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.
1898-1954), with one side titled On the Boardwalk and the other side titled Three Girls on a Street Corner, should knock down for $6,000-$9,000. The recto (front side) is dated (“1946”) in the lower right corner, while the verso (reverse side) is signed (“Marsh”) and dated (“1946”). The auction will feature seven works in total by Mr. Marsh: four paintings and three engravings.
A fine Art Deco bronze and ivory sculpture by the German-Austrian artist Ferdinand “Fritz” Preiss (1882-1943), titled Torch Dancer, 14 ½ inches tall, has a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000. The sculpture shows a nude woman with an arched back, balancing on one leg and holding two torches. It is mounted on a black onyx marble base and it is signed “F. Preiss.”
An abstract ceramic sculpture by American contemporary artist Viola Frey (CA, NY, 1933-2004), signed (“VF” and dated (“86”) on verso, should change hands for $3,000-$5,000. When viewed from a distance, the work depicts a face with hands raised and mouth open in a state of astonishment. When viewed up close, the subject’s mouth and left eye are formed from fish.
A rare mechanical bronze sculpture of a nude female dancer by Viennese artist Carl Kauba (1865-1922), of a nude female with arms outstretched and head tilted, wearing a gold tassel skirt, 11 inches tall, is estimated to sell for $2,000-$4,000. When wound, the skirt spins, lifting the tassels and revealing her body. The work is powered by a Technofix winding key mechanism.
In addition to live and internet bidding, phone and absentee (or left) bids will also be accepted.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the fine art auction scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, starting promptly at 12 o’clock noon Eastern time, visit www.bruneauandco.com. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers via e-mail, send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.