ART TREASURES 2018
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Located in a townhouse on the Upper Eastside in New York City, Edelman Arts specializes in the secondary market sales and placement of artworks in a broad range of genres, from Impressionist, Modern, Post-War, Photography, and Contemporary Art. Edelman Arts curates exhibitions, both independently and collaboratively since 2001. Through its affiliates, Art Assure and Artemus’ innovative financing and leasing models, a fresh approach to ownership is available to private collectors, dealers, real estate developers, offices, retail establishment, and hotels. The Edelman Arts, Artemus, and Art Assure model offers power to buyers, sellers, and collectors. HISTORY Founder, Asher Edelman, began collecting in the early 1960s and by the mid-1980s, he had accumulated one of the preeminent and visionary contemporary art collections of its time. A close friend of Léo Castelli and Ileana Sonnabend, he set trends and many of the artists he collected early on would become the major icons in the art world. The artists included Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Chamberlain, Lucio Fontana and Keith Haring, to name a few. In 1991, Asher opened the Musée d’Art Contemporain (FAE) in Lausanne, which presented the first European retrospectives of seminal contemporary American artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe and Peter Halley. “Picasso Contemporain,” an exhibition of the artist’s post-war work is still considered an unparalleled exploration of Picasso as a transmitter, interpreter, and prophet of the ideas and techniques of Post War art. The trailblazing group exhibition, “Post Human,” co-curated by Chantal Prod’Hom and Jeffrey Deitch at FAE, helped define a new figurative movement and vision with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Matthew Barney, Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons and many more. 2001 marked the creation of Edelman Arts, now located at 111 East 70th Street. Through its affiliates, Artemus and Art Assure LLC, Edelman Arts has unique access to investment quality artworks, prior to reaching the public market, as well as the ability to advise clients on purchases and sales of artwork. Through Artemus’ innovative financing and leasing models, a fresh approach is available to private collectors and dealers. Edelman Arts has launched more than 35 exhibitions since the early part of the century, including its 2005 Beuys exhibition of ‘The blackboards of “Is It About a Bicycle” (which Edelman arranged to be gifted to the DIA Foundation), “Jackson Pollock Paintings and Works on Paper,” and “Early Matta Works,” among many others
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NABIL NAHAS (b. 1949) Untitled 1995 Acrylic and pumice on canvas 13 x 10.5 in (28.6 X 23 cm) Signed and dated on the reverse PRICE $20,000
Nabil Nahas completed his MFA from Yale University in 1973. He has exhibited internationally and has work in a multitude of important collections including, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Vorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, the Flint Institute of Art, Michigan, the Michigan Museum of Art UMMA, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the High Museum in Atlanta. In July 2013 he was awarded the honor of the National Order of the Cedar, for services to Lebanese culture.
ANDY WARHOL (b. 1928) Mao 1972 Set of 10 Screenprints Each 36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm) PRICE $850,000
LEON LOWENTRAUT (b. 1998) Untitled 2017 Acrylic on canvas 70 7/8 x 55 1/8 in (180 x 140 cm) PRICE $36,500
FEMALE HEAD FROM A CULT STATUE Cyprus, Ca 5th Century BC Limestone 10 X 10 X 19 1/2 in (26 X 26 X 50 cm) PRICE $75,000 PROVENANCE: Robin Symes Limited, London Private Collection, New York Authenticity and date certified by Robert Symes. NOTES: The top of the head is flatteded and recessed to take a separately made crown or diadem. The richly waved hair is worn long and falls from a central parting with a mantle behind. This head could possibly have been a representation of Demeter from a shrine or sanctuary dedicated to the goddess.
ETTORE SOTTSASS (b. 1917) A Silver â€˜Murmanskâ€™ Centerpiece 1982 Designed for Memphis, Milan Manufactured by Rossi & Arcandi, Vicenza 12 in. high, 13 7/8 in. diameter (30.5 cm. high and 35.2cm diameter) with Italian hallmarks PRICE $10,000
PAULO LAPORT (b. 1951) TWYTE 2012 Oil on linen 17.7 x 17.7 x 1.6 in (46 x 46 x 4 cm) PRICE $4,500
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Paulo Laport was educated in New York at both the Art Students League and Pratt Institute. His paintings have been awarded top honors in such prestigious salons as the first Rio de Janeiro Salao de Verao in Rio de Janeiro, the Concurso Nacional de Artes Plasticas in Brazil (Acquisition Award), the Salao Nacional de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, the Bienal Nacional in Sao Paulo, the Arte Actual de Ibero-America in Madrid, the Bienal Internacional de Arte in Valparaiso, the Trienal Latino-americana del Grabado in Buenos Aires and the Bienal Italo-Latino-americana di Tecniche Grafiche in Rome.
Doug Argue’s abstract work that encompasses a compositional approach that extends to both spatial construction and figural depiction in an oeuvre that lyrically conjures metaphors and art-historical references to the past and present. In his most recent work, fluid orchestrations of biomorphic forms and geometric shapes, amidst spontaneous gestural swaths of color are swept over different pictorial depths and surfaces suggesting movement, instability, and the passage of time. Integral to Argue’s vocabulary of shapes, stencils of scattered letters dissipate across these illusionistic fields to form their own lexical cosmos. Culled from literary classics such as Moby-Dick to sonnets by thirteenth century poet Petrarch, Argue’s atomized texts are inspired by psycholinguistic and scientific phenomena. The artist explores abstraction syntactically: paragraphs, sentences, and words compose and decompose into one another, until they are only discrete letters; stretched and skewed, elastic and malleable as meaning itself. “There are many different histories in the world, in both art and politics, and we often see things in the current moment, yet have no idea what lies beneath. One language is always turning into another, one generation is always rising and another falling, there is no still moment. I am trying to express this flux—this constant shifting of one thing over another, like a veil over the moment itself.” Argue’s work has been exhibited at the Richard Heller Gallery, Edelman Arts, Haunch of Venison, and was commissioned to paint two works for the lobby of One World Trade Center in 2014. His work is held in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, and numerous corporate and private collections. Argue has been the recipient of multiple awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (1995) and the Rome Prize (1997).
DOUG ARGUE (b.1962) Untitled 2011 Oil on canvas 19 x 24 in (41.8 x 52.8 cm) Framed PRICE $12,500
KEITH HARING (1958-1990) Red Yellow Blue #2 1987 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 48 1/4 in (214 x 123 cm) PRICE $650,000 In 1987 Keith Haring paid homage in a series of works to the recognized 20th Century master of line, Pablo Picasso. Specifically, Haring references Picassoâ€™s assimilation of African tribal art in a grouping of paintings and three-dimensional large-scale masks created for his show at the Shafrazi Gallery in 1987. In these pictures, Haring limits his palate to primary colors and black. In the present painting, Haring incorporates allusions to Maori tattoos. The simplicity, playfulness and whimsy of his compositions prevail to make this example quintessentially Keith Haring. Provenance available.
BRUCE DAVIDSON (b.1933) Young Girl on London Street 1960 Gelatin Silver Print signed on verso 11 x 14 in (27.9 x 35.5 cm) Framed PRICE $4,500 Bruce Davidson, a reknown Magnum photographer since 1958, began shooting at age ten in his hometown of Oak Park, Illinois. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Yale University, then was drafted into the army near Paris, where he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of Magnum Photos. Davidson worked as a freelance photographer for LIFE magazine. He received the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography in 2004 and a Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Arts Club in 2007.
Fritz Bultman is a first generation Abstract Expressionist artist who used meticulously organized abstract compositions, sculpture, and adopted collage as a core practice early on. A familiar name in his native New Orleans, he sought creative refuge in Europe, became a leader in the arts community of Provincetown at its height and, with Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Richard Lindner and Giorgio Cavallon was a bright star in the constellation of artists living in a tight neighborhood on the Upper East Side. He could be a fearless paint-slinger or a conscience-addled second-guesser who scraped back days of progress in bursts of doubt, as diligently productive in the studio as a metronome unless paralyzed by psychoanalysis and a loathing of dealers and their deadlines. Deep down, he was committed to an aesthetic of “fullness” and the ideally positive “equivalence” (his terms) between art and nature but like so many of the Abstract Expressionists he boasted a wide and violent destructive streak. As the critic Belle Krasne wrote in an Art Digest review in 1950, Bultman’s annus mirabilis, his paintings had a “blood on the moon fierceness that strikes at the heart.”
FRITZ BULTMAN (1919) Untitled Gouache on paper 12 x 9 in (26.4 x 19.8 cm) Matted and Framed PRICE $12,500
BRYAN HUNT (b. 1947) Metatech III 1976 Copper foil and silk paper on balsa wood 60 x 7 in (132 x 15.4) PRICE $175,000
ROBERTO MATTA (1912-2002) Crucifixion 1958 Colored crayon and pencil on paper 12.5 x 16 in (31.8 x 40.6 cm) Framed PRICE $5,500
TORKIL GUDNASON Hothouse 002 2009 Hahnemuhle fine art photo rag 308 gsm matte smooth paper 45.5 x 35.25 in (115.6 x 89.5 cm) Edition 3/25 PRICE $3,500
Torkil Gudnason is one of the leading beauty, fashion and still life photographers of our time. The Danish-born, Brooklyn based photographer's commercial work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Surface, and Allure. His art photography has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
JAMES NARES (b. 1953) Untitled (Red) 2000 Oil and wax on paper 17 x 14 in (37.7 x 30.8 cm) Matted and Framed PRICE $6,000 James Naresâ€™ paintings capture the very moment of their creation. Made in a single brush stroke, the gestural passage of time and motion are recorded across the canvas. An integral part of his work is the uniquely crafted brushes which he creates that give an optimum desired effect. He repeatedly creates and erases his strokes, over and over again, until he feels he has made one that represents a precision of balance between intent and improvisation. His work is included in a number of public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. In 2008, Anthology Film Archives hosted a complete retrospective of his films and videos. In Spring 2014, Rizzoli published the first monograph dedicated to James Naresâ€™s work in all media over the last four decades.
BRITT BOUTROS-GHALI (b. 1937) Untitled 1978 Acrylic on Paper 8 x 10 in (17.6 x 22 cm) Framed PRICE $7,500 Britt Boutros-Ghali, the Norwegian painter has spent over 40 years in Egypt. As one of the most coveted artists in Egypt and the Middle East, her magnetic and dynamic work draw collectors from around the world. Her oft visited studio is nestled on a barge on the banks of the Nile, is a favorite gathering place for local artists, journalists and intellectuals. As the noise of the city disappears one gets transported to Britt’s unique world. The spirit and vibrance of the characters and surroundings are a powerful source of inspiration of her ongoing series “Women of My World,” which present a naive figurative expression and departure to her abstract work.
MURRAY MOSS (b. 1949)
TQ 47/48: First Pictured Solar Eclipse/Picture in the Round Diptych, 1929/NA Moss Bureau 8.5 x 6 in and 7 x 7.5 in (18.7 x 13.2 cm and 15.4 x 16.5 cm) Framed PRICE $3,900
CHRISTOPHER WINTER (b. 1968) Spook-a-Rama 2008 Pencil on paper 29.75 x 40.25 in (75.3 x 102 cm) PRICE $4,750
CATHY MCCLURE (b. 1965) Silver Bots Silver; Battery operated mechanism with sound 2012 Dimensions variable 30 x 25 x 9 in (76.2 x 63.5 x 22.9 cm) PRICE $7,500 each Cathy McClure is a Seattle based artist who shares part of her time in Brooklyn, NY. McClureâ€™s work is centered on the appropriation and re-interpretation of mechanical toys; she is interested in the discrepancy between the perception of an imagined techno-future and the future that we now inhabit. As an artist, she juxtaposes with irony in her sometimes elaborate installations. In 1995, McClure received her BFA from Texas Technological University, followed by her MFA from the University of Washington in 1997. She is the recipient of the 19th Annual Betty Bowen Memorial Award. She has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Milton Hershey School Museum, and Art Miami Basel, and she is currently represented by Edelman Arts and Moss in New York, New York.
MIMMO PALADINO (b. 1948) Untitled 1978 Oil and gouache on paper 12 x 16 1/4 in (26.4 x 35.75) Framed PRICE $12,500
DAVID SALLE (1952) Untitled 1984 Watercolor on paper 25 x 34 in (55 x 74.80 cm) Framed PRICE $17,500
JANNIS KOUNELLIS (b. 1936) Untitled 1983 Lead and burlap with red tin can 38 3/4 x 27 1/4 x 5 in (98.4 x 69.2 x 12.7 cm) Provenance upon request PRICE $200,000
BRITT BOUTROS-GHALI (b. 1937) Mervette 2009 Oil on canvas, gold 61 x 57 in (154.94 x 144.78 cm) Framed PRICE $20,000
ROSE HARTMAN (b. 1937) Daphne Guinessâ€™s Bejeweled Hand 2011 21 x 19 in (46.2 X 41.8 cm) Edition 1/8 +2 AP Framed PRICE $4,500
FORMENTO + FORMENTO She is Cuba: Carla IV, Havana Cuba 2012 Archival Pigment Print 40 x 300 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm) Edition 1/12 + 2 AP Framed PRICE $5,500
CARLOS BETANCOURT (b. 1966) Re-Collection III 2007 Metallic Lambda Print 20 x 19 in (50.8 x 48.3 cm) Edition 1/2 PRICE $5,000
Carlos Betancourt (1966), Puerto Rican born, works in photography and mixed media. His conceptual and sensationalist work pushes to a glitzy bravado, bending the lines between art, photography and nature. His work alludes to issues of memory and beauty, layering and juxtaposing information based on his own experiences and pop culture.
SCOTT COVERT (b. 1954) Construction 27 1996-2011 Oil, wax crayons and acrylic on muslin 67 x 84 in (147.4 x 184.80 cm) PRICE: $12,000
JOHN MARGOLIES (1940-2016) Gary’s Ice Cream, Jacksonville, Florida Digital C Print 1979 16 x 20”
JOHN MARGOLIES (1940-2016) Kentucky Fried Chicken, Marietta, Georgia Digital C Print 2003 16 x 20”
John Margolies documented the commercial architecture and design lining America’s “highways and byways,” exploring the changing landscape and open-road automobile culture that swept America in the middle of the 20th century. His imagery is both objective and nostalgic, with subjects including mini golf courses, drive-in movie theaters, and the sort of empty small-town main streets suggesting bygone times, as in “Photographs from Roadside America” (1980). Margolies has also lectured on the topic of architectural change, a theme poignantly illustrated in his work.
ARTHUR TRESS (b. 1940) Boy With Decoy New Jersey 1970 Gelatin silver enlargement print 20 x 24 in (50.8 x 60.9 cm) Edition 1/25 Framed
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Published on Dec 13, 2017
Published on Dec 13, 2017
For this Holiday Season, we have curated an exciting selection of art treasures. Edelman Arts is located in a townhouse on the Upper East...