André Brasilier, a distinguished French landscape painter with a languid, lyrical style, has staying power–his career has spanned six decades. Natural beauty abounds in his pastoral scenes rendered almost abstract and surreal. In the artist’s own words, he distills nature: “I always try to give the quintessence of a subject, to say a great deal with a little, like Japanese artists who focus on asceticism and simplicity.” Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to offer the painting Les Régates (The Regatta or The Boat Races) at the May 17 Modern Art & Design Auction.
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) is pleased to present two lush oil on canvas paintings by Emile Grau-Sala. Much of the artist’s significant professional period was spent in Paris: he was involved with the Paris Salons, and was associated with the School of Paris “Young Painting” artists. Grau-Sala was influenced by both his contemporaries in France, and painters of older generations, such as Raoul Dufy, and great impressionists, particularly Manet and Renoir. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York holds two Grau-Sala paintings in its collection; one from the 1960s is similarly-themed to Lot 148, Le Paddock (1969), on offer in the May 17 Modern Art & Design Auction.