Michael Murrell (American) Very large sculpture carved from a tree trunk. Rather than impose his will on the medium, Murrell finds the form inside it. That certainly describes this piece which revels in the natural contours and textures of the living wood. Artist signed and dated 1980. Mounted on wooden plinth. About 18" x 18" x 62"
Andre Bouquet (France 1897-1987). "Village d'Lite au France." Oil on canvas, signed. Bouquet is noted painter in the naive style who displayed in the Grand Palais and Salon des Independents. His works hand in numerous museums dedicated to arts naif and private collections worldwide. 26" x 30" in gold frame.
Bronze giraffes. Unsigned, possibly by Don Wilks. Mounted on black marble. 12" x 12" x 18"
Large, signed painting of a sailboat race. As you gaze upon this vivid artwork you'll feel the speed of the sleek racing yachts as they slice through the blue green waters. Acrylic on canvas, signed D Gardner. 56" x 44" in complimenting slate blue frame.
Original painting in modern Impressionist style of a cowboy resting under a willow tree with his horse waiting patiently close by. Impressive impasto technique. Oil on canvas, artist signed. 38" x 48" in frame.
Original Impressionist painting of a white washed above a bay with little boats. It looks like southern England, Devon, perhaps. cottage. The water, grass, house, barn and everything sparkle in the happy sunshine. 35" x 31" in ornate gold frame with linen liner.
Helgi Joensen (Norway, 1931—) creates fascinating vessels inspired by the relationship between land and see. Helgi has unique processes for the geologic-like surfaces and iridescence of his vases. Pewter: made in Norway, 1986. 9-1/2" x 1-5/8" x 9"
Ladislav Ehrlich (Czech 1886—1965)
Small, plain are oil sketch showing bluffs above the Mediterranean or Adriatic sea. 20th C. 7.5" x 5.5" in gold frame.
Susanne Vertel Fishing Boy bronze garden statue. The little man is lost in thought as he holds his bamboo rod lightly in his hands. Limited edition of 20, cast in 1994. Natural. weathered finish. 26" x 22" x 24" tall. 49" bronze pole.
Exquisite, antique wood carving of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of creation) with elephants that spray her with holy water. The image of Gajalaksmi (as this is called) is often placed over the doors of temples because it is a powerful, protective icon that represents abundance, prosperity and peace. Carved wood: India, 19th C. 7-5/8" x 11"
Clyde Butcher (USA 1942—)
"Moonrise" Signed, limited edition, silver gelatin print from large format camera, 1986. Clyde Butcher is called the "Ansel Adams of Florida" for magnificent, dramatic black and white photos of our wild landscapes. "Moonrise" taken at Big Cypress preserve in 1986 is one of his most famous images. 21.5" x 27.5" framed
Tall and thin Itzhak Tarkey limited edition (#HC19/50) serigraph. Tarkay is one of the most popular and imitated artists in the world. His serene and evocative images of demure socialites and single women in old world parlors, terraces and cafes combine the style of Toulouse-Lautrec, the technique of Matisse and eye of Renoir into a singular vision. 31" x 57" in gold frame
Cityscape in Mid-Century Modernist style. The artist is Hugo Wilkins (1881-1955) and the city looks like Copenhagen. Oil on canvas thickly applied with knife and brushes. 26" x 21.5"
"Mystic South Africa" a famous vintage poster of giraffes in the twilight by British graphic artist Gayle Ullman. Reproduction framed in silver. 26" x 40"
CLYDE BUTCHER ”Tom Gaskin Swamp”
Limited edition, signed, Silver gelatin print from large format camera, 1983. Clyde Butcher (born 1942) is called the “Ansel Adams of Florida” for magnificent, dramatic black and white photos of our wild landscapes. This majestic image was his first swamp picture. Print dated 1999, 22” x 19” framed.
This Mae Sibley winterscape snow covered trees around a frozen lake is just the view you need in Florida to put you in the mood for Christmas and to keep you cool in summer. Oil on canvas. Signed M Sibley. 29” x 39”.
Original, signed oil painting of an Italian loggia. The shaded arcade with views of a sunny garden is very inviting. And it looks like the Ringling Museum's courtyard. 45.5" x 56.5"
Atmospheric, bare trees share a pair of panels that can hang close or separate depending on the space you have to fill. Han painted on burlap. Each is 20" x 70"
ORIGINAL, large scale gyotaku work by Jim Roberts. Jim Roberts of Sarasota, FL, is a leading practicer of the Japanese art of fish printing. The picture has 4 impressions of a bonita on rice paper. The paper is adhered to raw and attached to stretchers. Signed front with Robert's hanku (hand stamp) in blue. Not a giclee or reproduction, but an handmade work of art. 72" x 36"
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Large bronze figure of an Italian fisher boy known as "Il Granchio" (The Crab) after Annibale DeLotto (Italian, 1877-1932). The boy grabs his foot after being pinched by (or stepping on) the crab on the base. Cast bronze with applied verdigris on hair, drape and base. Late 20th C. 17" x 18" x 39" Suitable for outdoor.
Pair of very pretty framed prints from artist Lisa Audit. Goldfinches and big gorgeous blossoms on sky blue backgrounds. Framed in white with yellow linen. Each is 17" x 33"
Marco Mavrovich (USA 1960—) Limited edition serio-lithograph of an edenic subtropical retreat. Hand embellished with acrylic paint by the artist. Signed and numbered. 35" x 45" in white frame.
Pair of antique French architectural prints.
Ashcan school painting. Original oil of men cleaning windows or posting bills on a rundown street. It's a terrific scene beautifully executed by an artist unknown artist: circa 1930. Oil on canvas. 24.25" x 21" framed.
Original oil painting of an autumn landscape. The picture is signed Aavang/ 1921, and we think he was from Minnesota. It is a fine composition done in Post Impressionist/ Fauvist style. 47" x 37.5" framed.
Dynamic Mid-Century Modernist painting by an an unknown artist who signed as Camú. The picture has vibrant color and bold motion enhanced by multi-layered geometrics and physical texture. The quasi cubist composition shows sailboats with billowing striped spinnakers. The yellow, blue, red and white sails are cut by jagged blue and green forms representing wind and water. Signed lower left. 42" x 30" x 1-1/2" framed.
Superb golf illustration by English illustrator Andrew Johnson to attract duffers to North Berwick (Scotland) via London and North Eastern Railways. The poster was recreated in as a numbered. limited edition lithograph by Army Bergin for Society Re, 1997. 47" x 36.75"
Large panel from the Dallas studio of Jacques Lamark. A grand urn filled with urn executed in grisaille style on gold leaf. This will be stupendous in a high ceiling room with contemporary furnishings. On burlap canvas, signed. 32" x 60"
American impressionist Zoe Orth captures a rugged piece of California coast in this beautiful impressionist seascape. You can see the roiling of the waves in the blue, green and white brushstrokes. Signed Zoe. 14.5" x 21" in gold frame. We also have another seascape by Orth.
Sculpture by neon artist Al Blankschein of Milwaukee. One tube coils around the other, as seen in this close-up. The light is purple, pink, red, orange, green and blue and green. No special wiring needed, just plug the base into the wall. Made in Milwaukee, 2003. 11" x 11" black base, 84" overall height.
The Purple Gecko isn't a downtown bar, it's a delightful beaded sculpture that will add color and whimsy to any table top. Hundreds of purple and green glass beads on wire armature with crystal claws. All hand made. 13" x 9.5" x 3.75" high
Henri Riviere (French 1864-1951)
Brume Matinal au Loguivy (Misty Morning at Loguivy)
Chromolithograph circa 1894
17-3/4” x 23-1/2” in Rococo Revival frame
Riviere was a post-impressionist painter and print maker. Although Parisian through and through he adored the life and landscapes in Brittany. In this scene of cows in a rocky meadow under morning mist, he captures the rugged and peaceful apartness of France’s western most province. Loguivy is on the northwest coast.
Beautifully framed, high quality reproduction of "Lovers on Red Background" a 1983 work by Marc Chagall (Russian-French 1887-1985). Chagall’s innocent and dreamlike modern style is instantly recognizable and a welcome addition to any room. Lush reds and blues in a gold frame with back matts. 31" x 43"
SPIRIT MASK of the PUNU
The Punu People (in present day Gabon) create magnificent ceremonial masks of female ancestors (Mukadja) to be worn by stilt-walking dancers in ceremonies and rites. The masks are idealized beauties with elaborate hair-dos and ritual scarring on the forehead, as worn by real Punu women. The face is white because she is a spirit. We have never seen a Mukadj mask with raffia attached. East Africa, early 20th C. Mask = 8” x 7” x 12” Overall size @ 14” x 32”
Original drawing by Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998) was of Mexico's most important artists of the 20th C.
Andre Gisson "Coral Sky"
Enchanting and soothing picture of women and children at the beach under high banks or pink and purple clouds that are also reflected in the water. American Impressionist painter Anders Gittelson (1923-1993) was born in Brooklyn and Frenchified his name to Andre Gisson to stimulate his career. It worked! 23.5" x 20.5"
Leonardo Nierman (born 1937) is one of Mexico’s most celebrated artists. His paintings and sculptures are in museums and private collections worldwide as well as prominent public spaces in his native land. This sculpture is carved from Mexican onyx. We show it front lit and back lit so you can appreciate its translucence. 14” x 13” x 43.5” tall. Signed.
Man Ray (American 1890-1976)
Limited edition lithograph, untitled and undated. Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky) was a significant avant garde artist best known for his surrealist photography. This mysterious image is a metaphor for the artistic imagination--the kernel of an idea, barely formed waiting to grow into something beautiful. 24" x 31" in box frame.
James Wymore Welch (American 1928-2009)
Acrylic on canvas with strings 22.5" x 30.5"
Welch was a career NCO in the US Army as well as an abstract artist and sometimes lecturer. The casual composition is carefully plotted as to the size, position and color of each balloon as well as the length of the pieces of real string attached to them.
Nyoman Gurnasa (Indonesia 1944-2009) watercolor, 1997. Gurnasa was one of the most important figures in modern Indonesian Art. In the late 1960s he broke away from traditional painting to a freer watercolor technique he found more expressive of his culture's music and dance. He said painting a line was like singing and using color was like dancing
Italian villas are decorated with frescoes that imitate carved reliefs in Roman or Renaissance style. These matching, framed trompe l'oeil panels give you that look with a torch, doves and elaborate scrolls. Oil on canvas. 36" x 83"
framed trompe l'oeil panel. Oil on canvas. 36" x 83"
Limited edition bronze sculpture by renowned Mexican abstract painter and sculptor Leonardo Nierman (b. 1937). It looks to us like an eagle in flight—a symbol of Mexico as well as USA. Mounted on Lucite. Signed, numbered vi/vi. 10” x 7” x 31” tall.
Modernist sculpture from Artisan House, the studio of Curtis Jere. The assembly of welded steel rods appears to wist and rise. Signed Curtis Jere. Made in USA: 2013. Steel base included. 8" diameter, 39.5" overall height.
Large and sunny original painting by Steve Ward. In this abstract scene of a flower market the people and buildings are as colorful as the blossoms. Acrylic on canvas, signed. 48" x 24"
Bruce Gilden (American: b. 1946) captures urban life, raw, unfiltered and often too personal in New York, but also significantly during New Orleans Mardi Gras. In this 1977 photograph his camera finds a young man changed into a centaur on an empty street in the French Quarter. The emotions and circumstances of this delightfully strange image of sunshine and shadow, fantasy and decay could fill a book. 11" x 14" signed.
Framed giclee of blue herons by Florida wildlife Art LaMay. Art LaMay are very popular and always sell quickly. Artist signed and numbered in pencil. Framed in dark wood. 46" x 36"
Extraordinary chinese wooden pot carved from a section of tree trunk. The carving illustrates the exemplars of Taoism, the Eight Immortals in a pine tree. An elaborate composition very finely carved in deep and full relief. In one section Li Tieguai lays Go with Zhang Guol watched by Lü Dongbin. Early 20th C. 12.5" x 9.25" x 14" tall.
Celebrated artist Kerry Hallam (England: 1937) draws inspiration for his color saturated post impressionist paintings from the opulent light and distinct palette of the Riviera. We have 3 signed serigraphs currently, including this scene from St. Tropez. 50" x 43"
Beautiful classical Chinese ladies are minutely detailed mirror images. In addition to being exquisite, they have symbols that bring good feng shui: phoenix = immortality, lotus = purity and perfection and the hand pose is a Buddhist gesture to ward off evil. Hand carved ox bone in rosewood bases. Early 20th C. 17" tall.
"Owls" painted by Adam Leontus (Haiti: 1928-1986). Leontus loved the plants and animals of his island home, especially birds. His style is wonderfully free and expressionistic while still true to the details of the subject matter. This picture, like all his popular work, is joyful with a touch of mystery. Paint on board, signed lower right. 25 x 31.5 27.25" x 33.5" x 1.75 in cypress frame.
We don't know much about this pair of hand painted carvings except they are beautiful and fascinating. These are likely bodhisattvas, of figures from Javanese Buddhist mythology because they hold their right hands in the knowledge/ teaching mudra. Or they might be a bride and groom. They wear ornate batik sarongs and elaborate crowns as well as gold ear plugs. Indonesia: 19th C? @3" x 2-5/8 x 11" and 10-1/2 tall.
Seashell made of sand and crushed shells. Large tone-on-tone is simple and makes a statement. Perfect for Sarasota. Signed Foster. Framed by Harris Strong, the upscale art and framing purveyor. 36" square in brass frame.
High Horses, original etching/ serigraph by Guillaume Azoulay (French: born Casablanca 1946). Horses are one of Azoulay's favorite subjects and he shows them in dynamic motion like this furious trio of blue, purple and pink stallions printed on gold leaf. 1993. Signed and numbered 49" x 39" gallery framed.
Lithograph after "Sylvette in a green chair" by Picasso. Picasso was fascinated by Lydia Sylvette Corbett (nee David) and created 40 artworks in May 1954 to try to capture this simple, shy, and beautiful "modern woman." This from a special edition of prints authorized by Picasso's widow in 1975. plate signed and numbered in pencil. Framed in gold with white mats. 33" x 39"
Hand colored prints of colorful toucans from John Gould's "Ramphastodae, or family of Toucans" (Second edition). These are exceptional prints made even more beautiful by the framing. 22" x 33" Available separately.
Pierre-Jules Mêne (France: 1810-1879) was a prolific sculptor of animals, especially horses. He cast small scale works for home decoration that were very popular during his life and afterward. This a modern casting of a galloping Arabian horse. Mêne admirably captured the grace and athleticism of the animal in motion. Bronze with green finish. Signed P. J. Mêne. 15-3/4" x 8-1/4" x 12-3/4"
Limited edition lithograph from the important avant gardist Cornelis Guillaume Beverloo (1922-2010) aka Corneille. This masterful poster depicts Shakespeare's Othello (Otello in Verdi's opera) at war with himself at the end of the drama through vivid use of color and form. Numbered and signed Corneille. Framed.
"Dream Fragment" a limited edition acrylic sculpture by American sculptor Michael Wilkinson. Two enigmatic and beautiful floating female faces—are they the dreamers or the dreamed of?—appear captured in rock crystal just like an image vividly remembered. Signed and dated 1999. 6.5” x 5.25” x 11.50. Display stand included.
Enchanting, original, large oil painting depicting a female nude in a pool under a waterfall. Colorful leaves create a rich pattern reminiscent of Gustav Klimt. Oil on canvas, artist signed. 60" x 48" in silver leaf frame.
Original landscape painting attributed to American landscape artist Benson Bond Moore (USA 1882-1974). Tall oaks in the front with a view of fields and meadows rolling toward the Blue Ridge mountains in the distance. Probably done on location. Oil on 16" x 13" board in ornate gilt frame. Unsigned.
Hand carved, wood masks play a central role in the culture of the Bambara people of Mali. This mask is from the Ntomo Society which prepares boys for the responsibilities of adulthood after circumcision. The thin lips remind the boys that words must be used sparingly and carefully. It is decorated with incised marks in imitation of facial tattoos, ear poms and a stylized lion on top. 16” x 7” x 6.5” deep.
Charming naive watercolor of a very laid back lifestyle. A house by the water under coconut palms and no need to get dressed. That’s the life! Signed F Kriesche, undated. Watercolor on paper. 35” x 30” in cerused wood frame.
Two modern bronzes give their own interpretations of the fluid beauty of the female figure engaged in dance. Modern dance (left) signed with foundry and artist monograms; 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 15". Ballerina (right) unsigned 3-1/2” x 7-3/8” x 13-3/4”
Naina Kanodia (India: 1950) is a star of the Indian art world. She deploys l'Art Naif (pioneered by Henri Rousseau) to present the dialogue between modern life and milleniums old culture. Amid the dazzling colors and dizzying patterns of her paintings the humanity of her subjects always shines.
Kanodia's work is collected by billionaires and Bollywood stars. A work this size would command 650,000 rupees in Mumbai or Delhi. Oil on canvas, signed lower left. 36.25" x 46.5" framed.
Artist William Fisher and his wife enjoy an afternoon at a favorite river in the Maine woods. Illustrator, educator and landscape painter William Fisher (1890-1985), in his later years, enjoyed painting 'large' canvases in a modernist style you might call WPA Impressionist. Oil on canvas, signed. 36" x 30" in rustic frame.
Robert Fabe (1917-2004) is known for his paintings of children and urban housing, often the steep streets of Cincinnati, he called Townscapes. This one has 3 children surrounded by triple decker houses in winter. Oil on canvas. 27.5" x 22" framed.
Original Landscape in the style of Monet. Cypress and oak trees growing on the grassy banks of a canal. Oil on board. Signed G Rullens. Unframed. 20" x 22"
Signed Curtis Jere halo sculpture. Mid century copper artwork from the famous studio of Curtis Jere like an aura or the penumbra around the sun. Copper with verdigris in black stone base. 34" wide, 36" tall.
Unsigned original painting of fishing boats in a French, Impressionist style. Lovely hues of blue and aqua. Oil on canvas in wide, hand finished gold frame. 24" x 27"
Two views of the Rhine near Arnhem. Pair of vintage, framed oil paintings. Artist signed, oil on canvas. Europe: Mid 20th C. 17" x 15"
Small abstract expressionist painting by Michael Varley. Suggestive of Kandinsky or Miro. Acrylic on canvas, artist signed lower right. 10" x 8"; 15.75" x 13.75" framed.
"Grammy" original limited edition lithograph by American graffiti artist Kenny Scharf. An explosion of imagination and color. Signed and dated 1997. 34.75" x 43.25" unframed.
Original Fauvist painting by Finch Hoyt. We cannot find any bio data on Hoyt which is surprising because he was (is?) an excellent painter with a fine eye for composition and color and confident technique and unique approach. Here Hoyt presents a fishing village rendered in heavily outlined books of color. Notice especially how the highlight on the water seems to illuminate the entire scene. Oil on canvas, signed. 36" x 24"; 44" x 32" carved frame.
African masks are fabulous and fascinating objects that are valued for their craftsman ship, creativity and cultural heritage. This one has a tubular mouth, no eye holes and shallow geometric carving accented with kaolin or black. Origin and age unclear. 7" x 19" x 6" deep.
Original landscape painting by Dr. Lucien Vannerson (American, 1904-1982). Vannerson was self-taught and best known for land- and seascapes painted in the western USA. Oil on board, signed. Circa 1950. 21.25" x 18.5" framed.
Original painting by David Pallock (American 1906-1977). A Mediterranean or South American town with a colonnaded arcade and flower market. Oil on canvas. Dated January, 1967. 40.5" x 29" framed.
Small antique etchings, simply framed, are an elegant and cozy way to accessorize a wall. They are art people like to examine up close and make your home feel intimate and inviting.
Wood art vessel by Paul LaMontagne made of spalded maple, flame wood, canary wood, wedge, purple heart and curly maple. 11 x 3.75 x 16" tall.
Archaic Chinese bronze vases with entwining dragons in high relief. Imperfect, but still beautiful. Late 19th C. 6-3/4 in. diameter, 17-3/4 tall.