Newly Discovered Modern Masterpieces Head To Auction July 19
Rare & Desirable: European, Middle Eastern, Asian & Latin 20th Century Art
For Immediate Release
Beverly Hills, California - July 12, 2018 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online art auction house, is hosting their next auction: “ART: European - Latin - Middle-East - Asian.” on Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at 10:00AM Pacific Time.
Carlyle's latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 200 lots of “fresh to the market” museum-quality paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from collections and estates across the Unites States.
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
One of the most interesting lots up for bidding in Carlyle’s July 19 auction is a painting by Frank Sinatra. The fauvist style landscape painting, with bright colors was gifted by Sinatra to a senior executive at Caesar's Palace Casino in Las Vegas, in the late 1980’s, and consigned by his heirs. The painting is offered with a reasonable estimate of just $8,000-12,000.
Frank Sinatra was a legendary entertainer and an icon of 20th century culture. Sinatra was also an avid painter, thru out his career, experimenting in a variety of styles. Sinatra’s paintings were a prized gift, for his friends and associates. Frank Sinatra paintings are highly collectible today, and his painting “Fourth of July Fireworks” gifted to
Nancy Reagan sold for $223,500 at Christie’s New York, in 2016.
Saloua Raouda Choucair (Lebanese, 1916-2017), (Attributed).
One of the lots garnering worldwide bidder interest is a painting attributed to the important female Lebanese modernist Saloua Raouda Choucair.
The painting measuring approximately 12” x 16” was recently discovered in a Miami Beach collection. Dated 1951, the painting is believed to be an important early experimental work by the artist completed in Paris around the time of her exhibit at Gallery Collete Allendy, before her return to Beirut that year.
The estimate is a compelling $15,000-25,000. This is the first painting attributed to Choucair which has ever been offered at auction. Choucair is best known for her modernist abstract sculptures which have recently been selling for upwards of $400,000 at auction.
Saloua Raouda Choucair, born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1916 was a pioneer of abstract modern art in the Arab world. Notably one of the rare female artists in the Arab world, Choucair was highly experimental, working in an elegant style of abstraction, unleashing her creativity across multiple mediums and materials in painting and sculpture.
Choucair’s small-scale geometric paintings reflect a distinctive, highly refined understanding of line, form and materials. It is only in recent years that Choucair’s work has been “re-discovered” by the international art community, starting with a show at the Tate Modern in London in 2013.
MIDDLE EASTERN ART
Other notable paintings by Middle Eastern artists offered in the auction include highly desirable paintings by Manoucher Yektai, Iran Darroudi, and Abdullatif Al-Smoudi.
Valerio Adami (Italian, 1935 -)
Up for bidding is a superb, large format painting by Italian Pop artist Valerio Adami, titled “Hotel Primavera”. With an estimate of $40,000-60,000, the painting is an excellent example of Valerio Adami’s style which mixes classic Pop Art colors, and flat forms with thick black contours evoking the appearance of cartoons, with social, philosophical and literary references. Valerio Admai is an important European artist, who first came to international prominence in the 1960s with Nouvelle Figuration, the French intellectual version of Pop art. Adami's work is steeped in political, social and moral mythologies.
Ardengo Soffici (Italian, 1879-1964)
Another exciting new discovery offered in Carlyle’s July 19 auction is a 1926 landscape painting by Ardengo Soffici, an Italian Avant Garde painter who was early Futurist and Cubist, and after the First World War, became part of the “Return to Order” movement of traditional style painting. The painting offered on July 19, is one of Soffici’s sought-after landscapes, executed in a very fine style. The painting was recently discovered in a Kentucky estate, and is offered with an estimate of $8,000-12,000.
Carlyle’s July 19 auction also offers paintings by renowned artist including Armando Morales, Jesus Rafael Soto, Mauricio Lima, Jose Bedia and Luis Zarate
The auction is online-only, and The full auction catalog is available at www.carlyle-auctions.com Bidding is available through: BidSquare.com and LiveAuctioneers.com
Carlyle is now accepting consignments for the September 2018 auction.
Carlyle Galleries International, Inc. is an online Fine Art Dealer & Auctioneer based in Beverly Hills, California, serving an international collector base in over 46 countries.
Carlyle specializes in the "middle-market"($5,000-$100,000) in: Old Master & 19th Century, Impressionist/Modern and Post-War & Contemporary art.
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IMAGES & DESCIRPTIONS
(IMAGE FILE NAMES CORRESPOND TO LOT NUMBERS)
Artist: Francis Albert Sinatra (American, 1915-1998)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 29” x 20”
Provenance: Gifted by Frank Sinatra to Murray Gennis 1988, thence by descent to present owner.
Artist: Saloua Raouda Choucair (Lebanese, 1916-2017), Attributed to.
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 12” x 16” approximate panel size (30 x 42 centimeter)
Artist: Ardengo Soffici (Italian, 1879-1964)
Medium: Oil on artist board
Size: 18" x 22 1/12" (45 x 57 cm)
Date: 1926 (Signed dated lower right)
Artist: Valerio Adami (Italian, 1935 - )
Title: “Hotel Primavera”
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 78" x 58” inches (198 x 147 cm)
Provenance: Thomas Monahan Fine Art, Chicago 1990's - Chicago private collection
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Carlyle Galleries International, Inc. is an online Fine Art Dealer & Auctioneer based in Beverly Hills, California, serving an international collector base in over 35 countries.
Carlyle specializes in the "middle-market"($5,000-$100,000) in: Old Master & 19th Century, Impressionist/Modern and Post-War & Contemporary art, and runs auctions every month.