Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Beverly Hills, CA, United States
DoneTue, Nov 15, 2016 6:00 PM GMT
European, Asian & American Art
Carlyle's latest online auction features nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples. As usual, the Carlyle?s auction will be featuring an eclectic mix of fine art, including: Asian, Latin and Middle Eastern art, to European and American 19th century, & Old Master paintings and drawings. EVERYTHING starts at only $100 !! One of the highlights of the November auction will be a selection of important 1960?s paintings by famed Indian artist Avinash Chandra (1931-1991) who is best known for his abstracted yet sexualized representations of the female body, inspired by the tradition of Indian erotic art. Along with F.N. Souza, Avinash Chandra was part of a generation of Indian expatriate artists, who found success in London in the 1960?s. Chandra was the subject of a 1962 BBC television documentary ?Art of Avinash Chandra?, and was the first Indian British artist to be featured at the Tate Gallery in London, and the first Indian artist to exhibit at Documenta in Kassel. Avinash Chandra?s paintings are included in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Tate Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, and other important public and private collections. Contemporary Art highlights include an 1966 painting of a female nude by Los Angeles-based Pop Artist James Gill. James Gill was a part of the early Pop Art movement, represented by the renowned Felix Landau gallery and exhibited alongside Warhol, Jasper Johns, and other leading American artists in major shows worldwide. Gill?s 1962 ?Marilyn Triptych? was the first Pop Art painting of Marilyn Monroe - preceding Andy Warhol. In November 1962, the Museum of Modern Art in New York - as a gift of John de Menil and Dominique de Menil ? added ?Marilyn Triptych? painting to to its collection.