Historic Selection of the Week: Lion Head Isfahan, Persia Lion Head c. 1870 Repoussé silver with patina 8.25 x 5.5 x 9 inches This extraordinary and unique object appears to have no direct parallels. It seems to be modeled upon previous ancient artifacts, including Achaemenid rhyta (Persian drinking vessels), Neo-Assyrian lion sculptures, and  architectural ornamental ...
Michael Corrine West (1908-1991) Little Shadows 1958 Oil on canvas 72 x 50 inches Signed and dated verso Born in 1908 as Corrine West, she spent most of her formative years in Ohio, first in Columbus and later in Cincinnati. There she attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music before enrolling the Cincinnati Art Academy in ...
Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) Untitled, 1963 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 inches Signed and dated lower right; signed and dated verso Provenance Private collection, Santa Fe / Aspen Exhibition History Charles Byron Gallery, New York, New York, 1963 Publication history Herbert Bayer  |  Painter – Designer – Architect Reinhold Publishing Company, New York, 1967 p. 193 Herbert ...
Jerome Kirk (b. 1927) Untitled (Kinetic Sculpture) 1972 Stainless steel and painted aluminum 36 x 83 x 36 inches Signed and dated on largest ring Provenance: Private collection, Santa Fe, NM; by descent to private collection, Hailey, ID Jerome Kirk was born in Detroit in 1923. After serving in World War II, he received his ...
Oil on canvas 70.5 x 51 inches Studio stamped verso; signed verso Provenance: Estate of the Artist Art Brenner, a prolific painter, sculptor, and scholarly writer, was born in New York City in 1924. He lived and worked in Paris for several decades until his death in Australia in 2013. Brenner exhibited in solo and ...
Angelo di Benedetto (1913-1992) CQ#1 – White, 1967 Acrylic on shaped canvas 31.25 x 31.25 x 5.25 inches Signed, titled, and dated verso Provenance: Private collection, Cincinnati, OH The son of Italian immigrants from the Salerno province in southern Italy, as a teenager Angelo di Benedetto worked as a truck driver in the mornings and a bartender in ...
Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) Movement Abstract, 1946   Oil on canvas 36.5 x 43.5 inches To Oskar Fischinger, the potential of abstraction was infinite. As a visionary of abstract expression, Fischinger left an indelible mark in filmmaking history, and is considered one of the pioneers of non-objective animation and visual music. Born in Gelnhausen, Germany in 1900, ...
Ixtlan del Rio        Ball Player 100 BCE – 250 CE Earthenware with pigments 11 x 8.5 x 4.5 inches Provenance Private collection, Pennsylvania The Aztecs called it ollamaliztli, to the Maya, it was pitz.  The Spanish conquerors called it juego de pelota. The Mesoamerican ballgame, in various forms, dates back to at ...
Vivian Springford (1914-2003) Flower of Guadalupe, 1970 Acrylic on canvas 58.25 x 52.5 inches Signed, titled, and dated verso Vivian Springford was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and educated at the Spence School in New York City, and then the Art Students League. Born to a prominent family (her father was the former president and chairman of the ...
Northern Persia Tabriz Vase Carpet c. 1920 Wool and natural dyes 151 X 192 inches Provenance: Private collection, San Francisco, CA The original vase carpets have been attributed to different places by various scholars, but the most widely held view is that they came from Kerman in the 16th and 17th centuries. It is, however, speculated the ...