Israeli Art & Judaica to Make First Apperance in Sale at Bonhams in London


LONDON.- A work by Marcel Janco, the Rumanian-born artist, one of the founders of the Dadaist (anti-artists) movement, and a contemporary of Pablo Picasso, is the top lot in Bonhams Israeli Art & Judaica in London on May 24th. The painting titled `Marseille Port’, 1933, an oil on canvas, 100 x 133cm (39 3/8 x 52 3/8in), is estimated to sell for £120,000-180,000. Born in Romania in 1895, Janko was among the principal founders of the Dada Movement which was opposed to war, aggression and the changing world culture. Dadaist events included poetry, avant-garde music, and mask wearing dancers in elaborate shows, teasing and enraged the audience through the defiance of Western culture and art, which they considered obsolete in view of the carnage of World War I. Janco has