Akiba Antiques to Offer Andy Warhol Screenprint and Erté Figures

Published November 16th, 2021 by Akiba Galleries

Akiba Antiques will bring nearly 850 lots of fine art, furniture, decorative art, and collectibles under the hammer in November. Among the top lots is an artist-proof screenprint from Andy Warhol. Created in 1984 for the Details from Renaissance Paintings series, the available work shows a landscape scene with a peach-colored mountain and ominous trees. In the foreground, a hand reaches into view with a blessing gesture. Another hand rests on draped fabric or a book. This composition appropriates Leonardo da Vinci’s The Annunciation from 1472. Warhol divorced the original work from its context, applied vibrant Pop Art colors, and offered a critique of art consumption. Another notable fine art piece on offer is The Robe, a 1988 oil painting by Jim Dine.

The upcoming November’s Treasures sale will include several notable pieces of decorative art. Among them is a figural bronze sculpture by Erté. The Art Deco designer prioritized glamor and elegance in his works. The available Erté sculpture, King’s Favorite, shows a woman reclining on a golden pillow. While her pose is casual, she looks boldly toward the viewer. Other lots of interest include a Chinese carved jade pumpkin sculpture, a bronze lion desk set from Austria, and various silver items. Find the full catalog on LiveAuctioneers and register to place a bid.

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