Lillian Shao "Midnight at Palace Court." The dreamy serigraphs of Lillian Shao are reminiscent of the Art Deco fantasies of Erte. In this exquisite composition two maids in pink play the headless of the central beauty like a harp. Number serigraph with debasing and gold leaf. 34" x 41.5" in black frame with multiple mats.
Signed limited edition lithograph of children at the beach. The bright blue and yellow swimsuits contrast the muted coastal colors and make the a nice piece for a bedroom. Artist signed and numbered. 28" x 24"
Curtis Jere wall sculpture made of reflective silver disks and hemispheres. Very Mid Century, very modern, very shiny and exciting. Signed. 60" x 18" x 9" deep.
The style of Israeli artist Itzchak Tarkey (1935-2012) is instantly recognizable (and often copied) and his serene ladies in their colorful backgrounds are welcome in any room. Original lithograph, signed and numbered. 22.5" x 22.5"
Painting by Sarasota artist Debbie Dannheisser. With groupings of long legged ladies she celebrates the strength, grace and courage of women. Ms. Dannheisser is as admired in the community for her philanthropy as for her painting. Acrylic on board, signed. 15-3/4" x 15-3/4" framed.
Brutalist wall sculpture. An outstanding textural piece made from open rectangles of steel of different depths. Natural oxidized finish. Superb compliment to your Mid Century modern decor or foe outdoors. 33" x 2" x 33"
Marc Chagall 1911 Paris giclee. This picture comes from early in Chagall's time in Paris. His view of the Eiffel Tower from an industrial neighborhood with a horse in the foreground shows him embarking on his own style away from the influence of Gaughan and the Fauvists. 42" x 35" in gold frame.
ORIGINAL antique poster by Jules Cheret (France 1836-1932) for the Moulin Rouge, the world famous Parisian dance hall. The poster is a quintessential image from Belle Epoque France. Printed in Paris, 1890s. 41" x 55" in frame.
One of two colorful California landscapes by Siamack. The artist is an Iranian classically trained in Italy who lives in LaJolla, CA. The vibrant pictures capture the many hues of the terrain as well as the clarity of the light. Oil on canvas, 2005. 29.25" x 40.5.
Carlos Kis (Brazilian 1932-2010)
#1963 "Reminiscencias" (Reminiscences)
Mixed Media on Formica, 1989
25.5" x 25.5"
Original Surrealist artwork by famed Brazilian artist Carlos Kis inspired memories of his life and art. The process of putting original art on Formica was developed by Kis.
Undersea art for coastal decor. Very large, original painting by Bill Holmes depicting colorful ocean flora and fauna beneath the sunlit sea. 60" x 40"
Hunting falcon painted on silk. This unique work of art by TP Vieulle shows the hooded bird of prey against a background of leaves, feathers and floral bursts in soft translucent orange, blue and teal. 36" x 38" in blue fame.
We're finding a lot to love in this dynamic, Orient influenced painting signed J Kabo. One sees the influence of eastern vase and screen painting in the subject matter, technique and execution. It has marvelous rock and cloud textures from Asian painting. The flowers and foliage are also Asian painting as is the overall flattened perspective. 30" x 43"
Blue hydrangea by Trowbridge. Excellent reproduction of an antique botanical print looks like an antique itself. In its silver, mirrored frame it's perfect for a coastal or contemporary room. 28.5" x 32.5"
Evocative and fun Curtis Jere motion sculpture. Mottled turquoise primal with rays of long brass rods. Polished, round marble base. Signed. 1988. 21" x 11" x 38."
Exciting and dramatic bronze sculpture "Outlaw" after Frederic Remington (US: 1861-1909). A determined cowboy keeps his seat on an equally determined bucking bronc. This is a modern casting made by the lost wax method and hand finished. 15" x 9" x 24 tall.
Complement your Mid Century Modern furniture with appropriate period art such as this Lee Reynolds Vanguard Studios spring cityscape (Signed. 50" x 40") and the brutalist metal sculpture to the right.
William Benecke (USA: 1934-2001)
Road to Amboise (Loire Valley)
Oil on Canvas 1970s
Very large and pretty painting of a picturesque spot in a town somewhere in the Loire Valley of France. Signed. 57" x 45"
Pair of canvas wall hangings depicting the giant leaves and fronds of our own Florida landscape. Printed in white and midnight blue which gives them a certain romantic appeal. 42" x 56.5" in thin silver frames.
Lissy Dennett (Austrian-American b. 1926)
La Bâyadere, 1988
12" x 10" x 39"
A bâyadere is a female Hindu ritual dancer. This abstract carving of a female torso captures the dancer's graceful, sinuous movement. Original bill of sale included.
Pair of Balinese teak carvings. The scenes are probably from the Ramayana and are beautifully rendered in deep relief with lost of fine details. Hand carved on the island of Bali. 13" x 19" x 3.5"
Dynamic and vibrant original oil painting of the paddock before a race as trainers ready their horses. Artist signed. 44" x 31.5" in gold frame.
Florida Flora artwork by Karen Leffel-Massengill. We have 6 pieces of different subjects in sizes up 30" x 40". All artist signed and numbered. Shown here: white bird-of-paradise. 44" x 34" framed.
Art LaMay is a very popular Florida painter known especially for avian subjects (that means he's for the birds).
Susan Pelish "Welded Glass" sculpture made from found and repurposed glass of different kinds. The rocker base sets the crystals swiniging and the marbles pinging. Addictive fun to watch. Signed. 16" x 7-3/4" x 22-3/4”
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Robert W. Larsen was a long time painting instructor at Ringling. This picture of expressive florals against a city skyline is characteristic of his style and technique. You can also his work hanging in the Van Wezel. 21" x 16.25" famed
Mid-Century Modern style school of fish wall sculpture. The curved fishes shimmer and almost seem to swim. Cut steel with brutalist finish. 26" x 21.5" x 2" deep.
Bronze mermaid statue or fountain for inside, outside or even by your spa tub. The shy, young sea girl floats above a bed of fan coral. The fish in her hand and others in the base will spout water if you replace the plumbing lead and add a pump. 17" x 13" x 44.5" Shown on a travertine column, 14" x 14" x 14.
John Gould was the Audubon of Australia. He drew and painted all the birds of the continent and published them life size if several volumes of lithographs in sveral folios. L: Long Billed Parrots, R: Adelaide Parrots. Printed in UK, 1840-48. 17.5" x 23.5" framed.
Lester R. Rosener (USA 1905-1973)
16" x 20" framed
Beautiful watercolor picture of a french harbor, probably Marseille, in bright sunlight. Rosener was a painter and illustrator from Erie, PA.
Impressionist style picture of fishermen manning their dorys at dawn. The artist (Signed Gelet?) beautifully captured the lightening sky and morning mist on the water. The scene is likely taken from the lakes of Italy. Artist signed 30.5" x 26.5"
Set of 3 Lillian August photographic prints perfect for coastal decor. Mushroom, finger and brain corals are shot in macro closeups on robins egg blue backgrounds. Framed in light, natural wood. 19" x 19"
From the Louvre, an authorized reproduction of a French engraving in Chinese style of Hawthorne. From portfolio of prints made by Louis de Chastilion (1639-1734) of Louis XVI's oriental plant collection. 23" x 28" framed in silver/ gold wood with beige silk mat.
Marble sculpture is a great accent piece with Mid-century or classic decor. Abstract, organic form carved from polished Cararra marble. 7" x 6" x 14.25" on black base.
Salvador Dali (Spain 1904-1989)
after Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
Etching, red ink on paper 1968
The great surrealists impression of a Rembrandt self portrait. For the Collectors' Guild, 1968. Signed in plate. 12-3/4" x 16-3/4" in black frame.
Jean Daumier (French b. 1940)
Landscape with Carousel 1990
Oil on canvas 36" x 24, signed
Modern French Impressionist Jean Daumier's later pictures are a window into a world of color and joy, carousels, hot air balloons and happy children. 43" x 31" framed.
Robert Scott creates enchanting pictures of an idealized, romantic, Paris where one can get lost walking the quaint streets and munching croissants. In white frame with linen liner 22" x 16" x 3"
Jaru California pottery "Motherhood." Cubist style statue of a woman lovingly cradling a baby in her arms. Although abstract, the tender emotions still come through. 1970s/4.5" x 4.5" x 21"
Pair of gilt bronze Buddhas in the guise of Akshobya, the teacher. Statues of Ming Chinese style Identical except for the right hand: one has that hand in Earth Witness (enlightenment) pose, the other holds the Pearl of Wisdom. Thailand: 20th C. 10" x 7.5" x 14.5"
David Brackman (UK 1932-2008)
USS Long/ HMS Beverley
Gouache on paper, 1998
Dramatic scene by the great British, marine painter depicting HMS Beverley in a hurricane, December 1942. The destroyer was the USS Long before the "Destroyers for Bases" trade with the Royal Navy. She was in the Battle of the Atlantic and saw heroic action on convoy to Russia, May 1942. Signed David Brackman 98. 35.5" x 27" framed.
Susan Kemmenyffy (b. USA 1941)
& Steven Kemmenyffy (b. Hungary 1943)
Raku ware 1980s
A significant sculpture from important American ceramicists represented in the Smithsonian. Steven Kemenyffy creates shapes from clay and Susan Kemenyffy creates characters to fit the shapes. The pair are honored as innovators of the art of raku and the array of finishes on the piece are results of their technical creativity. You will find areas of high gloss, matte, metallic, opalescence, smokey and craquelure. The marble-like background is another example of their evolved technique. Mounted on lengths of wood beam joined with pegs. 24" x 12" x 44-3/4".
Candido Bidó (Dominican, 1936-2011)
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
Paint on brown paper, 1982
Bido is among the best loved artists of the Dominican Republic whose sundrenched landscapes and vivid blue nocturnes celebrate his people and culture. This looks like an idea for a poster for the Tennessee Williams Play and is dedicated to Jose Quintero, "Great internationally known theatre director." We have found no record of Quintero ever directing a Spanish production of Streetcar. 21.25" x 17.25" in thin gold frame.
Set design for LOOK, WE CAME THROUGH: (1961) by David Hays.
Look, We Came Through by Hugh Wheeler was a trailblazing but short lived—only 5 performances—Broadway play about a plain girl and her new GBF. Burt Reynolds was in the cast. LWCT was the first collaboration of Hays and visionary theater director Jose Quintero. The sketch is dedicated to producer Arnold Saint-Suber this photographic copy is inscribed to Quintero by Hays. 16" x 10" in silvered frame.
Original, signed, Impressionist style painting of children looking for shells in the ebb tide. A pretty picture of happy memories. 20" x 24" in wood frame.
Sharon Bliss (American)
Beautiful, dramatic and quite large, this work by west coast artist, teacher and curator Sharon Bliss is perfect for the clean, open spaces of today's homes. 54" x 44" framed.
"September—Society Yachting" from THE QUEEN magazine, December 1861. The antique print of a group of upper class Brits on a moonlight cruise tells a remarkable story with numerous characters enacting their own little drama. Hand colored and framed late 20th C. 18" x 14" x 1" framed.
Antique print of a famous, Standardbred, trotter called "Lord William" who drove from London to Brighton in under 4 hours. Aquatint by James Mackrell after WJ Shayer: London, 1845. 36"x 31" in burl frame.
Wonderful Mid-Century matériaux trouvé elephant. The artist repurposed industrial steel coil into an artistic medium, and it really works well. The coil not only suits the trunk and the tail, grouped in bands it simulates the musculature of the great pachyderm. Unsigned. 1950s-60s. 20" x 11"x 14"
Print of an original painting by American watercolorist James Milton Sessions (1882-1962). Fine coastal scene of a fishing harbor in New England or Nova Scotia in relaxing blues and greens. 31" x 23" in olive and gold frame.
"Jason and His Teacher"
after Maxfield Parish (USA 1870-1966)
Numbered, limited edition print of Parrish's 1909 illustration. The centaur Chiron teachers the Argonaut archery and other arts. Chiron also coached Achilles. 31" x 37" handsomely framed.
Original painting in the style of the Florida Highwaymen. The Highwaymen were a group of outsider artists whose paintings of south Florida landscapes (often romanticized) were sold on roadsides by their mentor. A Highwaymen type picture is a must-have for a Sarasota home. Acrylic on board 18" x 15"
Ashcan School original oil of fishing boats moored at a commercial wharf. Impressive use of color balanced by negative space. Oil on canvas signed E Paul. 24" x 20"
James Apostle (USA 1917-2003)
Oil on Canvas, 1957
Marvelous and haunting, "New England Gothic" painting by American Expressionist James Apostle. Cultivated fields backed by trees under an ominous, striped sky. Right and foreground are a barn, collapsed privy shed and old furniture and bottles lost in a tangle of weeds. What is most striking about here is Apostle's virtuosic technique that created it. The paint is brushed, layered, etched, scratched and even sculpted. It's a fascinating wok by a lost genius. Signed and dated on back. 38.75" x 31 in distressed wood frame.
Fish carving by American carver George Wicks. Wicks carves in the traditional American style and is best known for birds and fish. His home is Missoula, Montana. 22" x 3" x 10.75
Milton Horn (American Sculptor: 1906-1995)
Untitled; Pen and Ink on paper: 1936
Horn’s simple, tender and superb drawing exudes convivial sensuality. The model looks out at us frankly with a contented smile on her mouth. Horn’s thin, assured lines do full justice to her (almost) voluptuous figure. The addition of a leisurely inverted T in the background is just enough to convert the triangular composition into a space filling square, and this suggestion of a closed space helps define the intimacy of the scene. 19-1/8” x 21-1/8” x 1-1/4” in frame.
Don Wilks bronze sculpture. Bodies in motion are Wilks' oeuvre and these two women may be sisters by the way they stride in synch. Signed Wilks '94 in cast. Mounted on black marble. 8" x 12" x 13.5" tall.
Gloria Vanderbilt (USA 1924-2019)
Madonna, circa 1971 Mixed media collage
Jose Torres Martino (Puerto Rico 1916-2011) "Homage al Santeros (Zoilo Cajigas y Sotomayor)" Serigraph poster, 1968. Painter, printmaker, graphic designer, teacher, broadcaster and writer Torres pays tribute to Zoilo Cajigas y Sotomayor the saints carver who was himself a cultural icon. All of Martino's work reflects, defends and affirms and Puerto Rican identity. 24" x 36"
Unique Spider and Fly etched art glass bowl from Studioglas Stromberg's Hyttan, Heavy crystal cut-to-clear minutely detailed spider bearing down on a hapless fly on a spiraling web. Designed by Hakan Gunnarsson, engraved by Bo Swahn. Made in Sweden, 1995. 15-5/8" x 14-3/8" x 3-5/8"
Bronze giraffes by Don Wilks. Cast here in Sarasota at Bronzeart Foundry. Mounted on black marble. 12" x 12" x 18"
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.
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"
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"
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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 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.
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.
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"
"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.
Luis German Cajiga (Puerto Rico b. 1934) Exhibition Poster, 1971. Pinter, poet and serigraphist Cajiga has been an influential force in Puerto Rican art and culture for 3 generations because his work is always beautiful and evocative. 24" x 36"
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.
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.
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.
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.