Monday, July 11, 2016

Decorative Art From the Home of Artist Claudio Bravo For Auction

"Temptation of St Anthony" (1984) by Claudio Bravo. Painting Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas
UNITED KINGDOM---After gaining international recognition as a successful society portraitist in Madrid, Claudio Bravo moved to New York for a short period in which he held multiple exhibitions. The Claudio Bravo Collection: From the Artist’s Studio and Home, Morocco takes place on 13 July at Christie’s South Kensington, and presents a unique opportunity to acquire the fine and decorative art that belonged to and inspired the late Chilean artist. Claudio Bravo (1936-2011) was, until his death, arguably the most prestigious Chilean painter of his time. A hyperrealist who was heavily influenced by Renaissance and Baroque artists, Bravo is best known for his still life paintings, portraits and series of tied packages. He also made drawings, lithographs, engravings and small sculpture. [link]

The following works will be at auction on July 13, 2016:
Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Study from human body. Collection of Claudio Bravo
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Quatre femmes nues et tĂȘte sculptĂ©e, from: La Suite Vollard