September 2014 |
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Books at Auction
On Wednesday, October 1, Swann Galleries in New York will host a sale of Art, Press, & Illustrated Books primarily from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. Here are some highlights...
Les Fleurs et Leurs Applications Décoratives, Art Deco design book by master colorist E. A. Séguy (lot 230, $5,000 to $7,500).
Salvador Dali's interpretations of Don Quixote (lot 70, $25,000 to $35,000, pictured above) and Alice in Wonderland (lot 65, $5,000 to $7,500). Other Dali lots include one of ten copies of Poèmes de Mao Tse-Toung (lot 71, $15,000 to $25,000).
Several works from Gerda Wegener, including her most sought-after illustrated book Eric Allatini's Sur Talons Rouges (Lot 254, $4,000 to $6,000)
12 Italian Futurist manifestos, on the heels of the popular Guggenheim show "Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe." (lots 96-105, various price estimates)
A complete production of Matisse's cut-outs printed by Verve in 1958 (lot 189, $4,000 to $6,000)
D'Aci i d'Alla. Vol. XXII, No. 179, the Spanish art magazine, containing the scarcest of Joan Miró's pochoir prints from 1934 (lot 196, $2,000 to $3,000)
Gustav Klimt's erotic illustrations for Lucian of Samosata, Die Hetärengespräche des Lukian (lot 158, $3,000 to $4,000).
Images Courtesy of Swann Galleries.