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.
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
BERTHOMME, LOUIS AND SACKEVILLE, CHARLES, THE NEW EPICUREAN, 1937
BERTHOMME, Louis Saint-Andre, illustrator, and SACKEVILLE, Charles (possibly, a pseudonym made up by the publisher Maurice Duflou), author; AMOURS SECRETES D`UN GENTLEMAN [The Secrets of Love for a Gentleman], French translation of The New Epicurean for Bibliophiles Cosmopolitans by Maurice Duflou, circa 1936. 8vo (222 x 165 mm). 95 pages featuring 10 full-page erotic monochrome lithographs, 10 illustrations in text, 18 head- and tailpieces. Edition of 400. Text in French.
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