Among the drawings of particular interest are four wash, brush and ink / pencil and watercolor on paper works, 1908–1930, by Marc Chagall. All are signed by the artist and each one of them is sold with a photo-certificate from David McNiel, the artist’s son.
Another work that has caught our attention is a mutiple by Salvador Dali, titled Tristan & Isolde. It is a lithograph, 1972, in black on white-surface Rowlux with color added, covered with transparent and with blue, gold and red opaque Rowlux. Never before has anyone created a mixed media limited edition in this format. Dali was so pleased with the results that he designed a certificate with a melting clock and signed 500—one for each in the edition. It is the only time Dali signed a certificate for each numbered work of art. The work depicts a surrealistic golden chalice against an unusual landscape, made all the more unique by use of unconventional Rowlux material. The background is composed of a dimpled surface, similar in appearance to mother of pearl. The chalice itself appears to be of shimmering satin-like gold iridescence. The liquid shimmers with hues of violet. Dali’s signature is at lower right, and the lithograph is printed on the inner surface of a clear, ribbed plexi cover.
Pablo Picasso is featured heavily in the sale with a number of signed works, including an ink on paper drawing of a Mr. B. Cymermann, dated 1954. A certificate by Maya Picasso, daughter of the artist, accompanies this work and is dated Jan. 4, 2010.
All works are guaranteed as described and fully documented (where appropriate) with catalogue raisoné references and authenticity certificates.
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