Zdzisław Beksiński (1929 – 2005)

Zdzisław Beksiński. Untitled, 1980

Pamiętam, gdy Wiesław Ochman, śpiewak operowy ale też i kolekcjoner malarstwa, przewodniczył licytacji na swojej aukcji charytatywnej w konsulacie w Nowym Yorku. Bywały tam wtedy prace Zdzisława Beksińskiego za 4-5 tysięcy dolarów. Śmierć malarza uwolniła ceny i rozpoczęła się spekulacja na dużą skalę.

Lot 107. Zdzislaw Beksinski, Polish 1929-2005. Untitled, 1980; oil on board, signed and dated 1980 on the reverse, 73 x 88cm (ARR). Provenance: Private collection, London. Note: Zdzislaw Beksinski specialised in the field of dystopian surrealism and has been compared to Swiss painter H.R. Giger, who created images of humans and machines in cold biomechanical relationships. Estimate 20,000 – 30,000 GBP. Roseberys. 07/15/20

Alicja Halicka (1895 – 1975)

Alicja Halicka. The model on the toilet

Praca tak nietypowa dla twórczości Alicji Halickiej, że musze poczekać, aż p. Krzysztof Zagrodzki napisze coś nt. tej pracy (o ile znów natrafi na mój blog).

Lot 59. Alice HALICKA (1895 1975). Alice HALICKA (1895-1975). The model on the toilet. Oil on canvas signed top left, 81 x 54 cm. Estimate 3,000 – 4,000 euro. Auction Art Remy Le Fur & Associes. 07/03/20

Maria Melania Mutermilch (1876 – 1967)

Maria Melania Mutermilch. Landschaft

Nieduży pejzaż Meli Muter. Nisko wyceniony. Będzie zainteresowanie, choć umiarkowane, bo są obecnie na rynku lepsze (ale też i droższe) jej prace.

Lot 23. Maria-Mela Muter, French-Polish, 1876 – 1967. Landschaft; oil on board, signed lower right, 33 x 41cm (ARR) (VAT charged on hammer price). Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, 19 October 1988, lot 283; Private Collection, London. Note: The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Mrs Urszula Lazowski.

Mela Muter, the pseudonym of Maria Melania Mutermilch, is one of the most significant Polish Jewish female painters in Paris in the early 20th century. She studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie Colarossi under Etienne Tournés. In Paris, Muter swiftly built a reputation as a portrait painter and exhibited her work regularly, first at the Paris Salon in 1902, and subsequently at the Salon des Indépendants, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, the Salon des Tuileries as well as the Salon des Femmes Artistes Modernes. During her early years in Paris she was associated with the Polish elite Leopold Gottlieb, Wladyslaw Reymont, Leopold Sraff, Stefan Żeromski, and Henri Barbusse, as well as other artists Auguste Peret, Diego Rivera and Rainer Maria Rilke, who would become one of her closest friends. During the Second World War, Muter went into hiding in the South of France, from this point on she created these Fauvist landscapes of the area, such as the present painting. Estimate 5,000 – 7,000 GBP. Roseberys. 07/15/20