19.03.15 | Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Warsaw | Friday, March 15, 2019| 7 pm CET

Libra Auction House & Private Sales,  Złota Street 48/54, (the entrance from the right side of Hotel Mercure building/ behind ‘Złota 44’ building)
Exhibition open February 26–March 15, 2019

10am- 6pm Monday-Friday | Saturday 11am-3pm | Sunday closed

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The buyer’s premium for online bidding is 23%. Online bidders must register at least 12 hours in advance of the sale in order to be approved by Libra Auction House. After your registration we will contact you to confirm your participation in the auction.

The hammer price will be increased by buyer’s premium and for some lots by applying ‘artist resale rights’ (droit de suit) fee – these lots are indicated in the catalogue with a black dot.

Enquires about the lots:
Anna Palacz
anna.palacz@artlibra.pl
+48 660 293 458



Lot no.: 1

Jerzy Janisch(1901–1962)

Composition (Two figures), ca. 1938

gouache on cardboard

53 × 43 cm (within the frame)

signed lower middle “janisch”

 

Estimate:
22 000 – 32 000 PLN ●

Paid price:
20 000 PLN

Lot no.: 2

Marek Włodarski / Henryk Streng(1898 –1960)

Sketch for a painting "A Dream"

pencil / paper

19,5 × 23 cm (within passe-partout)

dated and described on the back (sticker): “SEN, 1930 | ołówek”; written number: “1722”

 

Exhibited:

  • Wystawa Towarzystwa Przyjaciół Sztuk Pięknych, Lwów, 1932 (lot no. 120).
  • Marek Włodarski, Ośrodek Kultury Plastycznej ZSP Muzeum Adama Mickiewicza, 1966

Estimate:
38000 – 48000 PLN ●

Paid price:
29 000 PLN *

Lot no.: 3

Marek Włodarski / Henryk Streng(1898 –1960)

Musicians (fabric design), ca. 1953

gouache / paper

61 × 92,5 cm (within passe-partout)

 

Exhibited:

  • Marek Włodarski | Henryk Streng 1898–1960. Między centrum a peryferiami, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki w Sopocie, 2013

Reproduced:

  • Marek Włodarski | Henryk Streng 1898–1960. Między centrum a peryferiami, kat. wystawy, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki w Sopocie, Sopot 2013, s. 172

Estimate:
45 000 – 65 000 PLN ●

Paid price:
40 000 PLN *

Lot no.: 4

Louis Marcoussis(1878 –1941)

A Guitar, 1920

gouache / ribbed paper on cardboard

31,9 × 48,9 cm

45 × 62 cm (cardboard)

signed upper right: “MARCOUSSIS”

on the back label from Gres Gallery

 

Provenance:

  • collection of Chester Dale, Washington
  • collection of J. Wanamaker, Washington
  • Gres Gallery, New York

This work has a chemical expertise confirming its authenticity

Estimate:
180 000 – 200 000 PLN

Paid price:
Unavailable

Lot no.: 5

Rafał Malczewski(1892–1965)

A part of a Factory, from the series Black Silesia, 1935

oil / canvas

90 × 115 cm

signed lower left: Rafał Malczewski

described on the back (stretcher): “MUSEUM WARSCHAU 16|9”, two paper labels from the National Museum in Warsaw

 

Provenance:

  • private collection, Warsaw (purchased from the artist’s heirs)
  • deposit in National Museum in Warsaw

 

Estimate:
130 000 – 170 000 PLN ●

Paid price:
110 000 PLN

Lot no.: 6

Rafał Malczewski(1892–1965)

Mine at night, 1935

oil / canvas

81 × 114 cm

signed and dated lower left: “Rafał | Malczewski | 35”

labeled on the back: MPW 1812

on the back (stretcher) two paper labels from the National Museum in Warsaw and a paper label with description of the painting

 

Provenance:

  • private collection, Warsaw (purchased from the artist’s heirs)
  • deposit in National Museum in Warsaw

 

Estimate:
130 000 – 170 000 PLN ●

Paid price:
100 000 PLN

Lot no.: 7

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz "Witkacy"(1885 –1939)

Die Atleten haben immer Recht, 1922

watercolor, gouache / paper

60,5 × 45 cm (within passe-partout)

signed, described and dated lower left: “T.U. | Witkacy | 1922 10 / VI”

lower middle: “Die Atleten haben | immer Recht”

 

This work has a chemical expertise confirming its authenticity

Estimate:
400 000 – 500 000 PLN

Paid price:
380 000 PLN

Lot no.: 8

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz "Witkacy"(1885 –1939)

Portrait of Zofia Dembowska-Romer, 1935

pastel, charcoal / paper

64 × 48,5 cm

signed and dated lower left: “Witkacy | 1935 | 11 | VI | Z.Z.W.”, described lower right: “(T.E) | ND | N∏”;  paper labels from Royal Castle in Warsaw on the back

 

Provenance:

  • deposit of the Romer Family in Foundation of Ciechanowieccy Collection
  • Royal Castle in Warsaw, deposit until 1999

Reproduced:

  • Zofia Romer. Gdy maluję, przestaję myśleć…, Wspomnienia 1885–1943, ed. M. Rodowicz, Warsaw 2015 (reproduction on the cover).

Literature:

  • Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz 1885–1939. Katalog dzieł malarskich, ed. I. Jakimowicz, A. Żakiewicz, Warsaw 1990 (lot no. 1929, p. 135).

 

Estimate:
120 000 – 140 000 PLN

Lot no.: 9

Tadeusz Kantor(1915-1990)

Les personnages et les objets, 1972

oil / canvas

100 × 80 cm

signed, dated, titled on verso, upper right: “T. Kantor | Cracow | 7, 1972 | «Les personnages | et les objets»;

on canvas paper export label with date: “10 I 73”,

on the stretcher paper label with description: “[illegible] 1067A | T. KANTOR | «LES PERSONNA | GES | ET LES | OBJETS»”

 

This work has a certificate of authenticity signed by Lech Stangret

Estimate:
750 000 – 850 000 PLN ●

Paid price:
500 000 PLN *

Lot no.: 10

Tadeusz Kantor(1915-1990)

Informel, c. 1960

oil, collage / paper

30,5 × 26,5 cm

signed lower left: „t. Kantor”

on verso paper label with description of the artwork

 

Provenance:

  • private collection, Toruń

Estimate:
12 000 – 14 000 PLN ●

Paid price:
11 000 PLN