Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Palm Beach Antiques Part 2

Maurice Utrillo.  "Winter Scene in Paris Suburb."  French.  Early 20th Century.
Utrillo was the illegitimate son of model and painter Suzanne Valadon, who posed
for many of the Impressionists.

18th century French side table, clock, mirror, and candlelabra.

18th century French clock

18th and 19th century French and Italian furniture

Jean Dufy.  "Promenade in the Bois de Boulogne."  French.  Watercolor.
In the 1950s and 60s, prints by Jean and his brother Raoul could be found everywhere
in the U.S.  The delicate colors, line drawings, and charming scenes made them
extremely popular.  I was happy to see some of the originals again.
The owner of this gallery was the world expert on Jean Dufy's works.

Jean Dufy.  "Ile de la Cite, Paris."  French watercolor.  1950s
Notre Dame cathedral is the major feature on the Ile, but you can also see the
spires of Sainte Chapelle, the Conciergerie, and the tip in front is the park, known
as Le Vert Galant, in honor of King Henri IV.

Jean Dufy.  "Horses and Carriages in Paris."  French.  Oil-on-canvas.

Marta Klonowska.  "Glass Poodle."  Polish-German.
Marta is a Polish artist living in Dusseldorf, Germany.  She creates animals,
usually based on figures in the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, out of broken shards
of glass.  How they move them, I do not know.

Marta Klonowska.  Close-up.  The dark spots seem to be the flat ends of some
of the shards.

Marta Klonowska.  "Lion Maned Dog."  Polish-German.  Glass Shards.

Massimo Lunardon.  "Alien."  Italian.   Blown Glass.
Lunardon is an Italian glass artist from Venice.  His most popular current
creation is an "alien," who appears in many guises.

Massimo Lunardon.  "Two Aliens."  Italian Blown Glass.

Emerald and Diamond Necklace.

Diamond Bracelet.

Two Emerasld and Diamond Necklaces.
None of these were priced below half a million dollars.

Aquamarines and Diamond Necklace.

Brooch of Various Colored Stones.

Paul Rousso.  "Five Thousand."  U.S.  Carved Acrylic   4x8 feet
Rousse photo-copies images onto large sheets of acrylic, which he then heats and
sculpts into forms which look like giant rumpled pieces of paper.

Paul Rousso.  "New York Times. Travel Section."  Carved Acrylic.  4x5 feet
Rousso often uses pages of newspapers to imprint on the acrylic sheets before heating
and shaping them.

Fernand Leger.  "Two Hands before a Face."  Ceramic.  French.
This clay piece is about 12 x 14 inches.

Fernand Leger.  "The Acrobats."  Glazed Ceramic Panel.  French.

Thomas Moran.  "View of Venice."  U.S.  19th century.
Moran is most famous for his views of the U.S. West, but he also visited
Europe and painted scenes he encountered.

Henri Matisse.  "Reclining Odalisque."  French.  1942 print.
This gallery specialized in limited edition prints and ceramics by major artists.

Pablo Picasso.  "Three Ceramic Vessels."  French
Picasso designed a number of ceramic and glass pieces, which are not often seen.
This show had a number of each for sale.  Picasso himself was not a potter, so he
designed the pots, which others then threw and shaped.

Mel Bochner.  "MONEY."  U.S.  Embossed Paper.
Bochner creates images using a variety of synonyms for a word,
and has the letters embossed in hand-made paper and then hand-colored.

French 18th century sideboard, urns, and mirror.

Ardmore Pottery.  South Africa.
Ardmore ceramic art was established by Fee Halsted, a Zimbabwean artist,
on Ardmore Farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.  The natives of
the area were taught to make clay pieces, and now use their imagination and
knowledge of the wild animals of Africa to create fascinating forms.

Ardmore Pottery.  "Two Cheetahs."
The Ardmore artists often combine animals into fantastic forms.
This is a functional teapot.

Miguel Antonio Horn.  "Two Heads."  Philadelphia
Miguel is a native of Philadelphia and received his BFA there; he then studied art
in Mexico City for four years before returning to Philadelphia.  These two heads
were created using a laser to cut the material.

Miguel Antonio Horn.  "Head of Laser Cut Acrylic."  U.S.
Miguel took 83 slices of acrylic and cut them with a laser beam to create
this head.

Miguel Antonio Horn.  "Head of Laser-Cut Corrugated Cardboard."

Henry Bermudez.  "Ceramic No. 4."  Venezuelan-American.
Henry studied at the National Schools of Art in Venezuela and Mexico,
as well as New York and Rome.  He currently lives in Philadelphia.
He creates works rich in color, based on the mythologies of
Pre-Columbian cultures of Latin America.

Henry Bermudez.  "Ceramic No. 6."  Venezuelan-American.

Jose Paez del Nogal.  "Gold and White."  Venezuela
Jose is of the generation after the great Venezuelan masters Crux-Diez and Soto, who
created one of the most important Latin American art movements - Op / Retinal Art.
He has searched for a new kind of abstraction based on "gestural calligraphy" and the
use of gold foil.

Luigi Benzoni.  "Gold Mask."  Italian.  Blown Glass.

Luigi Benzoni.  "Totem Pole."  Italy.  Blown Glass.

Kees van Dongen.  "Portrait of Flore del Monte."  Holland.
Van Dongen is a well known Dutch artist of the mid 20th century; he was
a popular portrait painter.

Henri Fantin-Latour.  "Small Bouquet."  France.
Fantin-Latour is the most famous French painter of flowers in the early
20th century.  They are always delicate and occupy a shallow space.

Bulgari.  "King Tut Necklace."
Especially created for the 1972 show of Tut's works.

Van Cleef and Arpel.  Diamond necklace and brooch.


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