Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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Marianna Foster

The God of Wealth

Lot Closed

July 26, 06:25 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


Marianna Foster

The God of Wealth

signed; with initials MF, edge of baloon, lower right corner


Oil on canvas

Canvas: 36 by 24 in. (91.4 by 60.9 cm.)

Framed: 37 1/2 by 25 1/2 in. (95.2 by 64.7 cm.)

From the artist, with 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, with Art Renewal Center 2021

Brianna Lee, “Familial Muse”, PoetsArtists Issue #105, Bloomington, July 2019, Text p. 2, Illustrated p. 7-8

Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021, Illustrated p. 173

Samuel Peralta, “Lunar Codex: Nova Collection”, cultural time capsule Nova-C Lunar Lander launching to the Moon via Space X Falcon 9 in early 2022, illustrated

Marianna Foster was born in 1982 Nikolaev, Ukraine. She relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in 2012 with her husband and two little children. In the Ukraine she was classically trained and graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kiev with a Master of Arts degree. Prior to the Institute, she studied for five years at the Children's Art School in Nikolaev, Ukraine. In addition to classes, Marianna studied for two years painting and drawing privately with famous masters of Ukrainian and Russian art. She has works in private collections in the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, Panama, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Her work has been exhibited with The International Guild of Realism, the International Women's Day Postcard Pop UP Show through 33 Contemporary Gallery, Abend Gallery, Denver CO, the Anarte gallery, San Antonio, Texas, RJD Gallery, and the Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., among others. Her work has been printed in various magazines and publications including “American Art Collector Magazine,” “PoetsArtists Magazine,” and “Fine Art Connoisseur,” among others. This work, “God of Wealth”, was selected for inclusion in the Lunar Codex, and will be illustrated in the cultural archive of contemporary works, launching on the Nova-C Lunar Lander to the Moon, to be preserved for posterity.

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