Sale: 4 december 8pm
Viewing: 27-30 november 10am-6pm
In our last sale ’Works on Paper’, Bernaerts is very proud to offer several items from the former collection of the Belgian avant garde poet Paul van Ostaijen. Several woodcuts by Heinrich Campendonk, Walter Dexel and Franz Maec will be offered, for the first time in more than 80 years, to the public, together with some high quality drawings by Paul Joostens and Ferdinand Schirren.
After this section, we offer some sought after prints by Félicien Rops and, above all, by James Ensor, of whom a hand coloured ’Entry of Christ into Brussels’ will be one of the star lots in the sale with an estimation between 70.000 and 90.000 euros.
Further on in the sale a nice drawing by Ensor, dedicated to Richard Daveluy, will also be offered to the audience. Along with Rops and Ensor, there will be two nice drawings by Théophile Steinlen, several drawings by our great Eugeen van Mieghem, three exquisite sheets by the Dutch artist Nicolaas Eekman, several crisp Floris Jespers and Jakob Smits prints, a colour woodcut by Kandinsky a.o. Victor Servranckx is present with two preparatory drawings for his wallpaper design, whereas his fellow constructvist friend Karel Maes will draw attention with a single black sheet with several compositions on it.
But it will undoubtedly be René Magritte who’ll draw most of the attention with his ca. 1946 gouache composition of a flower and leaves, carrying a pre sale estimate of 100.000 to 120.000 euros. In this after war section we jump from this Magritte composition to a grand Raveel composition from the late seventies, immediately followed by some very nice Heirman photographs of Beuys, Geirlandt and the late Jan Hoet.
The fall season will draw to an end with some editions of the greatest names in after war and contemporary art, such as: Kim Dine, James Rosenquist, Brice Marden, Keith Haring, Christo, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin, Jan Fabre, Marthé Wéry, Ben, Alighiero Boetti, Robert Mappelthorpe and last but not least, Louise Bourgeois.