UN­DER THE HAM­MER

Prestige (Singapore) - - AGENDA -

SWANN GAL­LERIES Its auc­tion for Amer­i­can Art, which closed in June, fetched a to­tal of US$1,108,921

Pavel Tche­litchew, Por­trait of Robert Cluzan, 1930

Lead­ing the lots was this pas­tel por­trait by sur­re­al­ist painter Pavel Tche­litchew of the com­mu­nist po­lice o cer who sold Nazi se­crets dur­ing WWII. It fetched US$32,500.

Emilio Cruz, Float­ing Fig­ures

Reach­ing US$17,500, this un­dated oil-on-can­vas ex­em­pli­fies the African-amer­i­can artist’s fa­mous fu­sion of ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ism and fig­u­ra­tive imagery.

John Singer Sar­gent, Head of a Young Girl, circa 1875-78

Known for his evoca­tive im­pres­sions of lux­ury in the Ed­war­dian era, the pro­lific Amer­i­can artist’s de­pic­tion of a young lady in pen­cil on cream wove pa­per brought in US$25,000.

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