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José Ortega

Spanish (1877-1955)

Bains dans le Port, la Baie d'Alger

Price Realized: $5,750
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Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
75 3/4 x 50 1/2 inches
Signature
signed lower left
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Frame Information
frame dimensions: 81 x 56 x 2 inches
Provenance
Property from the Collection of Seymour Stein
Purchased from Millon-Robert, Paris, France, 23 February 2000, lot 70
Condition
overall good condition, medium is well attached to the support, cracks to thick impasto throughout, punctures to canvas from framing nails, white paint along the edges, would benefit from a cleaning

Selections from the Collection of

Seymour Stein

Title: Seymour Stein / Collection

Legendary Sire Records co-founder, Seymour Stein, kick-started the era of punk and new wave music in the 1970s and ‘80s, by signing to the label such iconic artists as the Ramones, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Ice-T, and famously, in 1982, Madonna. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Beginning in the early 1970s, while traveling as a young businessman throughout Europe, Stein developed an enthusiasm for early 20th-century art. Wherever he went, he sought out antique stores, art fairs, and major auction houses — ultimately forging a vast collection.

The Collecting Eye of Seymour Stein, Sotheby’s 2003 auction showcased Stein’s interest in Art Deco furniture and porcelain, metalwork and glassware, European Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Works from the distinguished collection were also included in Sotheby’s 2018, Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, auction.

Ceramics from Stein’s Asian art collection were the highlights of Capsule’s 2021, Asian Art, auction and upcoming sales will feature additional fine art, furniture, ceramics, and many more from his extensive holdings.  

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