The lots to be sold at the auction at Bukowskis include "Le Penseur" and "L'enfant prodigue" by Auguste Rodin, "Amphore de Muse" by Jean Arp
, "Pair of sitting figures" by Lynn Chadwick, "Apollon" by Charles Despiau, a Ganesh figure, (Hoysala period, India, 11th century), "La Banderole" by Henri Laurens, "Silvatica" by Eric Grate, "La jeune fille agenouillee" by Aristide Maillol, "Emy" by Giacomo Manzu, "Radar No 2" by Arnaldo Pomodoro, "Guscio" by Gio Pomodoro, and "Hibou" by Francois Pompon.
Isodora Duncan and other dancers, and artists like Marianne Werefkin, Alexej Jawlensky and Jean Arp
were among those who participated in performances and collective painting exercises in the nude--creating scandals among the traditional residents of Ascona and Locarno who frowned upon the left-wing politics and the free-spirited ideals of the occupants.
Dada spread to several centers in Europe and the US and was represented by such artists Jean Arp
, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, and the Romanian poet Tristan Tzara, among others.
Though he often worked in both marble and bronze, Jean Arp
(1886-1966) infused all his efforts with a lightness not to be mistaken for mere humor.
Other leading names include Jean Arp
,Joan Miro and Kurt Schwitters.
Pretzel, a small relief adding to his endless series celebrating American consumer items which bears a witty resemblance to a Jean Arp
abstract, and Chris Ofili's tiny portrait The Chosen One.
Abbot Hall has also seized the opportunity to exhibit a grouping of relevant items from the permanent collection in a separate space, and it's well worth wandering through to see the story extended even further through works by Kurt Schwitters, Jean Arp
, and others.
The collection is strongly informed by European artists, including the Informel artists Kirkeby, Schummacher, Thieler, Stohrer, Lakner, Milares and Vedova; thirty works by the Affichiste Mimmo Rotella; and works by Jean Arp
, Max Bill, Pol Bury, Robert Cronin, Olivier Debre, Jean Fautrier, Albert Folon, Sam Francis and J.
He spent lots of time as a young American in Europe poring over Romanesque and Byzantine art, as well as modernist works by Picasso, Matisse, Max Beckmann and Jean Arp
These watercolors were discovered by chance after the artist's death when they fell out of a Jean Arp
catalogue in Jorn's library.
Werner's uniqueness is furthered by the breadth of his art historical interests which extend well beyond the artists whose careers he started to include Jean Arp
, Jean Fautrier, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Francis Picabia, Kurt Schwitters, all of whose work he has shown at the gallery.