13 - 14 July 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
Joseph de Martini (1896-1984)
Figure in Hammock; and Downing Sun
each signed 'Joseph De Martini' (lower right) and signed and inscribed with the title on the reverse
oil on canvas
one 18 x 39½ in. (45.7 x 100.3 cm.); one 18 x 47 in. (45.7 x 100.3 cm.) (2)
Leonard and Ruth Bocour, by whom given to the Boyden Gallery at St. Mary's College.
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This lot is offered without reserve.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘