April 30th American and European Fine Art Results Highlights

 

15 Image(s)
78 Price Realized  $925,600
polished, and patinated bronze in two parts, 1971. Inscribed, “Barbara Hepworth 3/6 1971”; with the foundry mark, “Morris Singer Founders London.” 36″H x 38″W x 14″D. Provenance: Marlborough Gallery NY, acquired July 1984; Estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher, Dallas, TX. Exhibited and Illustrated: Marlborough Galerie, Zurich, ‘Barbara Hepworth’ exhibition, August-October 1975, cat. 19, reprod. p. 41; “Barbara Hepworth Carvings and Bronzes” May 5- June 29 1979, Marlborough Gallery, New York; catalogue no.51, illustrated pg. 15 Note: This work is recorded in the Catalogue Raisonne as BH No. 540, that is being revised by Dr. Sophie Bowness. “Summer Dance” was created while the artist lived and worked in the Trewyn Studio. Nicholas Wadley suggests that, “The use of colour on bronze evolved from her painted carvings, as did the relation of the internal and external lives of a form.”* The artist felt strongly that her sculpture should be used employing all one’s senses and viewed from all angles. *”Barbara Hepworth Carvings and Bronzes” May 5-June 29 1979, Marlborough Gallery, New York. Barbara Hepworth (British, 1903-1975). No internet bids will be accepted on this lot through Liveauctioneers.com or Invaluable.com. Please contact the gallery for bidder approval. Estimate: 500,000.00 – 700,000.00 USD

9 Image(s)
79 Price Realized :  158,500 USD
with gravure and oil on plastic and panel, 1967. Initialed, signed, and dated en verso, “VP Victor Pasmore 1967”. Panel: 48″H x 48″W. Provenance: Marlborough Fine Art, London; Acquired from above in January 1986; Estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher, Dallas, TX. Literature: Alan Bowness and Luigi Lambertini, “Victor Pasmore: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, Constructions, and Graphics, 1926-1979”, Rizzoli: New York, 1980, pg. 309, illustrated pg. 308. Marlbourgh-Gerson Gallery, catalog by Dennis Duerden, “Victor Pasmore: The Space Within, New Paintings and Constructions”, Marlbourgh-Gerson Gallery: New York, 1967, pg.12. Exhibited: Marlbourgh-Gerson, New York, 1967. Arts Council of Great Britain. Cartwright Hall, Bradford, February 2-March 1980. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, March 15-May 11 1980. Sainstbury Centre, UEA, Norwich; May 20-June 1980 Leicestershire Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester une21-July 20 1980. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, July 26-August 25 1980. Diploma Galleries, Royal Academy, London; September 19-October 1980 Note: Alan Bowness remarks, “The projective reliefs of 1954-1966 demonstrate clearly Pasmore’s new ideas of a space-time continuum. The spectator needs to move in order to see the work, and because of the projecting forms and the way they are colored and lit, the painting changes as we view it. Although we know intellectually that the art object is static and determined, our senses tell us that it is variable and undetermined. Again, there is a creative tension built into the work by the artist, a dialectic established that invites further experiment towards resolution.” (Alan Bowness and Luigi Lambertini, “Victor Pasmore: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, Constructions, and Graphics, 1926-1979,” Rizzoli: New York, 1980.) No internet bids will be accepted on this lot through Liveauctioneers.com or Invaluable.com. Please contact the gallery for bidder approval. Estimate: 80,000.00 – 120,000.00 USD

7 Image(s)
80 Price Realized :  146,500 USD
on plastic and panel, 1966-1967. Initialed, signed, and dated en verso, “VP Victor Pasmore 1967”. Panel: 48″H x 48″W. Provenance: Marlborough Fine Art, London; Acquired from the above January, 1986, Estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher, Dallas, TX. Exhibited: Marlbourgh-Gerson, New York, 1967. Literature: Alan Bowness and Luigi Lambertini, “Victor Pasmore: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, Constructions, and Graphics, 1926-1979”, Rizzoli: New York, 1980, pg. 308, illustrated pg. 78. Marlbourgh-Gerson Gallery, catalog by Dennis Duerden, “Victor Pasmore: The Space Within, New Paintings and Constructions”, Marlbourgh-Gerson Gallery: New York, 1967, pg.13. Note: “There is a direct connection between Pasmore’s compositional practices and topological mathematics, where the properties of indeterminate shapes are investigated… works are often sequential, each picture taking one idea a stage further, as with the Linear compositions of 1961-67.” (Alan Bowness and Luigi Lambertini, “Victor Pasmore: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, Constructions, and Graphics, 1926-1979”, Rizzoli: New York, 1980). Victor Pasmore (British, 1908-1998). No internet bids will be accepted on this lot through Liveauctioneers.com or Invaluable.com. Please contact the gallery for bidder approval. Estimate: 80,000.00 – 120,000.00 USD