdoor Portrait of Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, carries a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000. Cameron started her career as a photographer at age 48, only after being given a camera as a present by her daughter.
A pastel and watercolor painting of a standing nude by the German-born American artist George Ehrenfried Grosz (1893-1959), depicting a woman stretching with her arms bent behind her head and wearing nothing but a black lace choker, is expected to sell for $15,000-$25,000. The work has been pencil signed by Grosz in the lower right hand corner and it still bears the estate stamp.
A charcoal, chalk and crayon drawing by contemporary American artist Terry Winters (NY, b. 1949, titled Dark Plants No. 5, 50 ¾ inches by 40 ¾ inches (framed), should breeze to $10,000-$15,000. The work exemplifies Winters’ abstract style in depicting botanicals and displays his nuanced approach to the process of painting and addresses his evolving concepts of spatiality.
A watercolor beach scene by Post-Impressionist painter Alice Schille (OH, 1869-1955), titled Bathers and showing a group of children playing on a beachfront, carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. Schille effectively incorporates a Post-Impressionist blue-pink sky, casting a reflection on the water. The painting is signed lower right and still retains its original Vose Galleries label.
A watercolor and tempera industrial painting by German artist Heinrich Kley (1863-1945), titled Interior of a Steel Mill, signed lower left, is expected to finish at $6,000-$9,000. The work is a fine example of Kley’s industrial art and exhibits early influences of mythological creatures, seen in his later pen-and-ink drawings. The painting shows satyrs and bats amidst flames and smoke.
A double-sided watercolor painting by the American Social Realist Reginald Marsh (NY/VT,