Modern, contemporary art drive Carstens Galleries sale July 2

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Wifredo Lam gouache on paper, 1970. Carstens Galleries image

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Carstens Galleries of will conduct a fine arts auction on July 2 starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and live Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rosaria Pugliese acrylic on paper, ‘Parade,’ 51 x 51 in. Carstens Galleries image

Highlights include original paintings by Rosaria Pugliese, from her series Colorful Collection and Physical Reactions series (above) and photos by Alessandro Fanghella (below), among which lot 58, Rive Gauche was taken in Bruges, Belgium, and shown recently at the Louvre des Artistes, Paris.

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Alessandro Fanghella photo, ‘Le Gioconde.’ Carstens Galleries image

Other notable items in the auction are an Italian marble sculpture titled Al Mare and a Renato Anatra Murano glass sculpture titled Gymnastics.

Also, the auction has a fine selection of European paintings as well as contemporary artworks by Wifredo Lam, shown in lot 82, and Gunther Forg (below) in lot 20.

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Gunther Forg watercolor on paper, 2001. Carstens Galleries image

Complementing the offerings, lot 170 is an Art Deco sculpture by Otto Poertzel titled The Aristocrats, which is in excellent condition.

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Signed ‘Prof Otto Poertzel’ bronze sculpture, ‘The Aristocrats.’ Carstens Galleries image

A magnificent small French painting in enamel by Boucher is also offered.

This 225-lot auction also presents selected antiques including several Galle vases.