A Sacha Kolin biomorphic abstract gouache on paper, signed and dated 1970 lower right, custom white lacquer frame. Circa 1970. Well exhibited: Brooklyn Museum of Fine Art, The Whitney, NYC, etc. In the permanent collection: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian American Art museum, etc. Well listed: Who Was Who in American Art, Davenports, etc. Reference "Look up the Life of Sasha Kolin" by Lisa Thaler, Mid March Art Press, NYC. Dimensions, framed: 30 3/4" W x 24 3/4" H.
Seven antique Japanese watercolors on rice paper depicting various domestic tradespeople (fishing, sailing, food vending, etc.), custom matted and framed. Japan, circa 1860. Dimension; 17.75" W x 14.75" H.
Vintage Ubud Bali oil painting signed P D Tegal. The extraordinary scene depicts a group of maidens preparing a bride for her wedding ceremony, against a background of lush foliage, an ancient temple, birds and blue monkeys. The painting was a gift from the Balinese government to the owner's uncle for instituting Bali's first banking system. Mid 20th century. It measures 88.75 x 54.75 inches.This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER, 756 MIDDLESEX AVE, OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm. www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Samson Flexor abstract watercolor c1955, signed lower left. The original frame measures 20 x 36 inches. The image measures 19.5 x 9.5 inches. Samson Flexor (1907-1971) was born in Soroca, Moldova, to a wealthy Jewish family. His father, Modest Flexor was known throughout the province as an agronomist, a landowner and one of the richest men. His mother Marie-Georgette (nae Kleiner) was born in France. Samson was educated at a Sorocan private school, the Odessa Art School, and school in Bucharest, where the family relocated. In 1922-1924 he studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and afterwards in the acole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Lucien Simon, and also attended lectures on art history at the Sorbonne University. In 1926 he studied fresco technique in private Academie Ranson. In the late 1920s his parents also settled in Paris, and in 1929 the family received French citizenship. After the war, Flexor did not remain in France. In 1946 he first visited Brazil, and in the spring of 1948 he left France for good and settled in Sao Paulo. After moving to Brazil, realism completely disappeared from his works and all his further work was abstract. In 1951 Flexor opened the first abstractionist studio in Brazil called Atelier-Abstracto, where the exhibited works are united around him a group of Brazilian contemporary abstract painters Jacques Douchez, Norberto Nicola, Leopoldo Raimo, Alberto Teixeira, Wega Nery, Anasia Pacheco e Chaves, Charlotta Adlerova, Ernestina Karman, Iracema Arditi and Gisela Eichbaum. In 1961 Flexor opened a second abstractionist studio. In the last years of his life Flexor regularly exhibited in Brazil. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER located at 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. open daily 10-4 http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
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