Press Release (ePRNews.com) - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Mar 20, 2019 - North Beach Art Gallery announces representation of a priceless, newly acquired Erté Art Collection. Exclusively available for $3 Million at North Beach Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, only three complete collections have existed. Elizabeth Taylor and Legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson owned the other two; this is the only one left intact. A unique and prized collection that any refined art connoisseur will appreciate and want to own, the collection features a complete set of 146 pieces of Art Deco bronze sculptures and 13 objects de art, including vases, bowls, candelabra, 10 gold medallions, two mint condition European limited-edition serigraph suites in original portfolio cases, signed books and extensive documentation. The privately-held complete collection totals 205 pieces and will be unveiled at a red-carpet exhibition on Saturday, April 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hilton in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Private reception by invitation only. RSVP by April 8, 2019. Request an invite by calling Brooke Trace at 954.667.0660.
The St. Petersburg, Russian-born 1920s artist, whose birth name was Romain de Tirtoff, went by the pseudonym of Erté. Among the best sculpture artists of all time, Erté’s amazing creations reflect sensations and fantasies of human figures.
North Beach Art Gallery was hired to catalog and document for the original collector. Founded in 2013 by Brooke Trace, it was named one of the top 10 galleries in Broward County by The New Times. The gallery is the culmination of 20 years in the art business with services including brokering, appraisals, restorations and museum quality framing. Works represented at North Beach Art Gallery include Dali, Picasso, Nechita, Simbari, Tobiasse, Neiman, Schluss and many others. The gallery has exclusive representation of international artists as well.
The collection’s story originates with a private Dutch collector from Aruba. On a trip to New York City, the collector ventured into R.K. Parker Gallery and thus began his relationship with the gallery, publisher R.K. Parker, the Tallix foundry that stamped Erté’s pieces, and the artist himself. On May 19, 1981, the collector purchased four sculptures titled: Autumn, 1922, 1921 and Dancer. He purchased his European Edition Hand Signed Serigraph Suites, Numbers and Alphabet on May 20, 1982, from Dyansen Gallery. The collector’s largest purchase was 42 sculptures from Benedetti Gallery on Nov. 20, 1992, with all edition numbers of 4/375. The infamous Ibis was purchased on May 19, 1982. Erté was dissatisfied with the bird head and changed Ibis to an elegant woman’s head, which was purchased from Eclipse Gallery on June 3, 1985. The collection is accompanied by personal notes from Erté, original brochures, Certificates of Authenticity, receipts of purchase, limited edition signed books and the program for the Erté 90th Birthday Retrospective Exhibition held by the Dyansen Gallery.
A fashion designer known as the godfather of the Art Deco era, Erté left a mark through his work in the arts, fashion, costume design and more. From 1916 to 1937, he was under contract to the American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar and designed over 200 covers. Erté’s illustrations appeared in publications such as Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Vogue. The highly stylized illustrations depicted models in mannered poses against a background of Art Deco style interiors, the style of his era.
View the collection at erteartcollection.com. For more information, visit nobegallery.com or call Brooke Trace at 954.667.0660.
North Beach Art Gallery