20th Century Art – A Different
Perspective attracted a significant level of new buyers – particularly from across
Eastern Europe – with strong sell rates across the board: over 80% of lots
sold. European Avant-garde works from the 1920s sold particularly well. The
spotlight also shone to great effect on rare Egyptian works when a remarkable
group by the likes of Younan and El Telmissany drew multiple bids, resulting in
prices soaring above their estimates. Numerous new artist records were
achieved, including for works by Max Dungert, Georg Hartmann, Eduard Stepančič,
Lajos von Ebneth, Vitali Zolotoukhin, Ramses Younan, Kamel El Telmissany, Jakub
Ciezki and Julia Cybis.
Sotheby’s will hold its inaugural 20th Century Art – A Different Perspective sale in London this autumn. The sale will feature modern art from countries across Europe and around the Mediterranean by artists who have a strong regional following but are not yet part of the international mainstream.
The medium of this work should read as follows:
oil, tempera and sand on canvas
The full reference for the Winterthur exhibition mentioned in the cataloguing is as follows:
Winterthur, Kunstmuseum, Rot konstruiert und Super Table. Eine Schweizer Sammlung moderner Kunst 1909-1939, 1980
The image in the catalogue illustration is upside-down; please see Sothebys.com for the correct orientation.
This work is also signed, titled in Polish, inscribed and dated 1971 on the reverse.
The artist's dates are 1913-2007, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This work is presented and sold unframed. The artist's dates are 1913-2007, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
The provenance of this work should read as follows and not as stated in the printed catalogue:
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 21 October 1987, lot 417
Please note this work is attributed to Jaroslav Kral and the estimate is £8,000 - 12,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This work is also signed and dated 85 lower right; the medium is paper and mixed media on board.
This work is also titled in Arabic on the reverse; the title should read: The Light from within the Green.
The medium of this work is oil on board, and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
This work is presented and sold unframed, and is signed and dated 2004 / T. Ciecierski on the reverse.
This work is signed, dated 1985 and inscribed on the reverse, and the correct measurements are 205 by 150.5cm. The illustration in the catalogue should be rotated 180 degrees.
This work is signed, titled in Polish 'untitled', dated '2012' and inscribed on the reverse, measures 150 by 150cm, and is acrylic, enamel and oil on canvas. Presented and sold unframed.
This work is signed, titled in Polish untitled, dated 2012, and inscribed on the reverse, the medium is enamel, acrylic and oil on canvas, and it is sold unframed.
This work is signed, titled in Polish, and dated 2013 on the reverse.