Press Releases tagged with nicola simbari

Oil painting by the Italian artist Nicola Simbari (1927-2012), titled Near Amalfi, signed and dated 1965 ($5,700).

Artworks by Simbari, Soulacroix, Lamotte all perform well at A. B. Levy's Oct. 30th auction

Released: November 10, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A 17th century Chinese polychrome-decorated, carved wood figure of a seated bodhisattva (in Buddhism, a spiritually enlightened person) sailed well past its pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000 to sell for $60,000 at A.B. Levy’s Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction held October 30th, online and at A.B. Levy’s gallery in Palm Beach, Fla.   “Walking into the Palm Beach home of the person who owned it, I was instantly fascinated with the carved bodhisattva figure and looked forward to the opportunity of bringing it to auction,” said Albert Levy of A.B....


Elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J.F.  Soulacroix (1825-1879), titled Enchantee (est.  $50,000-$80,000).

Beautifully detailed figural rendering by Charles J.F. Soulacroix (Fr., 1825-1879) will be auctioned Oct. 30

Released: October 23, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – An elegant oil on canvas figural rendering by the French painter Charles J. F. Soulacroix (1825-1879), an exceptional pair of cased French dueling pistols from around 1840 and a Hermes shiny crocodile Birkin women’s handbag are three expected top lots at A. B. Levy’s 300-lot Jewelry, Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art Auction set for Monday, Oct. 30th. The sale will be held in A. B. Levy’s gallery, located at 211 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, starting at 2 pm Eastern. Exactly 300 lots will come up for bid, featuring property from Palm Beach estates. The list of artis...


This portrait painting by John Constable (1776-1837) of his sister Mary, done around 1820, sold for $14,400 at Los Angeles Auction House.

1820 portrait by John Constable (Br., 1776-1837) of his sister Mary sells for $14,400 at auction

Released: February 13, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A trove of ten personal letters written from 1948-1950, mostly from Queen Elizabeth II to Sharman Douglas (Princess Margaret’s close personal friend in the 1940s and ‘50s) and her mother, Mrs. Lewis Douglas, sold as a single lot for $4,320 at an auction held Jan. 15 by Los Angeles Auction House, at the Santa Monica Airport, the firm’s venue of choice. One of the letters was written to Ms. Douglas by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It stated, “Dear Sharman, I take back everything I said and I am delighted that it is now certain that you can remain here indefinite...


Emil Bisttram Abstract Gouache.

More Midcentury and Fine Art Finds at Clarke

Released: August 15, 2014

While many auction houses take their vacations in August, Clarke does the opposite. On the heels of a highly important and successful single artist sale in late July, which followed a record setting midcentury sale earlier in the month, the August 18th selections of each will be in good company. The fine art category will feature works from a global pool and of all artistic traditions. The early works include 2 Old Master paintings. One Old Masters work is a depiction of the baptism of Christ and has an indistinct signature in the corner. The other may be of greater importance as the pl...


Moons of Saturn abstract bronze by Ibram Lassaw

Ibram Lassaw Bronze, Moons of Saturn, Featured at Clarke

Released: June 12, 2014

Clarke Auction’s June 16th sale will feature some of its best American sculpture, paintings, and graphic works to date. The most exciting and important work by an American artist in the sale is the 1954 abstract bronze sculpture entitled Moons of Saturn by Ibram Lassaw.  Lassaw, a New York School sculptor, co-founded the American Abstract Artists in 1936 and served as president of the organization from 1946 to 1949. The avant-garde artist and one of the most influential figures of post-war art denied the notion that art should to be representational and embraced abstraction in its pur...


Francis Picabia.  Est.  $60,000 - $80,000

Picabia, Duchamp, Barison and Beyond

Released: June 10, 2014

This sale, which has 400 lots of assorted estate fresh merchandise, is highlighted by some of the best European paintings offered this year by Clarke.  Among the many great French works is a wonderful and recently authenticated post-impressionist Parisian oil on canvas, Ponte Marie, by famed Dada artist, Francis Picabia. The painting, executed in 1904, was originally purchased by the local consignor's parents in London in 1957 and has remained in the family until now. Post-impressionist paintings by Picabia are rare and have increased in importance and value as recent market example...


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