Arthur Tress (1940)
Salvador Dalí - Portrait of Paul Eluard 
Portrait de Paul Eluard, a masterpiece by Salvador Dali, soared above its pre-sale estimate to sell to an anonymous bidder on the phone for £13,481,250 at Sotheby’s in London on February 10, 2011.
[Private Collection - Oil on canvas]
Venezuela / Colombia
Serge Ivanoff - Model
Serge Ivanoff (Moscow, December 25, 1893 - Paris, February 8, 1983) was a Russian painter. The son of a family of Moscovite merchants, Serge Ivanoff was artistic from a young age. On his parents’ move to St. Petersburg he took the opportunity for further studies, and contact with Europe. In 1917, while the Russian Revolution raged, he entered what was then the Higher Arts College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture at the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1920, his wife, with their two children, fled the Bolsheviks to Paris. Two years later, having finished his studies and forever marked by the horrors of the revolution, Serge joined them in Paris.
[Bukowski’s Autumn Klassiska Sale - Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 68.5 x 50 cm]