Top contemporary art to be offered at Baterbys, Nov. 7

This serigraph on wove paper work is by Gary Benfield (Bristish, b. 1965). ‘Escapade II' has an $800-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

This serigraph on wove paper work is by Gary Benfield (Bristish, b. 1965). ‘Escapade II’ has an $800-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 300 works of art by some of the greatest names in 20th century fine art will be sold alongside contemporary names like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Nicola Simbari and Gary Benfield at a live and Internet auction slated for Nov. 7 by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

The event will be conducted live at Baterbys’ Pointe Orlando gallery 9101 International Drive, Unit 1008. The auction will begin at 7 p.m.

Mention of the name Salvador Dali often evokes soft watches and surrealist dream imagery. Later in life, however, Dali turned to more traditional subjects, in particular those involving biblical and historical references. His entire Aliyah Suite is an example of this and will be auctioned along with other limited-edition works, like the Divine Comedy series.

Dali’s Aliyah Suite was executed in 1968. Each image in the 25-print series is an original lithograph d’Arche Vellum, about 20 inches by 15 inches each, and signed lower right in pencil and numbered of 250 lower left. All are in excellent condition. The Divine Comedy series, circa 1960, comprises six signed, framed prints, with an image area of 13 inches by 10 1/2 inches.

Gary Benfield (British, b. 1965) is known for his romanticized female figure paintings and equestrian renderings. Offered Nov. 7 will be a six-work series of serigraphs on wove paper, executed between 2003-2007. Each serigraph is signed in gold pen in a limited-edition series of 750. The six titles include Escapade II, Golden Mask, Renaissance, Heavenly Dance, Day Dreaming and Love Secrets.

Original oil paintings and hand-embellished giclee prints by Elena Bond will also be sold. The giclees include Strolling Harbor Side edition of 95, 24 inches by 40 inches; Love Gondolier edition of 95, 36 inches by 18 inches); Sand and Surf edition of 95, 32 inches by 32 inches; and City Reflections edition of 95, 19 inches by 60 inches. All the giclees are artist-signed and in excellent condition.

The oil on canvas paintings by Bond include The Waters of Venice, Early Morning in Venice, Still in Mediterranean Waters, La Trattoria, Hand and Hand, Night in the Keys, Arch and Lake, Artists Café, Summer Manhattan Style, and After Hours Chill and Le Station de Metro. The works range in size from 16 inches by 12 inches to 20 inches by 60 inches. All are signed and in excellent condition.

Nicola Simbari (Italian, b. 1929) launched his painting career while still in his 20s with a one-man show in London. After that, he was commissioned to paint murals for the Italian Pavilion at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. His brilliant impressionistic style and vivid and dramatic interpretations of the Mediterranean have established Simbari as a major artist.

Three of his works will be included in the Baterbys auction. All three are serigraphs, done around 1990. They include: Piazzo Del Duomo (36 1/4 inches by 33 inches, hand-signed lower right, hand-numbered lower left); White Dress (31 inches by 36 inches, hand signed lower right, hand-numbered lower left); and El Parasol (35 inches by 26 ¾ inches, hand-signed and hand-numbered).

The auctioneer’s premium will be donated to Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, an AIDS/HIV awareness organization based in Winter Park.

For details log on to www.baterbys.com or call 866 537-0265.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Baterbys’ Art Auction Gallery’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


This original Salvador Dali lithograph titled ‘d'Arche Vellum' from his Aliyah Suite (1968) carries a $1,550-$2,300 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

This original Salvador Dali lithograph titled ‘d’Arche Vellum’ from his Aliyah Suite (1968) carries a $1,550-$2,300 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.


Signed by Italian-born artist Nicola Simbari (b. 1929), this serigraph titled ‘White Dress' has a $700-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

Signed by Italian-born artist Nicola Simbari (b. 1929), this serigraph titled ‘White Dress’ has a $700-$1,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.


Elena Bond's original oil on canvas painting titled ‘La Trattoria' has a $3,900-$4,400 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

Elena Bond’s original oil on canvas painting titled ‘La Trattoria’ has a $3,900-$4,400 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.


This 1960 lithograph by Salvador Dali from his Divine Comedy series has a $1,500-$2,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.

This 1960 lithograph by Salvador Dali from his Divine Comedy series has a $1,500-$2,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.