Picasso, Dali among Works in Baterbys Auction that Benefits Aids Awareness
Signed serigraph by Italian-born artist Nicola Simbari (b. 1929), titled “White Dress” is expected to bring in an estimated $700 to $1,000.
Another Salvador Dali lithograph this one from is “Divine Comedy” series (1960, est. $1,500-$2,000). The entire auctioneer
ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 300 original and reproduction works of art by some of the greatest names in 20th century fine art—Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pierre Bonnard and others—will be sold alongside contemporary names like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Nicola Simbari and Gary Benfield at a live and Internet auction, and the entire auctioneer’s premium will be donated to Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, an AIDS/HIV awareness organization based in Winter Park.
The event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 7 and will be facilitated by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery. For online bidding information, visit the Baterbys Web site. The entire auctioneer’s premium will be donated to Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, an AIDS/HIV awareness organization based in Winter Park.
Intertested bidders will be treated to artwork spanning a broad range of themes, to include city scenes, Biblical/religious, rural life, Abstract and Realist. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Cuba Libre Rum Bar & Restaurant. There will also be enlightening art lectures and spontaneous raffles.
Mention of the name Salvador Dali (known as the most “celebritized” artist) often evokes soft watches and surrealist dream imagery. But later in life, Dali turned to more traditional subjects, in particular those involving biblical and historical references. His entire “Aliyah Suite” is an example of this and will be auctioned on Nov. 7, along with other limited-edition works (like the “Divine Comedy” series).
Dali’s “Aliyah Suite” was executed in 1968. Each image in the 25-print series is an original lithograph (d’Arche Vellum), about 20 inches by 15 inches each, and signed lower right in pencil and numbered of 250 lower left. All are in excellent condition. The “Divine Comedy” series (circa 1960) comprises six signed, framed prints, with an image area of 13 inches by 10 ½ inches.
Gary Benfield (Br., b. 1965) is best known for his romanticized female figure paintings and equestrian renderings. Offered Nov. 7 will be a six-work series of serigraphs on wove paper, executed between 2003-2007. Each serigraph is signed in gold pen in a limited-edition series (750). The six titles include “Escapade II,” “Golden Mask,” “Renaissance,” “Heavenly Dance,” “Day Dreaming” and “Love Secrets.”
Original oil paintings and hand-embellished giclee prints by the supremely gifted artist Elena Bond will also be sold. The giclees include “Strolling Harbor Side” edition of 95, 24 inches by 40 inches; “Love Gondolier” edition of 95, 36 inches by 18 inches); “Sand and Surf” edition of 95, 32 inches by 32 inches; and “City Reflections” edition of 95, 19 inches by 60 inches. All the giclees are artist-signed and in excellent condition.
The oil on canvas paintings by Bond include “The Waters of Venice,” “Early Morning in Venice,” “Still in Mediterranean Waters,” “La Trattoria, Hand and Hand,” “Night in the Keys,” “Arch and Lake, Artists Café,” “Summer Manhattan Style,” “After Hours Chill” and “Le Station de Metro.” The works range in size from 16 inches by 12 inches to 20 inches by 60 inches. All are signed and in excellent condition.
An original signed lithograph (d’Arche Vellum) by Salvador Dali (1968), from his “Aliyah Suite” (est. $1,550-$2,300), will be among the more than 300 pieces of artwork up for bid Nov. 7, 2009 at an auction hosted by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.
Nicola Simbari (It., b. 1929) effortlessly launched his painting career while still in his 20s with a one-man show in London. After that, he was commissioned to paint murals for the Italian Pavilion at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. His brilliant, impressionistic style and vivid, dramatic and energized interpretations of the Mediterranean have established Simbari as one of today’s most sought after artists.
Three of his works will be included in the Baterbys Nov. 7 auction. All three are serigraphs, done around 1990. They include: “Piazzo Del Duomo” (36 ¼ inches by 33 inches, hand-signed lower right, hand-numbered lower left); “White Dress” (31 inches by 36 inches, hand signed lower right, hand-numbered lower left); and “El Parasol” (35 inches by 26 ¾ inches, hand-signed and hand-numbered).
Baterbys holds quarterly live and Internet auctions, all of which benefit non-profit organizations that provide developmental and holistic programs for children with life-threatening illnesses. Baterbys has raised substantial funds for groups such as Threshhold Center for Autism and Give Kids the World.
A original oil on canvas painting by Elena Bond, titled “La Trattoria,” artist signed, should gavel between an estimated $3,900 and $4,400.
The Hope and Help Center of Central Florida was established in 1988 to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and at the same time provide social support to those who are battling the disease in central Florida. The group offers specializes services designed to lower the disease transmission rate, supply the financial and medical needs of diagnosed patients, and prevent the worsening effects of the AIDS virus.
For more information on the Nov. 7 auction and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auction dates, visit the Barerbys Web site. call (866) 537-0265 or e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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