Tadeusz Was (1912 – 2005)

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Lot 538. Tadeusz Was (Polish, 1911-2005) – ‘Tears’ Pencil signed sootcut, titled and dated 1956 verso, approx 32x26cm, framed. NB: Story has it that the process of sootcut was discovered by Tadeusz Was who was stationed in the desert in World War II, he apparently held orange peel over a burning oil lamp and the resulting soot produced formed a perfect impression when in contact with paper.

Estimate 100-150 GBP. Wright Marshall. 02/11/17

Zygmunt Menkes (1896 – 1986)

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Lot 153. Sigmund Joseph Menkes (Ukrainian, 1896-1986)
Femme au toilette
signed ‘Menkes’ (lower right)
oil on canvas (178750)


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Lot 154. Sigmund Joseph Menkes (Ukrainian, 1896-1986)
Boy with doves
signed ‘Menkes’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 1/8 x 18 in. (61.3 x 45.7 cm.)

Estimate $8,000-12,000. Christies. 02/07/17 (178125)