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Original ZHAOMING WU Touching the Sky

$18,000.00
Transcendent original painting by Chinese artist Zhaoming Wu titled “Touching the Sky” depicts a woman wrapped in billowing cloth seated next to a windowsill. Golden light envelops her as it pours in through the window. Gold frame adds to the masterful glow of this piece. About the Artist: Zhaoming Wu (1959-) grew up in Guangzhou City during the Chinese Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong. When he was eight years old, schools closed under the repressive government. Wu filled his days with studying a book of traditional Chinese brush painting and copying comic books. Wu’s mother was a doctor and convinced one of her patients, a professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, to begin his formal art training at age twelve. He worked in an advertising agency as a graphic artist until he applied for Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, where he was one of 32 accepted out of over 2,000 applicants. One of 16 students of Western style oil painting, he studied landscapes and small villages. He participated in the National Art Exhibition and made waves when he did not create government propaganda, but rather painted a village wedding illuminated by candlelight. He received much media attention, leading to his art being recognized and shown at an international level. He became a professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, a high honor, where he taught for seven years. He immigrated to the United States once the borders opened up, settling in California with his family and beginning his master's program at the Academy of Art College. He became an instructor of painting there, and continues to teach and work alongside his students at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. This painting is one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

ERTE “Baroness” Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base

$3,500.00
After a long and successful career as a graphic artist and fashion designer, Erté revived his talents as a sculptor to create bronzes in his signature style at 75 years old. The “Baroness” wears a long gown with a tall standing collar, flared black gloves, and a pixie haircut. She stands on rounded green marble base with mounted brass nameplate. About the Artist: Erté (1892-1990) was born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia to an admiral father amongst the social elite. He grew up surrounded by the elegant women of his mother’s social circle, fascinated by their fashion and exotic souvenirs of his father’s travels. He left Russia at 19 and head to Paris to begin his fashion career under the pseudonym Erté, a play on his initials. He designed costumed and designed fashions for renowned actresses and stage productions. In 1915, he began his 20 year partnership with Harper’s Bazaar which cemented his reputation as the Father of Art Deco. The 1940s and 1950s were comparatively obscure for Erté, and his career was revitalized through colorful lithographic prints and sculptures. This sculpture is one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

ERTE “The Tango” Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base

$4,500.00
After a long and successful career as a graphic artist and fashion designer, Erté revived his talents as a sculptor to create bronzes in his signature style at 75 years old. “The Tango” features two tall and slender figures engaged in the titular dance. A blonde woman and dark haired man both are wearing red to embody the boldness of the dance. The duo has an oblong green marble base with mounted brass nameplate. About the Artist: Erté (1892-1990) was born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia to an admiral father amongst the social elite. He grew up surrounded by the elegant women of his mother’s social circle, fascinated by their fashion and exotic souvenirs of his father’s travels. He left Russia at 19 and head to Paris to begin his fashion career under the pseudonym Erté, a play on his initials. He designed costumed and designed fashions for renowned actresses and stage productions. In 1915, he began his 20 year partnership with Harper’s Bazaar which cemented his reputation as the Father of Art Deco. The 1940s and 1950s were comparatively obscure for Erté, and his career was revitalized through colorful lithographic prints and sculptures. This sculpture is one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

Asian Man on a Donkey Sculpture

SOLD
Bronze sculpture depicts an Asian man with traditional oriental styling on the back of a donkey. A pleasant expression on the man's face and fine detail make this piece a delight. Marked Toyo Japan. This sculpture is one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.  

FEDERICO MOJA Huge Venetian Interior Cathedral Scene Oil Painting Circa 1871

$25,000.00
Stunning large scale oil painting by listed artist Federico Moja (1802-1885). Intricate scene depicting the interior of a cathedral filled with dozens of people. The artist paid great attention to detail, including every aspect of the interior. Rays of sunlight beam down through the windows. Artist signed in the lower right corner, along with Venezia and the date 1871. Housed in the original period frame with brass artist name plate. About the artist: Federcio Moja (1802-1885) is known for highly detailed and prized paintings primarily of architectural interiors and scenes of Venice. Many of his works have sold at major auction houses like Christies and Sothebys throughout the world.  

AL HIRSCHFELD “Sukeroku” Lithograph from The Kabuki Series #144/275

$795.00
Stunning lithograph from Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) depicting Kabuki performer with large parasol. “Sukeroku” was published in 1976 by Goodstadt. Hirschfeld was heavily influenced by Kabuki theater and Japanese woodblock prints, and was invited to Tokyo by a Japanese foundation. After this trip he created twelve prints, which was the birth of “The Kabuki Series”. About the Artist: Albert "Al" Hirschfeld (1903 –2003) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later moving with his family to New York City to study at the Art Students League of New York. In 1924 Hirschfeld traveled to Paris and London to study painting, drawing and sculpture. Upon his return to the States a friend and Broadway press agent showed one of his drawings to an editor at the New York Herald Tribune. He received commissions from them, and later, The New York Times. Hirschfeld is best known as a caricaturist who created black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars  

JACK GREAVES Sculpture “The Suitor”

$2,500.00
Colorful stone sculpture of a woman walking along a checkerboard tiled walkway, her hair blowing in the breeze. A man in a top hat approaches her coming around the edge of a low fence. The sculpture is mostly a jade green with the checkerboard lacquered black, in alternating squares. Signed by the artist. About the Artist: Sculptor and painter, Jack Greaves was a Columbus, Ohio artist best known for his animal sculptures along Battelle Riverfront Park and the Columbus School for Girls. He was born in Leeds, studying at the Leeds College of Art and the Royal College of Art. Most of his work is based around narrative stories caught in a moment of time.  

FREDERIC REMINGTON Bronze Bust of a Native American Indian “The Savage”

$2,900.00
Bust of a Native American Indian in bronze after Frederic Remington named "The Savage," an artist famous for his depictions of the Old West. The bust has a stylized touch, displaying high cheek bones, a proud hooked nose, and long draping hair for an altogether striking look. About the Artist: Born in Canton, New York in 1861, Frederic Remington became an American sculptor and illustrator that specialized in depictions of Native Americans and the culture surrounding the old west. He attended school at Yale University for art, the only male student of his freshmen class. He traveled to Montana to purchase a cattle farm and then a mine operation, and after realizing that he couldn’t afford either fell in love with the authentic west, drawing the people he would see on his travels.