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.
Hang this gorgeous view of azure waters under a clear sky for an instant beach front vista. Photo print framed in black with cream border. 53" x 37"
Standing Buddha, Gupta style. The young prince has just arisen after receiving enlightenment. He wears fine drapery and has an aura behind his head. He stands on a lotus and holds his in the "apana" energy position. Cast copper or brass with verdigris. Made in India. 13" x 9" x 36.5"
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"
Very fine, bright and colorful folk art painting signed Emmanuel Haiti. The artist shows a village of houses with corrugated metal roofs along a river as wash g is being done. Other people come and go from the surrounding, lush, towering forest. On canvas. 24" x 20"
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.
Pair of large portraits of Mr and Mrs. Blue Heron. The blue is the largest heron and common to Florida ponds and wetlands. Signed S. Robertson. Oil on canvas in cypress frames. 38" x 49.5".
Fine, large atmospheric painting of a river with the sun breaking through rain clouds at dusk. The dark blues fill the bottom of the canvas. The shades transmute to green as they rise and then to sunny yellow and orange. Attractively framed in black and gold. 52" x 52"
Humpback whale mother and calf sculpture afloat. The two whales seem to float just as they do in their oceanic abode. Cast steel with blue-green and brass bronze finishes. 15" x 6-3/4" x 11" tall
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"
Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is very popular in our area This colorful late print depicts Eve, attached to Adam's rib, holding the apple and a very evil snake to the right and wrapped around the tree and couple. A red robed emerges from bottom right to evict them for the Garden. Signed and numbered in pencil.
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.
Ca d'Zan, the Venetian mansion of circus and real estate magnate John Ringling is a Sarasota landmark. You can have a version of it in your own Sarasota home with this signed, limited edition print of a lovely watercolor by local painter Dwight Smith. 36" x 28" in dark wood frame.
Pair of bronze crane garden sculptures. Cranes, herons, ibis and other long legged birds are frequently seen walking through Florida Gulf Coast neighborhoods. These beautiful bronze cranes don't walk so they will beautify your garden, patio, lawn or lanai permanently. Great decorative pieces inside too. Cast bronze with verdigris finish. 20" x 6" x 35", 20" x 6" x 22"
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"
To advertise his newly opened piano store in Paris, M. Daudé designed a poster (and was the model too). The Art Deco design is so stunning he never did any other advertising! This an original, printed in Paris 1928-1958. Mounted on linen and framed in brass. 48" x 64".
Pair of vintage Vanguard Studio paintings. Lee Reynold's Vanguard Studio Modern and Mid-Century Modern style paintings for home and office decorating. This pair of dashing horses are done in an abstract technique in black and gold on emerald green. Signed Van Gaard (very punny). Vanguard labels on back. Original frames. 14" x 22" x 2"
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.
Swedish Modern Expressionist painting. Moody and enigmatic scene of buildings in the moonlight reflected in still water. The sky is a chaotic swirl of blue clouds mixed with plumes of smoke or dust or both. Oil on masonite. Signed and dated, 1971. 48.5" x 35.5" in frame.
"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.
19th C. half length portrait labeled “JA Jackson Philadelphia Gentleman.”
The owner attributes the picture to John Adams Jackson (Bath, ME: 1815—1865: Pracchia, Italy) a well known American sculpture and portraitist. Whoever the artist and sitter, it is a very fine American portrait deserving a place of honor in your home, even if he isn’t your ancestor. Oil on canvas: circa 1820. 32.5" x 37.5" in fine period frame.
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.
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.
These are exceptional prints made even more beautiful by the framing. 22" x 33" Channel-billed Toucan (left) and Citron-throated Toucan (above). Available separately.
Stately white egrets, pink sunset, lush palms-- this is the gulf coast view we all came here for. If you don't see it out your window, hang it on the wall! Hand painted on canvas. 48" x 40"
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.
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.
"Angel of Venice" by Vladimir Zolotsev (Russia: 1953) is an enchanting view of gondolas on the Grand Canal floating under a heavenly cloud. The blues are especially vivid and beautiful. Original oil on canvas, signed. 48" square, unframed.
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.
Still life painting by Vladimir Zolotsev (Russian/ American 20th C). Wonderful sense of color matched with an equally zestful technique that revels in the texture of the pigment. 24” x 29.5” on canvas signed V Zolotsev: 2011.
If you can't take your eyes f this painting maybe that's because it's made with glue. At least that's our best guess for the raised portions of this captivating Op Art canvas. Beautiful jewel tones of blue and violet. Unsigned. Circa 1970. 20.5" x 24.75"
Original, limited edition, joyful, sculptures by Zachary Oxman. Upper: "The Dance III" 2008. Polychrome bronze on marble--note how the woman is suspended. Signed. 18" x 7" x 12". Lower: Dancer candlesticks, 2016. Bronze on marble. Signed. 8" x 7" x 17"
"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.
Cubist carved Stone sculpture will be a fascinating addition to your home or garden. Signed Modigliani/ 1913, it has an enigmatic power much as do the N'gil masks from West Africa that were so influential to early 20th Century artists including Pablo Picasso, George Braque, Amadeo Modigliani and his mentor Carlo Brancusi. Place it shaded spot of your garden surrounded by ferns for a spectacular affect.
Artist and age unknown. 7.5" x 7.5" x 30" tall.
Original watercolor depicting a rangers' watch tower by a lake high in the Rockies, by the dazzling light of dawn. Signed Griffin. Mid 20th C. 28.5" x 22.25 framed.
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.
The metal sculptures of Dan Murphy are beautifully expressive from every angle. He makes solid metal seem as light and fluid as ribbons blowing in the wind. This one is three strips—2 brass, 1 chrome—billowing over a lucite base. Signed and dated 1979. 10.5" x 10.5" x 22" tall.
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.
CAMINO de MERCADO an original painting by Maria Anna Hildalgo Sempere (Mexico:1954). The Cuernavaca-based artist captures the stories of life Mexico's villages with special emphasis on light and texture. On Canvas. Signed H Sempere 1999. 41.5" x 33" framed.
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.
Superb carving of the Buddha as Prince Siddhartha carved from wood. The figure wears royal garments and stands on a lotus leaf. Just looking at him makes you feel happy. Expertly carved with fine details. Cambodia: 19th C. 9-1/4" x 4" x 23"
Cattleya Orchids original Serigraph by Lowell Nesbitt (USA: 1933-1993). Nesbitt earned a BA at Temple University and attended the Royal College of Art.
He is best known for his large scale images of flowers although he produced numerous subjects in his macrocloseup style. Although often grouped with his contemporary Photo Realists, Nesbitt was freer in his interpretations. His flowers are dramatic, impetuous, sexual and have a whisper of irresistible transgression.
Serigraph of laid paper, 1981. Numbered and signed in pencil. Brushed gold frame with white mats. 45” x 35” x 1.5”
Fernando Botero (Medelin,Columbia: 1932) is the most recognized and copied artist in the world, exemplified by the half dozen canvases in his style by different artists consigned here. In this original painting a Boteroesque, doll-faced woman is being painted by an equally overstuffed painter Artist signed, ornately framed framed. 46.5" x 37"
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.
Working entirely by hand, wood artist Kyle Hawke transforms flat wood into serpentine curves inspired by the flowing wind. Each piece is handcrafted without forms or molds. "Windswept" Cherry: 26" x 2" x 17"high "Windswept" Oak: 30" x 3" x 23"
"Earthstruck" Original wood sculpture by John McAbery. Disk of bay laurel cut with a jagged lightning bolt. McAbery creates "natural designs inspired by Ocean, Land and Sky" in northern California. 2015. 11" x 3" x 16".
Exciting and dramatic bronze sculpture "Horse Thief" after Frederic Remington (US: 1861-1909). This is a modern casting made by the lost wax method and hand finished. 9.5" x 5" x 10.5" tall.
Hand carved wood panels from Asia are a super alternative to framed art for your walls. One is koi and lotus with open space between rivulets of water (15-3/4" x 28-5/8" x 1-3/8"). Hang it in a window for the full affect. Lotus blossoms on tall stems carved in high relief 15-1/4" x 39" x 1-1/2". Philippines: late 20th C.
Peter Hayward untitled landscape. Hayward (1905-1993) is regarded as one of Hawaii's important painters. Here he uses his masterful technique on a rocky forest in his native New England. Oil on canvas, signed lower left: mid 20th C. 35" x 29.5" in gold frame.
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.
Vibrant abstract cityscape by Augusta Angel (years unknown) a gifted artist who painted here and in Mexico en plein air and in other genres. This foray into abstract expressionism is particularly successful due to the dynamic composition, vigorous use of color, balance and shading. Oil on board, signed lower right: Mid 20th C. 26" x 22" framed
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"
Mid-Century modern style painting of boats with red sails. A vigorous composition with very nice contrast of red and green and strong technique. Artist signed. Acrylic on canvas in silver gilt frame. 40" x 28"
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.
"Exploded Salad" could describe thousands of abstract paintings, but in this case its the truth because the subject of this hyper-realist painting is a salad. The lettuce, tomato, onion etc. are blown up--magnified-- 100 times. Colorful, fun and nutritious. Acrylic on canvas, signed V. Bailey. 32.5" x 42.5"
"White #1" embossing by David Gerry Partridge (born US 1919, died Canada 2004). This work translates his "Nailles" sculptures to paper with raised dots of different sizes forming undulating waves. Partridge is well represented in public and private collections. His monumental Nailles are among the most significant public artworks in Canada. Wove paper. Artist Proof. Signed and dated 1972 in pencil. 22" x 25" framed.
Kangra style painting depicting lovers Krishna and Radha with attendants, a peacock and lotuses against chinar trees. The painting has the vibrant color graceful figures and natural details so characteristic of Indian Kangra painting. 39.5" x 44"
"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.
Maria Keralla is a mysterious artist. We know she was born in Alexandria, Egypt and painted in India. She also taught. That's all we've found. Her picture of poplar trees on either side of a road shows the influence of Cezanne and the Fauvists her stylistic comrades. Oil on board, latter 20th C. 30-1/2" x 28"
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.
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.
"Red Dress" an original enamel on copper art work. Super rich, vibrant color. Signed Cole.
Still Life With Cello, watercolor by JG Brown, British-born American painter (1831-1913). Brown is famous for his oils of children and dogs, especially paper boys and shoe shines, in New York City. He was a charter member and later president of the Water-Color Society. 18.5" x 24" framed.
"The Bridge at Nanking" hand colored etching from Allom's China. England, 19th C. Framed by W King Ambler. 23" x 20".
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.
Large, original painting signed Daisy. Autumnal view of grassy dunes with a cottage in the background. Acrylic on canvas framed with weathered barn board. 46" x 30.5"
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.
Original signed watercolor by Sydney Morgan. Pink Key West hues behind a tall wall of bougainvilleas. 24" x 24" framed.
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.