6th of October
Romanian artists in the Spotlight – Art in Central and Eastern Europe continues the contextualization of the CEE art by showcasing highlights of the most important Romanian Avantgarde and Post-Modernist artists. Our selection features important pieces by Max Hermann Maxy, Marcel Iancu, Adrian Ghenie, Mihai Olos, Geta Bratescu, Ovidiu Maitec, but also highly renewed artists from the region like Mangelos, Edward Dwurnik and many more.
Romanian artists in the Spotlight is a curated selection disclosing a choice of rare works by major figures from the Avantgarde art scene. One very rare piece in this auction, is Composition (1926) by Marcel Iancu, one of the fewest works from the Romanian period of the artist, before he left to Palestine, together with his family in 1941. Marcel Iancu was one of the most important promoters of the Avantgarde art, alongside Victor Brauner, present in our auction with an exceptional drawing made by him for his lifetime friend Andre Breton. The work was part of the collection of Andre Breton and represents a pictopoem dedicated to Breton, by Brauner. Another masterpiece highlighted in our action is the rare painting of Max Hermann Maxy from 1926, Still life with a celluloid doll and iron. The work was previously part of a very famous art collection belonging to the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of RDG, Lothar Bolz.
Lots : 68
The works of art which are subject to artist resale royalty rights ('droit de suite') are marked with an * in the description of the work of art. The amount of the royalties is calculated using a sliding scale of percentages of the Hammer Price.