Auction in Mánes: October 28, 2018

On October 28, 2018 a prestigious auction of artworks will be held in the Mánes Exhibition Hall in Prague. The auction will offer a wide range of high-quality works, with the iconic pieces by Toyen entitled "Falaise de Basalte" (1929, oil on canvas, the first owner was the poet František Halas, starting price: CZK 16.5 million), Jindřich Štyrský's oil called "Lanterns" (1925, oil on canvas, starting price: CZK 8.2 million) and Antonín Procházka's cubist work entitled "Still Life with Oil Lamp" (1921, oil on canvas, the owner was the painter Jaroslav Král, starting price: CZK 7.9 million). These three excellent oil-paintings come from the significant collection of Dr. Ivo Rotter, which was exhibited as a long-term loan in the National Gallery Belvedere in Vienna and at many other exhibitions abroad.
 
The auction will offer also important works from several leading pre-war collections, such as "Boy in the Window" (1915-1931, oil on canvas) by Josef Čapek, who represented Czechoslovak Art at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937, with a starting price of CZK 3.75 million, "Crucifixion" (1911-1912, oil on canvas) by Jindřich Prucha from the restitution of the National Gallery in Prague with a starting price of CZK 1.2 million, the famous "Les Danseuses" (around 1905, gouache on paper) by František Kupka with a starting price of CZK 2.3 million, or a painting by Jan Zrzavý "From the Krátká Village" (oil tempery, plywood) from 1939, with a starting price of CZK 2.9 million. All of these works have been exhibited and published many times.
An extraordinary photograph (pigment print) by František Drtikol called "Composition" from 1929 with a
starting price of CZK 400,000 will be offered at this auction too. 
Among the most important works will be undoubtedly the paintings by S. H. Pinkas, Antonín Chittussi, Miloš Jiránek (restitution of the National Gallery in Prague), Joža Uprka, Oldřich Blažíček, Otakar Kubín, Georges Kars, E.A. Longen, Karel Černý, Jan Bauch, Kamil Lhoták and others.

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery is also organizing another charity auction, which will take place before the main auction in the Mánes Exhibition Hall. The full auctioned yields will be donated to support the Filip Venclík Foundation, Hagibor Social Home and the Czech National Trust
 
Auction date: October 28, 2018 from 2 pm
Auction location: The Mánes Exhibition hall, Masarykovo nábřeží 250/1, Prague 1

Viewing: The Mánes Exhibition Hall, October 13 - October 27, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm,
October 28, 2018 from 10 am to 3.30 pm

You can see the auction catalog here (from September 26, 2018).

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery
U Starého hřbitova 40/6
110 00 Prague 1
 
Toyen, Falaise de Basalte, 1929, oil on canvas
František Kupka, Les Danseuses, before 1905, gouache on paper
Radoslav Kratina, Variable nith-armed object, 1976, sculpture, aluminium
Jan Zrzavý, From Krátká Village, 1939, olejová tempera, překližka