January 2012 Monthly Auction
Congratulations to A. Poczter who placed the winning bid of $3,000 for December's auction painting "Frosty Day" by Vitali Zolotukhin. The estimated price for the painting was $4,000- $4,500. December's auction was one. We thank everyone who placed bids last month and invite you to participate in this month's auction.
For January, we are pleased to present as our auction painting a gem of a portrait painted by Sergey Konstantinovich Zyumbilov.
While the official name of the painting is "Portrait of a Boy", when we picked up the work in Moscow from a family member of the artist in the middle 1990's, we were told that the painting was that of the artist's son. The artist, Sergey Konstantinovich, used his son as a model only once. He was a fine young man but, the boy was always 'moving, jumping and overflowing with energy' and was a terrible, twitchie model without the ability to sit still for long periods of time. But in 1958, facing a tight schedule and an important exhibition, the artist bribed his son with the promise of a new bicycle if he were to sit still for two settings. This portrait is a painting done as a part of a much larger painting called "In the park on the Ufa River". The painting was a sensation at the exhibition and the artist paid off his debt.
"Portrait of the Boy" by Sergey K. Zyumbilov is estimated at $3,500- $4,000. Bidding begins at $250, followed by minimum bidding increments of $250. The auction will end Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm. BID FORM
Estimated Value 3,500- $4,000 Winning Bid! $2,000, M. Marriott
Sergey Konstantinovich Zyumbilov, (1920 -1984)
(Translated from the original Russian)
Sergey K. Zyumbilov was born in March 17, 1920 in Belogorsk, Crimea Region. Died in 1984. He was a painter and a portraitist. He lived and worked in Sverdlovsk (Katherinberg). He studied at the studio of academician N.S. Samokish in Sympheropol in 1933-1941. He began to participate at region artistic exhibitions since 1953.
He painted portraits of such people as artist I.K. Slusarev (1952), partisan I.I. Kriulin (1958), socialist labor hero A.I. Khramtsov (1966, 1967, 1974), geologist G. Konovalova and others. He also painted landscapes, "Urals" (1960-1970's), "Evening" (1952), "At the Ufa River" (1958), "Evening Light" (1960), "Awaking of Spring" (1961).
He was a participant of several exhibitions including Sverdlovsk Artistic Exhibitions, (1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1967), Regional Exhibition "Soviet Russia" (1959, 1963), "Socialist Urals" (1964, 1967, 1974, 1971) and one-man exhibition all in Sverdlovsk (1959, 1961, 1970, 1971). Many of his works are represented in the State Museum of Fine Arts of Nizhniy Tagil city and also in Museum of Katherinberg.