Lot 21C: Erte (Russian/French, 1892-1990) 1988 "Lovers and Idol" Limited Edition Signed Sculpture Numbered 157/375 *STUNNING* W/Original Packaging
October 22, 2016
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Erte (Russian/French, 1892-1990) 1988 "Lovers and Idol" Limited Edition Signed Sculpture Numbered 157/375 *STUNNING* W/Original Packaging - This goregous piece is a limited edition, signed sculpture by Erte titled "Lovers and Idol". The piece is a part of Erte's "Theatre in Bronze Collection". This sculpture depicts a loving couple, locked in a tight embrace. The piece is in very good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. The sculpture is signed and numbered on the base, "1988 Chalk and Vermilion and Sevenarts 157/375". The piece was also signed by Erte, incised into the top of the tiered, marble base. The piece measures 20.5"H x 10"W, and the base measures 6" x 6". The sculpture comes in the original box and packaging, and comes with a soft, black and gold felt cover from Chalk & Vermilion. Over a long and distinguished career, Erte had a major influence on the style and design of the 20th Century. The designs created by Erte during his lifetime heavily influenced the world of theater, film and fashion, but an entire art movement as well. His work is considered among the most influential and unique of the 20th century, earning him the title "Father of Art Deco."