Featuring Works by Milton Avery, Fernando Botero, Alex Katz, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Others
On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, Doyle New York will hold an auction of European, American, Modern and Contemporary Art. The sale will showcase paintings, drawings and sculpture by important artists of the late 19th through early 21st centuries. Highlighting the sale are works from an important collection. The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 4. Doyle New York is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.
The collection offers an extensive selection of Modern and Contemporary Art, comprising mostly figural works by prominent American, Latin American and European artists. Robed Nude by Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965), an oil on canvas dated 1960, measures nearly six feet in height and masterfully depicts a woman en deshabille in a spare interior. By Colombian artist Fernando Botero (b. 1932) is an engaging 1980 oil on canvas entitled La Toilette, an intimate view of a rotund lady applying lipstick, the color palate of the work echoing the red of her lipstick and lacquered nails. Vincent with a Radio, a large-scale oil on linen by Alex Katz (American, b. 1927), portrays a young man dosing off in the sun while listening to a radio . A 1945 charcoal drawing of a young woman by Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) and an early pencil drawing, Baigneur, Paris, dated 1919, by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) are two masterful works on paper that will certainly attract the attention of bidders at the sale.
Other prominent artists represented in the Sidney and Susan Merians Collection include José de Rivera, Clayton Pond, Leonard Baskin, Hugh O'Donnell, Roy Gussow, Hans Hokanson, Ilya Bolotowsky, Roy Gussow, Varujan Boghosian, Red Grooms, Georges Segal, Mary Frank, Altoon Sultan, Edwin Dickinson, José Louis Cuevas, Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely) and Ben Shahn.