Two American colonial 4-drawer chests you can use as night stands or guest dressers. Left is gorgeous walnut burl veneer; 26.25" x 15" x 30. Right is cherry wood, designed by Leopold Stickly for LG & JP Stickly Furniture of Manlius, NY; 25" x 16" x 30.5".
Snowy egrets by Florida wildlife artist Art Lamay. Hopefully the only snow you'll evert see in Sarasota. Giclee on textured canvas. Artist signed. 29" x 54" in weathered wood frame.
Rare triple depth, Inami transom. It depicts samurai at battle under pine trees. The detail of the carving is extraordinary. Sold almost instantly to collectors.
The Sailfish, a majestic, hard fighting sport fish related to the Marlin, and that's close enough for him to favored spot in your Florida home. Cast brass with bronze finish. 25" x 8" x 16" high.
After Claude Monet (French 1840-1926)
Canvas giclee with hand painting
Beautiful reproduction of an Impressionist masterpiece by Monet. The picture is printed in full, glorious color on canvas then an artist adds paint to create the texture. Made in Canada by Brushstrokes Studio: 1980s. 33" x 42" in gold frame.
Robert Reiber (Sarasota artist)
Watercolor on paper 43" x 33"
Very pretty and vibrant painting prickly pear cactus overlaid with purple and orange rays for additional color and visual texture. In faux alabaster wood frame with white mats. 53" x 43"
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"
Signed, original painting of Venice in the style of Cannaletto. Pretty oil on board picture depicts the Doge's Palace, Piazzetta and Campanile from across the Grand Canal. House in ornate 16th C style frame. Late 20th C. 20" x 18"
We are often asked "how does one buy art?" It's very simple. Find a pretty picture that fits on your wall and buy it. This colorful abstract by Lena Wolrab, for instance. 53.5" x 65.5" or 65.5" x 53.5" in gold frame.
"La Brava", gyclee after William Buffett (USA 1935—).
William Buffett sees the world in pastel colors because people need more peace and beauty. His picture of sailboats tied up at a Mediterranean is all lightness and tranquility. Signed in print. 53" x 45" in gold frame.
Acrylic sculpture by Will Grant, a local artist
Dorothy Leve (Rochester, NY)
Head of an African woman.
A finely crafted work of art of an exquisite, wise and tranquil face. White and orange clay on hard wood plinth. Signed in pencil, on underside of bust. We have no other information about the work, model or artist. 1940's. 13.25" x 7" x 15" tall
Georges Omerth bronze fisherman. A youngster, we call him Tom Sawyer, has gone fishing and at the moment is removing the hook from his catch. He wears trousers rolled up above his knees, vest with open shirt and a straw hat. At his feet are a creel and a tin for his hooks and lures. G Omerth signature in cast on right side of base. Made in France: circa 1920. 6" x 4" x 16"
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.
Art glass panels by Cathy M Shepherd. Shepherd layers together transparent glass, dichroic mosaics and glass shards to create exciting, dynamic and vibrant images of the living world. Each is signed and mounted above brushed aluminum. 17" x 39" x 1.75 and 20.5" x 34" x 1.8". Sold separately.
Fred Szabries (American)
Hand painted on aluminum, 1998
24" x 24", signed.
Two original works from Szabries' "Bodies of Light—A Celebration of the Human Form" series. Brushed aluminum was an inspired choice of surface to hold the sexy, muscled, models. Beyond buffed, hard surfaces for buff, hard bodies the subtle textures and cool gray shade give them approachable softness.
"Dancing Waves" glass sculpture from Tsunami Series of renowned glass sculptor David Wight. The awesome power and terrible beauty of the ocean is captured by Wight's masterful control of his medium. His waves appears frozen in mid crest and posted to crash. Originally sold from Weyland Gallery. Artist signed. 22" x 17" x 19"
"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"
This floral abstract painting is perfect for a Minimalist room done in white and gray. It has the gray and also delightful pops of happy, bright hues. Signed Timothy. Acrylic on canvas. 30" x 41.
Art doesn't have to socially distance.
Think about grouping art works for more visual punch. Here are 8 black & white 8 sea life prints (reproduced from "The Cabinet of Albertus Seba" 1741-63) surrounding a contemporary still life. Seba prints in faux bamboo frames, 15" x 15". Painting 26" x 30"
Attributed to James Rogers, late 20th C American Impressionist. The image of an isolated farm house under windblown trees has mystery and nobility. Roger relies on technique—brisk, assured, intuitive—rather than composition or color to successfully capture and convey the enigmatic mood. Oil on board. Signed Jim Rogers on back. 8.25" x 10.25"; 14 x 16" x 2.25" framed.
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
Albert Bloch (USA 1882-1961)
Limited Edition print
Black ink on laid paper.
Signed, limited edition print of legendary French mime Marcel Marceau in the character of Bip. Bloch is best known as an Expressionist painter. Edition number 102/250 and signature in crayon below image. Sold from the famous 7 Arts Gallery of Anna Sosenko. Circa 1950. 17” x 24” framed.
Morris Shulman (American: 1912-1978)
#87 (figurative abstract) May 1966
In this unsigned depiction of goldfish in a pond, the American expressionist shows the narrative sense of Joan Mitchell and compositional strength of Matisse as well as keen color assurance. 38" x 31" unframed.
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.
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"
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
Gloria Vanderbilt (USA 1924-2019)
Madonna, circa 1971 Mixed media collage
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. View from a terrace overlooking the Riviera T41" x 42" in gold frame.
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"
Dutch street scene with figures in the manner of Willem Koekuk
Morris Shulman (USA 1912-1978)
"Cartouche #1" Paper relief, 1976
Shulman spread and layered different colors and textures of fiber to create a fascinating random topography and brought order to it by stamping it with patterns. Shulman created his paper reliefs in the 1970s. 24.5" x 33" x 2.5" in plexiglass box frame.
Morris Shulman (USA 1912-1978)
Alkyd paint on canvas 51.5" x 42"
One of six works by the abstract expressionist artist. Shulman was born in Savannah, GA. He attend the Art Students League and studied with Hans Hoffman who also mentored Jackson, Lee Krassner and other abstract expressionists. A smaller , watercolor version of this painting is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.
Salvador Dali (Spanish 1904-1989)
"L'academie de Paris" Etching, 1971. More realist than surrealist, this late etching shows L'Institute de France on the left bank of the Seine (before the Pont Des Arts was built) with boats on the river and cavaliers on horseback. The etching is after a drawing made by Dali in the 1920s, athat was based on a 1670 etching by Israel Silvestre. Annotated EA (Artist Proof), signed in Pencil. 36" x 30" framed.
Snail wall sculpture signed S. Moore. The large art work is decorated with totemic plants and animals including a big orange breasted black bird painted in a psychedelic style using a slew of bright colors. Made of wood and resin with rebar for the antennae. Created 1974. 70” x 35” x 10” deep. We have another work by Moore consigned from the same luxury, waterfront condo.
Vintage Lee Reynolds painting. In this large piece of Mid-Century Modern art a group of koi swirl together for a conference. They are choosing between a tiny castle and a model mermaid for their aquarium. Aquamarine and ultramarine with accents of coral and yellow. Hand painted on canvas. Vanguard Studio, circa 1970. 48" x 40" in thin gold frame.
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"
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. 8" x 1-5/8" x 7-3/8"
Michael Murrell (USA: 1953-) 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 de L'Ite 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 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.
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"
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.
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”.
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"
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.
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"
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.
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”
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.
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"
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.
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.
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"
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"
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"
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.
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”
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.