ARTS & LEISURE

Artmark Art Gift Week opens

Artmark House is organizing six auctions in a three-day session during which art collectors and investors will be able to choose from about 600 lots signed by celebrated Romanian artists. More than half of the works and objects on sale have starting prices below EUR 250. Today’s auctions are dedicated to Traditional Values and Period Decorative Art and feature some remarkable pieces, including Nicolae Grigorescu’s two iconic portraits of peasant women, paintings by Theodor Pallady, Constantin Piliuta, Ion Tuculescu, as well as objects which evoke the aristocratic lifestyle of the early 20th century leisure class (silverware and fine ceramics, cases and candlesticks, small pieces of furniture, decorative lamps, clocks and mirrors, etc.)

Collectors shouldn’t miss, either, the six paintings signed by Gheorghe Petrascu, belonging to all the genres the master explored, which, alongside works by Theodor Pallady, Nicolae Tonitza and others, make up the lots of the Nicolae and Hrisanti Petresco Collection Auction. The latter will be held tomorrow, as will the Postmodernism and Contemporary Art Auction, featuring iconic works by some of the most active and celebrated Romanian contemporary artists, the likes of Dan Perjovschi, Horia Bernea, Teodor Graur, Calin Dan, Horia Damian, Dumitru Gorzo, alongside the subREAL Group’s installation, “The Castle in the Carpathians”.

Thursday night’s first auction will be dedicated to hunting, riding and seafaring as represented by the works of art and fine objects selected in the Hunting, Eques­trianism and Seafaring Auction. Objects on auction include technical accessories, medals, paintings, jewellery, small pieces of furniture and other decorative art items inspired by the three aristocratic hobbies. The second auction proposes black-and-white pieces, be they paintings, watercolours, drawings or engravings signed by emblematic figures of Romanian art history, such as Theodor Aman, Iosif Iser, Max Herman Maxy, Victor Brauner, etc.

The auctions will be held at the Athenee Palace Hilton starting 7.30pm.

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