DescriptionA Mae West Famous Oil Painting Titled 'Sex,' 1934. Rendered on board, oval-shaped, in an overall golden hue, depicting the nude star lounging in her boudoir as she stares up at a small monkey [West had pet monkeys throughout her life], text on the lower border reads "Sex / Mae West," signed by the artist in the lower right "F.A. Kinzel / 1934;" housed in an elaborate giltwood frame; included with a color snapshot showing this piece in situ in West's famous Ravenswood apartment on Rossmore Avenue in Los Angeles; interestingly, this work was reproduced often throughout West's lifetime in the form of posters, prints, notecards, etc., but this work offered appears to be the original; included with a signed 'Letter of Provenance' from John West, Mae's nephew.
Framed: 32" x 26"; Work only: 23" x 18"
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)