Tuesday June 18 at 2pm (lots 1-140) and at 7 pm (lots 141-316):
Wit/ Zwart Modern Art flipbook
Wednesday June 19 at 2pm: Works on Paper flipbook
The June sale, with a main focus on 20th century and Contemporary Art, closed the Spring Season in style. A short survey of some remarkable hammer prices.
From a private Dutch collection came about 200 works of 'Modern Art, Design, Works on Paper & Editions', mixing mainly Ducth and Belgian works of art from the period 1970-90.
(Jan Van Schoonhoven, 'R75-24', res. € 130000)
Most light was cast on Schoonhoven's 'R75-24' (lot 165) from 1975. With an estimate of 80-120000 euros, it sold for a well earned 130000 euros.
Two works by Ad Dekkers, 'Driedeling door zaagsneden', lot 164 and 'Houtgrafiek', lot 163, both from 1971, sold resp. for 34000 and 14000 euros.
Bram Bogart's most impressive 'Wit-Zwart' (lot 161) from 1962 almost doubled its estimate of 30-35000 euros and left the block for 54000 euros. An untitled work by Jef Verheyen (lot 149) sold for 9000 euros.
(Marcel Broodthaers, '24 images/seconde' (1970), res.: € 7000)
As mentioned, the collection contained a wide range of design objects and furniture pieces by great designers such as Ettore Sottsass (with his 'Asteroid' table lamp), Ron Arad, George Nelson, Joe Colombo, Eileen Gray, Marcel Breuer a.o.
From the collection a renowned Flemish art critic came a breathtaking stillife by Frits van den Berghe (lot 76) from 1928, finally finding a new owner at the round 20000 euros.
From a corporate collection came Sophia Vari's 'Là-haut, rien ne bouge' from 1989 (lot 211), leaving the block at 14000 euros.
The second day, June 19, was dedicated to 'Works on Paper & Editions' with artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Eugeen van Mieghem, René Guiette, Jan Fabre, Panamarenko, Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Lucebert, Dan Van Severen, Roger Raveel, Bram Bogart, Marc Mendelson a.o.
A letter from Oscar Jespers to the great Paul van Ostaijen (lot 1005) sold for 700 euros.
From Heinrich Campendonk and Otto Mueller came a very rare colour woodcut (lot 1085) and a colour lithograph (1086), selling resp. for 5400 and 8400 euros.
A monotype from Eduard Wiiralt (lot 1057) sold for a stunning 13000 euros against an estimate of 1500 euros.
From the same collection came a delicate drawing by Léon Spilliaert (lot 1114), selling for a well earned 11000 euros.
Three portraits of Augustine by Eugeen van Mieghem (lots 121, 1122 en 1123) changed owner for resp. 4400, 4400 en 4600 euros.
A small but choice collection of Masereel prints, mainly from the former collection of the banker Maurice Naessens, sold well with prices between 400 and 1200 euros.
'Palomas' by Marc Mendelson from 1955 sold for 1900 euros. Panamarenko is always in for a strong result. This time his rare 'Aeromodeller' edition went out for 8500 euros, whereas his 'Bing II' drawing made a strong 5000 euros.
From the great Dutch artist hermand de vries came one of his greatest collages from 1959 (lot 1255), which eventually sold for 8500 euros and a 'random objectivation' drawing from 1972 (lot 1257), which sold online for 8000 euros.
A three piece drawing by Marthe Wéry from here acclaimed '60 jours' series was heavily chased after by both collectors and dealers and sold for a solid 7000 euros.