Russian Art Nouveau in a New Season.

H. Moor. Vertical Motive. Model №3. 1955. Bronze. Estimate $15 000–20 000. Sotheby's. Impressionist and Modern Art including Russian and Latin American Art. New York. February, 13.

On February 13 Sotheby’s auction house will host the sales of Impressionist and Modern Art including Russian and Latin American Art. The auctioneers will receive an opportunity to buy picturesque canvases, works of graphic art and decorative sculpture.

Two works «Anemones» and «The Bathers» by Ogust Renoir are the top-lots. They are estimated at $60 000–80 000. Among graphic works one can mention some drawings by Marc Chagall. His work «Coquette» is estimated at $20 000–30 000. The sale will also include decorative sculpture. Joint work made by Ogust Renoir and other French sculptor «A Small Smith» or «Fire» is the most expensive in this category. Primary it was estimated at $25 000–35 000. The sculpture is made of bronze. The bronze sculpture «Vertical Motive. Model №3» (1955) by Henry Moore is also an interesting lot. It is estimated at $15 000–20 000. This work was put up for sale by an American Collector from Kansas. Bronze sculpture «Man with a Flat Head» by Honore Daumier is worth mentioning among his seven works. It is estimated at $8000–12 000. Daumier was one of the greatest artists of political cartoon of the 19th century. He began to work at satirical Caricature Magazine in the period of Louis Philippe reign. His works are characterized by roughness and restraint but types and scenes represented by him are full of life, striking truth and cutting gibes. Russian section will present about a dozen of works by David Burlyuk who is one of the founders of Russian Futurism. Collectors will also be interested in picture «Boy and girl with a cow» made in 1946 and estimated at $30 000–50 000. The other his work «Pennsylvania, Spring» is estimated at $30 000–40 000 preliminary.

«Still life with a fish» by Andrey Lanskoy is also worth mentioning. It is estimated at $5000–7000. The auctioneers will have an opportunity to buy the picture «Still life with golden basket» by Nikolay Vasilyev which is estimated at $10 000–15 000.

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