“Auction & Exhibition” Summer 2013

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Auction & Exhibition, Summer Edition ~ Page 1
About Auction & Exhibition | Curated into the exhibition “America The Beautiful”, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia. | Results of Sotheby’s Spring Impressionist, Modern Art & Russian Art Sale.

Auction & Exhibition, Summer Edition ~ Page 2
Results of Lempertz Auction House; Cologne, Germany; Spring Photography Sale.

Auction & Exhibition, Summer Edition ~ Page 3
Upcoming Auction at the Museum of New Art; Rochester, MI. | Results of private auction sales of work from my collection. | Lambda print exhibited in “Kinetic”, a  Spring Exhibition sponsored by Dutchess County Art Assn. 

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  • “America The Beautiful” 
Lahary Pittman, Double Jeopardy, 2008

Lahary Pittman, Double Jeopardy, 2008

My Gelatin Silver Print Double Jeopardy (20×16″ on double weight matte fiber paper) was selected by the Liz Afif gallery in Philadelphia for their nationally juried  exhibition “America The Beautiful” which opened the 4th of July weekend. The Liz Afif gallery calendar can be found via this link:
 http://www.lizafifgallery.com.

The honor is of further importance in that Old City (the Philadelphia neighborhood the gallery is located in) has been recently recognized as one of the top 12 places for the arts within the 44 largest metropolitan cities of the country, according to ArtPlaces, a collaboration of national funding foundations and federal agencies tracking and promoting the effects of art activity in urban neighborhoods. The exhibition will run from July 5, 2013 – July 26, 2013.

Double Jeopardy is one of an essay of photographs and text published as part of an anthology in October, 2012 in London by Myrtle Court Press featuring my street photography of New York city.

Literature: Critical Cities Vol 3: Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation From Emerging Urbanists |  Lahary Pittman:  The Seduction of Capitalism, Crime and the American Way of Life  ISBN 978-0-9563539-3-1, Myrdle Court Press, London, 2012.   211 x 140mm, ill. pp. 80.

  • “Results of Sotheby’s  Spring Impressionist & Modern Art, Including Russian Art Auction”

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Lot 92
Sold @ Auction: Florida 1948 by David Burliuk

This Spring I negotiated on behalf of one of the collectors I currently represent to have an important Russian work from their collection accepted & sold in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art (including Russian Art) auction. The work was an oil on board painting by David Burliuk (1882-1967) entitled Florida 12 1/4 by 16 in. (31 by 40.5 cm)..Signed Burliuk. and dated 1948. (lower right); inscribed Fla. (lower left and on the reverse).

David Burliuk, 'Florida' (c) 1942

David Burliuk, Florida, 1948

David Davidovich Burliuk   (1882-1967) was internationally renowned as the “father of Futurism” in his native Ukraine and in Russia. Burliuk was born in 1882 near the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. He studied at the Munich Royal Academy of Arts (1902-1903), and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1904). Burliuk’s art during his historically important early period was an amalgam of Fauvist, Cubist, and Futurist influences, which he absorbed and melded with his love of nature, and especially his admiration for Ukrainian folklore which reflected his own vision of bravery, self-sufficiency, and rugged individualism.

The notoriety of Burliuk’s Futurists reached its peak as they toured the Empire. The appearance of the Futurists drew packed audiences, in part because they
liked to wear gaudy waistcoats, sometimes painted animals on their faces, and wore carrots in their lapels. Their performances even included drinking tea on
stage under a suspended piano.

From 1920 to 1922 he spent time in Japan painting, organizing exhibitions, and promoting Futurism. In 1922, Burliuk arrived in the United States, settling
first in New York City, where he lived from 1922 to 1941, and then in Hampton Bays, Long Island (1941-1967). His paintings included not only his native
Ukraine but also Japanese landscapes, Long Island fishing villages, the streets of New York and other areas of the U.S. He was, in the end, a worshiper of
the earth’s abundance and glory as much as a Futurist scandalizer of public taste. David Burliuk died on Long Island in 1967. That same year he was honored
posthumously by being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Auction & Exhibition, Summer Edition ~ Page 2
Results of Lempertz Auction House; Cologne, Germany;  Spring Photography Sale

Auction & Exhibition, Summer Edition ~ Page 3
Upcoming Auction at the Museum of New Art; Rochester, MI | Results of private auction sales of work from my collection | Lambda print exhibited in “Kinetic”, a  Spring Exhibition sponsored by Dutchess County Art Assn. 

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