J.-P. RENOIR (and Ric – Richard Guino 1890-1973)) Judgment de Pâris 1915-1916 Bronze plaque, 11x14x2” Bronze sculpture with brown patina on an integral base depicting “Le Judgment de Paris,” a painting by Renoir. Inscribed with the artist’s name in the bronze. An example from the limited edition of 100 designated for the Renoir Patrons’ Museum Association, (aside from editions by Vasuani, Rudier and/or Susse).
Produced from the original plaster cast, by the Vesuvius Foundry with the authorization of the Renoir Foundation for the Arts and under the supervision of Jean-Emmanuel Renoir. Provenance: Skinner, Boston, MS, October 15, 2005, lot 742a
Malvina Hoffman (June 15, 1885, July 10, 1966), was an American sculptor and author, well known for her life-size bronze sculptures of people. She also worked in plaster and marble. Portrait busts of significant individuals of that time and depictions of people in their everyday lives were frequent works executed by Hoffman. Dancers were the subjects of the works that brought her earliest recognition and she continued to sculpt dancers throughout her career, some individuals repeatedly, such as Anna Pavlova. She was highly skilled in foundry techniques as well, often casting her own works and she published a definite work on historical and technical aspects of sculpture, ''Sculpture Inside and Out''
Hoffman Malvina (1887-1966) Hindu Incense Burner (Serge Oukrainsky) with attached incenser, parcel gilt bronze, signed and dated 1920 with foundry mark “Roman Bronze work NY”, 1/31. 11 inches high. (with enclosed signed photo by Serge Oukrainsky (1886-1972), born in Odessa, who started as a mime at the Paris Theatre du Chatelet. He toured with Pavlova 1913-1915, and became leading dancer, choreographer and director of the Chicago Opera before becoming ballet master and director of the San Francisco Ballet in 1937). Bibliography: The Woman Sculptor, Malvina Hoffman and her contemporaries, Berry-Hill Galleries, NY 1984 (#18 illustrated on p. 40). Provenance: Sotheby's , New York NY AMERICAN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE UNITED STATES , 12 Sep 1994
[Serge Oukrainsky was born in 1885, in Odessa, Russia. He trained in Paris with Ivan Clustine and first appeared as a mime at the Théâtre du Châtelet in 1911. He danced with Pavlova's company from 1913 to 1915 as both soloist and one of Pavlova's partners, and occasional costume designer. After leaving the company he moved to Chicago, where he formed the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet with his partner Andreas Pavley, and from 1917 was also principal dancer, choreographer and director of the Chicago Opera Ballet until 1927, at the same time establishing with Andreas Pavley the Pavley-Oukrainsky School of Ballet. Oukrainsky moved to California in 1927, where he served as ballet master to the San Francisco and Los Angeles operas until 1931. After Pavley's mysterious death in 1931 he formed the Serge Oukrainsky Ballet, and began to teach in Hollywood in 1934. He died in 1972.]
Hoffman Malvina (1887-1966)
Russian Dancers' inscribed '© 1911 Malvina Hoffman' with the artist's device (on the base)--inscribed 'Roman Bronze Works N.Y.' (along the base) bronze with brown patina 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high Cast in 1911. Provenance: Christie’s Sale 2342 lot128 Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture 28 September 2010 New York, Rockefeller Plaza; Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts: The Collection John W. Mecom, Jr., Houston, Texas. Sotheby's, New York, 21 September 1994, lot 95.Private collection, Europe. Private collection, Switzerland. Sale: Phillips, de Pury & Company, New York, 21 May 2002, lot 53. Acquired by the previous owner from the above. Literature: M.B. Hill, The Woman Sculptor: Malvina Hoffman and Her Contemporaries, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1984, p. 20, another example illustrated. The present work was modeled as an homage to the celebrated Russian dancer, Pavlova. The artist paired Pavlova with Mikhail Mordkin and chose to depict them dancing to Autumn Bacchanal, the music of Alexander Galzunov.
Hoffman Malvina (1887-1966)
''La Gavotte': A Bronze Figure of Anna Pavlova inscribed '1915/© MALVINA HOFFMAN' (on the base)--stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS INC. N.Y.' (along the base) bronze with brown patina and parcel gildling 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high Provenance: The artist, Estate of the above. Acquired by the previous owner from the above, 1979. Christie’s Sale 2467 Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture 27 September 2011 lot65 New York, Rockefeller Plaza
COLLECTION OF 85 LITHOGRAPHIC LABELS (Braque, Chagall, Kandinsky, Miro, Picasso et al)
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Labels for Chateau Mouton-Rotschild wine designed by Braque (1955), Chagall (1970), Kandinsky (1971), Miro ((1969) and Picasso (1973) - lithographs signed in stone, 10x14 cm each, bear marks “specimen” [label by Picasso was sold for Euro520 - see http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1798211]
Chateau Mouton Rothschild . Arts and label . From the collection of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild February 22, 2005 - March 5, 2005
Exhibition in the Twelve Hall of the New Hermitage organized by the State Hermitage and Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, the world-famous exporter of classified Bordeaux wines The exhibition, with more than 60 works , presents works by Pablo Picasso , Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol , Francis Bacon , Robert Mazaruella , Wassily Kandinsky , Jean Cocteau , and other great artists who created the label for the renowned French wine Mouton Rothschild. Of particular interest in the exhibition is the work of renowned conceptualist Ilya Kabakov "Window" , which was created for the label Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2002 vintage His work - one of the most recent collection , which each year adds a new exhibit.The idea of the project belongs to the head of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA Baroness Philippine de Rothschild . Since 1981 collection is exhibited in museums around the world , but in Russia , many of these works are presented for the first time . In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild ( 1902-1988 ) to commemorate his first " bottling in the castle ," ordered the famous poster- artist Jean Carl Mouton label .
In 1945 , in commemoration of the victory in World War II , Baron Philippe de Rothschild decided to cap the vintage label mark "V" from "Victoire" ( victory ) . This exceptional occasion spawned tradition , and since 1946 , every year new artist invited to create an original work for the label .Every year since 1945 , wine labels Chateau Mouton Rothschild creates the greatest masters of art of drawing, painting , printmaking , among which an important place is occupied by the representatives of Russian art school.
Initially, Baron Philippe de Rothschild chose artists among his personal friends : Marie Lorenzen , Leonor Fini, Jean Cocteau. In 1955, the famous Georges Braque himself proposed to create an illustration for the vintage . It was followed by the biggest artists of our age : Salvador Dali , Joan Miro , Marc Chagall , Pablo Picasso, Pierre Soulages , Georg Baselitz , Francis Bacon , and now Ilya Kabakov . It creates a wonderful collection in which each year adds new work .In 1981, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild opened public access to these originals , creating a current exhibition . Exhibits are presented in glass cases , created by the designer Francis Lakloshem . Each piece individually isolated in a peculiar microcosm , where he is surrounded by a variety of exhibits: the vintage label , as well as photographs , clippings from print , and even some things donated by artists .With each new harvest this unusual collection grows and support , thus constantly updated unique dialogue between wine and art .The exhibition is presented in Europe ( London, Berlin, Brussels), in the United States, Canada , Japan and China , first exhibited in Russia. At the end of the State Hermitage Museum , the exhibition was shown in Moscow , at the State Museum of Fine Arts. AS Pushkin , from 15 to 20 March 2005/a>
Arbuscula. Ink, pencil and wash drawing. Signed with initials. 6 x 4". Reproduced in G. Vuillier "A History of Dancing from the Earliest Ages to our own Times" 1898. Exhibited in Victoria and Albert Museum, exhibition of A. Beardsley,1966. To be included into catalog raisonnais of works by Aubrey Beardsley – in preparation by prof. Linda Zatlin. In original English hand carved and blackened XVII century frame.