"God unknown" MARBLE SCULPTURE height: 21 ½ inches (54.6 cm) on a 9 ¼ inch (23.5 cm) marble base The surface of the work appears to be slightly dirty. The sculpture is affixed to its base by pin and socle, it is not permanently mounted to the base. Perhaps one of his greatest works. "You know, " he used to say, "It is the inner me - my inner self" [M.H. Bush, Boris Lovet-Lorski: The Language of Time, New York, 1967 p.42]Provenance Macklowe Gallery, New York Acquired by the previous owner from the above, 2010 Sotheby's New York American Art sale 9/30/2020 lot 77
Tête de femme Sculpture en marbre noir de Belgique, taille directe, signé en bas vers la gauche sur la tranche. Socle en marbre noir de Belgique. Haut. : 41,5 cm Bibliographie : M. Armitage, Sculpture of Boris Lovet-Lorski, New York, 1937 (similar items illustrated). Provenance: TABLEAUX & SCULPTURES MODERNES, ABSTRAITS & CONTEMPORAINS sale Louiza Auktion & Associés Brussels Belgium lot 35 sale 20.06.2015 Its bronze version (probably 1/9 while ours is unique) was sold at Sotheby's «N08249»* American Paintings, New York, Wednesday, November 29, 2006 lot 110 for $48,000.-
"Torso", Carved Rose Marble of Madagascar light salmon pink with patches of white and gray, c 1927. Signed "Lovet-Lorski" on the back of the left leg. Marble of the sculpture has an irregularity at the center of the torso, measuring approximately 1 1/8”x 3/8”, which is visible also at illustration in Armitage’s book (see p. 109) 13" high, raised on a black Belgian marble base, 6 7/8" high. Literature: Merle Armitage, SCULPTURE OF BORIS LOVET-LORSKI, New York, 1937, illustrated p. 109. The attached book is inscribed by the artist to the previous owner Martin Becker, "To my friend Martin [Becker], Boris, 1938". Provenance: Butler Kallahan, acquired directly from the artist, Paris, 1927; the Estate of Martin Becker; auction Schmidt's Antiques MI 18.2.2017 lot 50.
Multiple items on that page originally belonged to the estate of the artist that was kept after his death at his New York City studio/residence (click picture to the left to see COA issued by Chadbourne and Parke LLP, Attorneys for the Estate).
Dawson's Auctioneers and Apprisers conducted the sale "The Artist Studio Boris Lovet Lorski (1894-1973)" on Saturday May 12, 2001 at their Morris Plains, NJ Gallery. Some of the items were later resold at other auctions.
Bronze sculpture MELPOMENA 31" in height by 11/14" in diameter,signed; c 1930 good condition and patina
Lot number 204/a Sales date 28 May 1992 Auction house Christie's New York NY United States
M. Armitage, Sculpture of Boris Lovet-Lorski, New York, 1937, pp. 120-121 (called Torso)
J. Erskine and B. Lovet-Lorski, Tribute to Woman, New York, 1965, p. 57 (called Torso)
M.H. Bush, Boris Lovet-Lorski: The Language of Time, New York, 1967, p. 30
THREE CERAMIC PLATES A)Rooster/Chicken ceramic glazed charger 18 inches diameter c 1943. Similar charger (with a horse) is illustrated in “Boris Lovet-Lorski The language of time” by Martin Bush, Siracuse University, 1967 p 48.B)Horse, ceramic glazed charger 18 inches diameter 1943. Iillustrated in “Boris Lovet-Lorski The language of time” by Martin Bush, Siracuse University, 1967 p 48.C) Hunt Ceramic glased charger with antelope and lions 18 inches diameter 1943. Iillustrated and titled in “Boris Lovet-Lorski The language of time” by Martin Bush, Siracuse University, 1967 p 48.
Lithographs, 1929; Two portfolios of ten lithographs each (in original hard cover cases); Each lithograph is signed in pencil, colophon is numbered 166 out of an edition of 250; 11 3/4" x 15 5/8" (sheet) each; Printer: Ad. Braun & Co., Paris; Publisher: The artist; Provenance: Private Collection, New York; Rago Arts and Auction Center Nov 17 2012 lot 63 To see all imagesClick HERE