Erte (Sculptures) Bio

ERTE, Russian (1892 - 1990)

Born Remain de Tirtoff in imperial St. Petersburg, Erte derived his pen name from the French pronunciation of his initials "R.T." Over a long and distinguished career, he had a major influence on the style and design of the 20th Century.

At age 19, Erte left home and moved to Paris where he gained employment with the esteemed coutur-ier Poiret. Shortly thereafter, he began the 22-year pursuit which would make him famous: creating cover art and illustrations for the magazine Harper's Bazaar. It was here that his distinctive Art Deco-style emerged.

During his prolific years at Harper's, Erte designed 250 covers and numerous drawings for its pages and diversified into a variety of other artistic activities. After a fling in Hollywood designing for extravagant silent films including Ben Hur, Erte left the magazine to create sets and costumes for theater and opera. For the next 40 years, he dressed an extraordinary roster of opera, stage and screen stars, including Mary Garden, Josephine Baker, Marion Davies, Lillian Gish. Mata Hari and Anna Pavlova. These achievements earned him the title "Father of Art Deco".

In 1967 the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased and exhibited a collection of some 200 Erte gouaches. Shows in London followed, bringing Erte even more recognition. His success at these exhibitions was summarized by the noted London Sunday Times art critic John Russell (later of the New York Times) who wrote, "If Michelangelo were to come back from the dead he could hardly have greater or more eulogious publicity than has been accorded to Erte."

At age 75, Erte began to create limited edition serigraphs based on his designs. This medium allowed a wider audience to enjoy his work and helped satisfy popular demand for these images. International success in this endeavor led him to expand his work to a variety of materials, most notably bronze.

The influence of Erie's style and the demand for his art live on. His work belongs to prestigious museum collections throughout the world, most notably the Smithsonian, The Victoria and Albert Museum (London). New York's Metropolitan Museum and The Museum of Modern Art. Many books have been published on the artist's life and work, including Erte at Ninety-Five: The Complete New Graphics [The Extended Edition] and Erte—The Last Works.

Artworks




"Alphabet Lady" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Alphabet Lady"

Medium: Sculpture

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19" x 10" x 7 1/2"



"Butterfly Lady" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Butterfly Lady"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Cabaret" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Cabaret"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Cafe Society" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Cafe Society"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Chinchilla" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Chinchilla"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Cornucopia" Bronze Sculpture by Erte Wanted

Title: "Cornucopia"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Cornucopia" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Cornucopia”

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Dream Girl" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Dream Girl"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Helen of Troy" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Helen of Troy"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Michelle" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Michelle"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Motherhood" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Motherhood"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"On The Avenue" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "On The Avenue"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Opening Night" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Opening Night"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Printemps" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Printemps"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Roaring Twenties" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Roaring Twenties"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Rose Dancer" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Rose Dancer"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Sisters" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Sisters"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Soleil de Nuit" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Soleil de Nuit"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Starfish" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Starfish"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Willow Tree" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Willow Tree"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Kiss of Fire" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "5-Piece Bronze Sculpture Package"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Retail Price: $96,000.00

Asking Price: $17,500.00



"Amants" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Amants"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $7,000.00



"Amants" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Amants”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $10,800.00



"Amazon" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Amazon"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 17" High

Retail Price: $14,000.00

Asking Price: $6,250.00



"An Evening In 1921" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "An Evening In 1921"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15 3/4" High

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $5,950.00



"An Evening in 1921" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "An Evening in 1921" 1981

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15.75" High

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $4,800.00



"An Evening In 1922" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "An Evening In 1922"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 17 1/2" High

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $8,400.00



"Arabian Nights" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Arabian Nights"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 23" High



"Arabian Nights" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Arabian Nights"

Medium: Sculpture

Sculpture Medium: bronze

Dimensions: 23" x 10" x 6"

Asking Price: $5,500.00



"Autumn" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Autumn"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $7,350.00



"Bamboo" Bronze Sculpture by Erte for sale

Title: "Bamboo"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 22.25" x 8.75" x 7"

Retail Price: $13,500.00

Asking Price: $3,950.00 -
SOLD




"Beauty and the Beast" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Beauty & The Beast”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 17 1/2" High x 7 1/8" x 7 1/8"

Retail Price: $28,000.00

Asking Price: $11,250.00



"Beauty and the Beast" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Beauty & The Beast”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 17 1/2" High x 7 1/8" x 7 1/8"

Retail Price: $28,000.00

Asking Price: $14,750.00



"Belle de Nuit" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Belle du Nuits”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $7,500.00



"Byzantine" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Byzantine"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 20" x 9" x 3 1/2"

Retail Price: $19,000.00

Asking Price: $5,000.00



"Cornucopia" bronze sculpture by Erte

Title: "Cornucopia"

Medium: Bronze

Sculpture Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 19.75" x 18" x 8"

Retail Price: $7,250.00

Asking Price:
SOLD




"Daydream" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Daydream"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14" x 18.5" x 6"



"Elegance" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Elegance" 1982

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15 3/4" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $9,700.00



Elegance Bronze sculpture by Erte

Title: "Elegance" 1982

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15.75" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $6,800.00



Fantasia Bronze Sculpture by Erte 1988

Title: "Fantasia" 1988

Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Retail Price: $13,500.00

Asking Price: $4,000.00



"Folies Bergere" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Folies Bergere"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18.25" x 11.75" x 9.25"

Retail Price: $17,500.00

Asking Price: $5,500.00



"Folies Bergere” Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Folies Bergere”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18 1/4" High

Retail Price: $17,500.00

Asking Price: $7,500.00



"French Rooster" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "French Rooster”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15 1/2” x 11 12” x 5 1/2”

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $16,100.00



"The Globe" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "The Globe"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 23.5" High

Retail Price: $28,000.00

Asking Price: $7,000.00



Heat Bronze Sculpture by Erte for sale

Title: "Heat"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19.5" x 13" x 7"

Retail Price: $15,000.00

Asking Price:
SOLD




"Helen of Troy" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Helen of Troy”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 16” x 12” x 6”

Retail Price: $7,950.00

Asking Price: $7,200.00



"The Hunting" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "The Hunting"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4” High

Retail Price: $14,000.00

Asking Price: $11,100.00



"Joie de Vivre" bronze sculpture by Erte

Title: "Joie de Vivre"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 23 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Retail Price: $11,000.00

Asking Price: $4,000.00



"Kiss of Fire" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Kiss of Fire"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 21" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $3,950.00



"L'Oriental" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "L'Orientale"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 22” x 11 3/4” x 8”

Retail Price: $10,500.00

Asking Price: $4,100.00



"La Coquette" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Coquette"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19" High

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $4,500.00



Erte's "La Danseuse" Bronze Sculpture

Title: "La Danseuse"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4" High

Retail Price: $10,000.00

Asking Price: $4,800.00



"La Danseuse" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Danseuse"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4" H

Asking Price: $4,700.00



"La Femme a la Panthere"  Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Femme a la Panthere"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15” High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $22,500.00



"La Femme a la Panthere"  Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Femme a la Panthere"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $11,500.00



"La Femme a la Panthere"  Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Femme a la Panthere"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $14,500.00



"La Femme a la Panthere" bronze sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Femme a la Panthere"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $6,950.00



"La Jalousie" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Jalouisie"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $8,000.00



"La Jalouisie" bronze sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Jalouisie" 1983

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $3,650.00



"La Jalousie" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Jalouisie” 1983

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4” High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $9,350.00



"La Jalousie" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Jalousie" 1983

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14 3/4" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $4,800.00



"La Jalousie" 1983 Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Jalousie" 1983

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14.75" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $4,800.00



"La Merveilleuse" 1982 Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Merveilleuse" 1982

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15.5" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $6,500.00



"La Merveillieuse" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Merveillieuse" 1982

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $8,975.00



"La Mysterieuse" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Mysterieuse"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 16" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $12,750.00



"La Plume" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "La Plume"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15 1/2" High

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $14,750.00



"Le Danseur" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Le Danseur"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19" High

Retail Price: $14,000.00

Asking Price: $4,975.00



"Le Masque" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Le Masque"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18.5" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $5,900.00



"Le Soleil" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Le Soleil"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 17 5/8" High

Retail Price: $25,000.00

Asking Price: $12,000.00 -



"Liberty Fearless and Free" bronze sculpture by Erte

Title: "Liberty Fearless and Free" 1984

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 28" x 11.5" x 5"

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $3,650.00



"Liberty, Fearless and Free" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Liberty Fearless and Free" 1984

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 28" x 11.5" x 5"

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price:
SOLD




"Mermaid" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Mermaid”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 20” x 9”

Retail Price: $10,000.00

Asking Price: $6,200.00



"Monaco" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Monaco"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture



"Moonlight" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Moonlight" 1985

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18" High

Retail Price: $16,000.00

Asking Price: $2,800.00



"Negligee" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Negligee" 1984

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 17" High

Retail Price: $28,000.00

Asking Price: $5,000.00



"Peace" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Peace"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 27" High

Retail Price: $16,500.00

Asking Price: $3,650.00



"Perfume" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Perfume”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 8” x 15” x 7”

Asking Price: $20,000.00



"Prisoner of Love" Bronze Sculpture by Erte available from Diva Art Group

Title: "Prisoner of Love" 1983

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15.5" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price:
SOLD




"Prisoner of Love" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Prisoner of Love” 1983

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15.5" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $16,000.00



"Radiance" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Radiance"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 22 3/4 x 15 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Retail Price: $13,500.00

Asking Price: $4,500.00



Rue De La Paix Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Rue De La Paix"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Sculpture Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 14" x 7.5" x 5"

Retail Price: $8,000.00

Asking Price: $2,500.00



"Sirens" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Sirens”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 12” x 16” x 7”

Retail Price: $15,000.00

Asking Price: $13,500.00



"The Slave" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "The Slave"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 12 1/4" x 6 3/4"

Retail Price: $10,500.00

Asking Price: $5,000.00



"Sophisticated Lady" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Sophisticated Lady" 1980

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15 1/2" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $10,500.00



"Sophisticated Lady" 1980 Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Sophisticated Lady" 1980

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 15.5" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $5,000.00



"Spider Web" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Spider Web"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 19" x 7"

Retail Price: $10,500.00

Asking Price: $4,000.00



"Splendor" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Splendor"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 14" High

Retail Price: $20,000.00

Asking Price: $8,500.00



"Starstruck" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Starstruck" 1987

Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Retail Price: $13,500.00

Asking Price: $4,000.00



"Triumph" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Triumph"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 21.75" x 6" x 6"



"Triumph" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Triumph"

Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Sculpture Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 21.75" x 6" x 6"

Asking Price:
SOLD




"Twilight" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Twilight"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 20 1/2" High

Retail Price: $22,000.00

Asking Price: $6,800.00



"Twilight" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Twilight"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 20 1/2" High

Retail Price: $22,000.00

Asking Price: $3,500.00



"Two Vamps" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Two Vamps"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19 1/2” x 18” x 6”

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $4,375.00



"Two Vamps" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Two Vamps"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 19.5" x 18" x 6"

Retail Price: $18,000.00

Asking Price: $5,995.00



"The Wave" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "The Wave”

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 18” x 15 1/2” x 9"

Retail Price: $10,500.00

Asking Price: $5,400.00



"Zobeide" Bronze Sculpture by Erte

Title: "Zobeide"

Sculpture Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Dimensions: 21 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 7"

Retail Price: $18,500.00

Asking Price: $5,000.00