By Lavacow Editorial
The new Lavacow online auction pops out with a fantastic visual imagery following the steps of important surrealist painters, to pop art’s leading figures and on to Eastern European promissing contemporary artists. The 29th of September auction is dedicated to freedom, to the power of the imagination, to symbols and signs and, nonetheless, to feeling. Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí get together one more time to enchant art lovers with their famous touch on art history. Their show is completed by Eastern European postwar and contemporary artists like Paul Neagu, Geta Bratescu, Christo, Valio Tchenkov, Lena von Lapschina, Suzana Dan, Dumitru Gorzo, Szabolcs Veres. Each and everyone has his own way of rendering the facts, the ideas, the emotions that surround them and the result is most of the time spectacular.
Take for example, Dan Paul Pintea with his "7 Signs that You’re Entering the 5th Dimension" (est.: €400 – 700), a work charged with a powerful philosophical idea, suggesting man’s journey in the Universe. A differnt dimension is offered also by Dumitru Gorzo’s "Christ" (est.: € 3,500 – 4,500), an early work in which the artist explored the aesthetic and anti-aesthetic program that he has later strenghtened within the Rostopasca Group (together with Suzana Dan and Nicolae Comanescu). He is a key name in the history of Romanian contemporary art.
Obviously referring to Matisse, Gabriel Bodnariu paints a Matissian Dance in "Rites of Passage" (est.: € 700 – 1.000), which conveys the feelings of emotional liberation and hedonism and brings Matisses’ interpretation of the "Dance of the Young Girls" from Igor Stravinsky's famous musical work “The Rite of Spring” down in the busy contemporary street. Apparently Warhol had a lot of influence over Romanian artist Bogdan Teodorescu’s choice in creating "The First Post-Modern Day of Marilyn Monroe" (est.: € 1.000 – 1.600).
Speaking of the pop-art king, Lavacow auction has prepared two Warhols "Mao" (silkscreen print, est.: € 2.500 – 3.000) and "Campbell’s soup" (porcelain-mural with wooden frame in wooden box, est.: € 2.000- 2.500), both icons of the 60ties and 70ties. But the pop-art scene would not be complete without Robert Indiana’s "Love" (framed wool tapestry, est.: € 350 – 550) and Roy Lichtenstein’s "Crying girl" (poster, est.: € 500 – 800).
The star lot of the auction is Salvador Dalí’s "Vénus à la girafe" (est.: € 12.000 – 18.000), a bronze sculpture which combines several visual themes recurrent in Dali’s surreal imagery: Venus, giraffes, drawers and crutches. Besides Dalí, two iconic surrealists Max Ernst with "Birds" (est.: € 1.200 – 1.600) and Joan Miró with "Tres Ilibres" (est.: € 800 – 1.200) and "Composition" (est.: € 500 – 800) are part of the online auction.
Eastern European contemporary art is further represented by Bulgarian artists Christo with the photography "The Gates – New York Central Park" (est.: € 400 – 500), which captures his performance from 2005, Valio Tchenkov with "Drawings" (est.: € 800 – 1.000) and Yonko Vassilev with "Reality check 6" (est.: € 400 – 600), as well as Russian-born, Austrian-based artist Lena von Lapschina with the intriguing work "You don’t have to say anything, sweetie" (est.: € 600 – 800).
The auction lots are available on lavacow.com, where you can place offers in advance or can participate live at the online auction on Monday, the 29th of September, 9 pm EEST. Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the great icons brought together by Lavacow and let yourself venture into a remarkable art auction!