Original 2004 Sol LeWitt lithograph and aquatint published by Landfall Press, Inc., Santa Fe, NM. Edition size 30, Edition XXII/xxx, signed and numbered in pencil. Measures 36 x 36 inches. Framed by the Chester Gallery, Chester, CT, which was Sol's favorite gallery (he had a home in Chester). Excellent condition. Original Chester Gallery receipt enclosed. Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, CT, to a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia. His mother took him to art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. After receiving a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949, LeWitt traveled to Europe where he was exposed to Old Master painting. Shortly thereafter, he served in the Korean War, first in California, then Japan, and finally Korea. LeWitt moved to New York City in 1953 and set up a studio on the Lower East Side, in the old Ashkenazi Jewish settlement on Hester Street. During this time he studied at the School of Visual Arts while also pursuing his interest in design at Seventeen Magazine, where he did paste-ups, mechanicals, and photostats. In 1955, he was a graphic designer in the office of architect I.M. Pei for a year. Around that time, LeWitt also discovered the work of the late 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, whose studies in sequence and locomotion were an early influence. These experiences, combined with an entry-level job as a night receptionist and clerk he took in 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, would influence LeWitt's later work. To learn more about the artist go to http://SolLewittCollection.com
Vintage English mahogany Chippendale style partner's desk. Richly figured burl mahogany veneers on top and all sides, ball and claw feet. Made in Brighton, England, by Selecta circa 1950. It measures 6 feet wide by 4 feet deep by 32 inches high. The knee clearance is 19.5 inches wide by 23.5 inches high. Five working drawers and five faux drawers at front and back. Excellent condition with enhanced original finish.
Antique southern pine sawbuck trestle table, 19th century. The top is comprised of 3 boards finished with breadboard ends. Excellent condition. Very strong and easy and plenty of knee space all around with a 12" overhang at the ends. At home in either a country or city setting, this dining table is 96 inches long by 40.5 inches wide by 29 inches high. Seats 8-10 people easily.
Decorate a table or counter top with this elegant bronze cooking pot from southern India. The antique urli (temple bowl) has a neoclassical shape, wide and shallow with rolled handles on both sides ending in raised heart-shaped cartouches. An urli is a traditional pot suspended over a fire to cook and serve food in temples and at holy sites on festival days. The name urli is derived from the Tamil word "urulai" which means a round bowl. Smaller urlis were used in homes for cooking and in Ayurveda to make medicines. Today many Indians use them to float flowers in. One could also use this as an impressive centerpiece bowl, or as a fountain or planter in an atrium or on a patio. Excellent original unpolished condition. Two firing cracks in base. Measures 32" diameter x 9.5" high. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Striking geometric abstract lunarscape painting entitled "The Beginning" by Michiel Gloeckner (born 1915, died 1989), signed and titled verso, circa 1974. Oil on canvas. Exhibited: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (1960), Munich Kunstverein (1966), Galerie 5, Paris (1972-1976), etc. Collections include: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. Well listed in Davenports, AskArt, etc. Dimensions: 29" H x 23" W in original Gloeckner frame.