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Shapiro Fine & Decorative Art Sale Results

In our previous blog post, we wrote about Shapiro Fine & Decorative Art Sale held in New York on June 2. It’s time to look at the results of this important auction that brought together a variety of beautiful paintings, drawings, antique Russian icons,  sculptures, and other works by international artists!

  • “Tulola, Sketch for Ladoga series” by Nikolai Rerikh – sold for $225,000, becoming the top lot of the Shapiro fine and decorative art sale.
  • “Le Moulin de la Galette” by Maurice Utrillo – sold for $71,875, exceeding its low estimate by more than $10,000.
  • “Fish Market” by Domenico Gnoli – sold for $62,500, exceeding its high estimate by $2,500.

“The Volga” by Konstantin Gorbatov and “Meditation in the Desert” by Franz Roubaud, unfortunately, remained unsold. However, Shapiro Auctions still accepts the offers on the available lots, providing collectors with an opportunity to acquire these important works of art for their collections.

Here are several more interesting results obtained at Shapiro Fine & Decorative Art Sale on June 2:

  • “Mere et enfant” (1970) by Le Pho

This amazing oil on silk laid on panel work by a well-known 20th-century Vietnamese-French artist was sold for an impressive $53,125 while being estimated at only $30,000 – 40,000.

“Mere et enfant” (1970) by Le Pho

  • “Une Fille Avec L’Echarpe Jaune” (1972) by Mai Trung Thu

Another fantastic work by a prominent Vietnamese-French artist was sold at a price far beyond its high estimate. This ink and gouache on silk work went under the hammer for $50,000 while being estimated at $32,000 – 38,000.

“Une Fille Avec L’Echarpe Jaune” (1972) by Mai Trung Thu

  • “Untitled (Bird, Tree and Mountain)” (1982) by Jagdish Swaminathan 

As for Indian art, it also brought fantastic results. For example, this oil on canvas work by a leading Indian artist of the 20th century was sold for $50,000, easily reaching its high estimate.

“Untitled (Bird, Tree and Mountain)” (1982) by Jagdish Swaminathan

  • “Portrait” (1960) by Oleg Tselkov

This bright oil on board painting by a renowned Russian nonconformist artist Oleg Tselkov represents a rare example of his early works. It was hammered for $50,000, also reaching its high estimate.

“Portrait” (1960) by Oleg Tselkov

  • “Still Life with a Torso of Venus” (c. 1951) by Alexander Osmerkin

It is impossible not to mention at least one oil on canvas work by a famous Russian artist Alexander Osmerkin. This beautiful still-life painting was sold for $37,500, exceeding its low estimate by $7,500.

“Still Life with a Torso of Venus” (c. 1951) by Alexander Osmerkin

In general, there were many interesting works by international artists, which showed much better results than expected. Shapiro Auctions is definitely one of the best New York-based auction houses offering fine and rare art pieces for the delight of serious collectors and connoisseurs.

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