The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, November 24, 2014


Gauguin punch up with sailors recalled by Irish artist featured in Bonhams sale in London
Roderic O'Conor (Irish, 1860-1940), Paysage Breton. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- Works by some of the greatest names of Modern British and Irish art will be sold as Bonhams offer works from The Barbara & Arnold Burton Collection in the evening sale on November 17 at 101 New Bond Street.

The objects being sold are some of the finest examples of the genre. A sculpture titled Cantate Domino by Dame Barbara Hepworth (British, 1903-1975) leads the group. Estimated to sell for £500,000 to £700,000 this bronze with a green patina 209.8 cm. (81 1/2 in.) high work was conceived in 1958, the present cast is number 2 from an edition of 6 and was cast by the Art Bronze Foundry. It was acquired from the 1958 Leeds City Art Gallery exhibition. Other casts have been exhibited in some of the greatest art museums in the world, including the Rijksmuseum and the Tate, St.Ives, Museum of Modern Art in São Paolo, Middleheimpark, Antwerp and McNay Art Museum, San Antonio.

An oil on board painting by Roderic O'Conor (Irish, 1860-1940), titled Paysage Breton, estimated at £150,000-200,000, has never been offered at auction previously. This rare Pont-Aven landscape by Roderic O'Conor has not been seen in public for over half a century. It dates from 1894, the most momentous year of the artist's career when he met and befriended Paul Gauguin, a liaison that would culminate in an invitation to partner him on his second trip to Tahiti. In the end he did not go, fearing a personality clash and financial concerns.

O'Conor lent Gauguin his studio in the ramshackle Manoir de Lezaven on the slopes above Pont-Aven. On 25 May, O'Conor joined the group of bohemian artists on an ill-fated excursion to the fishing port of Concarneau, when a fight broke out with local sailors and Gauguin's ankle was broken by a well-aimed wooden sabot. Laid up for two months, he still managed to work on monotypes and woodcuts and hold court with fellow artists, characterising O'Conor as "one man of Samoa."

The subject of Paysage Breton is most probably the slopes of the Bois d'Amour, a well known beauty spot in Pont-Aven. The terrain was described by Henry Blackburn: "The views in the neighbourhood of Pont-Aven are beautiful, and the cool avenues of beeches and chestnut trees, a distinctive feature of the country, extend for miles."

All O'Conor's landscapes dating from after his encounter with Gauguin in May 1894 and before his move to Rochefort-en-terre in 1895 are devoted to trees in the open or in woodland settings. The introduction of subtle colour harmonies, sweeping arabesques and painterly brushwork into Paysage Breton are sure signs of Gauguin's influence or, more accurately, his spoken advice: "Gauguin's strength of character and convincing style of talk made a deep impression on the young, or youngish, Irishman" (Clive Bell, Old Friends, 1956).

A Street in Clitheroe by Laurence Stephen Lowry R.A. (1887-1976) painted in 1961 is estimated to sell for £80,000-120,000.

Dame Elisabeth Frink R.A. (British, 1930-1993) is represented in the Burton Collection by a Larger Lying Down Horse signed and numbered 'Frink/4/6' (on the right-hand shoulder) bronze with brown patina, conceived in 1972 and estimated at £100,000-150,000.

Also a stellar Keith Vaughan (1912-1977) Green Kitchen Group signed and dated 'Vaughan/49' (lower right); and titled 'GREEN KITCHEN GROUP' oil on canvas, estimated at £100,000-150,000.

The Burton Collection:
Arnold Burton, a philanthropist, motor sport enthusiast and the youngest son of the founder of one of Britain’s biggest tailoring manufacturers was a modest discreet man. He quietly supported many causes in medicine, welfare and education. During WW2 he served as an engineer with the RAF in Burma. One of his abiding passions was motor cars and he competed regularly at international rallies. He was chairman and MD of the British Sports Car manufacturer TVR in the 1960’s. His wife Barbara Flatau attended Les Beaux Arts in Paris and then worked briefly as a graphic designer before WW2. She was a regular at all the London galleries where she bought with discrimination.





Today's News

July 29, 2014

David Bailey's most resonant and memorable portraits on view at the Église Saint-Anne

Exhibition at Abbot Hall contains some of Barbara Hepworth's most iconic sculptures

Exhibition of works by twenty-three contemporary artists on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills

Gauguin punch up with sailors recalled by Irish artist featured in Bonhams sale in London

American artist Mickalene Thomas exhibits at École Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques, Monaco

18th century treasures highlight Heritage American Numismatic Association Auctions

Exhibition focuses on relationships among photographic work of three artists active during the 1970s

Kim Gattle appointed as Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Olympic Gold Medal and lock of George Washington's hair among highlights of Grey Flannel's auction

Alfredo Jaar's iconic 1987 Times Square intervention 'A Logo for America' returns in August

Fabulous Ferraris and beautiful Bugattis take centre stage at RM AUctions' London sale

New paintings by California-based artist Michael Gregory on view at John Berggruen Gallery

Istanbul's ArtInternational announces line-up for the fair’s dedicated sculpture terrace

Photographer Jane Szabo solo show on view at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Fri Art opens Rabih Mroué's first Swiss solo exhibition

Fun & Games exhibition opens at Toledo Museum of Art

Countdown begins for John Fries Award

Ania Bas and Tim Knowles lead performative walk at opening of 2014 Edinburgh Art Festival

British Antique Dealers' Association announces new Certificates of BADA Provenance

Billboard for Edinburgh celebrates 25th artist with new installation by Charles Avery

Jonas Mekas' '365 Day Project' exhibited as a large-scale installation in Karlsruhe

Tropical Australian Mangroves painting wins $50,000 Waterhouse Prize

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site