Dozens of important works of art by 20th-century masters such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall will be offered at auction on Saturday, Nov. 8, by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery. The sale will be conducted live and online.
All art will be sold with museum-quality framing and acid-free mattings and each piece comes with a lifetime guarantee to authenticity.
Works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) include a pair of lithographs done in 1966 based on the Lord’s Prayer titled Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread and Amen. Both are original color lithographs on wove paper and signed and dated in the stone. Each is 13 inches by 15 7/8 inches. Both are in excellent condition.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) will be represented by two works. A circa 1939 signed linocut titled Pigeonneau (The Young Pigeon). A linocut is a variation on a woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum, mounted on a wood block, is used for the relief surface on watercolor paper. The other work is an unsigned original lithograph from 1961 titled Picadores I.
Offerings by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) include a biblical-themed original color lithograph titled The Garden of Eden, circa 1960, 10 1/2 inches by 14 inches and a circus-themed color lithograph titled Le Cirque Lithographe, circa 1957, 25 1/4 inches by 16 1/4 inches. Both of these unsigned lithographs exhibit outstanding vibrant and brilliant colors.
Also slated to cross the block will be works by the following artists:
• Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) – Modigliani was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, best known for his elongated female figure paintings and sculptures.
• Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) – Miro earned international acclaim for his abstract curvilinear design paintings, collages and murals. His work is mostly Surrealistic.
• Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) – Degas became famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism (although he rejected the term and preferred to be called a realist). His portraits are some of the finest ever done.
• Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947) – Bonnard is best known for his intense use of color. His compositions often depicted sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens, populated with friends and family members or self-portraits, landscapes, and still lifes of flowers and fruit.
• Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958) – Vlaminck is considered one of the leading figures in the Fauve movement (a group of artists who, from 1904 to 1908, were united in their intense use of color). He also was a poet and violinist.
• Jack Levine (Mass./N.Y., born 1915) – Still alive and well in Boston, Levine is an American Social Realist painter and printmaker best known for his satires on modern life, political corruption and biblical narratives. His caricatures are in the mod genre and express unique social commentary.