African and Oceanic Works of Art from The Estate of Maurice Solomon, NY
Maurice Solomon and his wife, Lucille, began collecting art in the 1960s. A consummate New Yorker, Mr. Solomon loved to travel the world and collect works of art by Modern masters Jean Dubuffet, Wilfredo Lam and Roberta Matta. Over the years, Solomon cultivated a passion for African and Oceanic artifacts. The couple’s trips to Paris became fruitful hunting ground as he cultivated relationships with dealers and collectors abroad. We are pleased to be offering twenty-two works of African and Oceanic origins from the collection of Maurice Solomon in our April 21st Fine European Furniture, Decorations and Fine Art auction. Solomon purchased the Cubist-influenced Aduma mask (lot 148), from Galerie Flak, and the primitive Dogon iron ritual figure (lot 163), from Annamel Gallery, both in Paris. The Solomons displayed their African and Oceanic works alongside their Modern art collection, demonstrating their sophisticated and broad appreciation for various facets of art history. With his forward-looking collecting taste, Maurice Solomon clearly recognized the aesthetic affinities and important art historical connections between these categories as he built his collection over the years.
Time & Location
Fine European Furniture, Decorations and Fine Art on Thursday, April 21 at 11am