Portrait of Alisa Koonen. Pencil on cardboard. c.1917. Inscribed "Alisa Koonen" and signed with initials on the reverse. 20 x 12'. . Exhibited: “A World of Stage”, April- October2007, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan (illustrated in the catalog #177 p 159) In original art nouveau frame, circa 1890, walnut, carved with fruiting branches with a silk mat .
Russische Erotik; the set of twelve lithographs (including the title page), 1920, on wove paper, copy no. 40, from the edition of 300, loose in the original burgundy paper covered folder with the label on the back of front cover 392 x 316 mm. (each sheet) Printed in Berlin, this rare complete set consists of twelve lithographs signed by the artist in stone. To see details click either the image or HERE
Two erotic books with 18 lithographs each
a) De Choisy. Histoire de Madame de Barres. Paris, Editions de Quatre Vents,1945.1/650.Copy H.C.[not for sale],1/30,with additional set of 9 erotic (lesbian) lithographs. In original box.
b) De Choisy. Histoire de Madame de Sancy.Paris,1946, Copy H.C.[not for sale],1/30,with additional set of 9 erotic (lesbian) lithographs. In original box.
(available for purchase separately $1500)
Bruno Zach "The hugger" - an unusual bronze depicting a figure of a scantily clad woman perched on and embracing a large erect phallus. Rising from an oval plinth, the base edge of the phallus signed in the cast "B. ZACH". The bronze with warm brown patina and slight verdigris patina. 6.625" high x 5.4" wide x 3.625" deep.
Austrian/German artist Bruno Zach (1891-1935) is best known for his depictions of erotic subjects including the seedy side of Berlin nightlife
Nude in Hammock. Watercolor on paper, signed low right, 15x21 inches [1928-1930]. Hammock was one of the favorite artist’s accessories in that period – see Green Venus, 1928, Penelope, 1930 (both illustrated in TCHELITCHEW Gallery of Modern Art. 20.03-19.04.1964. NY. #5 and #11 respectively), and Spanish Dancer 1930 (illustrated in TCHELITCHEW, Paintings. Drawings. Text by Thrall Soby. Museum of Modern Art, NY. 1942, #28). Provenance: Robert L.B. Tobin collection
Study for The One Who Fell. Gouache on wove paper. 652x500 mm; 25 5/8x19 5/8 inches. With the artist's ink stamp signature, verso. Sold Sotheby's, New York, February 28, 1992, sale 1928, lot 30; Collection of Geoffrey Beene; Sotheby's, New York, September 23, 2005, sale 2345, lot 169; Swann gallery New York Sale 2418 Lot 110 Exhibited D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, inventory number "TCH 0061" with the label
Study for Green Venus, 1928 Unsigned, identified on a label from Richard Nathanson, London, affixed to the backing. Gouache on paper, sheet size 19 11/16 x 25 3/4 in. (50.0 x 65.4 cm), framed. Exhibited: A Selection of Paintings, Gouaches and Drawings arranged by Richard Nathanson. The Alpine Club, London 03.18-03.30.1974 - described and illustrated in the catalog under #38. N.B. The present work relates to an oil of the same title and year- currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. Provenance: Collection of A.B. Dawson, esquire; Richard Nathanson gallery, London (label on the back); Skinner Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2750B Boston September 19, 2014 lot 655
Couple Ink, wash, gouache and sand on paper Dimensions : Cm : 35,5 x 49,5 cm Inch : 14 x 19 1/2 in Probably a preliminary draft for 1926 painting "Nude in Space" - see catalog of MOMA 1942 exhibition - illustration 6 on p 38 Provenance: Richard Nathanson Gallery, London; Acquired directly from the above by the previous owner circa 1970s; Sotheby's London Russian sale June 3 2014 lot189
EROTICA -- ["ROJAN" ie. Fedor ROJANKOWSKI (fl.1920-30s)]. Idylle printanière. [Paris: 1933]. 4° (275 x 200mm). Title and 30 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Fedor Rojankowski,#199 OF 310 COPIES "SUR VERGE TEINTE D' ARCHES". Red half morocco binding with gilt stamped title to spine. CLICK HERE or image to see details Réf. biblio : Dutel, 1726 : " Le trait délicat et sûr de l'artiste représente magnifiquement cette rencontre amoureuse dans l'atmosphère parisienne des années 1930. Le chef-d'œuvre imprimé de Rojan et l'un des plus beaux portefeuilles érotique du XXe siècle ".
The item is accompanied with a postcard issued by Beate Uhse Eroti--Museum Berlin illustrating one of the images and confirming Rojan authorship
DAVID AND GOLIATH – initial draft for the painting (shown on the right image)with the same title.Signed P. Tchelitchew (lower right), signed Pavlik, dated 1942 and inscribed to Ruth a memory of David and Goliath (lower left) Pen, ink and wash on paper 20 by 26.7 cm. Provenance: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF RUTH FORD AND CHARLES HENRI FORD Sothebys Sale: N08747 | Location: New York Auction Dates: Session 2: Wed, 16 Mar 11 lot 216
Ronsard, (Pierre de). Sonnets pour Hélène. 2 vols. With 21 original woodcuts by Léon Zack, and an extra suite of the woodcuts in "Bistre" and 3 original drawings in black with white highlights. 16.5 x 13 cm. Loose sheets in illustrated folders with original cardboard and slipcase. (Paris), à la Voile latine, 1946
One of only 6 numbered copies (N5)from the special edition with 3 original drawings and Extra Suite of woodcuts on paper" Montval". Total edition of the book was 300 copies.
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