- December 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm #6455
For those who can make it, don't miss the auction on Wednesday (14 Dec), at The Plymouth Auction Rooms. http://www.plymouthauctions.co.uk/auction.php?auct=59There is a good selection of Lenkiewicz originals. Apart from many drawings, there are a few watercolours and some early oils. Some highlights:51 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on canvas 'Self Portrait with Eliza in Red' signed 35cm x29cm. £4,000 - £6,000.I think this is in fact a gouache, but a great one, from the 1970's. The "Self Portrait" is apparently a tiny reflection of the painter in the glass behind Eliza.89 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) watercolour 'Portrait of Brenda' circa 1970, signed , 37cm x 33cm Provenance Brenda was a Patient of a local psychiatrist living in Plymouth. £300 - £500The estimate could make this the best bargain in the auction!99 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) water colour study 'Esther' signed and titled 40cm x 26cm £1,000 - £1,200Oils:47 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on canvas, Untitled, Self Portrait with Mirror' signed top right corner and also to verso, unframed 60cm x 82cm Provenance, acquired directly from the artist. £2,000 - £3,000Robert looks so pleased, wonder what he was thinking of?48 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on canvas 'Old Snowy' 70cm x 55cm signed twice to verso and inscribed 'Study, Old Snowy, Project 15, Death' Provenance, acquired directly from the artist £8,000 - £10,000No comments necessary. Outstanding.50 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on canvas 'Bianca Ciambriello' signed and titled to verso 62cm x 62cm £10,000 - £12,00069 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on board 'Landscape, Trees by the Lake' 48cm x 40cm, signed and inscribed to verso 'Landscape, Project 19, Study Trees by the Lake, 9 - 9.45pm July, EX2', housed in a deep black frame £7,000 - £9,000One of the magical landscape paintings.73 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on board 'Painter with Yana' 48cm x 40cm signed and inscribed to verso 'Painter with Yana, St Antony Theme' £3,500 - £4,000.85 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on canvas 'The Painter with Jenny Gibson' signed twice to verso, titled and also inscribed 'Double Series '88, 65cm x 60cm, unframed £7,000 - £9,00093 ROBERT LENKIEWICZ (1941-2002) oil on board 'Mouse, Blue Coat' 51cm x 61cm, Mouse was Lenkiewicz' s first wife whom he met in 1961 at St. Martins School of Art. Provenance, purchased Bearne's Studio Sale 12th April 2008, Lot 193, later restored. £2,500 - £3,000Those of us who saw this at the Exeter auction remember how sad it was seeing the board broken horisontally. The restoration appears to have been successful in mending the break. There has also been some fairly heavy restoration of the damaged paint, especially in the lower part.Good luck!
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