"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] Markings:inscribed Boris Lovet-Lorski and 1927 (on the reverse)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 Exhibition History: A retrospective exhibition of Sculpture and Paintings, Syracuse University, New York, April27-May 26 1967 (illustrated on the catalog cover) Literature: Merle Armitage, SCULPTURE OF BORIS LOVET-LORSKI, New York, 1937, illustrated p. 76 M.H. Bush, Boris Lovet-Lorski: The Language of Time, New York, 1967, cover illustration
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.
Head of a young lady. 20x30 cm Signed along base: Lovet-Lorski Gesso. Provenance: Bertolami Fine Arts Auction, Rome Italy, 6/16/2020 lot 56 This work is actual first draft for limestone sculpture made on its basis and sold by Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, New Jersey, May 20, 2007, lot 1419 for $16000.
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.
two portfolios of ten lithographs each (in original hard cover cases) (copy #182), has presentation inscription by Lovet-Lorski, 1929; (in original hard cover case); 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
Couple (original title: "Man and woman"), dark brown patinated bronze cast after created around 1928 in black Belgian marble Art Deco sculpture (Christie's sale New York, Park Avenue, 30 November 1995 lot 95) on the rectangular plinth signed "Lovet Lorski" 30cm. x 45.5cm. Provenance: AUKTIONSHAUS RHEINE sale 27.02.2019 lot 24