Orientalist Hollywood: Calcutta, Ali Baba Goes to Town, & The Return of Chandu at Bonhams, LA, Entertainment Memorabilia sale, 1 March 2015
Calcutta, Paramount, 1946, one sheet poster, linen-backed, 27 x 41 in. From Bonhams.com.
A set design for Ali Baba Goes to Town, 20th Century Fox, 1937, pencil on paper, signed lower right ("L.F. Quijano"), matted and framed, within mat: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. From Bonhams.com. Description from Bonhams: In this Eddie Cantor comedy, a hobo stumbles into the set of a film about the Arabian Nights and falls asleep. He dreams of being the adviser to the Sultan, and this set design depicts the banquet hall.
Ali Baba Goes to Town, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937, one sheet poster, style A, paper-backed, 27 x 41 in. From Bonhams.com.
Bela Lugosi in "The Return of Chandu." New York: Economy Novelty and Printing Co., . Lithographic folding front portfolio with "Advertising," "Publicity" and "Chandu on the Magic Island" folio booklets plus "Chandu Mask." Lacking 2 smaller booklets. Contract: 8 1/2 x 22 in.; Pressbook: 12 x 20 in. From Bonhams.com.
Kehinde Wiley, Defend and Develop the Island Together, 2006, oil on canvas in artist's chosen frame, Framed: 271.1 by 209.6 cm, Canvas: 243.8 by 182.9 cm. From Sothebys.com.
Japanese Inspiration: settee, c. 1873, attributed to Edward William Godwin at Sotheby's 20th c. Design sale, NY, 4 March 2015
Settee attributed to Edward William Godwin produced by Collinson and Lock, London, c. 1873, ebonized wood and fabric upholstery, 71.1 x 208.3 x 63.5 cm. From Sotheby's.com.
Catalogue of Sir Percival David collection of Chinese Pottery & Porcelain at Bonhams, London, 25 Feb 2015
R.L. Hobson, A Catalogue Of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David, London, 1934, published by The Stourton Press, 1934, original blue Chinese silk binding and original box, limited edition number 418 of 650 copies, 180 photographic plates. From Bonhams.com.
Chinoiserie polychrome & gilt leather screen, probably German c. 1720, at Sotheby's, London, 24 Feb 2015
Chinoiserie polychrome and gilt four-fold leather screen, probably German c. 1720, decorated with noble ladies and children in daily activities surrounded by birds and flowers, on a gilt ground, reduced in size and remounted
206cm. high, 264 wide. From Sotheby's.com.
LA-based Iranian-American artist Kour Pour painted carpet at Phillips 'Under the Influence' sale, NY, 4 March 2015
Kour Pour, Untitled, 2013, acrylic, ink jet transfer on canvas, laid on board, 22.9 x 17.8 cm. From Phillips.com.
Russian Works of Art Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Irina Salnikova, Sprouting Arabian Letters, No. 1, 1991, India ink and luminous pigment on paper, 73.7 x 101.6cm. From Bonhams.com.
Irina Salnikova, Sprouting Arabian Letters, No. 2, 1991, India ink and luminous pigment on paper, 105.1 x 74cm. From Bonhams.com.
William James Glackens, The Artist's Daughter in Chinese Costume, 1918, oil on canvas, 121.92 x 76.2 cm. Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. From nytimes.com.
William James Glackens, Armenian Girl, 1916, oil on canavs, 81.3 x 66 cm. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. From barnesfoundation.org.
William James Glackens, Girl in Green Turban, 1913, oil on canvas, 61 x 45.7 cm. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. From barnesfoundation.org.
William James Glackens, Decoration, 1914, oil and tempera on canvas, 44.5 x 58.4 cm. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. From barnesfoundation.org.
Description of Elixir from Penhaligon's:
Description of Hammam Bouquet from Penhaligon's:
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.