Animal art is getting all the love in Palm Beach on Feb 17th

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, April 22, 2024


Animal art is getting all the love in Palm Beach on Feb 17th
French and Spanish art and design dominate this preview vignette at Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ Lake Worth Beach location. Photo: Palm Beach Modern Auctions staff.



LAKE WORTH BEACH, FLA.- Many of the top lots (so far) in Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ upcoming 477-lot sale have something in common, and it’s not the typical “abstracts are strong this season” or “iconic midcentury lounge chair.” Week-out stats are showing that this time, the people’s choice appears to be artistic representations of the animal kingdom.

Leading the catalog’s view and favorite counts are a Donald Roller Wilson painting titled “Cookie,” one of several chimpanzees in his universe of sassy simians and other hyperrealistic, anthropomorphic mammals, and a Hunt Slonem bunny painting, a beloved icon in his oeuvre of bunnies, butterflies and birds.

Other animal-themed pieces catching the eyes of in-house and online previewers include a Jeff Koons porcelain balloon dog plate, a Michael Shilkin panther sculpture, and a Gustavo Novoa painting, also panther-themed, which was featured in his “Jungle Fables” book. For those with funkier (and less fuzzy) tastes, the sale also offers a large snail and a colorful collection of frog sculptures by Italian artist collective Cracking Art Group, an Anthony Redmile ostrich sculpture/vessel, and a set of rare Jacques Dufresne “Mermaid” chairs, each with a unique fish design in the seat back.

Beyond the unexpectedly niche interests of bidders this time around, several pieces and collections stand out for their rarity and beauty. Palm Beach Modern’s auctioneer, Rico Baca, notes several of these: a single-owner collection of French design assembled over a decade of business travel to Paris in the 1970s, a massive and glittering Andy Warhol “Diamond Dust Shoes” screenprint, a Paavo Tynell “Snowflake” chandelier, a 40” Jesus Rafael Soto construction with Venezuelan museum label, or a set of six Paul Evans sculpted bronze chairs that fit right in with this year’s Brutalism trend.

“There is always a place here for fashion,” says Baca, “and this sale has so much to offer. Beyond Irving Penn’s ‘Woman in Chicken Hat’ photograph from ‘Vogue’ and several Karl Lagerfeld drawings, bidders will have the opportunity to bid on an Hermes ‘Mini Kelly’ bag in Porosus crocodile with a diamond encrusted lock, a Rolex ‘Yacht-Master II’ watch and a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, as well as watches by Cartier, Bulgari, Corum, Longines, Piaget and Girard Perregaux.”

The Modern + Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury auction begins at 12:00 noon ET on Saturday, February 17th. Doors are currently open for preview Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm. The thematically appropriate dog’s-eye-view video preview features on their website homepage.

Bidders attending the auction in person are treated to complementary refreshments and valet parking. Online, absentee and phone bids are also accepted via modernauctions.com. High-resolution photos, video and Facetime preview appointments are available on request.










Today's News

February 16, 2024

Animal art is getting all the love in Palm Beach on Feb 17th

Barbara Kruger's first solo institutional show in London in over twenty years now on view at Serpentine South

How to give your photos and videos a vintage look

Roland Auctions presents its Post-War & Contemporary Auction February 20th

'Past Forward: Native American Art' from Gilcrease Museum encompassing 3,000 years of Indigenous creative traditions

A compact, eco-friendly house and three (not-so-little) pigs

A model for modern 'Ring' operas is unfolding in Brussels

Prints of Edvard Munch and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner recon with mental health 'Anxiety and Expression'

LewAllen Galleries exhibiting work by Maurice Golubov, American painter of Abstract Art

Is earlier better for theater start times?

Harn Museum of Art presents 'Gateway to Himalayan Art', a traveling exhibition from the Rubin Museum of Art

Exhibitions 'Kirstin Lamb: Floral Remix' and 'Todd McKie: Handmade Paper' at Gallery NAGA

At the Berlin Film Festival, tension onscreen and behind the scenes

How Hurray for the Riff Raff learned the power of the present

At the Oscar lunch, he was fetching

Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, the diva of 'Diva,' dies at 75

Is she joking with these clothes?

Lucy Sante is the same writer she has always been

Exceptional exhibition by Léon Spilliaert at Galerie Patrick Derom in Brussels

Special exhibition tour 'Age of Armor' is now showing at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Driehaus Museum's contemporary exhibition series continues with 'Twin Flame, Double Ruin'

Mohamed Bourouissa works to create collective stories that draw on the roots of bitterness

Two-artist exhibition by Merikokeb Berhanu and Abbas Akhavan now open at Bortolami

Review: In 'The Apiary,' the bees have a troubling tale to tell

Xpel Ceramic Coating Warranty: What's Covered?

Simplifying Waste Management: Orange Dumpster Rental Miami vs. USA Dumpster Rental Miami

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident?

The World Cup Trophy: Do World Cup Winners Keep The Trophy?

The 10 Best Online Games to Play Today

Progressive Insights: Demystifying Jackpots in Online Slots

The Transformation and Outlook of Mobile Gambling Apps in American Online Casinos

You Zhang: Bridging Diverse Worlds Through Art as a Catalyst for Change




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
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. 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 Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful