15 juin 2018

Lucie Rie Leads Bonhams Ceramics Sale Of Renowned 20th-Century Studio Potters

Lot 154AR. Dame Lucie Rie (British, Austrian 1902-1995), An Early Vienna-Period Vase, circa 1935; height 16cm, painted 'L.R.G. Wien'. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 34,000 - 57,000). Courtesy Bonhams. LONDON - An early Vienna-Period Vase, circa 1935, by Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995), leads Bonhams Decorative Arts and Contemporary Ceramics sale on Wednesday 20 June in the Knightsbridge saleroom. The vase, with an estimate of £30,000-50,000, is offered in a sale that features world-famous 20th-century studio potters –... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

A Ceramic Sculpture by Magdalene Odundo, 1993

Lot 1. Magdalene Odundo, 1993. Height 15 5/8 in. 39.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 33,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. rising from a small circular bottom, the spherical body surmounted by a cylindrical neck with two rings to the sides leading to a horizontally flaring end; 'Odundo 1993' engraved on bottom; fine polished and carbonized surface. Provenance: Anthony Slayter-Ralph Fine Art, Santa BarbaraAcquired from the above, ca. 1994 Literature: Anthony Slayter-Ralph... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo (born Nairobi, 1950), Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991

Lot 64. Magdalene Odundo (born Nairobi, 1950), Untitled (Anthropomorphic Sculpture), 1991, signed and dated under foot: Odundo 1991.. Height: 16 7/8 (42.9 cm).  Estimate 40,000 -- 60,000 USD. Lot sold 134,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Anthony Ralph Gallery, New YorkWerner Muensterberger, New York, acquired from the above on April 25, 1991 Exhibited: Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York, Magdalene Odundo, 1991 Note: Much of Kenyan born (1950, Nairobi) Magdalene Odundo's... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1999

Lot 38. Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1999, signed on underside of foot: "Odundo 1999". Height: 15 inches (38.1 cm). Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private English Collection, acquired directly from the artist By descent to the present owner Sotheby's. African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, New York, 16 May 2013
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1990

Lot 37. Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1990, signed on underside of foot: "Odundo 1990". Height: 13 7/8 inches (35.2 cm). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 34,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Private English Collection, acquired directly from the artistBy descent to the present owner Note: Much of Kenyan-born (1950, Nairobi) Magdalene Odundo's inspiration is drawn from the ceramic tradition of her roots on the Ugandan/Kenyan border.  In keeping with modern sculptors (such as Brancusi and Arp)... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo (n. 1950), Sans Titre, 1994

Lot 1. Magdalene Odundo (n. 1950), Sans Titre, 1994; Signé et daté "Odundo 1994", haut. 50,5 cm (19 7/8 in). Estimate 35,000 — 50,000 €. Lot sold 195,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection privée, acquis en 1994 Exhibited: 's-Hertogenbosch, Het Kruithuis, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Magdalene Odundo, 1994 Literature: Joris, Picton et al., Magdalene Odundo, 1994, p. 65, n° 33 Note: "Si nous étiquetions Magdalene Odundo et ses œuvres comme "africaines" - ce qu'elles sont -... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo, Vase, 1982

Lot 97. Magdalene Odundo, Vase, 1982, glazed ceramic, signed Odundo, 24.1 H cm. (9 1/2 in.). Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Rosenthal Studio-Haus, HamburgPrivate Collection, 1982Acquired from the above by the present owner Exhibited: Hamburg and London, Rosenthal Studio Haus, Solo Exhibition, 1982-1983 Note: This lot was exhibited very soon after Odundo's Royal College of Art Show.  An early production with a subdued form, this work demonstrates the core form... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

Magdalene Odundo (born Nairobi, 1950), Untitled, 1991

Lot 289. Magdalene Odundo (born Nairobi, 1950), Untitled, 1991, signed under the foot: Odundo 1991. Height: 17 1/2 in (44.5 cm). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Nancy Margolis, New York, acquired from the artistDr. David V. Becker, New York, acquired from the above in the early 1990s Note: Much of Kenyan born (1950, Nairobi) Magdalene Odundo's inspiration is drawn from the ceramic tradition of her roots on the Ugandan/Kenyan border. In keeping with modern sculptors... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2017

High Museum of Art features Magdalene Odundo ceramics

Magdalene Odundo, Untitled, 1989. Burnished and oxidized terracotta. Private collection, CA ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art presents an extraordinary group of terracotta vessels and related works by Magdalene Odundo (British, born Kenya, 1950) in “Universal and Sublime: The Vessels of Magdalene Odundo” (June 24 through Oct. 15, 2017). The exhibition traces the trajectory of Odundo’s work over the course of three decades, from its genesis in the early 1980s through her most recent innovations,... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2017

Rare Leighton bronze doubles estimate at Bonhams Important Design Sale

  Lot 32. Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton P.R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1830-1896): An important bronze figure of An Athlete Wrestling a Python, on rectangular naturalistic base, signed, dated and numbered to one side F. LEIGHTON 1877 XXIV, and inscribed to the base verso PUBD BY ERNEST BROWN & PHILLIPS AT THE LEICESTER GALLERIES, LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON., brown patina, the underside with number 1, 52.5cm high. Estimate £50,000-80,000. Sold for £106,250 (€124,254). Photo: Bonhams. ... [Lire la suite]