Saturday, May 23, 2015

Our Art For May 23, 2015 - John George Brown, Maria Veronica Liszt, Mikhail Alisov, Pablo Picasso, Toby Melville, Torbjørn Rødland, V.V.Swamy, Lisa Yuskavage,

Lisa Yuskavage, Sari, 2015. 
Lisa Yuskavage (at David Zwirner, through June 13) is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. She is known for her figurative paintings, in which seemingly ignoble subjects are depicted with classic, historical techniques, resulting in exquisitely painted, visually paradoxical canvases.

Oil on canvas
101 x 152cm

Born in a 1944 in a tiny village in the sleepy hamlet of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, Shri Swamy had his Fine Arts training from his father, Shri V. Venkateswarlu, an eminent Artist. He has passed Higher Grade in Free Hand Out line, Model Drawing, Painting, and Interior decoration. Shri Swamy has settled in Hyderabad for the last four decades. More

Torbjørn Rødland, Red Pump, (2015). Photo: Courtesy Algus Greenspon
Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon, through June 20. The orgiastic images by Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based photo artist Torbjørn Rødland convey a very specific and eccentric world view. 

Mikhail Alisov (1859-1933)
Russian landscape and marine painter and pupil of Julius von Klever 
Signed (in Cyrillic) and dated ‘1929’ lower right 
Dimensions: 40 x 64 cm 

Maria Veronica Liszt (Massachusetts, 1902-1992) 
Portrait of Martha Dana, 
after the original by Anders Zorn (1860-1920),
oil on canvas, 25 x 19-1/8 in.

I watched them for a few hours but they showed no sign of taking to the bush.
signed lower right "Frank E. Schoonover / '24 " 
oil on canvas, 32 x 34 in.

Buste de Mousquetaire, 1968
oil on panel
32 x 23 7/8 in. (81.4 x 60.8 cm)
Signed "Picasso" left corner; dated "6.2. 68." left center.
Estimate $2,000,000 - 3,000,000 
SOLD FOR $2,629,000

John George Brown

1831 - 1913
signed JG Brown and dated 1864 (lower left)
oil on canvas
14 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches
(36.2 by 26 cm)

A model wears a floral head dress as she promotes a chain of garden centres at the Royal Horticultural Soceity's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville