Olga Boznańska (1865 – 1940)


Lot 142. Olga BOZNANSKA
Bouquet de fleurs
Huile sur carton, signée en bas à droite, étiquette au dos portant le nom de l’artiste
légère pliure naturel du carton dans la partie inférieure
41 x 35 cm

Estimate 6,000-8,000 euro. Boisgirard Antonini Paris, 06/21/17

Franciszek Starowieyski (1930 – 2009)


Bratkówk 1930 – Varsavia 2009
Kunst Barock Polen 1990
Acrilico e china su carta cm 19,5 x 21
Titolo in basso

Acquisiti direttamente dall’artista
dall’attuale proprietÃ

Estimate 500-600 euro. Arte Roma Auctions. 06/08/17


Oryginalny plakat



Michał Wywiórski-Gorstkin (1861 – 1926)


Lot 48. Michail Gorstkin Wywiórski
Warschau 1861 Warschau 1926
Polish landscape a. history painter. W. studied 1883-87 at the Munich academy under K. Raupp a. N. Gysis. He worked there until 1886, in 1895 he moved to Berlin, later to Poznan.
Cabin by a Creek
Pastel, 83 x 54 cm, lo. le. sign. M. G.-Wywiorski 1906, framed under glass, uninspected out of frame.

Estimate 900 euro. Auktionshaus Stahl. 06/24/27

Maria Mela Muter (1876 – 1967)


Lot 3246 – A181 Impressionist & Modern Art – Friday 30 June 2017 02.00 PM


(Warsaw 1876 – 1967 Paris)

Nature morte au panier de pomme.

Oil on panel.

Signed upper right: Muter.

60.5 x 49.5 cm.

– Collection Oscar Ghez, Geneva.
– Private property, Switzerland.

In 1901 the Polish-Jewish artist Mela Muter (actually Maria Melena Mutermilch) went to Paris, where she spent the majority of her life and made acquaintances with various artists and intellectuals of the Parisian bourgeoisie. Among them were the architect August Perret, who designed her house, and Rainer Maria Rilke, with whom she maintained a close relationship and whose last love was Mela Muter. The artist, generally known as an extremely charismatic person, enjoyed great popularity in Montparnasse. She first made a name through her portraits of her vast and famous circle of friends. She additionally produced still lifes and, as a counterbalance to the portraits of the upper class, she often painted scenes from the lives of the poor and marginalised, a recurring theme being that of mother and child. In 1902, along with Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot and Marie Laurencin, the young Mela Muter participated as one of the few women in the famous salons in Paris. On account of her Jewish faith, she was forced to flee to a foreign country during World War II and returned in the mid-1940s. Afterwards, her prominence began to decline and the gifted artist was barely able to keep afloat financially. Various misfortunes, such as the loss of her mother and sister, the murder of her beloved Raymond Lefebvre by Stalin, and the severe bone disease of her son followed by his suicide, led to her conversion to Catholicism. In the 1960s, when she was able to sell around 70 paintings at prices up to 60,000 marks, Mela Muter gave the proceeds, as well as her entire estate, to the SOS Children’s Villages.

Her work is distinguished by her own recognisable, characteristic style, influenced by the strong lines of Van Gogh and Cezanne. In creating her paintings, she had a particular technique in which she left specific areas of the canvas bare and unpainted. Although Mela Muter is mainly known for her portraits, she always insisted on making no distinction between portrait and still life. “I don’t wonder if the person before my easel is good, bad, generous, intelligent. I try to master them and to represent them just like a flower, a tomato or a tree.”

Her work was shown in various exhibitions before the Second World War, and the name Mela Muter was known in the art scene. Afterwards, she was somewhat forgotten. Her legacy, however, remains preserved in that her works are represented in various large museums throughout the world.

CHF 25 000 / 35 000 € 23 150 / 32 410. Koller. 06/30/17

Jan Lebenstein (1930 – 1999)


Lot 272. Jan Lebenstein (Polish, 1930-1999)
Figure No. 176
signed and dated ‘Lebenstein 63’ (lower left); signed twice and dated again and inscribed ‘Lebenstein/ Lebenstein/ Figure no. 176/ 1963’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
51 x 31 ¾ in. (129.5 x 80.6 cm.), unframed

Estimate $20,000-30,000. (1737500)



Lot 273. Jan Lebenstein (Polish, 1930-1999)
Figure Axial No. 64
signed and dated ‘LEBENSTEIN 60’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
51 x 37 ¾ in. (129.5 x 95.9 cm.), unframed

Estimate $12,000-18,000. (1735000)



Lot 274. Jan Lebenstein (Polish, 1930-1999)
Figure No. 188
signed and dated ‘LEBENSTEIN 63’ (lower left) and dedicated ‘pour mon ami Ralph/ Jan’ (lower right); signed, titled and dated and dedicated again ‘figure no 188/ 1963/ Lebenstein/ pour mon ami/ Ralph Bernstein/ Jan’ (on the reverse); signed, titled and dated again ‘Lebenstein figure no 188 1963’ (on the stretcher bar)
oil on canvas
31 7/8 x 21 3/8 in. (80.9 x 54.3 cm.), unframed

Estimate $8,000-12,000. Christies. 06/13-14/17. (1720000)