Picasso Dali and Chagall for Baterbys Auction

. October 11, 2008

(Orlando, FL.) – Dozens of important works of art by renowned 20th-century masters such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall will be offered at auction on Saturday, Nov. 8, by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery. The sale will be conducted live and online. Watch the Baterbys website for further details, at www.baterbys.com.

This is some of the finest 20th-century graphic art by noted, listed artists you will find assembled in one sale.

All art will be sold with museum-quality framing and acid-free mattings.

Shipping is offered worldwide, and each artwork comes with a lifetime guarantee to authenticity. That’s a unique offering and a first in the industry. They’re looking forward to a truly remarkable sale.

Baterbys expects a packed showroom for the event, but bidding may also be placed online, in advance, or live through eBayLiveAuctions and iCollector.com. Phone, absentee and e-mail bids will also be accepted. Serious collectors of fine art by 20th-century masters need to mark their calendars for this auction. These are wonderful works by famous artists.

Works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) include a pair of lithographs done in 1966 and based on the “Our Father” prayer found in Matthew 6:7-13. One is titled Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread and the other Amen. Both are original color lithographs on wove paper and signed and dated in the stone. The dimensions of each are identical, too: 13 inches by 15-7/8 inches. Both are in excellent condition.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) will be represented by two works. The first, executed circa 1939, is a signed linocut titled Pigeonneau (The Young Pigeon). A linocut is a variation on a woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum, mounted on a wood block, is used for the relief surface on watercolor paper.

The other work is an unsigned original 24-color lithograph from 1961 titled Picadores I. Both are excellent.

Offerings by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) include a biblical-themed original color lithograph titled The Garden of Eden (I) (circa 1960, 10-7/16 inches by 13-15/16 inches); and a circus-themed color lithograph on arches wove paper titled Le Cirque Lithographe (circa 1957, 25-14 inches by 16-1/4 inches). Both of these unsigned lithographs exhibit outstanding vibrant and brilliant colors.

Also slated to cross the block on Nov. 8 will be works of art by the following noted artists:

• Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) – Modigliani was an Italian artist of Jewish heritage, best known for his elongated female figure paintings and sculptures. He moved to Paris in 1906, where he was influenced by his friends in a wide range of genres and movements, and by primitive art.

• Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983) – Miro was born in Barcelona and earned international acclaim for his abstract curvilinear design paintings, collages and murals. His work is mostly Surrealistic. Miro despised conventional painting methods and once famously declared an “assassination of painting.”

• Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) – Degas became famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism (although he rejected the term and preferred to be called a realist). His portraits are some of the finest ever done.

• Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947) – Bonnard is best known for his intense use of color. His complex compositions often depicted sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens, populated with friends and family members. He also painted self-portraits, landscapes, and still lifes of flowers and fruit.

• Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958) – Along with Andre Derain and Henri Matisse, Vlaminck is considered one of the leading figures in the Fauve movement (a group of artists who, from 1904 to 1908, were united in their intense use of color). He also was a poet and violinist.

• Jack Levine (Mass./N.Y., born 1915) – Still alive and well in Boston, Levine is an American Social Realist painter and printmaker best known for his satires on modern life, political corruption and biblical narratives. His caricatures are in the mod genre and express unique social commentary.

Baterbys produces quarterly art review books that also serve as catalogs. They are a complete reference to all the artists Baterbys sells for dealers, collectors and new buyers. The catalogs – suitable for coffee table display – feature artist biographies, discussions on the artwork, and full museum descriptions of all the items. The cost is $124 hardcover, $94.99 softcover (less with a subscription).

Baterbys has over 25 years’ experience in the art world and auctioneering. The firm specializes in Internet and live auctions of world-class, authentic artwork, especially 20th-century masters, from Dali through Chagall, Picasso, Fini and numerous post-Impressionists. Baterbys’ main concentration is on rare graphic works. The firm is always accepting quality consignment for future fine art auctions.

For more information on Baterbys and the company’s upcoming calendar of auction dates, you may log on to www.baterbys.com. To consign a single piece of art, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them directly, at (888) 682-9995. Or, you can send them an e-mail, to press@baterbys.com

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