An absolutely stunning signed Mid-Century nude acquired from a Paris estate in the 1960s. This portrait is in oil on ...
moreAn absolutely stunning signed Mid-Century nude acquired from a Paris estate in the 1960s. This portrait is in oil on canvas, and was painted by an obscure and unknown artist known as Arkold of Courland. Strange Desires has acquired a large body of this man's work, and are proud to offer it here for sale for the first time.
Arkold, while unknown, exudes the spirit of a modern master, and manages to embody the bohemian zeitgeist in a manner only the best of his generation even touched upon. His work, largely autobiographical and obsessively dated, has the fluidity of Degas and the figural confidence of Picasso. This work is one of the finer pieces in the collection. It is signed lower right and dated "March 15th 1953". We believe the frame to be original to the art and thus they elected not to alter it in any way. less
22.0ʺW × 2.5ʺD × 26.0ʺH
GoodModerate wear and tear, but still has good years left
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