Artmark opens new marathon with six auction sessions this week

Newsroom 16/04/2013 | 10:39

Artmark starts the auction sessions tonight, at Athenee Palace Hilton with “Breaking Dance II”, a painting signed by Marius Bercea. The masterpiece, which presents a boxing match, is estimated at about EUR 7,000 to 12,000. Another works of art which are put up for sale can be auctioned tonight, such as Ion Tuculescu – “Midnight Sun “, EUR 25.000-45.000 or Paul Neagu – “Edgerunner”, EUR 16.000-22.000.

There will be an auction dedicated to garden sculptures and furniture, with Ion Mandrescu’s sculpture “The Wheel of Time” estimated price EUR 25,000-35,000.

On April 17, the second Artmark session at Athenee Palace Hilton will be dedicated to Romanian Art Nouveau, Romanticism and Biedermeier masters. Stefan Luchian – “Spring” (“Two Muses”), EUR 100,000-200,000; Nicolae Grigorescu – “Spring in Bretagne “, EUR 40,000-80,000 and Theodor Aman – “Venice”, EUR 14,000-24,000 are some of the pieces on auction. The Military and Antiquity Auction, to follow the Art Nouveau and Romanticism Auction, will present the medieval weaponry and equipment from early 17th century, with a starting price from EUR 5,000. A surprise for the public is a Japanese samurai sword encrusted with precious metals, estimated price – EUR 2,000.

The European Painting and Sculpture Masterpiece Auction will be presented on April 18 at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, being focused on the classical art collection of Romanian diplomat Vasile Stoica, part of the National Museum of Art of Romania collections since 1977. It includes 12 art masterpieces – four graphic works and eight paintings – Gustave Courbet, Albrecht Durer (in picture), Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Giovanni Battista Tiepoli being some of the artists of the collection. The starting price for this collection is EUR 169,000.

Last but not least, the Curiosities Showcase Auction, held on the same evening, will end up the Artmark auction marathon. The collection presents interwar advertisements, Ceausescu time memorabilia and propaganda objects, photographs showing political figures, vintage photo camera, old maps and Masonic swords.

Oana Vasiliu

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