Never in our people’s history have there been so many exciting opportunities to collect Jewish art as there are now. Thanks to Iconic Auction and other companies, collectors have gained access to a rich treasury of paintings and images that bring joy and weave historical narrative into our visual world. This summer, Iconic is pleased to present a spectacular collection of works by Israeli and Jewish artists both classic and contemporary. The subject matter ranges from portraits of important rabbis and scenes of talmidim learning portrayed by Eastern European artists to modern scenes of Jewish life by Israeli painters such as Shmuel Charuvi, Zvi Malnovitzer, Zvi Raphaeli, and Huvy. Additionally, Iconic Auction is honored to include in its sale works from several important international Jewish artists such as Marc Chagall, Emmanuel Mané Katz, and Issachar Ber Ryback.
Several avant garde modern works are also represented in the sale, reflecting the innovative Jewish spirit. Iconic Auction is most excited to feature a group of works by the noted artist Ben Zion (Weinman), a member of “The Group of Ten” which included other important artists such as Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb. Ben Zion’s work can be found in the Museum of Modern Art and has been featured at the Jewish Museum in New York.
A live auction will be held at noon on Sunday, August 4 at the Sullivan Hotel, 283 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill, NY, Exit 109 on Route 17.
The auction preview dates are Thursday, August 1, 5:00–9:00 p.m., Friday August 2, 1:00–4:00 p.m. with the gala reception taking place on August 3 after havdalah until 2:00 a.m.
The gala reception is sure to be the event of the summer. Come meet the auctioneers while indulging in a delectable wine and cheese spread accompanied by discussions and introductions. v