Lawrence Fine Art will exhibit a strong roster of works by early 20th Century French and American painters, among them Maximilien Luce, George Rouault, Albert Andre and Reynolds Beal, many of the works from the same distinquished collection, at the upcoming Antiques Art & Design at the Armory, October 9-13. The gallery will also exhibit a distinquisted roster of ceramic works, including a rare ceramic sculpture by Viktor Schreckengost, work by Lucy Rie and museum quality work by Natzler, Rookwood and Newcomb. Other works include mid-century abstraction by Arthur Pinajian and lyrical abstraction by contemporary artists Harriette Joffe and Suzanne LaFleur.
"This is our first outing with the Avenue Show and we are absolutely putting our best foot forward," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "These are strong examples by each artist."
Several of the works come from the same distinquished Long Island collection and were exhibited at the Nassau Museum of Art's "The Sea Around Us," June 5-September 12, 2010. All have strong provenance and exhibition history.
"We are particularly excited to be exhibiting Luce's Le Port D'Amsterdam, from 1908," said Shapiro. "This is an extremely strong example of his work."
Another strong example is Schreckengost's Teacher's Training, a ceramic sculpture dating from 1952. "Most of his work of this caliber is in museums," said Shapiro. "This will make a superb addition for the knowledgeable collector."
The gallery will also feature work by "Lost Master" Arthur Pinajian and contemporary work by Harriette Joffe and Suzanne LaFleur. LaFleur works in pastel in a style reminiscent of Joan Mitchell. Joffe is an abstract expressionist painter for whom the gallery has mounted two solo shows in the past two years.
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Lawrence Fine Art specializes in contemporary and historic-modern art.